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LineageOS 14.1 installed on Nexus 5

March 25, 2018 — BarryK

Yesterday I posted about installing Unlegacy-Android 8.1.0 on my Nexus 5 phone:

It's a bit buggy. Also, being stock Google Android, it has some limitations. For example, my wi-fi did not appear, it requires "country localization" to be set to Australia, which it seems there is no option to do. However, LineageOS does have that option.

I also tried Unlegacy-Android 7.1.2, same wi-fi problem.

So, downloaded LineageOS for the nexus 5:

Note, version 14.1 equates to Android 7.1.2 (Nougat).

My phone has TWRP installed, and USB-Debugging enable, so good to go. With USB cable connected to computer, typed on computer:

# ./adb reboot recovery

The phone rebooted and TWRP started. Saw the "Advanced" button, but when I pressed that and proceeded with a sideload, got an error message:

"Can't install this package on top of incompatible data"

So, pressed the "Back" button, and on the same screen that showed "Advanced" button, there is also "Wipe" button. Press "Wipe", then "Format data".

Then, went back until the "Advanced" button is on the screen, pressed it, then "ADB sideloading" then slide to start it, and over on the computer type:

# ./adb sideload
This works well. Most importantly, wi-fi works. generally, there are more configure options than with stock Google Android.

LineageOS is actually a fork of CyanogenMod, after it fell to pieces:

First time that I am using it.

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