LineageOS 14.1 for Zenfone 5 (A500CG, A501CG) Nougat 7.1 ROM

 
 
 

This post was last updated on January 18th, 2020 at 11:07 am

Here comes the LineageOS 14.1 for Zenfone 5 (A501CG, T00F, T00J) via an unofficial build. If you want the OFFICIAL update or some more Lineage ROMs then stay tuned to the LineageOS 14.1 list page or the latest LineageOS 15 list of supported devices. This Zenfone 5 LineageOS 14.1 (A501CG, T00F, T00J) and the TWRP recoveries brought to you by flex1911.

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DISCLAIMER:
THIS IS AN INITIAL BUILD WHICH MAY NOT BOOT AT ALL OR EVEN IF IT BOOTS IT MAY HAVE MANY BUGS. HAVE A BACKUP OF THE CURRENT ROM BEFORE FLASHING THIS ROM AND TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK. Installing a custom ROM on a Zenfone 5 (A501CG, T00F, T00J) requires the bootloader to be unlocked on the Zenfone 5 (A501CG, T00F, T00J) 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 doing changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.

Status of LineageOS 14.1 for Zenfone 5 (A500CG, A501CG, T00F, T00J) Nougat 7.1 ROM:

WHAT’S WORKING:
– Everything except the below list
KNOWN ISSUES:
– FM Radio is unsupported
– GPS doesn’t work
– Some video formats do not play upto the mark (LineageOS issue)
– Non device-specific blobs (like Houdini and wvm) will not be updated to latest versions and which may cause problem with some apps (e.g. 2GIS and UC Browser)

 

LineageOS 14.1 for Zenfone 5 (A500CG, A501CG, T00F, T00J)

REQUIRED LINKS AND FILES FOR LineageOS 14.1 for Zenfone 5 NOUGAT CUSTOM ROM:

Root binary is NOT inbuilt in LineageOS 14.1, so you may need a separate SuperSu package or LineageOS su binary to install to gain ROOT access. Here is How to ROOT LineageOS 14.1
If there is no in-built ROOT or it does not work for some reason then you can try flashing SuperSU zip using recovery to gain ROOT access.

HOW TO INSTALL/DOWNLOAD/FLASH/UPDATE Zenfone 5 LineageOS 14.1 NOUGAT CUSTOM ROM:

  1. Follow this if you are flashing LineageOS 14.1 for Zenfone 5 (A501CG, T00F, T00J) 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.

  2. Upgrading from earlier version of LineageOS 14.1 for Zenfone 5 (A501CG, T00F, T00J):

After installing LineageOS 14.1 on Zenfone 5 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
Google Camera APK download for all supported devices

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