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Download and Install Lineage OS 15 On Alcatel Idol 3 | Android 8.0 Oreo

Written by Raja Sekar

[LOS 15] Download and Install Lineage OS 15 On Alcatel Idol 3 | Android 8.0 Oreo: Alcatel Idol 3 was launched back in 2015 with a Full HD 5.5 inch display and the power-efficient Snapdragon 615 processor with 2 GB of RAM. The device was released with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and was soon updated to a newer version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. That was the last official version of Android released to the device. But it has now received an unofficial build to Android Oreo 8.0.

Android Oreo 8.0 is the latest version of Android and it was released last month by Google. Alcatel Idol 3 could now be updated to Android Oreo in the form of an unofficial release of an Android custom ROM called Lineage OS 15. The ROM comes with the default Android Oreo features like picture in picture mode and lockscreen shortcuts along with a few additional customization options.Update Alcatel Idol 3 To Android 8.0 Oreo Via Lineage OS 15

Since the Alcatel Idol 3 is already over 2 years old it will not be receiving any more official software updates from the manufacturer. So, the only way to experience the latest version of Android on your device is to manually download and install the Lineage OS 15. The ROM is still in the development phase but it can be tested on your device without any issue. You can follow the below guide to Download and Install Lineage OS 15 On Alcatel Idol 3 | Android 8.0 Oreo

The Lineage OS is the new form of CyanogenMod which was the most used and Popular Android Custom ROM.Lineage OS 15 is based On Android 8.0 Oreo Source Code and Comes with all the Android 8.0 Oreo features like Picture in Picture mode, split-screen mode and better battery optimization.

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Lineage OS 15 Features | Android 8.0 Oreo Features:

As lineage OS 15 is based On Android 8.0 Oreo’s Source code, it has all the latest Android Oreo features and in addition to that Lineage OS also has some extra customization features.

#1 AutoFill

Android 8.0 Oreo now comes with Autofill feature which was available in the Chrome browser for Until now. The feature is Auto Fill mode which means that the OS will save your Email Address as well as Password.This will save your precious time

#2 Adaptive Icons

Now Android also added Adaptive Icons which means that the smartphone will now have an option to modify the default icons for various applications in many shapes such as squircle, square, rounded and others. This is done to ensure that the icons on different apps are in line with the other apps for uniformity purpose.This will make your phone looks cool and minimalistic

You may Like: How to get Android 8.0 Oreo Adaptive Icons feature on Android 5.0 and above

#3 Updated Emoji

In Android 8.0 Oreo, Google has once again updated the default emojis present in the Android OS to a blob-less emoji version rather than blob version which was seen on Android 7.0.There many new emojis are added to enhance your messaging experience

#4 Notification Dots

This feature is same as the one present on Android 7.0 Nougat where users can long press on home screen to see the options but this feature is now extended to show notifications of that particular app by long pressing the icon.

#5 Picture -In- Picture Mode

The picture in Picture mode which is also known as PiP mode is also added to Android 8.0 Oreo.This will be shown in floating window rather than the split-screen.

#6 Google Play Protect and 2X Boot Time:

This “Google PLay Protect” is added in the Google Play Store and it will be a background service that will check for apps and its usage and data storage permissions and notify users if it is safe to install and use the app.

Thanks to the great optimization in Android 8.0 Oreo, the boot will now take 10 seconds to do so which is a significant improvement. (Previously 15-20 Sec.)

Above are some of the main features Android 8.0 Oreo (Lineage OS 15.0) comes with.But there are much more.Overall Lineage OS is the best Custom ROM available for Android.

Check out > List of the devices which will get official Android 8.0 update | Android Oreo.

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Pre-Requirements:

  • Make sure the bootloader on your device is unlocked and your device is rooted and you have a custom recovery installed.
  • Make sure your device has more than 50% battery.

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How to Install Lineage OS 15 On Alcatel Idol 3 | Android 8.0 Oreo (Unofficial)

Download and Install Lineage OS 15 On Alcatel Idol 3

  • Make sure your device is rooted and have the latest TWRP recovery installed. (Check the Pre-Requirement Section Above)
  • First, download the files from the above links.
  • Now transfer the downloaded files to the internal storage of your device.
  • Now reboot to the TWRP recovery by holding your power and volume down buttons together for a few seconds.
  • Take a backup by selecting the option from the home screen and then your data and cache from the recovery menu.
  • Now select install and then browse for the downloaded ROM file and then select it. Next flash the Gapps file and then Magisk (optional).
  • Once the flashing process is completed, reboot your Alcatel Idol 3 and you will be booted into Android Oreo 8.0.

If you have any doubts regarding this process, feel free to comment below.

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Raja Sekar

Hello! I am Raja, a tech enthusiast who loves to read and write anything related to technology. I listen to music and watch a lot of movies and TV series during my free time. I am an ambivert and I am funny sometimes.

  • SoProTheyGoWoah

    Feels sketchy, no XDA posts by the official community. Let me know if anyone here tried it and it worked.

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