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Download and Install LineageOS 18.1 for Nokia 6.1 Plus (drg-sprout/dragon)

In this tutorial, we will show you how to download and install LineageOS 18.1 onto your Nokia 6.1 Plus (codenamed drg-sprout/dragon) 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 Nokia 6.1 Plus.

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 LineageOS 18.1 onto your Nokia 6.1 Plus (drg-sprout/dragon) device.

Nokia 6.1 Plus receiving Android 10 update (V4.10C)

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 Nokia 6.1 Plus

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

Ril
Wifi
Mobile data
Double tap to wake
Double tap to sleep
Adaptive brightness
Dark theme
Ambient display
Flash light
Sound / vibration
Camera
Volte
Selinux – permissive
Fingerprint

Broken

All fixed for now . comment below if you face any bugs

So if you are ready to install LineageOS 18.1 onto your Nokia 6.1 Plus (drg-sprout/dragon) device, then here is all the required information.  Let’s start with the requirements set.

Prerequisites

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

Instructions to Install LineageOS 18.1 on Nokia 6.1 Plus

  1. Transfer the downloaded ROM and the GApps file to the Internal Storage of your device.
  2. Now connect it to the PC via USB Cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
  3. Head over to the platform-tools folder on your PC, type in CMD in the address, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt window.
    cmd platform-tools
  4. Execute the below command in the CMD window to boot your device to TWRP Recovery
    adb reboot recovery

    twrp-custom-rom
    TWRP Home
  5. Now that your device is booted to TWRP, head over to the Wipe section and tap on Advanced Wipe.
  6. Then, select the System, Vendor, Data, and the Cache partition and perform a right swipe to format the selected partitions.
    install-lineageos-18-wipe-partition
  7. After this, go to the Install section of TWRP. Navigate to the downloaded ROM and Vendor Zip file, select it and perform a right swipe to install it one by one.
  8. The process might take a few minutes. When the flashing is complete, go back to the Install section and this time select the GApps package. Perform a right swipe to install this file as well.
  9. Now tap on the reboot option and check your current active slot.
    Example: If you see  current active slot A change to B if B change to A on your TWRP menu
  10. Once done, Select reboot to bootloader mode from TWRP menu
  11. Connect your phone to your PC and open the CMD (command window).
  12. Flash the vbmeta by following the below command.
    for slot-a > fastboot flash vbmeta_a –disable-verity –disable-verification vbmeta.img
    for slot-b> fastboot flash vbmeta_b –disable-verity –disable-verification vbmeta.img
  13. You may now reboot your device to the newly installed OS. For that, head over to Reboot and select System.
    reboot-system-redmi-note-5-pro

With this, we conclude the guide on how to install LineageOS 18.1 onto your Nokia 6.1 Plus (drg-sprout/dragon) 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 Tricks that deserve your attention as well.

Source: XDA | Credits to Raghu varma

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