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.

Installing a custom recovery using edl

  1. Download a custom recovery - you can download TWRP.

  2. Connect your device to your PC via USB.
  3. On the computer, open a command prompt (on Windows) or terminal (on Linux or macOS) window, and type:
    adb reboot edl
    

    You can also boot into edl mode via a key combination:

    • With the device powered off, hold Volume Up + Volume Down + Power.
  4. Flash recovery onto your device by following this guide.

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.
  3. (Optional, but recommended): Tap the Backup button to create a backup. Make sure the backup is created in the external sdcard or copy it onto your computer as the internal storage will be formatted later in this process.
  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. Return to the previous menu and tap Advanced Wipe.

  7. Select the Cache and System partitions to be wiped and then Swipe to Wipe.

  8. 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
  9. (Optional): Install any additional packages using the same method.

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

  11. 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.