Here we are sharing a detailed guide to Install Lineage OS 17 On Google Pixel XL | Android 10 (sailfish). The available Lineage OS 17 for the device is in its initial build which means there will be bugs present but we are sure in coming days the developer will fix all the bugs, For now we recommend not to flash the ROM on your primary device. We are thankful to Xda developer razorloves for the ROM file.
The Google Pixel XL was released back in 2016 along with it’s younger sibling Google Pixel. The device features a large 5.5-inch AMOLED capacitive display screen with a resolution of 2560x1440p, a powerful Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 Quad-Core processor, Adreno 530 GPU, 4 GB RAM, 32/128 GB ROM storage capacity, and a non-removable 3450mAh Li-Ion battery.
It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat (upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo), and its other features include a 12.3 MP primary camera, an 8.0 MP secondary camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, USB 3.0, USB Type-C, NFC, fingerprint scanner, and more.
Lineage OS 17 Features | Android 10 Features
Now let’s talk about Lineage OS 17 features and the release date. The official release date of Lineage OS 17.0 is unknown. But the ROM will have all the Android 10 features as it will be based on Android 10 (Q) source code. It will have a totally new UI like Android 10 and the most hyped feature of Android 10 system-wide force dark theme will also be available on the ROM
- A system-wide dark mode
- Smart Reply for all messaging apps.
- New easy sharing menu.
- Quicker access to settings.
- A standard depth format.
- Overhauled permissions.
- Wi-Fi sharing via QR codes
- Focus Mode
As Lineage OS 17 is based On Android 10’s Source code, it has all the latest Android Oreo features and in addition to that Lineage OS also has some extra customization features.
- 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.
- Make sure you have taken a backup of your important data. Now proceed To Install Official Lineage OS 17 On Google Pixel XL.
IMPORTANT NOTES FROM The Developer
1. It seems newer versions of twrp have issues mounting the system and vendor partitions, so use TWRP 3.3.0-0.
2. When using twrp it will ask if you want to install the twrp app. Make sure you tap “DO NOT INSTALL”.
3. If you care about your stuff, make a backup in TWRP first, just in case. Transfer it to a pc, along with your stuff in /sdcard.
4. Gapps are included in my builds for right now, since no one has made one for Q. Basically I just added the playstore, google app, & gmail.
5. The newest vendor, radio, & bootloader img’s are included in my builds, so no need to worry about flashing those manually.
6. Remember, lineage-17.0 is very new and in-work, so all custom features from 16.0 have not been ported over yet.
How to Install Lineage OS 17 On Google Pixel XL | Android 10 (Unofficial)
- Make sure your device is rooted and have the latest TWRP recovery installed.
- 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 Official Lineage OS 17 Based on Android Pie. If you have any doubts regarding this process, feel free to comment below.