Download and install Lineage OS 16 on Zenfone Max Pro M1: Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 has started getting the first official Lineage OS 16 custom firmware based on Android 9.0 Pie. Asus has launched its latest smartphone in April 2018 with featured decent specifications and available options with a stock Android build. The device comes with a 5.99-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. The ZenFone Max Pro M1 is powered by Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 processor along with 3/4/6GB of RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage. The smartphone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo OS out of the box.
Now you can download and install Lineage OS 16 on Zenfone Max Pro M1 which is based on Android 9.0 Pie. After installing the custom firmware, you can get the experience of the latest Android OS and enjoy all the Android Pie features. The Lineage OS 16 ROM is an official and stable build which can be smoothly run on your device. The Lineage OS 16 ROM is packed with lots of new features such as Advanced Battery with AI Support, Notch Support, Improved Adaptive Brightness, New Quick Settings UI design, Redesigned volume slider and much more.
Given below we share an easy step by step guide on how to download and install Lineage OS 16 on Zenfone Max Pro M1. In order to install the Lineage OS 16 ROM, your device should have unlocked Bootloader and installed the latest TWRP custom Recovery. The official stock firmware is good but custom ROM gives you some more customizations and some bring some after-market features.
Don’t forget to take the full backup of all your valuable data before proceeding. If you are interested in downloading and installing Lineage OS 16 on Zenfone Max Pro M1 custom ROM based on Android 9.0 Pie, then go ahead and follow the given steps.
- Make a proper backup of all your relevant existing data on Zenfone Max Pro M1.
- The stock Marshmallow OS version should be installed on Zenfone Max Pro M1.
- Download and install USB drivers for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 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 Max Pro M1 must be rooted, and the latest build of either CWM or TWRP Recovery should be pre-installed on it to flash a brand new Lineage OS 16-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 Max Pro M1 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 Lineage OS 16 firmware on your Zenfone Max Pro M1.
Steps to Flash Lineage OS 16 on Zenfone Max Pro M1 Android Pie Custom ROM:
Step No 1: – Download Lineage OS 16 Custom ROM and Gapps for Android 9.0 Pie ROMs from the above links given on the desktop of your PC. (Make sure to select the Android 9.0 Pie 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 Max Pro M1 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 the process to begin the backup.
Step No 7: – Next, Factory Reset Zenfone Max Pro M1 and proceed to flash the Lineage OS 16 custom ROM.
Step No 8: – In CWM Recovery, select ‘install zip from sd card’, then ‘choose zip from sd card.’ Find the Lineage OS 16 custom ROM file and confirm the installation process to begin.
Step No 9: – Once the Lineage OS 16 firmware installation is completed, repeat the above steps to flash the Gapps zip on your Zenfone Max Pro M1.
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 Max Pro M1 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.