Huawei Honor 4/4X, which was launched in 2014, did not included in the official Android Nougat update list, so chances for getting the official Nougat update for the two year old device is very rare. However, if you are excited experience the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat on your Honor 4 or Honor 4X, the LineageOS team has released official nightly build of LineageOS 14.1 for the device that brings Android 7.1.1, various new features and latest android security patches to the device.
Android 7.1.1 Nougat brings features like multi-window mode, bundled notifications, direct reply for notification, improved Doze battery saving feature, mobile data saving in standby mode, new emojis and several value added features to enhance user experience. Huawei Honor 4/4X owners, who are looking for the Nougat update, then read on to know how to install LineageOS 14.1 on it.
The below guide shows the LineageOS 14.1 detailed installation procedure for Huawei Honor 4/4X (code named cherry). However, your device should have root access and latest version of TWRP custom recovery installed on it.
Note: Before proceeding with the below step, we remind you that the present status of the ROM is Nightly, which means the ROM is experimental and may have several bugs.
Note: Backup every data you have on the phone before proceeding with below steps.
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.
2. Boot your device into custom TWRP recovery (switch off the phone, press Volume Up + Power button together)
3. In TWRP recovery, select Backup button to create a backup of your current firmware, just in case. Then, select Wipe, then Factory Reset and wipe cache, system and data.
4. Now, select Install, navigate to /sdcard and select the ROM zip package. Follow the on-screen notices to install the package. Install Gapps zip file as well.
Once installation has finished, return to the main menu and select Reboot, then System. The device will now boot into Android 7.1.1 Nougat (LineageOS 14.1). Set up and enjoy.