Lineage OS (former CyanogenMod) has released first official LineageOS Nightly builds for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Nextbit Robin. The download is now available at Lineage OS download repository along with experimental LineageOS builds. The experimental build help users running on CyanogenMod 13 or 14.1 to migrate their ROM to LineageOS without wiping data.

The official LineageOS 14.1 is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and the UX and features are almost similar to that of CyanogenMod. However, it is expected that the future builds will include new features and new interface. Currently, the ROM is available for Google’s Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, in addition to Nextbit Robin. For other devices are imminent.

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Installing LineageOS 14.1 is same as CyanogenMod ROM or any other custom ROM. It requires clean installation by wiping data and system. However, note that the LOS does not include root, so if you want root access on your device, you need to flash Super SU after flashing the LOS ROM.

To install LineageOS 14.1 on your device requires root access and latest version of TWRP recovery installed. Also, you need to flash Gapps package (for Play store and other Google services) after flashing the LineageOS.

How to install Official LineageOS 14.1 on your device

Note: Backup every data on your phone, just in case.

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1. Download official LineageOS 14.1 zip file for Nexus 5X from here, Nexus 6P from here, Nextbit Robin from here and other devices from here. Save the file on the phone.

2. Download compatible Gapps zip file from here and save it on the phone.

3. Boot your phone into TWRP recovery

4. In TWRP recovery, create a Nandroid backup and then wipe data, system and cache.

5. Now, select ‘Install’ option and flash the LineageOS

6. After flashing LOS ROM, flash Gapps package and then reboot your phone.

After rebooting set up your phone and enjoy the new ROM.