Download and Install LineageOS 15 on Pixel/Pixel XL | Android 8.0 Oreo

Download and Install Lineage OS 15 on Pixel/Pixel XL | Android 8.0 Oreo: Hello guys!! Today, we are here to share with you about the latest LineageOS 15 and how you can easily download and install it. The Nexus and Pixel devices were the first ones to receive the official Android 8.0 updates. Pixel along with Pixel XL was also one of the first few devices to receive the official update. However, some of the Pixel and Pixel XL users which happened to be developers and programmers were eager to develop a custom ROM of this OS so they came up with LineageOS 15. The LineageOS or previously known as CyanogenMod has released their latest custom ROM named LineageOS 15 and it is based on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo OS.

This custom ROM is filled with infinite customization options along with some amazing features and an optimized battery life among those features which make it better than the official update. Downloading this custom ROM will give you several choices for customizing not only the UI of your phone but also the total outlook of how you use your Pixel/Pixel XL. Even though the official update for LineageOS 15 is yet to be released, the unofficial update has been made available online and is available for download.Update Google Pixel/Pixel XL To Android 8.0 Oreo Via Lineage OS 15

Any Nexus XL user who wants to get a taste of more options than what is provided by Android 8.0 Oreo OS can download the LineageOS 15 based on Android 8.0 Oreo OS. All you need to do is fulfil few pre-requirements, complete some downloads, and then follow this step-by-step guide mentioned below.Follow the guide to  Install Lineage OS 15 on Pixel/Pixel XL | 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.

Full Custom ROMs List > [2018] Full List Of Best Custom ROMs For Google Pixel XL (Oreo and Nougat)



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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 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

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#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 are 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.

DISCLAIMER is not responsible for any damage happened to your device(s) while following this guide, Proceed at your own risk.


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How to Install Lineage OS 15 On Pixel/Pixel XL | Android 8.0 Oreo Custom ROM

Download and Install Lineage OS 15 on Pixel/Pixel XL | Android 8.0 Oreo

  • 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.
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  • Now select install and then browse for the downloaded ROM file and then select it.Next flash the Gapps file and then Magisk (optional).
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  • Once the flashing process is completed, reboot your phone and you will be booted into Android Oreo 8.0.
Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma, who graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela, is an experienced blogger and an enthusiast of Android technology. She has spent eight years writing about Android OS, earning a reputation as a reliable source in the technology field. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

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