Download and install Lineage OS 14.1 ROM on Essential Phone PH-1. The Essential Phone is one of the latest device released in 2017 and gained much popularity for being a development friendly device, that’s the reason now we can see development has been started already for Essential Phone. As we mentioned above, the first unofficial Lineage OS 14.1 ROM has been released for Essential Phone PH-1, if you are planning to install custom ROM on your device then we are going to help you that.
The purpose of writing this tutorial is to help you in installing lineage os 14.1 rom on your Essential Phone. As you already know CyanogenMod ROM is dead already and Lineage OS continues its legacy and picks up where CM left off with version 14.1. We have still a download archive where you will find hundreds of official CM builds. The lineage os 14.1 ROM for Essential Phone is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat that brings Nougat features such as LiveDisplay, Privacy Guard, Protected App and much more.
How to install Lineage OS 14.1 on Essential Phone PH-1
Some pre-requisites before you begin:
Your device battery should be in good health (70%) to avoid the shutting down while in flashing process.
Unlock bootloader on Essential Phone, follow this guide.
A TWRP custom recovery must be installed on your device, if you haven’t, follow this guide to install it.
Create a Nandroid back up of important data including complete System with all apps and messages, follow this guide to create a Nandroid backup via TWRP recovery.
Upgrade latest USB drivers for your device on PC. Download latest Essential Phone’s USB drivers here [For a stable PC-phone connection].
Process to download install Lineage OS 14.1 on Essential Phone PH-1
Now transfer both file on your device storage.
Turn off your Essential Phone PH-1 and reboot into TWRP recovery. (Follow this guide if you don’t know how to do that)
Once your device boots into recovery mode then follow this guide to flash Lineage OS 14.1 on your Essential Phone PH-1 via TWRP recovery.
Solution to a failed boot issue.
Follow this guide to solve the bootloop issue. [If you think your device stuck at boot animation for quite a long time]
Enable Root Access for Apps.
That’s it! If you have successfully installed Android 7.1.2 Nougat based unofficial Lineage OS 14.1 ROM on your Essential Phone PH-1, give us your feedback and stay tuned for more updates.