Nextbit Robin was the first cloud-based Android smartphone with 100GB of free cloud storage. The budget phone has top-tier specifications and premium quality, but the company stopped the support for the device. The good news is that official LineageOS 16.0 (Android Pie) is available for Nextbit Robin, which means its users can still enjoy the latest Android features.

The LineageOS team has recently released Android 9 Pie based LineageOS 16.0 for many old and new devices, including the Nextbit Robin. The community-driven custom ROM brings several value added features, latest security patches, and extensive customization options to devices.


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Nextbit Robin was one of the best smartphones in 2016. Launched with Android Marshmallow, later the company updated Robin to Android Nougat. Though the device has no more support from the company, users can enjoy the latest Android 9 Pie with the official LineageOS 16.0.

If you have unlocked the bootloader of your Nextbit Robin and installed the latest version of TWRP custom recovery, then you can install the LineageOS 16.0 build. The installation procedure is slightly different from the usual TWRP method. Here is how it is.


TWRP installed on the phone
ADB and Fastboot setup on the computer
More than 50% battery charge remaining on the phone
Back up of user data, apps and media


Latest version of LineageOS zip file for Robin (ether)
Gapps package zip file (arm64 architecture)


1. Copy and paste LineageOS zip file and Gapps zip file inside the ADB installation folder on your computer.

2. Switch off the phone and boot it into TWRP using Power + Volume Down buttons.

3. Click the Backup button to create a backup. Copy the file to your PC.

4. Click Wipe button, then click Format Data and then continue the process. Return to Wipe menu and tap Advanced Wipe. Select the Cache and System partitions and then swipe to wipe.

5. In TWRP main menu, click Advanced and then ADB Sideload. Swipe the bar at the bottom to initiate the sideload command on the recovery menu side


6. On your computer, go to ADB folder and open a command window/terminal.

7. In the command prompt execute the below command:

adb sideload (windows)

./adb sideload (Mac/Linux)

[Replace ‘filename’ with original file name]

8. Repeat the step 7 to install files and other add-ons like Magisk

9. Once installation has finished, return to the main menu, click Reboot button, and then System.

Your phone will reboot into LineageOS. Setup and enjoy. If you come across bootloop, reboot the phone into TWRP and then wipe cache and dalvik/ART cache.

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