Download and Install Lineage OS 15.1 For ZTE Nubia Z9 Max (Android 8.1 Oreo)


Download and Install Lineage OS 15.1 On ZTE Nubia Z9 Max (Android 8.1 Oreo): Hello friends! Today, in this post, we are going to talk about one of the most popular lines of custom ROMs. Yes! I was indeed talking about Lineage OS. Here, we will be telling you how all the ZTE Nubia Z9 Max users can easily install the latest update of Lineage OS. The latest update for Lineage OS which is dubbed as Lineage OS 15.1 has come out and all the users are already busy downloading this update. This new update comes to us with the help of Atul Bansode who shared with us this unofficial build of Lineage OS 15.1. This new custom ROM is based on the source code of Android 8.1 Oreo OS and it comes with not only the features of Oreo firmware, but it also has a lot of exciting additional features. This update is still in its initial development so there might be a few bugs here and there. If you can wait for few more weeks, then an upcoming update is scheduled for release. This upcoming update will come with a lot of bug fixes and optimizations.

ZTE is a brand which has millions of users worldwide. It has released some amazing models in the recent years. Its Nubia Z9 Max sports a 5.5-inch display screen with full HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels while it has a 401 PPI density. It comes packed with a powerful Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 Octa Core processor, Adreno 430 GPU, 3 GB RAM, and a 16 GB internal storage capacity. It comes with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS out of the box along with a non-removable 2900 Li-Ion battery. Its other features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, NFC, a 16.0 MP rear camera, an 8.0 MP front camera, GPS, GLONASS, and more.

If you are a ZTE Nubia Z9 Max user who has been looking for ways to install this custom ROM but hasn’t been able to execute it because of lack of information on this topic, then we are here to help. Here, in this post, we are going to give you all the basic information regarding custom ROMs and Lineage OS. After that, we will be giving you a step-by-step guide to help you install this update easily.

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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 ZTE Nubia Z9 Max.

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 ZTE Nubia Z9 Max

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Download and Install Lineage OS 15.1 On ZTE Nubia Z9 Max (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.

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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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