Finally, here is a big update. Now you can download and install Lineage OS 16 on Sony Xperia XZ1 (codenamed poplar). 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 XZ1, your device should have Bootloader Unlocked and should be running on the latest TWRP Recovery. Thanks to one of the XDA Senior Member derf elot 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.
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
- Camera / Camcorder
- RIL (LTE/CALL/SMS)
- In-Call Voices/Mic
- Hotspot (2.4Ghz / 5Ghz)
- Audio recording
- GNSS GPS
- USB (ADB/MTP/PTP)
- Audio Playback
- Video Playback
- IR Blaster
- Sensors / Proximity Sensor
What’s not working:
- IMS support is experimental
- Phone may not work well with Mifare NFC tokens (not tested)
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.