How to Install Lineage OS 17.1 for Infinix Hot 9 Play | Android 10 [GSI treble]

Infinix Hot 9 Play

Infinix Hot 9 Play was launched in the year 2020 with Android 10 out of the box. If you are looking for a new custom ROM for the device, then you are in the right place. Today, we will guide on how to install Lineage OS 17.1 on Infinix Hot 9 Play based on Android 10 GSI. Well, after the Android 8.1 update, most of the devices that came out officially supports the GSI.

Well, GSI stands for Generic System image which is an unmodified Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code, runnable on a variety of Android devices that has treble support. If you are using the Infinix Hot 9 Play, then you can follow this guide to install the Lineage OS 17.1 on your device. As we already said, this build is based on Android 10, which is Google’s 10th version of Android OS with plenty of new features and system UI changes.

Thanks to the XDA Recognized Contributor AndyYan for sharing this Lineage OS 17.1 on XDA Forum. To install this, you need to unlock your device bootloader and you can use either ADB fastboot method or TWRP Method (if available).

How to Install Lineage OS 17.1 for Infinix Hot 9 Play | Android 10 [GSI treble]

Infinix Hot 9 Play Specifications: Overview

The Infinix Hot 9 Play sports a large 6.82 inches IPS LCD TFT display with an HD+ resolution, and the older waterdrop notch. This display has a pixel density of 260 Pixel Per Inch (PPI), an aspect ratio of 20:9, a screen to body ratio of 82.6 percent, and the HD+ resolution is paired with 720 x 1640 pixels.

Underneath the Infinix Hot 9 Play, it sports the MediaTek MT6765l2D that is also known as MediaTek Helio A25. This SoC is built on the 12nm process, and the octa-core setup includes Cortex A53 cores, where four are clocked at 1.8GHz and the other four at 1.4GHz. To the GPU side, it sports the PowerVR GE8320. To the other side, it comes with 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of eMMc 5.1 internal storage. Further, this is expandable via the micro SD card up to 256GB. The smartphone has a dedicated SIM card slot where you can insert two Nano type SIM cards, and a micro SD card at the same time.

Coming to the cameras on the Infinix Hot 9 Play, it sports a dual rear camera setup. This setup includes a primary 13MP sensor with support for autofocus. This primary setup pairs with a secondary 0.3MP AI sensor. It supports features like triple LED flash, panorama, and HDR. The rear camera can shoot videos in 1080p @ 30fps. To the front, the smartphone gets an 8MP sensor that sits in the waterdrop notch. This front camera also comes with a single LED flash. The front camera can also shoot videos in 1080p @ 30fps.

The Infinix Hot 9 Play packs a 6,000 mAh battery, which still charges over the micro USB port, and it only supports for 10W charging tech. The smartphone runs on its own custom UI i.e., the HiOs, which is based on Android 10.

Connectivity options include micro USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, NFC, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, and FM Radio. Sensors onboard include a gyroscope, g-sensor accelerometer, proximity, and compass. Talking about biometric options, it includes a rear-mounted physical fingerprint sensor and also supports for face unlock. The device is available in four different color options, which are in Mineral Blue, Mystic Purple, Peach Pink, and Peacock Blue.


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 Infinix Hot 9 Play by flashing this custom ROM.

Steps to Install Lineage OS 17.1 ROM on Infinix Hot 9 Play

First, unlock the Infinix Hot 9 Play bootloader and flash the latest TWRP Recovery if your device is supported. Here we have mentioned all the requirements and download links to flash the Lineage OS 17.1 on Infinix Hot 9 Play.


LineageOS 17 GSI build is based on PHH’s AOSP Android 10 GSIs which is still marked as a pre-release. Even on a device that runs Pie GSIs nicely, it’s still possible to get broken media, camera, RIL or even flat-out no-boot. You are strongly advised to try PHH’s original and then identify/report issues there, before moving onto other GSIs that is based on his work. Please report bugs here only if it’s specific to this GSI.

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.



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Download Links:

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 Infinix Hot 9 Play handset easily. If in case anything goes wrong or if you have any queries, feel free to ask in the comments below.

Source: XDA | Credits to AndyYan

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