Download and Install Lineage OS 15.1 For BQ Aquaris M5 (Android 8.1 Oreo)

Download and Install Lineage OS 15.1 On BQ Aquaris M5 (Android 8.1 Oreo): Have you ever rooted your device? Did you know that a rooted device has the potential to be 10 times more powerful than the same unrooted device? If no was the answer to both of these questions, then we are going to have to change that. One of the many features of rooting is that it allows you to install custom ROMs as the daily driver. What better custom ROM to talk about than the extremely popular Lineage OS? Today, in this post, we are going to discuss the latest update of Lineage OS and how all the BQ Aquaris M5 users can easily install it on their device. The latest build of Lineage OS dubbed ‘Lineage OS 15.1’ comes to use thanks to aymende7 for sharing with us this unofficial build. This new update will be based on the Android 8.1 Oreo source code and even though it is still in the initial development phases, it will still come with a lot of exciting features.

BQ Aquaris M5 comes equipped with a 5.0-inch IPS LCD Capacitive display screen with full HD resolution of 1920x1080p, a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 Octa Core processor, Adreno 405 GPU, 2/3 GB RAM, 16/32 GB ROM storage capacity, and a non-removable 3120mAh Li-Po battery. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS (Upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat), and its other features include a 13.0 MP rear camera, a 5.0 MP front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, GLONASS, Accelerometer, and more.

If you happen to be a BQ Aquaris M5 user who wants to install this latest update of Lineage OS 15.1 on your device to get the features of Oreo firmware, then you are definitely in the right place. Here, we will be giving you all the basic information to clear up the doubts, and then we will give you a step-by-step guide to help you install this update.

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Lineage OS 15.1 Features | Android 8.1 Oreo Features

As Lineage OS 15.1 is based On Android 8.1 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 8.1 Oreo now comes with Autofill feature which was available in the Chrome browser until now. The feature, 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 8.1 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 8.1 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 8.1 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 8.1 Oreo (Lineage OS 15.1.0) 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.
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  • Make sure your device has more than 50% battery.
  • Make sure you have taken a backup of your important data.Now proceed To Install Lineage OS 15.1 On BQ Aquaris M5.

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

Download Lineage OS 15.1 For BQ Aquaris M5

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Steps To Install Lineage OS 15.1 On BQ Aquaris M5 | Android 8.1 Oreo Update (Lineage OS 15.1 For BQ Aquaris M5)

Download and Install Lineage OS 15.1 On BQ Aquaris M5 (Android 8.1 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 Armor 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.

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

Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
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Dibyashree Sharma graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela. For the past eight years, she has been blogging about Android, which she is really passionate about. She has built a good reputation as a reliable source. 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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