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How To Install Lineage OS 16 For Sony Xperia Z Tablet (Android 9.0 Pie)

Finally, here is a big update. Now you can download and install Lineage OS 16 on Sony Xperia Z Tablet WiFI / LTE (codenamed Pollux / Pollux_windy). Before upgrading make sure to take a complete backup of data on your device or create a Nandroid backup using TWRP Recovery.

In order to install Lineage OS 16 on Sony Xperia Z Tablet, your device should have Bootloader Unlocked and should be running on the latest TWRP Recovery. Thanks to one of the XDA Senior Member CaHbKaUp for sharing the firmware file and installation steps. Follow our guide on how to upgrade, but before that. Let’s take a look at the features of Android 9.0 Pie and Lineage OS 16.

How To Install Lineage OS 16 For Sony Xperia Z Tablet (Android 9.0 Pie)

What’s on Android 9.0 Pie?

Android 9.0 Pie is the 9th iteration and a major update of Google’s Android OS. The new Android Pie brings a couple of design changes to the successor Android Oreo but the most notable one is the gesture-based navigation system. The top features of Android 9 Pie are New QS UI, New volume slider, Advanced Battery & Brightness, Notch Support, Digital Wellbeing, New Recent UI, and more.

Watch The Video about What’s on Android 9.0 Pie.

Lineage OS 16 Based on Android 9.0 Pie

Lineage OS 16 is the latest Custom Firmware based on Android 9 Pie AOSP which is one of the major and most stable versions by Google yet. It brings plenty of features and customization options which allows users to be more advanced. While the Stock ROM doesn’t provide you that much of customization options. LineageOS is the part of CyanogenOS which was popular and widely used by the users. The CyanogenOS developers working hard to provide better user experience with possible latest versions.

Watch The Video on Lineage OS 16 Android 9 Pie Full Review

What's Working and What's not

- Boot : Ok
- GApps : OpenGApps Nano Ok
- FOTA Recovery : Ok (see below)
- WiFi : Ok (real SONY MAC address)
- Bluetooth : Ok (real SONY MAC address)
- WiFi Hotspot : Ok (2.4GHz only)
- RIL - Phone - Data : Ok
- GPS : Ok
- Camera : Ok
- Camcorder : Ok
- MicroSD : Ok
- Accelerometer : Ok
- Compass : Ok
- Gyroscope : Ok
- AOSP sensors : Ok
- FM Radio : Work In Progress
- Microphone : Ok
- Audio & external audio : Ok
- Bluetooth audio : Ok
- NFC : Ok
- Kernel : Ok, Updating frequently
- Graphics : Ok
- 3D Rendering : Ok
- Clock : Ok
- Offline Charging : Ok
- SEPolicies : Work In Progress

Warning


A quick Disclaimer: Please don’t follow this guide if you don’t have an idea of what you are doing as you might end up messing up with your device. The GetDroidTips will not be responsible for any damage that may be caused to your device.

Download Files/Gapps

Steps to install Lineage OS 16 on Sony Xperia Z Tablet

Follow this guide and download the TWRP recovery, drivers and things to start with.

Pre-Requisite:

Watch The Video on How to install Lineage OS 16

Instructions to Install:

  1. First of all, You need to enable the developer option and activate the OEM unlock and USB debugging.
  2. Now you need to unlock the bootloader on your Sony Xperia Z Tablet.
  3. Once you have unlocked, you must install the latest TWRP Recovery on Sony Xperia Z Tablet.
  4. Now the guide will be easy, boot into TWRP Recovery
  5. You need to Decrypt and Re-Encrypt Data Partition on Sony Xperia Z Tablet.
  6. You can now take a complete backup of your ROM using TWRP Recovery.
  7. Now you need Wipe System Data on TWRP Recovery
  8. Tap on Install option and look for the downloaded Lineage OS 16 zip file. [Guide to install Custom ROM using TWRP Recovery]
  9. Swipe to confirm the flashing.
  10. Now you need to install the Android Oreo Gapps file. (TWRP -> Install -> Select Gapps zip and swipe to flash)
  11. You can now reboot to enjoy Lineage OS 16 on Sony Xperia Z Tablet (Pollux / Pollux_windy).
  12. If you want to root you can either try SuperSU root or you can try Magisk root.

That’s it! I hope you have installed the Lineage OS 16 on Sony Xperia Z Tablet. Leave a comment or feedback down below. Thank you!.

Source: XDA | Credits to CaHbKaUp

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