Installing a custom recovery

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Installing LineageOS from recovery

  1. Make sure your computer has working adb. Setup instructions can be found here.

  2. Download the LineageOS install package that you’d like to install or build the package yourself.

    • Optionally, download 3rd party application packages like Google Apps
  3. Place the LineageOS .zip package, as well as any other .zip packages on the root of /sdcard:
    • Using adb: adb push filename.zip /sdcard/
    • You can use any method you are comfortable with. adb is universal across all devices, and works both in Android and recovery mode, providing USB debugging is enabled.
  4. If you aren’t already in recovery, boot into recovery:
    • With the device powered down, hold the Volume Down and Power buttons.
  5. (Optional, but recommended): Select the Backup button to create a backup.
  6. Select Wipe and then Advanced Wipe.
  7. Select Cache, System and Data partitions to be wiped and then Swipe to Wipe.
  8. Go back to return to main menu, then select Install.
  9. Navigate to /sdcard, and select the LineageOS .zip package.
  10. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the package.
  11. (Optional): Install any additional packages using the same method.
  12. (Optional): Root the device by installing the LineageOS su add-on (use the arm64 package) or using any other method you prefer.
  13. Once installation has finished, return to the main menu, select Reboot, and then System.

Get assistance

If you have any questions, or get stuck on any of the steps, feel free to ask on our subreddit, or in #LineageOS on freenode.