Update Nextbit Robin to LineageOS 14.1 [latest] Custom Firmware

LineageOS 14.1 is an AOSP ROM based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The firmware is developed by an Android community with a lot of contributions from the developers all over the world.

Probably, LineageOS (CyanogenMod) is the highest rated custom firmware for Android Smartphones. The ROM was too much famous because of the Cyanogen Theme engine and Capps, which use to allow heavy customization in the UI. However, theme Engine is no more after Cyanogen has turned into LineageOS, from which it was forked in December 2016.

Update Nextbit Robin

The Nacked AOSP skinned ROM comes without Google Apps. So, you need to install Gapps package after flashing the ROM into your device.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you how to install LineageOS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat Custom Firmware on Nextbit Robin with an easy step-by-step tutorial.

We have written the guide very carefully so that you don’t get stuck during the installation process.

As this is a Custom ROM, not an Official Firmware by Nextbit, you need to install a custom recovery like TWRP in order to flash the zip package.

You can quickly install LineageOS 14.1 Nougat Custom Firmware on Nextbit Robin using the tutorial below!

If flashing via TWRP Recovery is not a new task for you, this guide would not be much difficult. We have covered entire step-by-step tutorial so that a new user can perform the flash easily.

WARNING: All the custom ROMs, Official Firmware, How-to guides, tutorials, roots, hacks, and tricks mentioned on our site belong to the respective developers. We are not responsible if anything goes wrong with your device. Perform it at your own risk.

LineageOS 14.1 for Nextbit Robin (ether) Details

This awesome Custom Firmware comes with a lot of cool new features based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. A quick list of main features is given below, and we hope you would love to use it on your device.

  1. Split-screen works in both portrait and landscape mode, with the two ‘windows’, only being resizable in portrait mode.
  2. Quick switching apps
  3. Working with split-screen mode
  4. Enjoy simple, high-quality virtual reality
  5. Doze on the Go
  6. Customised Quick Settings
  7. Notification Direct Reply
  8. Bundled notifications
  9. Data Saver
  10. Display size
  11. File-based encryption
  12. Direct Boot
  13. JIT compiler
  14. VR mode
  15. Vulkan API – the game changer
  16. Customisable Quick Settings
  17. Clear all’ in Overview
  18. Unicode 9 emoji
  19. Work mode

Changelog: LineageOS Ether Signed log

LIKE this Custom Firmware for Nextbit Robin (ether)? We love it too, and we know you are looking forward to installing it on your phone. Please read the important information below before starting the tutorial.

Nextbit Robin USB Driver

Make sure you have correctly installed Nextbit Robin USB Driver on your computer. If not, please download it from our USB Driver Section below and install it correctly. Otherwise, your computer will not be able to detect your device.

Download Nextbit Robin USB Driver

Backup your Android Device

We don’t want you to lose any data, or anything could go wrong unexpectedly. Before starting the tutorial, we strongly recommend you to make a full backup of your phone. If possible, take a full Nandroid Backup via TWRP or you can try out some of the Hand-Picked Android Backup Apps to secure your data quickly.

Things to Remember

  1. Make sure your phone has at least 80 – 85% charge. If not, please do charge it before starting the experiment.
  2. This tutorial will WIPE OUT all your DATA. Make sure to create a Backup of everything before starting the tutorial.
  3. Make sure your device has TWRP Custom Recovery installed from before. Otherwise, this tutorial will not work!
  4. You need to perform a Dalvik Cache wipe in recovery mode before installing the ROM.
  5. You need to enable USB Debugging mode to connect your Android phone to computer. (Settings > About Phone > Build number > Tap it 7 times to become developer; Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging).

How to Install LineageOS Android 7.1.1 Nougat Custom ROM on Nextbit Robin

We have mentioned full step-by-step instructions on How to install LineageOS Android 7.1.1 Nougat Custom ROM on Nextbit Robin. If you are entirely new to rooting, flashing a Custom ROM or an Official Firmware, please read the entire tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.

TUTORIAL: (Step by Step Guide)

Step 1: Download the latest LineageOS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Custom ROM and GApps for Nextbit Robin on your computer.

Step 2: Now, connect the device to your PC using USB Cable.

Step 3: Copy and paste the downloaded zip file to the internal storage of your phone.

Step 4: Switch Off your phone and disconnect the cable.

Step 5: Press and Hold Volume Down + Power Button together to enter into the recovery mode!

Step 6: Once you are in the TWRP recovery mode, perform a full data wipe by tapping on “WIPE” Button. Also, perform a factory reset by swiping on the “Swipe to Factory Reset” option at the bottom.

Step 7: Go back to main menu (TWRP Home) and tap on “Install” button. From the list, choose the zip file that you have copied in Step 3.

Step 8: Confirm the installation by swiping the “Swipe to Confirm Flash” option on the next screen.

Step 9: Now, tap on the “Wipe cache/dalvik” button to clean the ROM and stay away from any boot loop issues.

Google Apps: Repeat the above step (Step 7 to Step 9) for the Gapps zip file as well and install it on your phone.

Step 10: Hit on “Reboot System” button!

Wait a while, and your phone will not take more than 10 minutes to boot for the first time.

Hurray! Your Nextbit Robin should have got LineageOS 14.1 installed by now. Go to Settings > About phone to verify.

If you encounter any problem, please comment below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Saeed Ashif Ahmed
Saeed Ashif Ahmed is a Blogger who has a keen interest in how emerging technology can help the world become a more just, equitable, and kind place. He enjoys interviewing CEOs of tech startups asking them what they are doing to bring greater opportunity and equity to our society.
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