In this article, learn how to install LineageOS 14.1 Android Nougat OS on any Windows PC or laptop. This is actually CyanogenMod 14.1 which is based on LineageOS 14.1. You can use this tutorial to install any other Android x86 ISO ROM based on Android 7.1 Nougat. Also, you can check the video tutorial at the end of this post.
How To Install LineageOS 14.1 on PC (Windows 10/8/7)
Step 1. Things you will need
To install LineageOS 14.1 on Windows PC, you will need:
- A empty USB flash drive of 4GB in size or more
- HDD: 8GB Free Disk Space.
- LineageOS 14.1-RC1 ISO File (32bit & 64bit) – Click here.
- Rufus, a free and open source USB stick writing tool
Step 2. Install LineageOS 14.1 Nougat on PC
1. To begin, click here to download the LineageOS 14.1-RC1 ISO file for your system.
2. Create an Installation disc. To do that, follow these steps:
– Install Rufus tool and then launch it.
– Insert your USB stick.
– Select the USB and load the Lineage ISO from the downloads folder into Rufus.
– Click on the Start button to create a bootable Lineage OS USB.
3. When finished, click on Close and it’s time to install Lineage OS on your Windows PC. Reboot your PC and select USB a bootable drive from BIOS setting.
4. Once you boot using a USB drive, you will get a page with Options to either run Android-x86 without installation or install it on your system’s hard disk drive. You can select any option depending on your choice.
5. If you select to run Android live, any changes made while using Android OS will not be saved. But if you install Android-x86 to hard disk, then any changes you will make will be saved for future.
Notes: Do not format your system’s HDD as it will remove all the data including OS from HDD without any warning. If you want to install in system’s HDD, select “Do not Format” option and proceed further with the installation wizard.
6. Now, you will see a few prompts messages pertaining to the installation of GRUB Bootloader. Make sure to allow it.
7. Then, another prompt message will ask you to make system /r/w. Press Yes on this as well, especially if you’d like to modify your Android x86 installation later.
8. Moving on, you will get another prompt to install virtual SD card. Use 2048 MB for space, as that’s the maximum supported.
9. Once the installation is finished, reboto your PC and select Android to boot Android OS. Complete the first setup wizard and you are good to go. This R2 update is very stable but some of you may get few issues such as Bluetooth not working or WiFi connecting or turning on, etc. Sometimes, popular apps like Whatsapp, Facebook, and games may crash on many systems.
If you get any issues during installation, let us know in the comments section below.