Google’s newest OS for mobile devices, Android 10, has rolled out to Pixel devices, but other manufacturers (expect Essential Phone) are yet to roll out the stable version of Android 10 to their devices.
As we’re already halfway through the month, it makes perfect sense to wait and see what the company has in store. However, if you are not willing to wait that long and are eager to have a taste of 10 right away, there’s a pretty reliable alternative in store.
The Android 10-based LineageOS 17.0 has been released for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. LineageOS, if you didn’t know, is a community-built, aftermarket, and free OS, which aims to deliver more features than your stock OS. As it’s fresh on the market, it’s difficult to pinpoint what those improvements are, but we’ll know more in due time.
Disclaimer: Installing a ROM is a risky procedure that if not done properly. can damage your device.
Download LineageOS 17.0 ROM
Step 1: Download the latest build of LineageOS 17 and Android 10 Gapps.
Step 2: Boot into TWRP recovery. (Make sure you have installed TWRP on your device.)
Step 3: Perform a factory reset/wipe data first in TWRP. (Note that this will delete everything on your device.)
Step 4: Using the Install option on the home page of TWRP, install the ROM zip file first. And then the Android 10 Gapps file.
Step 5: Reboot the phone.