Updated Guide How to install lineageos rom 15.0 or 14.0 via twrp recovery and how to install lineageos rom via cwm recovery. This guide will show you how to install or flash lineageos rom on your android device using custom recovery like twrp or cwm. Before starting make sure to complete below task

Before Starting

Take care of following tasks before you proceed with flashing custom ROM:
Task 1: Install USB drivers for your device on your PC.
Task 2: Be sure to backup your data including Contacts, SMS / MMS, APN & MMS Settings as well as photos and videos stored on your device’s internal or external storage.
Task 3: Make sure that your device is well charged. Ideally, the battery level should be around 60-80%. The more the better.
Task 4: USB Debugging should be enabled on your device.
Important: Most of the custom ROM will not have Google Apps in them. So, you will have to download and install GApps manually.

Done with preliminary precautionary steps? So, here’s the guide:

TWRP recovery let’s you do a number of cool stuff but the whole point of having a custom recovery is to be able to flash unsigned .zip files. These .zip files could be anything from a custom kernel, boot, recovery, MODs or full custom ROMs.

Let’s see how to flash a lineage os rom on any Android device using TWRP recovery.

How to Install a Custom ROM using TWRP Recovery

  1. Download and transfer the Lineageos ROM and Gapps for linage os you wish to flash to your device’s storage.
  2. Boot your device into TWRP recovery.
  3. Select “Wipe” from TWRP main menu and do a “Swipe to Factory Reset” on the bottom of screen.
    Note: This will factory reset your device. If your custom ROM doesn’t require a factory reset, then simply skip this step.
  4. Go back to TWRP main menu, tap on “Install” and select the Lineage os  ROM .zip file and gapps for lineage os that you transferred to your device in Step 1.
  5. After selecting the .zip file, do “Swipe to Confirm Flash” on the bottom of screen to begin the custom ROM installation process. This may take some time.
  6. Once your ROM is successfully flashed, you’ll see “Wipe cache/dalvik” option, select it and then do “Swipe to wipe” on bottom of screen.
  7. Once cache & dalvik wipe completes, hit the “Back” button on-screen and then select “Reboot System” button.

Second methods of installing lineage os rom is via CWM recovery. I you are having CWM recovery then you can follow below step to install it.

How to Install Custom ROM in CWM Recovery

ClockworkMod Recovery can be used to flash Lineageos rom or any other custom ROM on Android devices. There’s a “install zip from sdcard” option that will let you install a ROM zip file on your device. Being the most popular custom recovery for Android, most users prefer it over other solutions. Also, it’s fairly easy to use CWM recovery to install CM or any other ROM. Here is the step by step guide:

How to Install Custom ROM using ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery

This guide can be used to install custom ROM on your Android device. Not to mention that your device should be rooted and should have CWM Recovery installed. Also, please download the custom ROM zip file that you will be installing. Some of the popular ROMs are:
Lineage os rom, Modaco, AOKP, Slim ROM, MIUI. There are many other ROMs for different Android devices. You can choose the one that suits your needs the best.

How to Install Lineage rom using CWM Recovery

Step 1: Download the ROM zip file and copy it on root of the SD card of your device. Also copy the GApps zip file, if you want to install Google Apps too.

Step 2: Disconnect your device from the computer and boot it into CWM recovery mode:
  1. Switch off your device
  2. Press & hold Volume buttons + Power button to boot into bootloader mode (Note: button combination may vary depending on your device)
  3. Now select “Recovery” option using Power button to boot into CWM recovery mode
You are now in CWM recovery more. Use volume keys to navigate up & down and use Power button to select an option.

Step 3 (Optional but important): Take a NANDROID backup of your ROM:
  1. From Recovery screen, select “Backup and Restore
  2. Now select “Backup” to start the nandroid backup process.
After backup is done, navigate back to main recovery screen.

Step 4: Now select “wipe data/factory reset” option. When it asks for confirmation, select “Yes” to confirm data wipe process. Then navigate back to main recovery.

Step 5: Now you will install the ROM zip file that you placed to SD card of your device in step 1. Follow these steps:
  1. Select option “install zip from sdcard
  2. Then select “choose zip from sdcard
  3. Now select the zip file that you want to install (the file that you copied onto the SD card)
  4. When it asks for confirmation, select “Yes” to start installation
The custom ROM installation will now begin. Wait for it till its complete.

Note: If you copied any other zip file alongside the ROM file (like GApps zip), repeat the above steps to install that zip file.

Step 6: After installation is complete, navigate back to main recovery screen and select “reboot system now” option to reboot your device.

Your device will now reboot. Please note that first boot may take some time, so be patient and do not interrupt the boot process.
When it boots up, your device will have custom ROM installed. Same steps can be followed to install any zip file like Google Apps on your device.
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  1. Does it work For Galaxy S5 mini G800F?

  2. Samsung Galaxy S Duos (GT-S7562)

    "An old cheap smartphone with decent enough camera that would boost its potential if you made it a Custom ROM, despite it being a cheap phone. It has Unofficial CM11 on xda"

  3. There's a rom to Galaxy J2 (J200BT)? If not, please do it.

  4. Btw, some options on the developer options doesn't save or stay after Reboots... I hope it can be fixed on Lineage OS if this is a bug... for example the Disable HW Overlay, I need it to stay disabled on developer options because "some" videos being played on MX Player would flicker zooming in or out a bit, when paused and disable hw overlay can fix it.

