Tutorial to install official Lineage OS 14.1 on Fairphone 2

In this guide we will help you on the step by step process to install official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 ROM on Fairphone 2. Official Lineage OS 14.1 nightly build is available for Fairphone 2, once you install the ROM on your device it brings goodies of Android 7.1.2 Nougat on the device. If you are a custom ROM fan then we recommend you to install this nightly official lineage os 14.1 on your Fairphone 2.

The purpose of writing this tutorial is to help you in installing lineage os 14.1 rom on your Fairphone 2. 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 Fairphone 2 is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat that brings Nougat features such as Now on Tap, LiveDisplay, Privacy Guard, Protected App and much more.

How to install official Lineage OS 14.1 on Fairphone 2

Some pre-requisites before you begin:

Your device battery should be in good health (70%) to avoid the shutting down while in flashing process.

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 Fairphone 2 USB drivers here [For a stable PC-phone connection].

Process to install official Lineage OS 14.1 on Fairphone 2

Download official Lineage OS 14.1 for Fairphone 2 along Google Apps and transfer both file on your device storage.

Download official Lineage OS 14.1 ROM for Fairphone 2.

Download Lineage OS 14.1/Android 7.1.x Google Apps

Install Section.

Turn off your Fairphone 2 and reboot into TWRP recovery.

Once your device boots into recovery mode then follow this guide to flash Lineage OS 14.1 on your Fairphone 2 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.

How to enable root access for Apps on Lineage OS 14.1 ROM

Also see: How to switch weather provider in Lineage OS ROMs

That’s it! If you have successfully installed Android 7.1.2 Nougat based official Lineage OS 14.1 ROM on your Fairphone 2, give us your feedback and stay tuned for more updates.

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