The 3-year-old Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro will not get the official Android Nougat update, but you can update your Z2 Pro to Android 7.1.1 Nougat via the custom ROM LineageOS 14.1. LineageOS (former CyanogenMod) has released an official nightly build of LineageOS 14.1 for Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro, which brings Android Nougat, latest Android security patches and various new features.
In this tutorial, we will walk you through how to install official LineageOS 14.1 on your Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro. The custom ROM brings Android 7.1.1 Nougat, features like multi-window, improved battery optimization, night mode, bundled notification, and several other new features to enhance user experience.
For installing LineageOS 14.1 on Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro (code-named ‘kingdom’), it requires root access and latest version of TWRP recovery installed on the phone. If you have not it, install the latest version of TWRP by downloading it from here and get root access by flashing Super SU zip file via TWRP recovery.
Note: Before start, this version of LineageOS is a test/nightly builds and it might include bugs that are not yet identified. Do not install it on your primary handset.
Note: Before installing the ROM, backup every data you have on your phone.
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 LineageOS 14.1 zip file for Vibe Z2 Pro from here and transfer the zip files to your phone’s internal memory. Also, download Gapps package from here (7.1, arm) and transfer it to your phone’s internal memory.
2. Now, boot your phone into TWRP custom recovery (Switch off the phone and use Power + Volume Up + Volume Down buttons together to switch it on)
3. In TWRP, select ‘Wipe’ and wipe data, cache and factory reset.
5. Once the installation has finished, return to the main menu and reboot your phone.
Enjoy LineageOS 14.1 (Android 7.1.1 Nougat). Leave your views in the comment section below.