First LineageOS 14.1 Build (Unofficial) for Google Pixel/Pixel XL Now Available (How to Install)

First LineageOS 14.1 build for Google Pixel and Pixel XL is now available for download, unofficially though. Custom ROM fans can download and install LineageOS 14.1 on their Pixel/Pixel XL and enjoy all the customization offered by the popular custom ROM. Present status of LOS 14.1 is nightly, but the ROM is nearly fully functional, missing some LOS features though. If you do not know how to install LineageOS 14.1 on your Google Pixel/ Pixel XL, check out the guide below.

In this guide, we show you how to install LineageOS 14.1 (unofficial) on Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Of course, both Pixel and Pixel XL provides complete and pure Android experience to users, at the same time Nougat based LineageOS 14.1 offers great customization along with stock Android features. You can install LineageOS on Google Pixel/Pixel XL via TWRP custom recovery, but your device should have root access.

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If you are wondering what LineageOS is, it is the most popular custom ROM (former CyanogenMod) and a better alternative to bring latest Android version and security patches to devices, including unsupported by manufactures.

Note that this unofficial LineageOS 14.1 (Android 7.1.1 Nougat) is an initial build, so do not expect everything to be fully working, but it does seem to be ready for daily use.

Also note that, unlike official LineageOS build, this particular build includes Gapps package (Google apps) as well, so you do not need to flash Gapps after flashing this unofficial LOS build.

How to Install Unofficial Lineage OS 14.1 on Google Pixel/Pixel XL

Disclaimer: Follow the instruction at your own risk. We will not be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components. It is recommended for technically talented users only

Important: Backup whole data you have on your phone before proceeding with the below steps.

1. Download LOS 14.1 for Pixel (code-named sailfish) from here and for Pixel XL (code-named marlin) from here or from development page here. Save the downloaded zip file on your device.

2. Boot your device into TWRP Recovery mode.

3. In TWRP, select Backup and create a Nandroid backup (Optional)

4. Now, select ‘Wipe’ and go to Advanced Wipe > Select Wipe cache, Dalvik cache, System, and data and swipe to confirm it.

5. Now, select ‘Install’, navigate to ROM zip file and flash it.

6. Once done, once again wipe cache and dalvik cache and the Reboot your device.

You have now installed LineageOS 14.1 on your Google Pixel/Pixel XL. Leave your views in the comment section below (source – invisible)

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

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