LineageOS 14.1 for Alcatel Pop C2 – Android Nougat ROM

 
 
 

This post was last updated on January 18th, 2020 at 11:41 am

LineageOS 14.1 for Pop C2 (YarisMGSM) is now available to download via an initial development build. This post provides the download link to the Android Nougat based LineageOS 14.1 for Pop C2 (YarisMGSM) and guides through the installation process of the same. This LineageOS 14.1 for Pop C2 is brought to you by developer kirito9

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If you want the OFFICIAL LineageOS 14.1 update or some more Android Nougat ROMs then stay tuned to the LineageOS 14.1 ROMs devices list, LineageOS 15 ROMs page or the AOSP Oreo ROMs devices list page.

DISCLAIMER:
THIS IS AN INITIAL TEST BUILD WHICH MAY NOT BOOT AT ALL. HAVE A BACKUP BEFORE FLASHING THIS AND TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK. Installing a custom ROM requires an unlock bootloader for Pop C2 Mediatek Phone, which may VOID your warranty and may delete all your data. Before proceeding further you may consider backup all data on the phone. Understand that you are the only person making changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.

 

Status of LineageOS 14.1 for Alcatel Pop C2 Nougat 7.1 ROM:

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

 

LineageOS 14.1 for Alcatel Pop C2 Nougat 7.1 ROM

REQUIRED LINKS AND FILES FOR LineageOS 14.1 for Pop C2 Nougat ROM:

Root binary is NOT inbuilt in LineageOS ROM, so you may need a separate SuperSu package or LineageOS su binary to install to gain ROOT access. Here is LineageOS 14.1 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 LineageOS 14.1 for Pop C2:

Follow this if you are flashing LineageOS 14.1 for Pop C2 for the first time, or coming from another ROM:

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. If not then download the recovery for Pop C2 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)
  • Wipe data factory reset, Cache partition, Dalvik Cache 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 Nougat GApps and the LineageOS 14.1 Nougat ROM ZIP file built for Pop C2, to the phone memory or SD card (if available).
  • First flash the LineageOS 14.1 Nougat ROM ZIP file from device. Then flash the GApps zip from your device memory.
    – Here is a post explaining how to install LineageOS
  • Then reboot into recovery (don’t skip this) and flash the Gapps for LineageOS 14.1 package.
    – Here is a post explaining how to flash GApps using TWRP recovery.
  • Reboot and Enjoy Android Nougat with LineageOS 14.1 for Pop C2.

Upgrading from earlier version of LineageOS 14.1 for Pop C2 (YarisMGSM):

After installing LineageOS 14.1 on Alcatel Pop C2 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 14.1
GCam download for all supported devices

Stay tuned or Subscribe to the Alcatel Pop C2 (YarisMGSM) forum For other Android Oreo, Nougat ROMs, LineageOS 15 ROMs, other custom ROMs and all other device specific topics.

 

 

About the Author

A Software Engineer by profession who has worked for few big organizations; such as: Broadcom, Cypress Semiconductor, LSI Corporation, Toshiba, Western Digital; on various cutting edge technologies and product lines, such as: RAID storage Driver, SSD firmware, Wi-fi firmware etc. Having more than 8 years of experience in software engineering domain.

   
 

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