Upgrade LineageOS on suzuran

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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. Verify your device is using this recovery. Follow your device’s installation guide to see how you can update your recovery image.
  2. Build a LineageOS install package.
  3. If you are currently using (or now want to use) an application package add-on such as Google Apps, you have the following options:
    • keep using them: Download the appropriate version now (use the arm64 architecture)
    • remove them: You can only do so by performing a factory reset, which will also remove all your data.
    • start using them: You can only do so by performing a factory reset, which will also remove all your data. Download the appropriate version now (use the arm64 architecture)
  4. Make sure your computer has working adb. Setup instructions can be found here.
  5. Enable USB debugging on your device.
  6. Additionally if you are on LineageOS 16.0 or below, open Settings, then “System”, then “Developer Options”, then select “Root Access Options”, and finally “ADB Only”. Now, run adb root
  7. Run adb reboot sideload.
  8. Run adb sideload /path/to/zip (inserting the path to your LineageOS package).
  9. (Optionally): If you want to install any add-ons, click Advanced, then ADB Sideload, then swipe to begin sideload, then adb sideload /path/to/zip those packages in sequence.
  10. (Optionally): Root your device by installing LineageOS’ AddonSU, (use the arm64 package) or by using any other method you prefer.
  11. Once you have installed everything successfully, 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 Libera.Chat.