OnePlus 5T was released back in 2017 with Android Nougat out of the box, it was later upgraded to Android 9. There were some news of Android 10 releasing for OnePlus 5/5T in Q2 2020. Another way of getting Android 10 on OnePlus 5T is flashing LineageOS 17.1 that brings a lot of new features of LineageOS as well as of Android 10
LineageOS is one of the most used and trusted Custom ROM for Android smartphones. It is an AOSP based ROM with some exclusive features. All credits to developer codeworkx for developing and maintaining LineageOS for OnePlus 5T.
Speaking of OnePlus 5T, it was released back in 2017 and believed to be the best smartphone of 2017. It is powered by the Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset along with Adreno 540. It comes in 6 and 8 GB RAM options with 64 and 128 GB storage. The display is a 6.01 inches Optic AMOLED panel with 1080 x 2160 pixels and comes with Corning Gorilla 5 protection. The Dual-camera on the rear side contains a primary 16 MP and a secondary 20 MP lens. For selfies, 16 MP camera is there on the front. It is fueled by the 3300 mAh battery that supports 20W charging.
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Download Official LineageOS 17.1 for Oneplus 5T
- Check the XDA Thread of ROM
Maintained by: codeworkx
LineageOS is the most used and most trusted Custom ROM out there. It was started as CyanogenMod and known to be the first custom ROM or firmware which was able to make its way to some smartphone as pre-installed default firmware.
LineageOS is based on AOSP code and you will hardly feel a difference from stock Android. There are some third-party apps like Trebuchet, AudioFX, Clock, Dialer. Jelly, Eleven Music Player, Recorder, Snap Camera. All the apps are useful and there are no Ads in them. LineageOS comes without Google app or GApps, you have to install them after flashing the ROM.
Due to its stability and performance, many other custom ROMs use LineageOS code as their base, some of them are Resurrection Remix and crDroid.
If you want a daily driver with good battery life and performance, then LineageOS is one the best option for you.
About the Android 10
Android 10 is the latest version released by Google with a lot of new improvements in much-needed areas. With an increased focus on Privacy, the new Dark Mode and the improved Gestures, Android 10 brings a lot of long-awaited features.
Dark Mode was a very requested feature and Google gave Dark mode in some of its Apps before. System-wide Dark Mode is finally here in the Android 10. It can save a lot of battery life especially if you are using an AMOLED screen. It also goes on your eyes.
A more powerful set of Privacy features is not just necessary for the user but for the big companies too because of the hefty fines they are getting by Government.
The Permissions are now very strict and will ask if an app can use a particular thing like GPS or a Sensor every time, only when the app is open or it can’t use the Sensor at all. You can find the new Permissions manager in the Setting which will list all the apps using a specific sensor or service.
Android 10 finally brings a New Gestures system that can replace the traditional Three-button navigation system and Android Pie’s navigation bar.
Although the Gestures are inspired by iOS’s gesture (It is the same), the Gestures are now usable and are easy to use.
New Theming options
Theming options were found on Beta 2 version of Android 10 and are expected to come with the release of the Pixel 4 launch.
Focus Mode is a feature introduced to curb your Phone addiction. The main point of this feature is that you can select a bunch of apps that are distracting and you can stop them all for a duration of time. At that time, there will be no notifications and you won’t be able to use the app.
The New share menu is now ordered alphabetically and the suggested apps appear on top of the list. It is a big relief as the previous Share menu was a complete mess.
Live caption is a feature that will display captions on a video played offline or with the Video player. It looks like a very good feature for Deaf and people with difficulty in hearing. Also, it can come in handy at night when you don’t want to wake the person sleeping next to you.
How to flash LineageOS 17.1 Custom ROM on OnePlus 5T
Instructions are taken from Official XDA thread of ROM
- Make sure your phone was running OxygenOS 5.1.4 at least once
- Remove all Pins and Password so Decryption dont fail
- Make sure to update to latest Firmware
- Flash the latest TWRP given above
- Charge the device to at least 50%
Step 1: Flash the TWRP Custom recovery on the OnePlus 5T
Step 2: Take Full Backup
Step 3: Perform a Factory reset (Format Data) by Going in the Wipe Section
Step 4: Flash the LineageOS zip file in the Install section
Step 5: Flash GApps (Download from Above)
Step 6: Flash Magisk Zip if you want root
First boot will take some time so be patient. And that’s it, you have flashed the official LineageOS 17.1 Custom ROM for Oneplus 5T.
If you are facing any problem or got a question, leave a comment below.