Download/Install Lineage OS 18.1 For OnePlus 8 (Android 11)

An unofficial build of  Lineage OS 18.1 based on Android 11 has been released for OnePlus 8 (codename: instantnoodle). Lineage OS 18.1 is an upgraded version of Lineage OS 18 with some performance and security enhancements. Following the guide, you can easily download/install Lineage OS 18.1 For OnePlus 8 (Android 11).

As mentioned, among all the aftermarket firmware, Lineage OS is the best one when it comes to performance, stability, and fully-featured Custom ROM. Thanks to Xda developer/uploader LuK1337, and the Lineage OS Team for this latest ROM.

OnePlus 8 was released in 2020 with Android 10 and the device has already received official Android 11 OxygenOS 11 build. But if you are into Custom ROMs, then there are tons of option available and Lineage OS 18.1 is one among them.

Lineage OS 18.1 Features

LineageOS is a free, community-built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 11, which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device. LineageOS is based on the Android Open Source Project with extra contributions from many people within the Android community.

It can be used without any need to have any Google application installed. Linked below is a package that has come from another Android project that restores the Google parts. LineageOS does still include various hardware-specific code, which is also slowly being open-sourced anyway.

So, the Android 11-based Lineage OS 18.1 firmware offers all the useful and popular features like the Conversation Notification, One-Time App Permissions, Notification History, Chat Bubbles, Built-in Screen Recording, Improved Media Player, Smart Reply, New Power Menu, Scoped Storage, Wireless ADB, Pin Apps to Share sheet, and more.

  • Scheduled Dark Mode
  • Smart Reply & Smart Folders
  • Improved App Suggestions
  • Conversations Notification
  • Built-in Screen Recording
  • Pin Apps to Sharing Menu
  • Improved Voice Access (Accessibility)
  • Bluetooth Active in Airplane Mode
  • Improved Pinstantnoodlecy & Security Features
  • A New Power Menu
  • Redesigned Device Controls
  • Redesigned Music Control
  • One-Time App Permissions
  • Permissions Auto-Reset
  • Chat Bubbles
  • Notification History
  • Wireless Android Auto
  • Google Play System Update (Security Patch)
  • Talkback braille keyboard
  • Improved Lookout Mode
  • Improved Camera features (Bokeh Mode, Built-in HAL, and Camera2 API support)
  • Enhanced Digital Wellbeing
  • Improved Enterprise Mode
  • Improved Autofill Keyboard Suggestions
  • Nearby Share
  • Scoped Storage
  • Resume on Reboot
  • Blocked Permissions
  • Soft Reboot
  • Background Location
  • Improved Call Screening (Identify Spams)
  • Picture-in-picture mode
  • 5G detection API
  • Hinge angle sensor support
  • Ethernet tethering
  • Gesture sensitivity

What is working and What’s not?

Known issues:

  • Inform the dev if you find any

Read More: OnePlus 8T bags OxygenOS 11.0.6.8 Update in India with Video Playback Issue fixes

Download/Install Lineage OS 18.1 on OnePlus 8 (Android 11)

Download/Install Lineage OS 18.1 For OnePlus 8 (Android 11)

The installation is pretty simple and easy. If you have installed any custom ROM before then you will have no issue flashing the ROM as the process is exactly the same. But before proceeding to the installation let me clear that this build is in the very early stage which means there will be bugs and many functions may not work properly. So, we do recommend not to flash the ROM on your primary device.

Pre-Requirements

  • Enable USB Debugging on your OnePlus 8. Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging.
  • Also, enable the OEM Unlock from the Developer Options.

  • 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 Lineage OS 18.1 ROM (Android 11) on your OnePlus 8 device.
  • Download and install the Android SDK Platform Tool on your PC. This will provide you with the necessary binary files.
  • Also, download and install the OnePlus USB Drivers onto your PC

Disclaimer

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

Download Link:

 Note: If the link is broken head over to the development page for working link and other updates about the custom ROM.  

Flashing Steps: Lineage OS 18.1

  • First, download the ROM files from the above link and extract them to the ADB folder (It will be created once you install SDK platforms tools)
  • Connect your device to the PC via USB cable
  • Open command window (prompt) on the same folder (Type cmd on the search bar) or Just right click on the mouse and click Open command window here

Open cmd from here

  • Now flash the ROM by issuing the following commands
fastboot -w (this will wipe your data)

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

fastboot reboot fastboot

fastboot erase scratch (this is safe to fail as scratch is only created upon adb remount)

fastboot flash boot boot.img

fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img

fastboot flash system system.img

fastboot flash system_ext system_ext.img

fastboot flash product product.img

fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img

fastboot flash vbmeta_system vbmeta_system.img

fastboot reboot
  • Once the installation is completed, reboot your device. Done!!

Once the flashing process is completed, reboot your OnePlus 8 and you will be booted into Lineage OS 18.1 ROM Based on Android 11. If you have any doubts regarding this process, feel free to comment below.

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