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Download and Install Lineage OS 18.1 on OnePlus 8 (Android 11)

OnePlus 8 (codename: instantnoodle) launched in April 2020. The smartphone came out of the box with Android 10 Q. In this tutorial, we will show you how to download and install Lineage OS 18.1 on the OnePlus 8 (instantnoodle) device. The Google-owned OS is open source in nature. This allows the userbase to try out tons of customizations and modifications onto your devices. For starters, they could install themes, icon packs, and launchers from the Play Store. But this is just the beginning. There are a plethora of other tweaks that you could try out on your device.

All that is required is an unlocked bootloader, and then you could easily set your feet in the custom development. From installing a custom recovery like TWRP to gaining root access via Magisk, the possibilities are endless. Along the same lines, you could also try out a customized Android OS in the form of custom ROMs. And in this guide, we will be discussing just that. Today, we will show you the steps to install Lineage OS 18.1 onto your OnePlus 8 (instantnoodle) device.

Download and Install Lineage OS 18.1 on OnePlus 8 (Android 11)

Lineage OS 18.1 with Android 11 Features

Among all the custom ROMs available for our device, Lineage has been among the oldest player. In its early days, it was known as CyanogenMod and now this ‘lineage’ seems to have been rightly carried forward. Based on the Android Open Source Project, you will be able to welcome a few handy customization options to your device. The ROM isn’t known to offer a plethora of features, rather it maintains an equilibrium with the stability front.

As far as the latest LineageOS 18.1 is concerned, it is based on the latest Android 11 that has just been released. This in turn translates to the user getting blessed with some noteworthy features. These include a separate Conversation section, OneTime Permissions, and the new Notification History. Likewise, there has been the introduction of Chat Bubbles and a native Screen Recorder. The Media Player has now also been moved to the Quick Settings with some handy Media Controls options.

Refer to our detailed instructions on how to install lineage OS 18.1 onto OnePlus 8.

converstation android 11

Warning

Before we begin with this procedure, I would strongly recommend you to create a backup of your device storage and all your files stored on your device. Moreover, it is advised to follow the steps mentioned in this post very carefully to avoid permanent damage or to brick your device. If anything goes wrong the author or GetDroidTips is not responsible for it.

How to Install LineageOS 18.1 on OnePlus 8

Before we list the instructions, there are a few points worth discussing. We would like to state that the ROM is an unofficial build and in the alpha stage. So you could face a few stability issues as well as bugs. On that note, here are all the working features and the bugs present in this ROM:

What’s Working

Not Known – We haven’t tested yet

Screenshots

So if you are ready to install LineageOS 18.1 onto your OnePlus 8 (instantnoodle) device, then here is all the required information.  Let’s start with the requirements set.

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Prerequisites

  • First and foremost, create a complete device backup. This is because we will be wiping the data partition which will format your device.
  • Next up, you will need to unlock the bootloader on your device. If you haven’t done so, then refer to our guide on How to Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 8.
  • Once that is done, you also need to have the TWRP Recovery installed. You could refer to our guide on How to Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 8.
  • Also, enable USB Debugging on your device so that it gets recognized by your PC in the ADB Mode. For that, head over to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging.
    USB Debugging note 5 pro
  • Next, up, download and install the Android SDK Platform Tool on your PC. This will provide you with the necessary binary files.
  • Also, download and install the OnePlus USB Drivers onto your PC.
  • Finally, download the Lineage OS 18.1 on OnePlus 8: Download Link / Mirror
  • If you want Google Apps as well, then download the Android 11 GApps file

That’s it. You may now proceed with the installation steps.

Instructions to Install Lineage OS 18.1 on OnePlus 8

  1. Download the Android SDK Platform Tool and extract it on your PC
  2. Transfer the downloaded ROM and extract it inside the same folder
  3. Now connect your device to the PC via USB Cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
  4. Inside the same extracted folder on your PC, open the Command Prompt window by pressing and holding the SHIFT key + Ctrl Key and click on the right mouse button.
  5. Execute the command given below one by one.
    fastboot -w (this will wipe your data)
    
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    
    fastboot reboot fastboot
    
    fastboot erase scratch (this is safe to fail as scratch is only created upon adb remount)
    
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
    
    fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img
    
    fastboot flash system system.img
    
    fastboot flash system_ext system_ext.img
    
    fastboot flash product product.img
    
    fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
    
    fastboot flash vbmeta_system vbmeta_system.img
    
    fastboot reboot
  6. You may now reboot your device to the newly installed OS. For that, head over to Reboot and select System.

With this, we conclude the guide on how to install Lineage OS 18.1 on the OnePlus 8 (instantnoodle) device. Do let us know your views about this ROM in the comments section below. Furthermore, you could also drop in your queries in the comments. Rounding off, here are some iPhone Tips and TricksPC tips and tricks, and Android Tips and Trick that deserve your attention as well.

Source: XDA | Credits to LuK1337

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