Happy news for Google pixel 2 XL as the LineageOS 16 has been released which is based on Android 9 Pie. The ROM comes with a lot new and customized features. The Google Pixel 2 XL smartphones are getting LineageOS 16 unofficial update.
In this tutorial, we will guide you how to install LineageOS 16 unofficial ROM on Google Pixel 2 XL. Simply follow this guide and you are good to go.
Specifications of Google Pixel 2 XL:
Google pixel 2 XL was launched with 6.0 inches large display supporting resolution of 1440×2880 pixels protected by corning gorilla glass 5 technology. It is equipped with Octa-Core processor. The internal memory of the phone include 64 or 128 GB with 4 GB RAM.
The camera of the phone include 12.2 MP Primary camera with Dual-LED flash including features and 8MP secondary camera for selfies. The connectivity medium include WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and USB. It is powered by Li-Ion 3520 mAh battery to support the power back-up.
Features of LineageOS 16:
The Gesture-Based navigation is very useful as now mostly Android phones have almost bezel less and notched display. With this feature, the recently open page can be accessed by swiping up from the bottom.
This is the awesome app that will help user to easily reach their destination. With Slices feature, the user will be able to use app functions without entering in it. Whenever, the user will search for that particular application. It will prompt a small properties window containing few quick actions related to that application. This function of this feature is much quicker and user friendly.
This feature is quite outstanding as it work with artificial intelligence. The feature will take notice of the time, when you will change the brightness and will remember it for future and will adjust the brightness according to time and brightness.
Methods To Install LineageOS 16 on Google Pixel 2 XL:
Before proceeding to install LineageOS 16 on your device. You need to follow some pre-requirements:
- Unlock the bootloader on Google Pixel 2 XL. If you have not done it yet, then click on the link below:
Simple Guide To Unlock bootloader on any android device
- Take back-up of your important data and make sure that you have 50-60 % battery back-up.
Download LineageOS 16 For Google Pixel 2 XL:
- LineageOS 16 For Google Pixel 2 XL.
- Gapps 64 bit and Gapps 32 bit.
Simple Steps To install LineageOS 16 on Google Pixel 2 XL:
Step 1: Download the LineageOS 16 and Gapps For Google Pixel 2 XL and transfer it to the internal storage of your phone.
Step 2: To boot your phone into TWRP mode, press and hold Volume down and Power buttons simultaneously until you boot into TWRP recovery mode.
Step 3: Select the “Backup” option from the menu and then your “Data” and “Cache”.
Step 4: Tap on “install” option and then locate the Downloaded LineageOS 16 ROM file which you have downloaded and then transferred it to the internal storage of the computer and select it.
Step 5: Then flash the Gapps files.
Wait for the flashing process to complete and reboot your phone. Then you will be booted into LineageOS 16 based on Android 9 Pie.
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