Download and install official LineageOS 15.1 on Nexus 6

Nexus 6 is pretty old device but still it has got a lot of fans, so that’s why development for this device has never stopped. If you own a Nexus 6 and want to taste some custom OS on it then we recommend you to try the official LineageOS 15.1 ROM on your device. We have been writing posts on various devices including Nexus 5XNexus 6P, now in this guide we are about to discuss the process to install official LineageOS 15.1 nightly custom ROM on their sibling Nexus 6, just read more to see the process in detail.

As you know Nexus 6 carries a tag of being a Google Phone, so every new update that Tech giant releases first hits this device. The last major update that Nexus 6 received was the Android 7.1.1 Nougat, from then Google is regularly releasing security updates for Nexus 6 while staying on the same OS. This is the Android P era where Pixel units are already running Android P beta 2 update but still it is limited to these phones only. So far no unofficial Android P  development for Nexus 6 is seen but thanks to LineageOS for releasing the stable Android 8.1 Oreo via update LineageOS 15.1 nightly custom ROM. Although this is not an Android P ROM but still the device gets a chance to run latest firmware Android 8.1 Oreo head to head like other flagships.

The LineageOS 15.1 ROM is based on Android 8.1 Oreo that brings all the major Oreo features alongside it. The Nexus 6’s official LineageOS 15.1 is pretty stable and can be used as daily driver, so what are you waiting for, just read the instruction carefully to flash official LineageOS 15.1 on Nexus 6.

Process to install official LineageOS 15.1 on Nexus 6

Your device bootloader must be unlocked, follow this guide to see instruction to unlock it right away.

TWRP custom recovery must be installed on your device. Download TWRP recovery from here and follow the instruction over here.

Create a Nandroid back of complete device in just one tap. Follow this guide


Download the official LineageOS 15.1 ROM zip for Nexus 6 (shamu). Here

Download Android 8.1 Oreo Google Apps (Gapps): Mirror

Move both files on the storage of your device.

Now follow further steps to install official LineageOS 15.1 ROM custom ROM via TWRP on Nexus 6.

That’s it! If you have successfully updated official LineageOS 15.1 ROM on your device give us your feedback. If you want to ask any question just drop your comment below.

Rate this post