OFFICIAL LineageOS 15.1 for Nexus 6 – Android 8.1 Update

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  • #31896

    shibaa987
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    OFFICIAL LineageOS 15.1 for Nexus 6 (shamu) is now available to download on the OFFICIAL LineageOS website. This OFFICIAL LineageOS 15.1 for Nexus 6 is maintained by Elektroschmock, razorloves and npjohnson.

    Starting from LineageOS 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 LineageOS 15.1 build. Which clearly means that users will enjoy a stock like upgrade experience on OFFICIAL LineageOS 15.1 updates.

    Well, making a standard guideline to support LineageOS 15.1 foar 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 Elektroschmock, razorloves, npjohnson and/or LineageOS project:
    Donate to Elektroschmock
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    DISCLAIMER:
    THIS IS AN INITIAL OFFICIAL LINEAGEOS 15.1 BUILD WHICH MAY HAVE MINOR BUGS. HAVE A BACKUP BEFORE FLASHING THIS AND TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
    Installing a custom ROM may require the bootloader to be unlocked on the phone, 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.

     

     

    OFFICIAL LineageOS 15.1 for Nexus 6

    REQUIRED LINKS AND FILES FOR OFFICIAL LineageOS 15.1 for Nexus 6 OREO 8.1 ROM DOWNLOAD:

    Root binary is NOT inbuilt in the OFFICIAL Lineage OS 15.1 ROM, so you need a separate SuperSu package or LineageOS su binary to install to gain ROOT access on the OFFICIAL LineageOS 15.1 ROM build. Here is Lineage OS 15.1 Rooting guide

    If there is no in-built ROOT or it does not work for some reason then you can try SuperSU rooting guide to enable ROOT access.

    HOW TO INSTALL/DOWNLOAD/FLASH/UPDATE THE OFFICIAL Lineage OS 15.1 for Nexus 6:

    Follow this if you are flashing LineageOS 15.1 for Nexus 6 for the first time, or coming from UNOFFICIAL LineageOS 15.1 ROM or any other custom ROM of any Android version:

    NOTE:
    If you are on an OFFICIAL LineageOS 14.1 ROM then follow the LineageOS 15.1 Upgrade guide in the next section to upgrade to the OFFICIAL LineageOS 15.1.

     

    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.

    • Boot into Recovery.

      Make sure to have a Custom recovery like CWM or TWRP or any other custom recovery on your phone. If you don’t have then download the recovery for Nexus 6 from above link and follow the Custom Recovery Installation Guide (it’s a generic guide which will work for TWRP as well as CWM recovery or any other recovery) provided it is in .img file extension.

    • Wipe data or do a factory reset, wipe Cache partition, wipe Dalvik Cache (if there is an option on the recovery) and Format the System partition.
      – Here is a guide explaining how to wipe data using TWRP recovery.

      This will delete all your data on your phone. You may consider complete backup of your phone data or take a NANDROID backup of the current ROM
      How to backup all data on your Android Device
      how to take NANDROID backup using TWRP recovery

    • Download and Copy the LineageOS 15.1 Oreo GApps, SuperSU or any other ROOT package and the LineageOS 15.1 ROM ZIP file to the phone or SD card memory.
    • First flash the Lineage OS 15.1 ROM ZIP file from device. DON’T REBOOT YET. Then flash the GApps and/or supersu zip from your device memory WITHOUT rebooting.
      – Here is a post explaining how to install Lineage OS
      – Here is a post explaining how to flash GApps using TWRP recovery.
      – Here is a post explaining How to Enable ROOT for LineageOS 15.1 ROM
    • Reboot and Enjoy Android Oreo on the OFFICIAL LineageOS 15.1 for Nexus 6.

    Upgrading from earlier version of OFFICIAL LineageOS 14.1 or Lineage OS 15.1 for Nexus 6 (shamu):

    If you are on an OFFICIAL LineageOS 14.1 (yes, I mean the Android Nougat based OFFICIAL LineageOS 14.1) then you don’t need to wipe the data and you can upgrade to the OFFICIAL LineageOS 15.1 just by cleaning the system partition.

    • Copy the latest Lineage OS 15.1 for Nexus 6 ZIP file, Oreo 8.1 GApps and/or supersu ROOT package to the phone or use the updater app to download the LineageOS 15.1.

      NOTE:
      – If you are on an OFFICIAL LineageOS 14.1 then you will be allowed to download the latest OFFICIAL LineageOS 15.1 using the updater app but you won’t be allowed to upgrade to LineageOS 15.1 on top of LineageOS 14.1
      – So, you need to export the downloaded LineageOS 15.1 ROM build file to the SD card or phone memory from the updater app:
      You can export the downloaded package to the sdcard/phone memory from the Updater app by long-pressing the downloaded file and then selecting “Export” on the top menu

    • Boot into Recovery.

