install lineageOS on blueline (pixel 3)

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Install LineageOS on blueline

Basic requirements

  1. Make sure your computer has adb and fastboot. Setup instructions can be found here.
  2. Enable USB debugging on your device.

Unlocking the bootloader

  1. Enable OEM unlock in the Developer options under device Settings, if present.
  2. Connect the device to your PC via USB.
  3. On the computer, open a command prompt (on Windows) or terminal (on Linux or macOS) window, and type:
    adb reboot bootloader
    

    You can also boot into fastboot mode via a key combination:

    • With the device powered off, hold Volume Down + Power.
  4. Once the device is in fastboot mode, verify your PC finds it by typing:
    fastboot devices
    
  5. Now type the following command to unlock the bootloader:
    fastboot flashing unlock
    
  6. If the device doesn’t automatically reboot, reboot it. It should now be unlocked.
  7. Since the device resets completely, you will need to re-enable USB debugging to continue.

Temporarily booting a custom recovery using fastboot

  1. Download a custom recovery – you can download Lineage Recovery. Simply download the latest recovery file, named something like lineage-17.1-20201116-recovery-blueline.img.
  2. Connect your device to your PC via USB.
  3. On the computer, open a command prompt (on Windows) or terminal (on Linux or macOS) window, and type:
    adb reboot bootloader
    

    You can also boot into fastboot mode via a key combination:

    • With the device powered off, hold Volume Down + Power.
  4. Once the device is in fastboot mode, verify your PC finds it by typing:
    fastboot devices
    
  5. Temporarily flash a recovery on your device by typing:
    fastboot flash boot <recovery_filename>.img
    
  6. With the device powered off, hold Volume Down + Power.

Installing LineageOS from recovery

  1. Download the LineageOS installation package that you would like to install or build the package yourself.
    • Optionally, download additional application packages such as Google Apps (use the arm64 architecture).
  2. If you are not in recovery, reboot into recovery:
    • With the device powered off, hold Volume Down + Power.
  3. Now tap Factory Reset, then Format data / factory reset and continue with the formatting process. This will remove encryption and delete all files stored in the internal storage, as well as format your cache partition (if you have one).
  4. Return to the main menu.
  5. Sideload the LineageOS .zip package:
    • On the device, select “Apply Update”, then “Apply from ADB” to begin sideload.
    • On the host machine, sideload the package using: adb sideload filename.zip
  6. (Optionally): If you want to install any additional add-ons, click Advanced, then Reboot to Recovery, then when your device reboots, click Apply Update, then Apply from ADB, then adb sideload filename.zip those packages in sequence.
  7. Once you have installed everything successfully, click the back arrow in the top left of the screen, then “Reboot system now”.

Update to a newer build of the same LineageOS version on blueline

Updating your device

Using the LineageOS Updater app

  1. Open Settings, navigate to “System”, then “Updater”.
  2. Click the Refresh Icon in the top right corner.
  3. Choose which update you’d like and press “Download”.
  4. When the download completes, click “Install”. Once the update process has finished, the device will display a “Reboot” button, you may need to go into the Updater menu in Settings, “System” to see it. This will reboot you into the updated system.

From your PC via the push_update script (Linux/macOS only)

  1. Make sure your computer has working adb. Setup instructions can be found here.
  2. Enable USB debugging on your device. Additionally, open Settings, then “System”, then “Developer Options”, and then either check “Rooted Debugging” (LineageOS 17.1 or above) or select “Root Access Options”, then “ADB Only”.
  3. Run adb root
  4. Run wget
    https://raw.githubusercontent.com/LineageOS/android_packages_apps_Updater/lineage-16.0/push-update.sh
    && chmod +x push-update.sh
  5. Run: ./push-update.sh /path/to/zip
  6. Open Settings, navigate to “System”, then “Updater”. click “Install”. Once the update process has finished, the device will display a “Reboot” button, you may need to go into the Updater menu in Settings, “System” to see it. This will reboot you into the updated system.

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