Install Android 9.0 Pie on Asus Zenfone 5 2018 (LineageOS 16) – How to Guide!

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Asus Zenfone 5 2018 (codename: X00Q) launched in February 2018. Finally, here is the big update. Now you can download and install Lineage OS 16 on Asus Zenfone 5 2018 (X00Q). The developer Imajkej has started working on the next version of Lineage OS based on Android Pie called Lineage OS 16. But be careful, we are not responsible if you brick your device or do something wrong. This update is under beta test and we don’t even say when exactly the next version comes out. So be patient. If you want to try, then take a complete backup of data on your device or create a Nandroid backup using TWRP Recovery.

Download and Install Lineage OS 16 on Asus Zenfone 5 2018

To install Lineage OS 16 on Asus Zenfone 5 2018 , your device should have Bootloader Unlocked and should be running on latest TWRP Recovery. If you have all this, then you are good to try the new Lineage OS 16 on your device. Follow our guide on how to upgrade, but before that. Let’s understand the features of Android 9.0 Pie and Lineage OS 16.

What’s on Android 9.0 Pie?
As we said, Lineage OS 16 is based on the latest OS, Android 9.0 Pie. Android 9.0 Pie is the 9th iteration and a major update of Google’s Android OS. The new Android Pie brings a couple of design changes to the successor Android Oreo but the most notable one is the gesture-based navigation system. Other features of Android 9 Pie are New Quick Settings UI design, Redesigned volume slider, Advanced Battery with AI Support, Notch Support, Improved Adaptive Brightness, Manual theme selection, Android Dashboard which Google calls Digital Wellbeing, and more other features.
Lineage OS 16 Based on Android 9.0 Pie?
Lineage OS 16 is the latest Stock Custom Firmware based on the official Android 9.0 Pie AOSP source code. Along with the official Android 9.0 features, the Lineage OS 16 also brings tons of features and customization option which allows using your phone beyond the Stock Firmware feature. Lineage OS one of the well-known aftermarket firmware built by the team behind cyanogen. In the Android world, Lineage OS is the currently best custom ROM built with many new features.

Requirements!

You must have TWRP Recovery Installed on your device. (Learn here: How to install)

XDA Development Forum: Here!

(you can check here more information about ROM what is working and what’s not working)

▼DOWNLOAD FILES

LINEAGE OS 16 ROM

LINEAGE-OS 16 GAPPS

Check-out which G-App is compatible for your device from Here! 

Instructions to Install

1. First Download & Install a Custom Recovery on your device (TWRP is recommended) If you already have installed then skip this step.


2. Download ROM & Gapps .zip file and save it on your device’s Internal storage or SD Card.

3. Now Boot your device into TWRP Recovery Mode. (if you don’t know how to boot your device into twrp recovery then you can search it on Google)

4. Now in TWRP create a Nandroid Backup of your device for safer side. If anything goes wrong, you can restore back to your older ROM. (How to Take Nandroid Backup)

5. Now do a Factory Reset of your device, Goto Wipe > Advanced Wipe > Select Cache, Dalvik Cache, System, and Data. Then Swipe to Wipe.

6. Now go back to TWRP Main Menu by pressing the Center navigation button.

7. Now Select Install, Locate the ROM zip file and Swipe to Confirm Flash.

8. After the flashing completes, Flash the Gapps in the manner.

9. After Gapps flashing completes, Select Wipe cache/dalvik from the bottom left side of the screen, & Swipe to Wipe.

10. After wipe completes, Click on Reboot System.

10. After wipe completes, Click on Reboot System.

That’s it Now you have successfully installed Latest android on your device, first boot will take some time so please don’t panic!


If you have any questions regarding the ROM or the installation process, use the comments section below to reach us or contact to XDA forum members from the link above.

Source: theupgradeguide

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