- August 9, 2018 at 7:11 PM #43126
Android 8.1 Oreo based OFFICIAL Lineage OS 15.1 for Fairphone 2 (FP2) is now available to download. This is a step by step guide on how to install Official Lineage OS 15.1 on Fairphone 2.
This Fairphone 2 OFFICIAL Lineage OS 15.1 build is maintained by chrmhoffmann.
Starting from Lineage OS 15.1, LineageOS team has made stringent device support norms, which ensures that almost every important piece of hardware present on a phone MUST be in a working state on an OFFICIAL Lineage OS 15.1 build. Which clearly means that users will enjoy a stock like upgrade experience on OFFICIAL Lineage OS 15.1 updates.
Well, making a standard guideline to support Lineage OS 15.1 for a specific device will undoubtedly increase the reliability on LineageOS custom Android ROM and subsequent ROMs derived from LineageOS such as: Resurrection Remix OS, crDroid ROM etc.
DONATION TO PROJECT/DEVELOPER(s):
If you like this ROM then do consider for a small contribution to chrmhoffmann and LineageOS project:
– Donate to LineageOS project
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THIS IS A NIGHTLY BUILD OF FAIRPHONE 2 OFFICIAL LINEAGE OS 15.1 WHICH MAY HAVE MINOR BUGS. HAVE A BACKUP BEFORE FLASHING.
Installing a custom ROM may require an unlocked bootloader on Fairphone 2, which may VOID your warranty and may delete all your data. Before proceeding further you may consider backup all data on the phone. You are the only person making changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.
Fairphone 2 OFFICIAL Lineage OS 15.1 Content structure:
REQUIRED LINKS AND FILES FOR OFFICIAL Fairphone 2 Lineage OS 15.1 ROM BASED ON ANDROID OREO 8.1:
- TWRP recovery for Fairphone 2
– Here is the how to install TWRP for Fairphone 2. This recovery guide requires an unlock bootloader on Fairphone 2.
- ROM Download link to install OFFICIAL Lineage OS 15.1 on Fairphone 2
- Install GApps on Fairphone 2 OFFICIAL Lineage OS 15.1 ROM
Root binary is NOT inbuilt in the Fairphone 2 OFFICIAL Lineage OS 15.1 ROM, so you need a separate SuperSu package or LineageOS su binary to install to gain ROOT access.
Here is Lineage OS 15.1 Rooting Guide
SuperSU rooting guide
to enable ROOT access.
HOW TO UPDATE/INSTALL Fairphone 2 LINEAGE OS 15.1 OFFICIAL ROM:
Follow this if you are installing Lineage OS 15.1 on Fairphone 2 for the first time, or coming from UNOFFICIAL Lineage OS 15.1 ROM or any other custom ROM of any Android version:
Points to NOTE:
– Try to avoid restoring apps backup using Titanium Backup. It may break things up.
– Don’t restore system data using Titanium Backup! It will definitely break the current installation.
– It is also discouraged to Restoring Apps + Data using Titanium Backup.
- Download and Copy the Lineage OS 15.1 GApps and Fairphone 2 OFFICIAL Lineage OS 15.1 ROM ZIP files to your phone.
- Boot into the TWRP custom Recovery to install this OFFICIAL Lineage OS 15.1 on Fairphone 2.
– Make sure to have a Custom recovery like a TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery.
– If not then download the TWRP recovery from Downloads link and follow the TWRP Install Guide (it’s a generic guide which will work for TWRP or any other recovery)
- Wipe the data partition (or do a factory reset), Cache partition, Dalvik Cache or ART cache and Format the System partition.
– Here is a guide explaining How to wipe data using TWRP.
- Install the Fairphone 2 OFFICIAL Lineage OS 15.1 ROM file that you have copied into the phone.
– Here is a post explaining how to install LineageOS
- Then reboot into recovery (don’t skip this) and install the GApps for Lineage OS 15.1 (Oreo GApps package).
– Here is a post explaining how to install GApps using TWRP recovery.
- Reboot and Enjoy the Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 on Fairphone 2.
Upgrading from earlier version of OFFICIAL LineageOS 14.1 or Lineage OS 15.1 on Fairphone 2 (FP2):
- Copy the latest ROM zip file of OFFICIAL Lineage OS 15.1 on Fairphone 2, Oreo 8.1 GApps and/or supersu ROOT package to the phone or use the updater app to download the Lineage OS 15.1.
- Boot into Recovery.- Make sure you have a latest custom Recovery that should be able to flash the Lineage OS 15.1 ROM update.
- Format or wipe the system partition from the custom recovery menu.
- First install the Fairphone 2 OFFICIAL Lineage OS 15.1 ROM ZIP file.
– Here is a post explaining how to install Lineage OS
- Reboot and see you have the GApps and ROOT access or NOT.
– Gapps is built in such a way that it will sustain across ROM updates.
- If you don’t have GApps after upgrading the OFFICIAL Lineage OS 15.1 on Fairphone 2, then flash the GApps.
– Here is a post explaining how to flash GApps using TWRP recovery.
- If you don’t have ROOT after upgrading the OFFICIAL Lineage OS 15.1 on Fairphone 2, then flash the SuperSU or Magisk or the Lineage SU binary.
– Here is a post explaining How to Enable ROOT for Lineage OS 15.1 ROM
- Once everything is done, reboot and Enjoy the OFFICIAL Lineage OS 15.1 on Fairphone 2.
If you have found any BUG on this Fairphone 2 OFFICIAL Lineage OS 15.1 ROM then you can raise a jira ticket on LineageOS website.
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