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Download LineageOS 17 for Nexus 6p

 
 

This post was last updated on April 18th, 2020 at 06:41 pm

LineageOS 17.1 / 17 for Nexus 6p is now available to download and install from an unofficial build. This step by step guide explains how to install the same on Nexus 6p.

This Nexus 6p LineageOS 17.1 / 17 build is brought to you by developer PixelBoot.

Download LineageOS 17.1 / 17 for Nexus 6p

DONATION TO DEVELOPER(S)/PROJECT:


If you like this ROM then do consider for a contribution to PixelBoot and LineageOS project:
Donate to PixelBoot
Donate to LineageOS project
DISCLAIMER:
This is an initial build of LineageOS 17.1 and 17 for Nexus 6p, which may have many bugs. Flash at your own risk.
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.
Installing a custom ROM on Nexus 6p requires an unlock bootloader on Nexus 6p, which will delete all your data. Before proceeding further you may consider backup all data on the phone.

Status of the Nexus 6p LineageOS 17.1 / 17 custom ROM

WHAT’S WORKING:
– Unknown
KNOWN ISSUES:
– Unknown

Where to Download LineageOS 17.1 or 17 for Nexus 6p?

The LineageOS 17 has been updated to the latest branch LineageOS 17.1. The Nexus 6p LineageOS 17 build will most likely have an outdated security patch.

It is strongly recommended that you install the Nexus 6p LineageOS 17.1 ROM build.

How to Install LineageOS 17.x on Nexus 6p?


Following are the two sub-sections of this Nexus 6p LineageOS 17.1 / 17 update guide:

  1. First time installation of LineageOS 17 on Nexus 6p
  2. Upgrading from a previous build of LineageOS 17.1 / 17 ROM

First time installation of the LineageOS 17.1 ROM

This ROM update process requires few guides to be followed and few files to be downloaded. Everything referred in the below guide is provided in the above downloads section.
  1. Download and flash the bootloader, radio and vendor image using fastboot from stock oreo 8.1 OPM7.181205.001 Dec 2018 factory image. Ignore if you already have it.
  2. Download and Copy the LineageOS 17.1 / 17 ROM for Nexus 6p and the GApps for LineageOS 17.1 / 17 to your phone.
  3. Boot into the TWRP custom Recovery to install this ROM. Make sure to use the TWRP provided in above downloads section or any system-as-root configured TWRP for Nexus 6p
    – By now your phone must have an unlocked bootloader to proceed with other steps. If not, unlock the bootloader first and proceed ahead.
  4. Wipe the system, data and Cache partition.
    – Here is a guide explaining how to wipe using TWRP recovery.

    This will delete all your data on your phone. You may consider taking a complete backup of your phone data or take a backup of all relevant partitions.
    How to backup data on Android
    how to take NANDROID backup using TWRP recovery
  5. Then format the data partition.
  6. Install the Nexus 6p LineageOS 17.1 / 17 zip file that you have copied into the phone.
    – Here is a post explaining how to install LineageOS
  7. Reboot into the TWRP recovery again.
  8. Then install the LineageOS 17.1 GApps package.
    – Here is a post explaining how to install GApps using TWRP recovery.
  9. Reboot and Enjoy the Android 10 based LineageOS 17.1 / 17 on Nexus 6p.

Upgrading from earlier version of LineageOS 17.1 / 17

  1. Copy the latest ROM zip file of LineageOS 17.1 / 17 build, compatible GApps and/or Magisk ROOT package to the phone
  2. Boot into Recovery to flash the updated
  3. Wipe the system partition from the TWRP recovery menu.
  4. Install the Nexus 6p LineageOS 17.1 / 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 17.1 / 17 on Nexus 6p, 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 ROM on Nexus 6p, then flash the SuperSU or Magisk or the Lineage SU binary.
    – Here is a post explaining How to ROOT LineageOS 17.1
  8. Once everything is done, reboot and Enjoy the LineageOS 17.1 / 17 on Nexus 6p.
Complete the initial setup and enjoy Android 10 with LineageOS 17.1 / 17 on Nexus 6p.

Some Screenshots of LineageOS 17.1

After installing LineageOS 17.1 / 17 on Nexus 6p you may want to install Google Camera (GCam) or enable ROOT access on your phone and here is how you can do that:
LineageOS 17.1 Rooting guide

Where to Download Google Camera for Nexus 6p LineageOS 17.1 / 17?

GCam 7.x version is compatible with LineageOS 17.1 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 Google Camera 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 Zip to enable ROOT access.

Follow the links to get other Android 10 builds such as: Lineage OS 17.1 and Android 10 Download for supported devices.

Stay tuned or Subscribe to the Nexus 6p (angler) For other Android 10, Android Oreo ROMs, Nougat ROMs, or other ROMs and all other device specific topics.

About the Author

I am a Software Engineer by profession. I have worked with few big companies, such as: BROADCOM Corporation, Cypress Semiconductor, LSI Corporation, TOSHIBA Corporation, Western Digital; on various cutting edge technologies and product lines, such as: RAID storage Driver, SSD Firmware, WLAN Firmware etc. Having more than 9 years of experience in Software Engineering domain. Now contributing to the Custom ROMs community by bringing various Custom ROMs to the end users, developed by thousands of developers across the globe.

 
 
 

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  1. Alejandro May 9, 2020