HMD Global has launched the Nokia 7.1 (codename: Crystal) smartphone in October 2018 with some good hardware specifications. The phone is powered by Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, on the top of the Google Android One program. Today we will guide you on how to install the Lineage OS 17.1 on Nokia 7.1 device by following our guide. To install this, you need to unlock the bootloader and install the latest TWRP Recovery on your device.
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. Thanks to the XDA Senior member Raghu varma for building this custom ROM for Nokia 7.1. According to the developer, the ROM is stable enough to use as a daily driver on Nokia 7.1 (Crystal).
Nokia 7.1 Specifications:
Nokia 7.1 is a Stock Android smartphone backed by Android One program that means the device will get two years of major Android updates and three years of security patch updates frequently. It was launched back in 2018 and came with a 5.84-inch IPS LCD FHD+ display, Android 8.1 Oreo. While the handset is powered by Snapdragon 636 SoC, 3GB/4GB RAM, and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. There is a 12MP+5MP dual rear camera setup along with an 8MP selfie camera available on this device. All other necessary sensors and connectivity options are packed in this device. It has a 3060mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.
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 Nokia 7.1 (Crystal) by flashing this custom ROM.
What's Working and What's not
- Mobile data
- Double tap to wake
- Double tap to sleep
- Adaptive brightness
- Dark theme
- Ambient display
- Flash light
- Sound / vibration
- Selinux – permissive
- All fixed for now. comment below if you face any bugs
Steps to Install Lineage OS 17.1 ROM on Nokia 7.1 (Crystal)
First, unlock the Nokia 7.1 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 Nokia 7.1.
- This is an Android 10 based Lineage OS 17.1 file and supported for Nokia 7.1 (Crystal) only.
- You will require to unlock the device bootloader at first.
- You need TWRP Recovery on Nokia 7.1 (Crystal)
- 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.
Instructions to Install:
1. Boot into twrp
2. Format data by typing yes
3. Reboot to bootloader
4. Now again boot into twrp
5. Wipe everything
6. Now copy rom zip & twrp installer zip to phone
7. Flash the rom zip & twrp installer zip
8. Change to alternative slot
Example if you are on Slot a Change to slot b if you are on b change to a
9. Now reboot to recovery
10. Wipe all except system & vendor
11. Reboot system
We hope that this guide is helpful to you and you have successfully installed the Lineage OS 17.1 on your Nokia 7.1 (Crystal) handset easily. If in case anything goes wrong or if you have any queries, feel free to ask in the comments below.