Android 9 Pie based LineageOS 16 has been available for Asus ZenFone 2 Laser unofficially. This build supports both ZE550KL (Z00T) and ZE551K (Z00L) variants of ZenFone 2 Laser. Official LineageOS 16 is not yet released, but if you would like to test the Android 9 Pie right now, then download and flash the unofficial LineageOS 16 build via custom TWRP recovery.

LineageOS 16 for ZenFone 2 Laser is an initial build and contains several bugs. Though essential things, such as RIL (Calls, SMS, Data), VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Camera, etc. are working fine, the ROM cannot be used as a daily driver. The developer may fix all the bugs and release a more stable version of LineageOS 16 for the device.



If you are interested, follow the installation instruction to know how to flash the unofficial LineageOS 16 ROM on your Zenfone Laser 2. Before start, let us see what is working and what is not.

What is working (Sep 9)

RIL (Calls, SMS, Data)
Video Recording
Video Playback

What is not working (Sep 9)

SELinux is permissive
No In-call Audio Over VoLTE

How to Install LineageOS 16 (Pie) on Zenfone 2 Laser

1. Download latest build of unofficial LOS 16 ROM for Asus ZenFone 2 Laser from development page. Also, download Android 9.0 compatible Gapps from here.

2. Save both zip files on your phone’s internal storage.

3. Reboot the phone into TWRP Recovery mode (Press Volume Down + Power Button together after switching off the phone)

4. In TWRP recovery, choose Backup option and create a Nandroid backup (recommended).

5. Now, select Wipe > Advanced Wipe > Clear data, Clear cache, Clear system.

6. Now, choose ‘Install’, locate the ROM zip file and swipe to begin installing the ROM. Once done, flash the GApps zip file.

7. Now, select Wipe and wipe cache and dalvik cache to fix any bootloop issue.

8. Once installation has finished, return to the main menu and select Reboot, then System.

The first boot will take few minutes. Once done, set up and enjoy Android 9 Pie on your Zenfone 2 Laser.

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