  5. Galaxy Note 3 n900 Exynos ha3g please.

  6. Plizz xperia z3 dual d6633 plizzzz

  7. I want Leneage Os 14 For Xperia Z3(Dual)Plz.

  8. Plz supported rom for asus zenfone go zc500tg:'(

  9. ple samsung galaxy pocket neo gt-5312

  10. I want Leneage Os 14 For galaxy pocket neo

  11. Hi? Why i don't see ability update rom through WI-FI?

  12. when will Asus zenfone 2 ze550l will get the update??

  13. And the HTC One M7 will have lineage OS 14

  14. Hello and good luck for the new project.
    I have a ZTE Blade A512.
    Will it be suppoeted?

    Cheers and thank you for any info.


  15. Need for umi Z when it releases.

  16. Sony Xperia ION pleeese!!!!!!!

  17. Will this run on a Xiaomi Redmi Note 2? I would have thought it very similar to the Note 3 which is listed

  18. Linage and the beast? GALAXY NOTE 3 LTE SM-N9005??? Plz

  19. Add the Xiaomi Mi Note Virgo (801SD) in support of your good firmware, very sorry that such a legendary smartphone was forgotten your team

  20. for moto g 2014 titan version the version is not working properly

  21. How to Install TWRP Recovery Galaxy S5 Verizon Kltevzw 6.0.1 Please Helpme

  22. samsung galaxy grand neo plus (i9060i)

  23. why does the camera not work on my HTC m9 after installation of Lineage OS?

  24. i have TWRP and ROOT access. i downloaded the lineageos 14.1 and Gapps arm 7.1 aroma for Huawei ascend mate 2 and my bootloader is unlocked. i did factory reset then wiped david, data, system and cache, then tried to install lineage and i got an ERROR 7. what is the problem?

  25. I have ClockworkMod v6.0.1.2 installed, and also had CyanogenMod 9 installed, on a Xperia Arc S. Now I am trying to install Linage OS 14, but that does not work. What is wrong? Is my CWM to old?
    I get this message:
    -- Installing: /sdcard/lineage-14.1-20170115-UNOFFICIAL-LegacyXperia-anzu.zip
    Finding update package...
    Opening update package...
    Installing update...
    Warning: No file_contextsE3004: This package is for device LT18i,Lt18a,LT15i,LT15a.anzu; this device is .
    E:unknown command [log]
    E:Error in /sdcard/lineage.14.1-20170115-UNOFFICIAL-LegacyXperia-anzu.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted

    1. Dear Search Lineage rom for your Device Model then, install TWRP this is work as CWM, but first download Lineage ROM as per your device model then go.for. thnx

    2. Dear Rashid.. Sallaam A Lekum ,
      Please tell me any person who can install lineage OS online as paid service , As it is very technicle issue which I cant handle
      I want Linage Os with Nougot or with Oreo for my Le Max 2
      or ask to lineage develpers to develop an app for android to automettically instalation via Internet just like OTA

    3. Dear Sir,
      I have a link for your Device Model https://download.lineageos.org/x2
      Simply Download this Official OS for your Device,
      But as per your request, I'm NOT a Developer or Professional, I just Search, Download and test these OS on Own devices just for fun, So,
      as you wish about OTA installation,, it can be updates not clean installation, (I think) Its NOT Possible, Because if Clean installation from OTA, it need connected to any Services Like GSM, WiFi, But its Not.

  26. Please Donot for get Arom For Galaxy Core i 8262. Whnich donot get Any Updates Fom Samsungl

  27. i wiped the dalvic cashe before installing lineage. its been 3hrs the installation is going on.... any suggestions?

  28. Hi, I managed to flash LineageOS but then I had no back option so it rebooted,and no I have no recovery mode and no Gapps... Any way to fix this?

  29. lineage 13 install problem in samsung galaxy tab 2 p5110,
    gapps is not install,
    lineage os is loading and loading
    plzz check and help me to install lineage 13

  30. VK800x (Chinese Phone) will work?

  31. is root necessary to install LineageOS custom rom?

  32. Sir please create micromax canvas 6 pro nougat rom

  33. does Lineage os supports volte ???

  34. sm-n900 flashed the lingage rom, sim card and wifi not work, how to fix?

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  36. I have an unbranded tablet (mediatek chipset)
    Ho can I install lineage of on that? Please mail me the reply at manohardidwaniya@gmail.com

  37. Dose LineafeOSwork on Oppe R7 Lite ???

  38. Dose LineafeOSwork on Oppe R7 Lite ???

  39. please add a lg kk10 2017 (m250n) for download nougat and add it in waiting list for android 8.0 O

  40. Hello, i'd like to know if LineageOS support Xposed, modules including?

  41. I installed GApps according to what I believe were the correct instructions, but it says that it is incompatible. I am using a Moto X Pure (which is ow running Lineage). Can you help me out?

  42. Does it work on Samsung galaxy ON5??

  43. Samsung galaxy star pro GT-S7262

  44. Dear Friends,
    Please tell me any person or site from where I can install lineage OS online as paid service , As it is very technical issue which I can't handle AND SO MANY OTHER PEOPLE CANT DONE IT THEIR OWN
    I want Linage Os with Nougot or with Oreo for my Le Max 2
    LINAGE DEVELOPER HAVE to develop an APP for android to AUTOMATICALLY INSTALATION via Internet just like OTA