It is always good to keep your phone updated to the latest Android, as it allows you to get rid of the bugs that were present in the previous one and it also helps you keep your phone secure. In this article, we will teach you a way through which you can install the latest Android 7.1 Nougat on your P9 with LineageOS 14.1 ROM.

Wondering what LineageOS is? Then we are sure you are new to this side of your smartphone. Nonetheless, we will clear it for you. LineageOS is a popular custom ROM available and it was previously known as CyanogenMod. LineageOS is available for several Android devices including P9. It comes with regular updates of the latest Androids and keeps your phone updated as well. Without any further delay, we should take you to the step of instructions that will install Android 7.1 Nougat on Huawei P9.

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Huawei P9 USB Drivers:

For the process, you would be required to connect your computer to your mobile phone and for that, you require the latest USB drivers. Download Huawei P9 USB drivers on your computer, install and configure them properly.


During the process, you will have to clear all your data, therefore, we recommend that you create an backup of your data including photos, calendar, notes and whatever other data that you think is important.

Debugging mode Enabled:

If you are having a problem connecting your P9 to your system, it means that debugging mode of your phone is disabled. Before starting with the actual process, please make sure that you enable the debugging mode.

How to install 7.1 LineageOS Nought on your Huawei P9:

Make sure that you have an installed custom recovery on your system if you don’t have it. Please download and install it and then follow the steps below.

Things to Remember:

1- This tutorial will work only if you have installed Android 7.1 on your P9 with LineageOS ROM. We do not suggest that you try it on other variants of the Phone or on any other mobile.
2- Your phone should have a custom recovery installed in it.
3- It is important that you should root your phone.
4- The tutorial will remove all your data, so ensure that you have a backup.
5- From your recovery mode, you need to perform the Dalvik Cache wipe.

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Step 1- The first step requires you to download Android 7.1 LineageOS ROM.

Step 2- To mount your phone’s memory onto your computer, you need to connect it via USB.

Step 3- Copy the Android 7.1 ROM zip file and paste it into the SD card or the internal memory of your phone. Make sure it is placed directly in the memory and not in any folder.

Step 4- Switch your phone off and then disconnect it from the computer.

Step 5- Turn your phone back in the recovery mode by pressing and holding the Power buttons along with the volume down button.

Step 6- Once in the mode, you need to wipe all your data. You the volume button to navigate to Swipe to factory Reset option and then swipe it to remove all previous data.

Step 7- To begin the installation process, you need to head back to the main menu. Select the zip file that you have copied in step three from “The List.”

Step 8- Swipe the Swipe to confirm flash option to instigate the installation process. The procedure will start now.

Step 9- In case you get into any boot loops during the installation process, tap on the wipe cache and you will be good to go.

Step 10- Step Reboot your phone using the Reboot System button, it might take about 5 minutes for your phone to reboot.

You are done, enjoy the update on your phone.

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