Updated October 30, 2017 – Download and Install Lineage OS 15 on Nexus 6 (shamu) | Android 8.0 Oreo: Hello guys!! I’m sure you must have heard about the latest Android 8.0 Oreo OS which was released recently and ever since it’s official release, it has been taking the world by storm. Even though all the devices have not yet received the official update, only few Nexus and Pixel devices have received this official update. Even though the Nexus and Pixel users have received the official update, this hasn’t stopped them from tinkering with this update and wanting more and more features on their device.
In this post, we will be telling you how you can download and install Lineage OS 15 on Nexus 6 as an unofficial build of Lineage OS 15 is available For Nexus 6.The official update for LineageOS 15 has not been released, but the unofficial update has been made available online for many Android phones and it can be installed very easily. This custom ROM comes with a variety of amazing features and an optimized battery life. Using this custom ROM will give you several features which were not available in the official Android 8.0 update.The Lineage OS 15 For Nexus is under development and may be released in coming days.We will update the post with download links.
If you are a Nexus 6 user and are interested in downloading Lineage OS 15 based on Android 8.0 Oreo then fulfil the pre-requirements, complete some downloads, and then follow the step-by-step guide mentioned below.Update Google Nexus 6 To Android 8.0 Oreo Via Lineage OS 15
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.
Android 8.0 Oreo now comes with Autofill feature which was available in the Chrome browser for Wuntils uptil 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
#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.
- 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 Nexus 6| Android 8.0 Oreo (Shamu)
- 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 link.
- 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 phone and you will be booted into Android Oreo 8.0.
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