Good news for Google Nexus users as the new LineageOS 16 ROM based on Android 9 Pie have been released. The ROM has a lot of new features and customizations for its users. By installing this ROM, the users can enjoy all the features of Android 9 Pie.
In this tutorial we will describe some of the awesome features of LineageOS 16 and will guide you how to install it on Google Nexus 9 through simple methods.
Specifications of Google Nexus 9:
Google Nexus 9 was manufactured by HTC. The device comes with a large display of 8.9 inches supporting resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. It is equipped with 2.3 GHz dual-core processor including 2 GB RAM. The internal storage of the phone include 16 GB.
When it comes to camera, HTC Google Nexus 9 has 8MP Primary camera and 1.6MP secondary camera for selfies. It is powered by 6700 mAh battery to support the power back-up. The connectivity medium include WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC.
Features of LineageOS 16 ROM:
This feature was introduced to check the apps that was mostly used by users and was considered favourite by users. This feature help to balance the smartphone usage and moderate parts that require attention. It also include timer which user can set while using the particular application. After exceeding the time limit, the application icon will automatically turn grey and you will notice the time spending on this app and your addiction for this application.
Smart Battery Feature
The Smart Battery feature will notice the usage detail of the user and will take an action to restrict the applications that are rarely used by the users. This will help turn down battery consumption.
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.
Guide To Download and install LineageOS 16 on Google Nexus 9:
Before proceeding to downloading, first you need to follow some pre-requirements:
- All you need is to unlock bootloader on your device, should install Custom recovery and root your device. If you have not done it yet, then click on the link below:
- Make back-up of your important data and make sure that you have 50% battery back-up.
Download LineageOS 16 For Google Nexus 9:
Steps To install LineageOS 16:
Step 1: Download the above files located in download section of this guide and then transfer it to the internal storage of your device.
Step 2: To boot your phone into TWRP recovery, Press and hold Volumedown and Power simultaneously.
Step 3: Select the Back-up option from the TWRP menu and then Data and cache.
Step 4: Select the install option and then locate for the downloaded file you have transferred it to the internal storage of your device and select it.
Step 5: Then flash Gapps files.
Step 6: Wait for the flashing process to complete and then reboot your phone and you will be booted into LineageOS 16.
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