How to Install Lineage OS 17.1 for Ulefone Armor X6 | Android 10 [GSI treble]

Ulefone Armor X6
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Back in December 2019, Ulefone unveiled its new rugged smartphone, i.e., the Ulefone Armor X6. This device comes with basic specifications like a 5-inch display in the older aspect ratio, and much outdated 28mm MediaTek chipset, and so on. The smartphone packs awesome specifications with a decent price tag. Today we will guide you on how to install the Lineage OS 17.1 on the Ulefone Armor X6 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.

How to Install Lineage OS 17.1 for Ulefone Armor X6 | Android 10 [GSI treble]

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Ulefone Armor X6 Device Overview:

The Ulefone Armor X6 features a 5.0 inch IPS LCD display with an HD+ resolution. It also has a screen to body ratio of 58.2 percent, an aspect ratio of 16:9, and a pixel density of 294 Pixel Per Inch ( PPI ). As we said above, this is a rugged smartphone, and so it has various protection.

Coming to the internals, the Ulefone Armor X6 sports the MediaTek MT6580 SoC, and this is built on the older 28nm process. This quad-core SoC has four Cortex A7 cores and is clocked at 1.3GHz. To the GPU side, it has the ARM Mali 400 GPU. Talking about memory options, it features 6GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Further, this is also expandable via a micro SD card. The device has a hybrid SIM card slot, and this means that you can insert two Nano type SIM cards or a Nano type SIM, and a micro SD card.

Coming to the optics, the Ulefone Armor X6 sports a single rear camera setup. Usually, rugged smartphones doesn’t come with good specifications. This camera setup includes an 8MP sensor with an aperture value of f/2.2 and autofocus. It also supports Dual LED flash. To the front, the device sports a 5MP snapper. Both the front and rear cameras can only shoot videos up to 720P @ 30fps.

This Ulefone Armor X6 smartphone comes with a non-removable 4,000 mAh Lithium Polymer battery. The battery charges over the micro USB port, and doesn’t come with support for any fast charging tech. Sensors on this smartphone include Accelerometer, proximity, and compass.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, GPS with A-GPS, FM radio, RDS, recording, and with micro USB 2.0. The device is available in a single color option, namely the Black. Coming to the dimensions, it measures about 150 x 78.9 x 14.4 mm (5.91 x 3.11 x 0.57 in) and weighs about 223.8 grams. As it a rugged smartphone, it comes with protection like MIL-STD-810G, which totally protects against Dust, Water, and Concrete. It also means that it has Drop-to-concrete resistance from up to 1.2 m. This also comes with support for IP68 protection, which can withstand up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.

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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.

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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 Ulefone Armor X6 by flashing this custom ROM.

Steps to Install Lineage OS 17.1 ROM on Ulefone Armor X6

First, unlock the Ulefone Armor X6 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 Ulefone Armor X6.

Disclaimer:

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.

Pre-Requirements:

Note:

A only arm32 – arm avN
A only arm64 – arm64 avN
A/B arm64 – arm64 bvN
A/B arm32 – arm bvN

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 Ulefone Armor X6 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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You can always revert back to Stock ROM by flashing Stock ROM on Ulefone Armor X6.
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