Lineage OS team build the latest custom ROM Lineage OS 14.1 for Huawei P9. Now you can install this latest custom ROM and test the Android 7.1 Nougat experience on your own devices. The Lineage OS 14.1 custom firmware comes with many new features and changes like theme manager, Audio FX that give you to change sound equalizer, LiveDisplay, Privacy Guard, Protected App, Profiles, new emojis, improved Doze mod, better battery life and much more. Also, this custom ROM brings all the Android 7.1 Nougat official features and optimizations. The Lineage OS 14.1 is very stable and smoothly run on your Huawei P9 you can use it as a daily driver. Your phone must be rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM (ClockworkMod) to flash the Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat custom ROM on Huawei P9. By following this step by step guide, you can update your Huawei P9 to the latest Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat custom ROM.
This is not officially announced by Huawei but just a custom ROM. Huawei has launched the biggest smartphone Huawei P9 in April 2016 which comes with 5.2 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and powered by 1.8GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 955 processor. The Huawei comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM along with 12-megapixel rare camera and 8-megapixel front camera. Before proceeding, keep in mind to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat custom ROM on Huawei P9 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
The Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat ROM and instructions given in this guide can be used only for the Huawei P9. Check the model number of your Huawei P9 from Settings > About Phone.
Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before moving on to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Huawei P9 USB Drivers on the PC.
- The Huawei P9 should be rooted with the latest version of the custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- Enable USB Debugging by navigating to Menu –> Settings –> Developer Options
- Make sure that the battery level of the Huawei P9 is at least above 80% before going ahead.
Steps to Update Huawei P9 to Android 7.1 Nougat with Lineage OS 14.1 custom ROM:
Step 1: Download the Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat custom ROM package and Google Apps on the desktop of your PC for your Huawei P9.
Step 2: Once the files are downloaded, connect your smartphone to PC via USB cable (your phone must be turned on).
Step 3: Copy/Paste the downloaded firmware and Google Apps files from your PC to the root folder of SDcard of your Huawei P9. When done, unplug the USB cord.
Step 4: Turn OFF your Huawei P9 to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step 5: You can easy reboot recovery mode on your device using the QuickBoot app (For Rooted Devices) or using ADB method. If your phone is rooted then follow the given steps.
- Go to Google Play store and download a tool on your device.
- Search for the Quick Boot tool.
- Install the tool on your phone/tablet.
- Run the same.
- From the menu that will be displayed (Recovery, Reboot, Bootloader and Power Off) select “recovery”.
- Now your handset will be rebooted into recovery mode, so that’s it.
Step 6: While the Huawei P9 is now in recovery mode, perform a “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache”.
Step 7: Go back to main recovery menu once the wipe is completed.
Step 8: Now, select “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card”. Locate the firmware file that you have already transferred to the root folder of your SDcard. Select it and start the installation process.
Step 9: Finally, install Google Apps by repeating the above step.
Step 10: Wait for the installation process to be completed successfully. Your phone will take about 4-5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.
Step 11: Once the flashing process is finished, go to recovery menu and select “reboot system now”.
That’s All, you have successfully installed the Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat ROM on your Huawei P9.