Install Lenovo P2 Lineage OS 16.0 Android Pie 9.0 Official ROM

Lenovo P2 comes with the Marshmallow Version. Lenovo stopped updates after Nougat version. Coming to Hardware, this mobile has 4 GB RAM and Mid-Range processor, and it is excellent when you compare it with the new mobiles. If you are rooted user, you can use  Custom ROMs to use the latest Android versions. Here we are going to flash Lineage OS 16.0 Pie 9.0 version. There are plenty of Custom ROMs are available in the Android World. But, When you choose, It is better to go with the Official ROMs. Official ROMs always receive regular patch updates and Free from Major bugs like Mobile Network issues and Camera Bug issues. Lineage OS 16.0 version has a lot of features like Full Device encryption, Adaptive Brightness and Battery, Improved Gestures.
Lenovo P2 With Forest Background

Why should you flash Official Lineage OS 16.0 on Lenovo P2?

We are thanks for the Hard work of Lineage OS team. Without this team, this method is not possible. Your mobile has 4 GB of RAM. It is more than enough for normal usage and heavy usage too. But, the problem is Lenovo is not releasing Security Patch updates and Major Upgrades regularly; It has a Flagship level Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 processor. But coming to OS, Some users hate MIUI. If you are a one, you can use this official Lineage OS. It is near the Stock Android with a lot of features.

If we optimize correctly with correct Lineage OS after rooting, we can see some Improvements. So, after rooting, I can expect Lag-free experience? Probably. Also, if we hibernate and eliminate a lot of unwanted apps and optimize some apps, your device is hardware limited. But, within these limits, we can enhance the performance by 30-40% compared with your old usage. If you use Lineage Custom ROMs, you can expect a 50-80% improvement in performance.

How to Install Lenovo P2 Lineage OS 16.0 Android Pie 9.0 Official ROM

Lenovo P2 comes with a flexible bootloader other than Verizon devices. Verizon devices come with locked Bootloader. This means that different smartphone variants can be easily rooted. Also, the device can accept to install TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery file/app alike.

TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file which must be installed on your devices because you can root them successfully. In this article, we explained the easiest method to follow and install TWRP recovery on Lenovo P2. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.

With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the latest version of Lineage OS into your Lenovo P2. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that, with the TWRP recovery present on your device, you can easily install any custom ROM or firmware. Does it seem complicated? Relax, everything will be explained succinctly in bullets. If you didn’t root your mobile, Refer- Root Lenovo P2.

Things to check out for;

  • Check your device model number.

  • Should have TWRP installed on your mobile.
  • Make sure your device battery is charged above 50%

  • Backup your current files and data, just in case (save them on external storage using TWRP Backup).

Pre-Requirement Steps

Enabling developer option

  • Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock on your mobile. To do this; go to settings >>> about >>> Tap on the “Build Number” 7-10 times consistently to enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock. There is no complicated process in Lenovo P2.

Flash Lineage OS using TWRP

Lenovo P2 Fastboot Mode

  • Switch off your device. Then, enter into Recovery mode. To do this; press and hold down the Volume Up+ Power buttons at the same time for some time.

Lenovo P2 TWRP

  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.

  • Now it Will Boot into TWRP Recovery Mode.
  • Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache, Dalvik, System Data. System Data will delete all files including your Current OS.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select Lineage OS.Zip.
  • After the Installation Reboot Your Mobile.

Xiaomi Mi 6 Lineage OS 16

  • We have successfully Installed Lineage OS in our mobile.

Install Gapps For Lenovo P2

Google Apps Called Gapps. That are Pre-Installed on All Android Mobiles. Google apps are Gmail, Google Maps, Play Store, YouTube, Google+, Search, Google Docs, Google Music, etc. These Gapps are not Pre-Installed With Custom ROMs Like CyanogenMod and others, Due to Some License Problems. All the Gapps Applications are the property of Google. There is no Re-modification in the Gapps.

Steps

CPU-Z Hardware Info

  • Install CPU Hardware app in your mobile. Go to CPU and Note down your Architecture. It is essential to select the correct Gapps for your mobile.
  • Download Gapps For Lenovo P2 Lineage Oreo Official ROM 16.0 Pie version and Copy it into your Internal Memory. If you are confused with the Packages, you can refer Official Gapps Package comparison.
  • Switch Off Your Mobile. Boot it into recovery mode->Volume Up+Power Button.
  • Now it Will Boot into TWRP Recovery Mode.
  • Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install. Select Gapps.Zip.
  • After the Installation Reboot Your Mobile.

Lineage OS 16.0 Features

There are a lot of features added in Lineage OS 16.0. Here I mentioned some Important features.

Lineage OS 16 UI

  • Android Pie 9.0 Stock Android ROM with System-Wide Color options available. Dark, Grey themes are also available.
  • We have optimized Recent apps Switcher.
  • Volume Rocker contains Silent/Vibrate/Mute Options with Easy adjustable navigation.
  • Notification enhanced. Instead of replying to a single message, now you can reply to the whole conversation.
  • Lock Screen Visualizer for music.
  • New Set of Emoji.
  • Notification light can be configured with a lot of colors.
  • Reading mode is configured with greyscale. You can select this option from Quick settings.

Lineage OS encryption

  • Full device encryption supported.
  • Adaptive Battery- Better Battery optimization.
  • Digital Wellbeing- Optimize your time with Social Network interaction.

What More?

Lenovo P2 is a flagship-level Mobile; We can expect Some Improvement. But, If you use Lineage Custom Roms, you can expect a considerable performance Improvement and Clear UI. So, If you have little knowledge in rooting, flash and hate MIUI, you can flash Lineage Custom ROM. If you flash other Custom ROM, check what is working and what is not working. It is wise to use Some Official Custom ROMs like Lineage.

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