LineageOS 15 for Desire 816 – Download and installation Guide

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    Android Oreo 8.0 based LineageOS 15 for HTC Desire 816 is now available to download via an EXPERIMENTAL development build. This post provides the download link to the LineageOS 15 Oreo ROM for Desire 816 and guides through the installation process of the same. This Lineage OS 15 Oreo ROM for Desire 816 is brought to you by developer bigsupersquid.

    If you want the OFFICIAL Lineage OS 15 update or some more Android Oreo ROMs then stay tuned to the LineageOS 15 ROMs page or the AOSP Android Oreo ROMs devices list page.


    If you like this ROM then do contribute to bigsupersquid for his hard work:
    Donate to bigsupersquid

    THIS IS AN INITIAL BUILD WHICH MAY NOT BOOT AT ALL. HAVE A BACKUP BEFORE FLASHING THIS AND TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK. Installing a custom ROM requires an unlocked bootloader on Desire 816, which may VOID your warranty and may delete all your data. Before proceeding further you may consider backup all data on the phone. Understand that you are the only person making changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.


    Status of Lineage OS 15 for Desire 816 Oreo 8 ROM:

    – Unknown
    – Unknown


    Lineage OS 15 for Desire 816 Oreo 8 ROMhtc

    REQUIRED LINKS AND FILES FOR LineageOS 15 for Desire 816 OREO ROM:

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


    Follow this if you are flashing LineageOS 15 on the Desire 816 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.

    • 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 Desire 816 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

    • Download and Copy the Oreo GApps and the LineageOS 15 ROM ZIP to the phone.
    • First flash the Lineage OS 15 for Desire 816 Oreo ROM ZIP from device. Then flash the GApps zip from your device memory.
      – Here is a post explaining how to install Lineage OS
    • Then reboot into recovery (don’t skip this) and flash the Gapps for LineageOS 15 package.
      – Here is a post explaining how to flash GApps using TWRP recovery.
    • Reboot and Enjoy Android Oreo with LineageOS 15 ROM on Desire 816.

    Upgrading from earlier version of Lineage OS 15 for Desire 816 (a5):

    Complete the initial setup and enjoy Android Oreo 8.0 with LineageOS 15 on the Desire 816. After the installing the LineageOS 15 ROM, you may want to enable ROOT access on your phone and here is how you can do that:
    How to Enable ROOT on LineageOS 15 ROM.
    Stay tuned or Subscribe to the Desire 816 (a5) forum For other Android Oreo, Nougat ROMs, LineageOS 15 ROMs, other custom ROMs and all other device specific topics.


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    Still waiting for A5DWG


    can you help me reup download link? :-| link was not work


    The build was not working it seems, hence has been removed by developer.

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    thanks for your reply :D


    Is there any chance of getting lineage os 15 or even 16 😂😂 For our beloved htc 816 (a5)


    I use V7.1.2 a5ul but home button edit this version and cant use google asistant so look that rom but download link missing… downloadable this rom?


    Pls reupload I couldn’t find the download link


    The file is pulled down by the developer long back.
    Sorry, I cannot help you out regarding this.

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    Good good good

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