If you are excited to get to Android 8.0 Oreo on your Zenfone 2 Laser, then we have some good news for you. In this detailed guide, we are sharing steps on how to update Asus Zenfone 2 Laser to Android 8.0 Oreo using Lineage OS 15 custom ROM. Zenfone 2 Laser was ended to receive the official Android support by Asus. So if you want to get the experience of the latest Android 8.0 Oreo OS on your device then we recommend flashing this amazing custom firmware. This latest Lineage OS 15 custom ROM comes with tons of new features, applications, improvements and capabilities which cannot be found on the stock Android system. This ROM is not officially announced by Asus but just a custom ROM so you may face some bugs but don’t worry about that they will be fixed with time. Make sure that your device is rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM (ClockworkMod) to flash this Lineage OS 15 custom ROM on Asus Zenfone 2 Laser.
By following this step by step guide, you can easily and quickly update your Asus Zenfone 2 Laser to Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 custom firmware. This Android 8.0 Oreo ROM comes with all the official Android Oreo features and also brings some aftermarket features like Privacy Guard, Protected App, LiveDisplay, PIP, Profiles and much more. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 custom ROM on your own Asus Zenfone 2 Laser then go ahead and follow the given steps.
- Make a proper backup of all your relevant existing data on Zenfone 2 Laser.
- The stock Marshmallow OS version should be installed on Zenfone 2 Laser.
- Download and install USB drivers for Asus Zenfone 2 Laser on your computer.
- The Nexus bootloader should be unlocked.
- Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
- Your Zenfone 2 Laser must be rooted, and the latest build of either CWM or TWRP Recovery should be pre-installed on it to flash a brand new Android 8.0 Oreo-based custom ROM.
- For this firmware installation, you will also need to factory reset the phone.
- Finally, ensure that your Nexus device carries more than 70% of charge.
Please note that this guide can be used only for the Zenfone 2 Laser devices. Don’t use the firmware file given in this guide for any other device or incorrect variant. Do note that you will experience some force close errors while running this 8.0 Oreo firmware on your Zenfone 2 Laser.
Steps to Flash Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Custom ROM on Asus Zenfone 2 Laser:
Step No 1: – Download Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM and Gapps for Android 8.0 Oreo ROMs from the above links given on the desktop of your PC. (Make sure to select the Android 8.0 Oreo OS version) while downloading Google Apps package.
Step No 2: – Connect the device to your PC and copy/paste both files to the phone’s internal storage. Do not unzip the files.
Step No 3: – Disconnect the phone from PC and turn it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 4: – Turn ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time.
Step No 5: – While your Zenfone 2 Laser is in Bootloader / Fastboot main screen, press Volume Up to enter into Recovery mode. Then press Power to boot the Recovery Mode.
Step No 6: – Once in Recovery Mode, make a NANDROID Backup for the installed ROM by navigating to ‘backup and restore.’ Then set the file name and confirm process to begin the backup.
Step No 7: – Next, Factory Reset Zenfone 2 Laser and proceed to flash the Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM.
Step No 8: – In CWM Recovery, select ‘install zip from sd card’, then ‘choose zip from sd card.’ Find the Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM file and confirm the installation process to begin.
9: – Once the Android 8.0 Oreo firmware installation is completed, repeat the above steps to flash the Gapps zip on your Zenfone 2 Laser.
Step No 10: – After installation is successfully finished, reboot the device in normal mode.
Step No 11: – Finally, flash the SuperSU Stable from here to get root access to the internal file system of your Zenfone 2 Laser to remove the factory restrictions and permission to install a lot of third-party apps.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any question or trouble while installing the ROM.