Download LineageOS 17 for Mi A2

 
 
 

This post was last updated on February 19th, 2020 at 07:08 pm

LineageOS 17 for Mi A2 is now available to download and install from a developer build. This article explains how to install Mi A2 LineageOS 17 ROM based on Android 10, with a step-by-step guide. This Mi A2 LineageOS 17 build is brought to you by developer rcstar6696.

Follow the links to get other Android 10 builds such as: LineageOS 17.1 Download, or LineageOS 17 Download and Android 10 Download for supported devices.

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Download LineageOS 17 for Mi A2

DISCLAIMER:
THIS IS AN INITIAL ALPHA BUILD OF LineageOS 17 FOR Mi A2, WHICH MAY HAVE MANY BUGS.
MAKE SURE TO BACKUP ALL DATA OF YOUR PHONE AND KEEP IT IN YOUR MIND THAT YOU ARE FLASHING AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Installing LineageOS 17 for Mi A2 requires an unlock bootloader on Mi A2, 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; neither the developer nor I can be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.

Status of the Mi A2 LineageOS 17 Android 10 custom ROM:

WHAT’S WORKING:
– Almost everything
KNOWN ISSUES:
– Wifi display

REQUIRED GUIDES AND DOWNLOADS OF LineageOS 17 FOR Mi A2:

HOW TO DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL Mi A2 LineageOS 17 Android 10 CUSTOM ROM:


Following are the two sub-sections of this Mi A2 LineageOS 17 update guide:

  1. First time installation of LineageOS 17 for Mi A2
  2. Upgrading LineageOS 17 for Mi A2 from a previous build of LineageOS 17 ROM

Flashing LineageOS 17 for Mi A2 for the first time:

  1. Download and Copy the LineageOS 17 ROM for Mi A2 and the GApps for LineageOS 17 to your phone.
  2. Boot into the TWRP custom Recovery to install this Mi A2 LineageOS 17 Android 10 custom ROM. Make sure to use the TWRP provided in above downloads section or any system-as-root TWRP for Mi A2
    – By now your phone must have an unlocked bootloader to proceed with other steps. If not, unlock the bootloader first and proceed ahead.
  3. Wipe the data partition, Cache partition, vendor partition and system partition.
    – Here is a guide explaining how to wipe 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
  4. Install the Mi A2 LineageOS 17 ROM file that you have copied into the phone.
    – Here is a post explaining how to install LineageOS
  5. Switch the active slot in bootloader.
    Before switching the active slot, first verify what is the current active slot by executing the below command:
    fastboot getvar current-slot

    Based on the response you have got, mark the other slot as active.
    fastboot --set-active=a if active slot was b (slot_b) and vice versa

  6. Reboot into the TWRP recovery again.
  7. Then install the LineageOS 17 GApps package.
    – Here is a post explaining how to install GApps using TWRP recovery.
  8. Reboot and Enjoy the Android 10 based LineageOS 17 for Mi A2.

Upgrading from earlier version of LineageOS 17 for Mi A2 (jasmine_sprout):

  1. Copy the latest ROM zip file of LineageOS 17 for Mi A2, LineageOS 17 GApps and/or Magisk ROOT package to the phone
  2. Boot into Recovery to flash the updated LineageOS 17 for Mi A2
  3. Wipe the system partition from the TWRP recovery menu.
  4. Install the Mi A2 LineageOS 17 update.
    – Here is a post explaining how to install LineageOS
  5. 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.
  6. If you don’t have GApps after upgrading the LineageOS 17 on Mi A2, then flash the GApps.
    – Here is a post explaining how to flash GApps using TWRP recovery.
  7. If you don’t have ROOT after upgrading the LineageOS 17 on Mi A2, then flash the SuperSU or Magisk or the Lineage SU binary.
    – Here is a post explaining How to ROOT LineageOS 17
  8. Once everything is done, reboot and Enjoy the LineageOS 17 on Mi A2.
Complete the initial setup and enjoy Android 10 with LineageOS 17 on Mi A2.

Some Screenshots of LineageOS 17

After installing LineageOS 17 on Mi A2 you may want to install Google Camera (GCam) or enable ROOT access on your phone and here is how you can do that:
How to ROOT LineageOS 17

Where to Download Google Camera for Mi A2 LineageOS 17?

GCam 7.2 and GCam 7.0 are compatible with LineageOS 17 or any Android 10 ROM in general.
In case you won’t get your device in the above lists, you can always look into the big list of GCam APK for Android 10 (this page contains a huge list of GCam for all available devices)

If there is no ROOT access for some reason even after installing the LineageOS SU binary, then you can try SuperSU rooting guide to enable ROOT access.
Stay tuned or Subscribe to the Mi A2 (jasmine_sprout) LineageOS forum For other Android 10, Android Oreo ROMs, Nougat ROMs, or other ROMs and all other device specific topics.

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