Download LineageOS 17.1 for Redmi 8

 
 

LineageOS 17.1 for Redmi 8 is now available to download and install from an unofficial build. This article explains how to install LineageOS 17.1 on Redmi 8 which is based on Android 10, with a step-by-step guide.

This custom ROM build of LineageOS 17.1 for Redmi 8, is brought to you by developer J0SH1X.

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.

DONATION TO DEVELOPER(S)/PROJECT:

If you like this ROM then do consider for a contribution to J0SH1X and LineageOS project:
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Download LineageOS 17.1 for Redmi 8

DISCLAIMER:
This is an initial build of LineageOS 17.1 for Redmi 8, which may have many bugs.
Make sure to backup all important data of your phone.
 

Keep in mind that 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 LineageOS 17.1 for Redmi 8 requires an unlock bootloader on Redmi 8, which will VOID your warranty but anyway the warranty is gone for your Redmi 8. ;)

What is working on this LineageOS 17.1 for Redmi 8?

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

 

Where to Download LineageOS 17.1 for Redmi 8?

Below are some download links and other guides which are required to install LineageOS 17.1 on Redmi 8.

How to Install LineageOS 17.1 on Redmi 8?


Following are the two sub-sections of this Redmi 8 LineageOS 17.1 update guide:

  1. First time installation of LineageOS 17.1 for Redmi 8
  2. Upgrading LineageOS 17.1 for Redmi 8 from a previous build of LineageOS 17.1 ROM

Download and Install LineageOS 17.1 for Redmi 8 for the first time:

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. Boot into the TWRP Recovery to install this Redmi 8 LineageOS 17.1 Android 10 based custom ROM.
    – By now your phone must have an unlocked bootloader to proceed with other steps. If not, unlock the bootloader first, install a TWRP and proceed ahead.
  2. 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 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
  3. ADB Sideload the LineageOS 17.1 zip file for Redmi 8.
    – Here is a post explaining how to do ADB sideload using TWRP
  4. Once done, reboot into the TWRP recovery again.
  5. Then install the LineageOS 17.1 GApps package.
    – Here is a post explaining how to install GApps using TWRP recovery.
  6. Install the LOLZ Kernel using the TWRP (or any other) recovery.
  7. Reboot and Enjoy the Android 10 based LineageOS 17.1 for Redmi 8.

Upgrading from earlier version of LineageOS 17.1 for Redmi 8 (olive):

  1. Boot into Recovery to flash the updated LineageOS 17.1 for Redmi 8
  2. Wipe the system partition from the TWRP recovery menu.
  3. ADB Sideload the LineageOS 17.1 zip file for Redmi 8.
    – Here is a post explaining how to do ADB sideload using TWRP
  4. 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.
  5. If you don’t have GApps after upgrading the LineageOS 17.1 on Redmi 8, then flash the GApps.
    – Here is a post explaining how to flash GApps using TWRP recovery.
  6. If you don’t have ROOT after upgrading the LineageOS 17.1 on Redmi 8, then flash the SuperSU or Magisk or the Lineage SU binary.
    – Here is a post explaining LineageOS 17.1 Root
  7. Once everything is done, reboot and Enjoy the LineageOS 17.1 on Redmi 8.
Complete the initial setup and enjoy Android 10 with LineageOS 17.1 on Redmi 8.

Some Screenshots of LineageOS 17.1

After installing LineageOS 17.1 on Redmi 8 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 Root

Where to Download Google Camera for Redmi 8 LineageOS 17.1?

GCam 7.2 and GCam 7.0 are 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.
Stay tuned or Subscribe to the Redmi 8 (olive) page for other Android 10, Android Oreo ROMs, Nougat ROMs, or other ROMs and all other device specific topics.

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