Install LineageOS on kiwi

Basic requirements

  1. Make sure your computer has working adb and fastboot. Setup instructions can be found here.
  2. Enable USB debugging on your device.

Unlocking the bootloader

Installing LineageOS from recovery

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

    • Optionally, download additional application packages such as Google Apps (use the arm64 architecture).
  2. If you aren’t already in recovery, reboot into recovery:
    • With the device powered off, hold Volume Up + Power. Keep holding buttons until the “Honor” logo appears, then release all buttons.
  3. Now tap Wipe.
  4. Now tap Format Data and continue with the formatting process. This will remove encryption as well as delete all files stored on the internal storage.

  5. Return to the previous menu and tap Advanced Wipe, then select the Cache and System partitions to be wiped and then Swipe to Wipe.

  6. Sideload the LineageOS .zip package:
    • On the device, select “Advanced”, “ADB Sideload”, then swipe to begin sideload.
    • On the host machine, sideload the package using: adb sideload filename.zip
  7. (Optionally): If you want to install any additional add-ons, adb sideload /path/to/zip those packages in sequence.

  8. (Optional): Root the device by installing the LineageOS’s AddonSU, (use the arm64 package) or using any other method you prefer.
  9. Once all installations are finished, run ‘adb reboot’.

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.