      – Make sure you have a latest custom Recovery that should be able to flash the LineageOS 15.1 ROM update.

    • Format or wipe the system partition from the custom recovery menu.
    • First install the OFFICIAL Lineage OS 15.1 ROM ZIP file from device. DON’T REBOOT YET. Then flash the GApps and/or supersu zip from your device memory WITHOUT rebooting.
      – Here is a post explaining how to install Lineage OS
      – Here is a post explaining how to flash GApps using TWRP recovery.
      – Here is a post explaining How to Enable ROOT for LineageOS 15.1 ROM
    • Reboot and Enjoy the OFFICIAL LineageOS 15.1 on your phone.

     

    If you have found any BUG on this OFFICIAL LineageOS 15.1 for Nexus 6 then you can raise a jira ticket on LineageOS website.

    Stay tuned or Subscribe to the Nexus 6 (shamu) forum For other Android Oreo 8.1, Nougat ROMs, LineageOS 15.1 ROMs, other ROMs and all other device specific topics.

     

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    #31919

    veni vidi vici
    Participant

    OFFICIAL LineageOS 15.1 for Nexus 6 (shamu) is now available to download on the OFFICIAL LineageOS website.

    Hi. I do not yet see a LineageOS 15.1 build available for download in the list of official Nexus 6 (shamu) builds. Also, not yet available for download using the updater app from the LineageOS 14.1 shamu build. Am I looking in the wrong place? I’m looking forward to trying it out.

    #31920

    billyb1987
    Participant

    I only see 14.1

    #31925

    shibaa987
    Keymaster

    For shamu, the OFFICIAL LineageOS 15.1 build starts on Monday, of every week.
    Just now I have verified and found that there is an OFFICIAL build of LineageOS 15.1 for Nexus 6 is available.

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    #31976

    veni vidi vici
    Participant

    The 15.1 build is now available in the list of official Nexus 6 (shamu) builds.

    I installed 15.1, along with the “mini” version of GApps. A couple things I encountered in case they are of help to anybody:

    Make sure you have a very recent custom recovery version on your phone. I thought TWRP 3.0.3.0 from last December would be recent enough. It wasn’t. When I attempted to flash the 15.1 build it kept throwing errors and failed no matter what options I chose. I upgraded to the latest TWRP 3.2.1-0 image and the flash succeeded, albeit only after I disabled ZIP verification.

    I’ve run into some issues with the new build. At every startup, a warning message is thrown:

    “Android System A vendor image mismatch has been detected…”

    A nuisance, but not a big deal

    The bigger issue with this build on my Nexus 6 is that Privacy Guard pops up and either locks up the phone making it completely unresponsive or causes spontaneous reboots. This is the most serious issue I’ve encountered, and if I cannot resolve it, I may need to revert to a 14.1 build.

    Also, the version of Gmail that comes with the 15.1 GApps (I used OFFICIAL Oreo 8.1 Mini GApps Download link for ARM 32-bit Android) has a pop-up that appears on my Exchange account every time I open the Gmail app. It cannot be suppressed no matter what option is chosen within the Gmail app, or notification settings.

    Others have reported this issue and I’ve seen no reported solution, other than abandoning Gmail as the mail app.

    #31977

    veni vidi vici
    Participant

    I installed the 15.1 build, along with the “mini” version of GApps. A couple things I encountered in case they are of help to anybody:

    Make sure you have a very recent custom recovery version on your phone. I thought TWRP 3.0.3.0 from last December would be recent enough. It wasn’t. When I attempted to flash the 15.1 build it kept throwing errors and failed no matter what options I chose. I upgraded to the latest TWRP 3.2.1-0 image and the flash succeeded, albeit only after I disabled ZIP verification.

    I’ve run into some issues with the new build. At every startup, a warning message is thrown:

    “Android System A vendor image mismatch has been detected…”

    A nuisance, but not a big deal

    The bigger issue with this build on my Nexus 6 is that Privacy Guard pops up and either locks up the phone making it completely unresponsive or causes spontaneous reboots. This is the most serious issue I’ve encountered, and if I cannot resolve it, I may need to revert to a 14.1 build.

    #32007

    once.daredevil
    Participant

    Hi,

    I download and install the latest 15.1 for Nexus 6 (shamu) but after install it is complaining its not right Android System vendor image mismatch has been detected. Startup app keeps crashing and will not let me setup phone i have had to roll back. but i am already running a test version 15.1 that works well. I am in the UK can anyone help

    Regards

    Andy

    #34705

    once.daredevil
    Participant

    Hi,

    Just would like you to know the latest build works like a dream.

    Keep up the good work

    Andy

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