Upgrade LineageOS on r7sf

Manually upgrading LineageOS

The updater app does not support upgrades from one version of LineageOS to another, and will block installation to any update for a different version. Upgrading manually requires similar steps to installing LineageOS for the first time.

  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 your device isn’t already booted into recovery, do so:
    • With the device powered off, hold Volume Down + Power.
  3. (Optional, but recommended): Tap the Backup button to create a backup.

  4. Go back to return to main menu, then tap Wipe.
  5. 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.

  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. (Optional): Install any additional packages using the same method.

  8. (Optional): Root the device by installing the LineageOS SU Addon (use the arm64 package) or using any other method you prefer.

  9. Once installation has finished, return to the main menu, tap 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.