General Mobile brand has launched General Mobile GM 8 (GM8_sprout) handset in March 2018. It came with Android 8.0 Oreo with decent hardware specifications at that time. The device hasn’t received the Android Pie update yet. Today we will guide you on how to install the Lineage OS 17.1 on the General Mobile GM 8 device by following our guide.
Lineage OS 17.1 GSI developed by XDA Recognized Contributor AndyYan on this XDA Forum with the Phh’s Source of Android 10 GSI (phhusson). To install this, you need to unlock the bootloader and install the latest TWRP Recovery on your device.
Well, GSI stands for Generic System image which is a “pure Android” implementation with unmodified Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code, runnable on a variety of Android devices that has treble support. Yes, now you can enjoy the new Lineage OS 17.1 based on Android 10, which is Google’s 10th version of Android OS with plenty of new features and system UI changes.
General Mobile GM 8 Specifications
The device came with a 5.7-inches HD+ IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1440×720 pixels. Under the hood, the handset is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC that’s coupled with Adreno 505 GPU, 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB onboard storage. The external memory supports up to 128GB. As we already said, it runs on Android 8.0 Oreo.
It packs a 13MP single rear camera setup with a dual-LED flash and the front features a 13MP selfie shooter with an f/2.2 aperture lens. In terms of the connectivity options, it has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, MicroUSB, GPS, A-GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and more. While the device packs a 3075mAh battery.
What’s on the Android 10 version?
Google has officially unveiled the latest version of Android OS called Android 10. The update is already going live for Pixel series devices. It brings plenty of new features to the device system like system UI, new gesture navigation, improved privacy and location control. The update also offers enhanced app permissions, foldable display support, security features, system-wide dark mode, etc.
The Android 10 also offers built-in call screening, multi-camera API, smart replies in the notification panel, 5G support, improved call quality, bubble feature, live caption, and more. While the latest version also improves battery life, Focus mode which is similar to the Do Not Disturb mode, etc. Apart from that Android 10 also features 65 new emojis. It also comes with direct audio streaming support to hearing aid devices.
Lineage OS 17.1: Android 10 Build
Lineage OS is an open-source and free operating system that is based on the Android platform. It is the successor to the custom MOD, the CyanogenMod, which shut down its operation in December 2016. However, Cyanogen. Inc retained the rights to the custom MOD and gave a rebranding to it as Lineage OS.
Well, LineageOS 17 will be based on the latest Android 10 and it comes with all the Android 10 features and Lineage customization options which allows users to be more advanced. Now you can enjoy Lineage OS 17.1 on General Mobile GM 8 by flashing this custom ROM.
Steps to Install Lineage OS 17.1 ROM on General Mobile GM 8
First, unlock the General Mobile GM 8 bootloader and flash the latest TWRP Recovery. Here we have mentioned all the requirements and download links to flash the Lineage OS 17.1 on General Mobile GM 8.
We’re at GetDroidTips won’t be responsible for any kind of damage or error that occurs to your handset while or after following this guide. This is a Custom ROM and may contain some of the bugs or stability issues. We can’t recommend you to use this firmware as your daily driver. Proceed at your own risk.
- Lineage OS 17.1 GSI Treble build is supported on General Mobile GM 8.
- You will require to unlock the device bootloader at first
- ARM, ARM64, or x86: Check your Android Phone’s Processor
- Treble Support: Check If Your Smartphone Supports Project Treble
- Download the required TWRP file, LineageOS 17 zip file, and Supported GApps file from below.
- Keep your device battery charged up to 60% at least for a smoother process.
- Take a complete backup of your device data without Root. In case anything goes wrong, you can easily restore all the data.
A only arm64 – arm64 avN
A/B arm64 – arm64 bvN
A/B arm32 – arm bvN
Instructions to Install:Guide to install Generic System Image (GSI) on your Android device
We hope that this guide is helpful to you and you have successfully installed the Lineage OS 17.1 on your General Mobile GM 8 handset easily. If in case anything goes wrong or if you have any queries, feel free to ask in the comments below.