Install OnePlus 6T Lineage OS 16.0 Android Pie 9.0 Official ROM

OnePlus 6T already comes with Powerful Hardware and Software. Yes, Oxygen OS is better Custom Skin OS in the Industry. It is near Stock Andriod But comes with bundled user loving features. If you planned to flash this Lineage OS ROM, you should think twice. The root may be required to use root apps. But, the ROM is better than other Custom ROMs. You already have Pie 9.0 version with the Oxygen OS. Lineage OS 16.0 is based on Android Pie 9.0. Most of the users flash the Lineage Custom ROM Because their Manufacturer stopped security path updates and Major upgrades. But, OnePlus will roll out the updates for Two or three years for this device. 
OnePlus 6T with Silver Structure Background

So, If you are a regular user, you don’t need custom ROM. But, If you are a developer or regular Custom ROM user, you can follow below steps to flash Lineage OS 16.0 on your OnePlus 6T. You should have Custom Recovery like TWRP, in your mobile. There are plenty of features that are added in this version. Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, and Improved Gestures are some essential features. Even If you are a regular user, I advise you to try this custom ROM. This is the official version, means; you will receive regular patch updates. It is free from Major bugs like Hardware compatibility issues.

Why should you flash Official Lineage OS 16.0 on OnePlus 6T?

We are thanks for the Hard work of Lineage OS team. Without this team, this method is not possible. Your mobile has 6/8 GB of RAM. It is more than enough for normal usage and heavy usage too. OnePlus will release Security Patch updates and Major Upgrades regularly; It has a Flagship level Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 processor. But coming to OS, You already have Near Stock Android. Most of the users use Lineage ROM for Stock Android Experience. If you love extra Lineage OS features, 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 OnePlus 6T Lineage OS 16.0 Android Pie 9.0 Official ROM

OnePlus 6T 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 OnePlus devices because you can root them successfully. In this article, we explained the easiest method to follow and install TWRP recovery on the OnePlus 6T. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.

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With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the latest version of Lineage OS into your OnePlus 6T. 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 OnePlus 6T.

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 the OnePlus 6T.

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Flash Lineage OS using TWRPOnePlus 6T 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. Choose recovery in Fastboot.

OnePlus 6T 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.
  • We have successfully Installed Lineage OS in our mobile.

Install Gapps For OnePlus 6T

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.


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 OnePlus 6T 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.
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Lineage OS encryption

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

What More?

OnePlus 6T is a Flagship device; We can expect Some Improvement by rooting. But, If you use Lineage Custom Roms, you can expect a considerable performance Improvement. So, If you have little knowledge in tech, and you know what you are doing, you can Root and 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. If you feel you are limited with Hardware, Trust me 6/8 GB RAM is more than enough for Heavy usage. Refer- How Much RAM you need. If you face any problem, comment below.

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