How to install LineageOS 19 on OnePlus 7/7 Pro and OnePlus Pro 7T/7T Pro

The OnePlus 7 Series is the seventh iteration of OnePlus smartphones and it was the last lineup that truly featured the USP of this OEM’s flagship killer stature. This lineup includes devices like OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus 7T Pro. Not only were these smartphones the best in their domain but they also featured a wide range of goodies for tech enthusiasts too.

To this date, the custom development on these smartphones is going pretty strong. Luckily for these smartphone users, one of the most popular custom ROMs has finally made its way to them. Lineage OS has become available for OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus 7T Pro.

Lineage OS 19.0 will come based on the new Android 12 firmware and it is Google’s 12th major release. This update will bring in numerous improvements and added features. One of the most significant new features is the “Material You” design language. It will enhance the personalization quota on your smartphone by allowing you to customize the UI, pick the color palette, new widgets, and a lot more.  Lineage OS will not just contain all the features of Android 12, but it’ll also feature several other features.

If you’re new to Lineage OS, then this guide will be really helpful for you. Here, you will get to know a lot about the Android 12-based Lineage OS 19.0, the pre-requisites, benefits, and how to download and install the Lineage OS 19.0 update on your OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus 7T Pro.

LineageOS 19.0 features – Android 12

LineageOS is essentially a free, community-built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 12, which has been designed to improve performance and reliability over stock Android for your device. LineageOS is based on the Android Open Source Project with some extra contributions from several hardworking people within the Android community. LineageOS can be used without any need to have Google apps installed.

Android 12 is the latest in the long list of exciting firmware releases from Google. Android 12 will be all about improved personalization and revamped user interface, bringing in a much more dynamic expression and an entirely new design element. Android 12 is the successor to the last-gen Android 11, which was heavily focused on the privacy and security of user data. The new Android 12 will not just focus on the privacy aspect but also on the visual side of things.

The Android-12-based LineageOS 19.0 will feature a wide range of features and enhancements including –

  • New and colorful yet minimal widgets that are more dynamic than before
  • Dynamic theme and expressive wallpapers as per your mood
  • Lock screen looks and feels better
  • Notification shade
  • Volume controls
  • Glance screen
  • New power menu
  • Smoother transitions and animations
  • Impressive Privacy Dashboard feature
  • Privacy indicator at the top of the screen
  • Improved notifications
  • Scrolling screenshot support
  • Quick reply feature
  • Easy Wi-Fi sharing
  • On-device search feature
  • Quick back-tap feature
  • One-handed mode
  • Haptic-coupled audio effect
  • App hibernation
  • Improved audio-rotate
  • New emojis
  • Android 12 updates via Google Play

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Steps to Install LineageOS 19

install LineageOS 19 on OnePlus 7/7 Pro and OnePlus Pro 7T/7T Pro

Step 1: Install Android SDK

To start off, install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC or computer. It’s the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google. You should download it and extract it to a convenient location on your PC. Doing this will give you the necessary platform-tools folder.

Step 2: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking

Then, you will need to enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your smartphone. The former makes your smartphone recognizable by the PC in ADB mode. Meanwhile, it’ll allow you to easily boot your smartphone to Fastboot Mode.

OEM Unlocking will be needed to carry out the bootloader unlocking process. You’ll need to go to Settings -> About Phone -> Tap on Build Number 7 times -> Return to Settings -> System -> Advanced -> Developer Options -> Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.

Step 3: Unlock Bootloader on your smartphone

You’ll also need to unlock the bootloader on your OnePlus 7/7 Pro and OnePlus Pro 7T/7T Pro Pro if you’re looking to root your phone. Remember that doing this will wipe off the data and might even make your device’s warranty null and void.

Step 4: Install LineageOS Recovery on OnePlus 7/Pro/7T/7T Pro

  • Now, you’ll need to get hold of the Lineage OS ROM and Recovery files –
  • The custom ROM file will be in the form of a zip file while the recovery file will be an IMG file
  • Once the files have been downloaded, you should transfer them to the platform-tools folder
  • Then, rename the recovery file to recovery such that the name becomes “recovery.img”
  • Then, rename the ROM file to rom such that the complete game becomes rom.zip

Step 5: Boot your device to Fastboot mode

  • Connect your smartphone to the PC using a USB cable while ensuring that USB debugging is enabled
  • After that, go to the platform-tools folder and type in CMD in the address bar before hitting Enter to launch the Command Prompt
  • Then, type in the following command in the CMD window for booting your smartphone to Fastboot Mode
adb reboot bootloader
  • For verifying the Fastboot connection, you should type the following command and you’ll get back the device ID –
  • fastboot devices

Step 6: Flash the Lineage OS Recovery file on OnePlus 7/Pro/7T/7T Pro

  • You’ll need to flash the Lineage OS recovery file onto the boot partition of your smartphone
  • Execute the following command for the same –
fastboot flash boot recovery.img
  • Once you’re done flashing the file, use the hardware keys for bringing up the Recovery Menu and then hit the Power key for confirming it
  • Your device will now be booted to the Lineage OS Recovery

Step 7: Factory Reset your smartphone

  • From the Lineage OS Recovery, you should head over to Factory Reset
  • After that, select Format Data/Factory Reset and then Format Data
  • Your smartphone will undergo a reset
  • Once it is done, you will get the “Data wipe complete” message

Step 8: Install Lineage OS ROM on your OnePlus 7/Pro/7T/7T Pro

  • In the Lineage OS Recovery, head over to Apply Update -> Apply from ADB
  • After that, go to the platform-tools folder and then type in CMD in the address bar before hitting enter
  • It’ll launch the Command Prompt, so you’ll need to type the following command to flash the ROM file using Sideload –
adb sideload rom.zip
adb sideload gapps.zip

Note: You can flash gapps with the second command mentioned above

  • The process will begin and once it is complete, you’ll get the Total xfer: 1.00x message
  • Now, head back to the home screen of the recovery and then select Reboot System Now
  • Your smartphone will now boot to the newly installed OS

Finally. Here’s how to install LineageOS 19 on your OnePlus 7/Pro/7T/7T Pro. If you have questions about the steps, please comment below

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