Lenovo ZUK Z1 Gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat via LineageOS 14.1 (How to Install)

Lenovo ZUK Z1, which was launched with Cyanogen OS onboard, gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat update via official LineageOS 14.1 custom ROM. The development team just released the first LineageOS 14.1 nightly build for ZUK Z1 (code-named ham), so if you want to experience the new Android Nougat on your phone right now, you can install the build. If you are interested to try the LineageOS on your Lenovo ZUK Z1, check out the below installation guide.

Before you get start with the installation, keep in mind that the below given installation instruction is for Lenovo ZUK Z1 with Cyanogen OS. Do not try it with ZUK Z1 with ZUK UI. In addition, your device should have root access and latest version of TWRP (3.0+) custom recovery installed on it.

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Android 7.1.1 Nougat (LineageOS 14.1) brings various new features to Zuk Z1. Users can experience multi-window mode, enhanced notification system, data saver mode, night mode, one-handed mode, better battery life, latest security patches and more. However, note that the status of the ROM is nightly, so it might have many bugs that have not been fixed yet. So do not install on a regularly using device.

Important: Before proceeding with below steps, back up all data you have on the phone to a safe location. Also, ensure at least 50% battery charge remaining on the phone.

Note: Once again we remind you that the below method is for Lenovo ZUK Z1 with Cyanogen OS. Do not try it on ZUK Z1 with ZUK UI.

How to install LineageOS 14.1 (ham) on Lenovo ZUK Z1

Disclaimer: This procedure will void your device’s warranty. 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.

1. Download latest build of LineageOS 14.1 for ZUK Z1 from here and the Gapps 7.1 Nano package from here

2. Transfer both zip files to your phone’s SD card.

3. Reboot your phone into TWRP recovery mode. To do so, switch off the phone, press and hold the Volume Down, Volume Up and Power buttons few seconds.

4. In TWRP recovery, select ‘Wipe’ > Advanced > and clear cache, data and factory reset.

5. Then, select ‘Install’ and navigate to LineageOS ROM zip file and swipe right to flash. Repeat the same for flashing Gapps zip file.

6. Return to main recovery menu, select ‘Wipe’ and clear cache and data.

7. Finally, reboot your ZUK Z1. It will take 10 – 30 seconds for the first boot.

Once booted up, set up and Enjoy Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Leave your views in the comment section below (Source)

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.

4 Comments

  1. Narendra

    Sep 2, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    What the f*** your saying. Zuk1 doesn’t support external memory card then how can you put. If you have correct information then only post. Don’t make fool. If this will again happen I will report.

    • Kannan

      Sep 2, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      Who said it? The device does not have external SD card facility. Read the article carefully two or three times and proceed with installation.

  2. Nero

    Jun 24, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Hi, in zuk z1 we only hv inbuilt 64gb memory, if we put the files in there arent they get deleted when weEperform a factory reset

    • Kannan

      Jun 25, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      Saved files on internal memory will delete on factory reset

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