LineageOS 15.1 for Nexus 7 – Download and installation Guide

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    Android Oreo 8.1 ROM, LineageOS 15.1 for Nexus 7 has now arrived via a development build. This post provides the download link to LineageOS 15.1 ROM for Nexus 7 and guides through the installation process of the same. If you want the OFFICIAL LineageOS 15.1 update or some more Android Oreo ROMs then stay tuned to the LineageOS 15 ROM page or the AOSP Android Oreo ROMs devices list page. This LineageOS 15.1 Oreo ROM for Nexus 7 is brought to you by developer flex1911.

    Follow the links to get LineageOS 16 and Android Pie ROM builds.


    If you like flex1911’s work and want him to keep up this good work then you can consider donating him:
    Donate to flex1911

    THIS IS AN INITIAL BUILD WHICH HAS MANY BUGS. HAVE A BACKUP BEFORE FLASHING THIS AND TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK. Installing a custom ROM on a Nexus 7 (flo) requires an unlocked bootloader on Nexus 7 (flo), which may VOID your warranty and may delete all your data. Before proceeding further you may consider backup all data on the phone. You are the only person doing changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.


    Status of LineageOS 15.1 for Nexus 7 Oreo 8 ROM:

    – Wi-Fi
    – Bluetooth
    – Audio
    – Sensors
    – Lights
    – GPS
    – DRM
    – NFC?
    – Camera is broken
    – NFC is incomplete for now and can be messy
    – SELinux is in permissive mode


    LineageOS 15.1 for Nexus 7 Oreo 8 ROM


    Root binary is NOT inbuilt in LineageOS ROM, so you may need a separate SuperSu package or LineageOS su binary to install to gain ROOT access. Here is LineageOS 15.1 Rooting guide

    If there is no in-built ROOT or it does not work for some reason then you can try SuperSU rooting guide to enable ROOT access.


    1. Follow this if you are flashing LineageOS 15.1 on the Nexus 7 for the first time, or coming from another ROM:

      Points to NOTE:
      – Try to avoid restoring apps backup using Titanium Backup. It may break things up.
      – Don’t restore system data using Titanium Backup! It will definitely break the current installation.
      – It is also discouraged to Restoring Apps + Data using Titanium Backup.

      • Download and Copy the GApps and the LineageOS 15.1 for Nexus 7 Oreo ROM ZIP to your phone.
      • Boot into Recovery.
        Make sure to have a Custom recovery like CWM or TWRP or any other custom recovery. If not then download the recovery for Nexus 7 from above link and follow the Custom Recovery Installation Guide (it’s a generic guide which will work for TWRP as well as CWM recovery or any other recovery)
      • Wipe data factory reset, Cache partition, Dalvik Cache and Format the System partition.
        – Here is a guide explaining how to wipe data using TWRP recovery.

        This will delete all your data on your phone. You may consider complete backup of your phone data or take a NANDROID backup of the current ROM
        How to backup all data on your Android Device
        how to take NANDROID backup using TWRP recovery

      • First flash the LineageOS 15.1 for Nexus 7 Oreo ROM ZIP from device. Then flash the GApps zip from your device memory.
        – Here is a post explaining how to install LineageOS
      • Then reboot into recovery (don’t skip this) and flash the Gapps for LineageOS 15.1 package.
        – Here is a post explaining how to flash GApps using TWRP recovery.
      • Reboot and Enjoy Android Oreo with LineageOS 15.1 ROM on Nexus 7.
    2. Upgrading from earlier version of LineageOS 15.1 for Nexus 7 (flo):

    Complete the initial setup and enjoy Android Oreo 8.1 with LineageOS on the Nexus 7. After the installing LineageOS 15.1 for Nexus 7, you may want to enable ROOT access on your phone and here is how you can do that:
    How to ROOT for LineageOS 15.1.
    Stay tuned or Subscribe to the Nexus 7 (flo) forum For other Android Oreo, Nougat ROMs, LineageOS 15.1 ROMs, other custom ROMs and all other device specific topics.


    If you have found any BUG or have any issues on this ROM then here is the dev thread, where you can put your concerns.

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