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Install LineageOS with ADB Tools: A Step-by-Step Guide

ADB Tools

ADB Tools (Android Debug Bridge) are a powerful toolkit included in the Android software development kit (SDK). They allow developers to communicate with Android devices and perform various tasks, such as installing and debugging apps, unlocking the bootloader, and installing custom ROMs. In this blog post, we’ll explore how to use ADB Tools to install a popular custom ROM called LineageOS on your Android device.

1. Setting up ADB Tools on your computer

To use ADB Tools, you’ll first need to install the Android SDK on your computer. You can download the Android SDK from the Android developer website (Download Android Studio & App Tools – Android Developers). Once the download is complete, follow the installation instructions for your specific operating system (Windows, Mac, Linux).
Once the Android SDK is installed, you’ll need to set up the ADB Tools on your computer. This process will vary depending on your operating system, but generally, you’ll need to add the Android SDK platform-tools directory to your PATH environment variable. You can find detailed instructions for setting up ADB Tools on Windows, Mac, and Linux in the official Android documentation (Android Debug Bridge (adb)  |  Android Developers).

2. Preparing your device for LineageOS installation

Before you begin installing LineageOS on your device, it’s important to back up all of your data. Installing a custom ROM will wipe your device, so it’s essential to have a backup of all your important files and photos.

Next, you’ll need to unlock the bootloader on your device. This process will vary depending on the make and model of your device, but generally, you’ll need to enable developer options and then use ADB Tools to unlock the bootloader. You can find detailed instructions for unlocking the bootloader on your specific device at LineageOS – Official Installation instructions.

3. Installing LineageOS using ADB Tools

Once your device is prepared and you have ADB Tools set up on your computer, you’re ready to install LineageOS. First, visit LineageOS Downloads – LineageOS Device Finder and find the download page for your specific device. You’ll need to download the appropriate LineageOS ROM image file for your device and transfer it to your phone using ADB Tools.

To transfer the LineageOS ROM to your phone using ADB Tools, connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable and open a terminal or command prompt. Navigate to the directory where you have the LineageOS ROM image file and enter the following command to check that your device is connected: “adb devices”. If your device is listed, enter the following command to transfer the LineageOS ROM to your phone: “adb push [ROM file name] /sdcard/[ROM file name]”.

Once the LineageOS ROM is transferred to your phone, you’ll need to boot into recovery mode to install it. To do this, turn off your phone and unplug it from your computer. Press and hold the volume down and power buttons simultaneously to enter recovery mode. Use the volume buttons to navigate to the “Install” or “Install from SD Card” option and select it using the power button. Navigate to the LineageOS ROM image file on your SD card and select it to begin the installation process.


Installing a custom ROM like LineageOS using ADB Tools can be a great way to customize and optimize your Android device. By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can set up ADB Tools on your computer, prepare your device for LineageOS installation, and use ADB Tools to transfer and install the LineageOS ROM.

It’s important to note that every device has its specific installation procedure and individual download image file, which can be found on the device’s page at LineageOS Downloads – LineageOS Device Finder. Make sure to carefully follow the instructions for your specific device to avoid any issues during the installation process.

LineageOS is a popular custom ROM that offers a wide range of features and improvements over the stock Android operating system. If you’re interested in learning more about LineageOS, you can visit What is LineageOS? – LineageOS Device Finder for an overview of its features and LineageOS – Official Installation instructions for detailed instructions on how to install it on your device

Overall, ADB Tools are a powerful toolkit that can help you customize and optimize your Android device. Whether you’re a developer or just looking to try out a custom ROM like LineageOS, ADB Tools are an essential tool to have in your arsenal.