Install Android 8.1 Oreo on ZTE Axon 7 via LineageOS 15.1 official nightly ROM

Finally the wait is over, official nightly LineageOS 15.1 ROM for ZTE Axon 7 has been released, in this tutorial we’ll assist you in flashing official lineageos 15.1 nightly android 8.1 oreo ROM on your zte axon 7. Just read more to see the process.

After the demise of CyanogenMod, the LineageOS team took charge of the company and using CyanogenMod as base ROM the developers started their work on the new LineageOS builds. The loyal fans of CyanogenMod have no other choice left except relying on the new LineageOS builds. Soon after the release of Android Oreo OS the company had started their work on the new LineageOS 15.1 builds and as of now multiple devices have got the latest build already. Now another wave brings LineageOS 15.1 builds for the remaining device where ZTE Axon 7 is among the list. The LineageOS 15.1 ROM is based on Android 8.1 Oreo that brings the latest version of stock Android UI to the ZTE Axon 7 units. Just follow the guide below to download and install official LineageOS 15.1 nightly on ZTE Axon 7 a.k.a ‘axon7’.

ZTE Axon 7 official LineageOS 15.1 ROM: Features

As we mentioned above, the LineageOS 15.1 ROM is based on Android 8.1 Oreo that brings all the major Oreo features alongside it. The ROM is pretty stable and can be used as daily driver, so if you are willing to flash the ROM on your device just read the instructions carefully to flash official LineageOS 15.1 on ZTE Axon 7.

Here are the official Android 8.1 Oreo features you will get after the installation of Lineage OS 15.1 ROM.

  • Picture-in-picture
  • Notification dots
  • Notification channels
  • Autofill framework
  • Autosizing TextView
  • Downloadable fonts
  • Adaptive icons

Download official Lineage OS 15.1 ROM for ZTE Axon 7

Your device bootloader must be unlocked.

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

It is always recommended to create a Nandroid back of complete device. Follow this guide to see the process to create backup.


Download the official LineageOS 15.1 ROM zip for ZTE Axon 7. Link [Download the latest build]

Download Android 8.1 Oreo Google Apps (Gapps): Mirror

Process to flash LineageOS 15.1 on ZTE Axon 7

Connect your device to PC and move both files (gapps and ROM) on the storage of your device.

Now disconnect your phone from PC and turn it off completely.

Boot it into recovery mode, to do so while the phone is off press and hold Volume Up + Power button for a few second until your device says rebooting into recovery.

Once in recovery mode just head to the installation phase to install official LineageOS 15.1 ROM custom ROM via TWRP on ZTE Axon 7.

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That’s it! If you have successfully updated official LineageOS 15.1 ROM on your ZTE Axon 7, give us your feedback. If you want to ask any question just drop your comment below.

Conclusion! One thing always comes in mind after flashing the custom ROM on your device, what if you won’t have access to custom ROM installation but only the stock ROMs. You would only need to buy a newer phone to taste the latest firmware on it.But big thanks to the developers community that exists and gives older devices a new life by installing latest firmware updates via custom ROMs. We’ll be glad to hear the feedback from you about the LineageOS 15.1 ROM on your device. Happy Androiding!

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