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Install Android 10 LineageOS 17 ROM on Realme X

Download and Install Android 10 on Realme X RMX1901 smartphone. Finally, the all new Android 10 Q based LineageOS 17 custom ROM is available especially for Realme X. All the credit goes to SagarMakhar, a senior XDA member who has designed this beautiful ROM. That means now you can enjoy and experience all the latest Android 10 features as well as Lineage OS features with this unofficial custom ROM.
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Install Android 10 on Realme X via LineageOS 17 custom ROM
Realme X launch date in India was 15th July 2019, after which the company immediately shipped their units to custom ROM and kernel developers. Their main intention was to attract more number of Android users towards Realme X. In order to do so, they even released TWRP custom recovery followed by LineageOS 16 custom firmware. Moreover, they did receive tremendous positive response from the users.

Recently, the development community has released Lineage OS 17 ROM for Realme X in order to experience the latest Android version 10 as well as ColorOS 7. This unofficial firmware comes with plenty of newly added features. Some of which are customized UI, Digital Wellbeing, popup notification panel, gesture controls, redesigned menu and multi camera API. Most important, this is a stable Android 10 update with no bugs.

However, if you come across any bugs or issues then don’t panic, as everything will get cleared in the next upcoming update. Besides, before flashing any custom ROM, it is necessary to backup phone data and settings. Moreover, you should also unlock bootloader of Realme X, root, and install TWRP. If you haven’t done it yet, then don’t worry. We’ve mentioned complete guide on the same.

Moreover, due to the compatible Realme X specs, this Android 10 ROM runs smoothly on it. Hence if you are interested to try this LineageOS 17 ROM on Realme X RMX1901 smartphone then head on to our detailed easy step by step tutorial mentioned ahead.

Disclaimer:

A slight mistake during this Android 10 ROM flashing process might brick your phone. Hence perform all the steps carefully. Neither we at Droid Thunder nor the the developers of this ROM will be held liable for any damage.

Compatibility:

This Lineage OS 17 ROM is only for Realme X with model number RMX1901. Do NOT flash this custom firmware update on any other device or variant. It might cause damage or brick your mobile.

Screenshots:

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Install Android Q ROM on Realme X screenshot 2
Install Lineage OS 17 ROM on Realme X screenshot 3

Pre-Requisites:

  • Lack of battery power might interrupt the process. Hence ensure to charge your phone to minimum 50%.
  • Backup your important phone data before going ahead. This is strongly recommended since as everything gets wiped out in this process.
  • Also install latest USB drivers on PC so as to detect your phone when connected through USB cable.
  1. Download Realme X USB drivers.
  • It is essential to unlock bootloader of your Android phone.
  1. How to Unlock Bootloader of Realme X.
  • Besides, get root access on Realme X before going further.
  1. How to Root Realme X.
  • Also install TWRP on your phone.
  1. How to Install TWRP Recovery on Realme X.
  • (Optional) Temporarily disable all the security related tools as well as antivirus on your PC.

After doing everything as given above, let’s install Lineage OS 17 ROM on Realme X.

Steps to Install Android 10 on Realme X:

Step 1: Open Settings.

Install Android 10 on Realme X

Step 2: Then open About Phone.

Install Android 10 on Realme X

Step 3: Tap on the Version 7 times to unlock the developer mode.

Install Android 10 on Realme X via LineageOS 17

Tap on it until a message saying, ”You are now a developer” appears as follows.

Install Android 10 on Realme X via LineageOS 17

Step 4: Go back and open Additional Settings.

Install Android 10 on Realme X

Step 5: Scroll down and click on Developer options.

Install Android 10 on Realme X

Step 6: On the next screen, enable USB debugging.
Install LineageOS 17 custom ROM on Realme X via Android 10 Q
Install LineageOS 17 custom ROM on Realme X via Android 10 Q
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Step 7: Download LineageOS 17.
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Step 8: Download GApps.
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Note: Do not extract these zip files.

Step 9: Transfer both the downloaded files on your phone.

Step 10: Power off your phone and boot it into TWRP recovery.

Step 11: To do so, press and hold Volume down + Power button simultaneously until Realme logo appears. Leave both the keys now.

Note: If you are not able to boot into recovery, use TWRP manager app from Google Play Store.

As soon as you boot into TWRP, take Nandroid backup first. This is the backup of your entire Android OS.

  1. How to take Nandroid Backup on Realme X.

Step 12: In TWRP, click on the Wipe option.

Install Android 10 on Realme X

Step 13: On the next screen, swipe right to start the factory reset process.

Install Android 10 on Realme X

Note: This step will wipe your entire phone data and settings. Don’t forget to take backup before this step.

Step 14: Go back and again tap on Wipe option.

Step 15: On the next screen, open Advanced Wipe.

Install LineageOS 17 custom ROM on Realme X via Android 10 Q

Step 16: Now check Dalvik/ART cache, System, Data and cache partitions.

Install Android 10 on Realme X

Note: Do NOT check any other partitions.

Step 17: Swipe right to start the wiping partition process.

Install Android 10 on Realme X

Let’s start installation of Android 10 on Realme X.

Step 18: For that, click on Install button.

Install LineageOS 17 custom ROM on Realme X via Android 10 Q

This will show all the files and folders present on your phone.

Step 19: Navigate to the Lineage OS 17 ROM and select it. On the next screen, swipe right to start LineageOS ROM flashing process.

Install LineageOS 17 custom ROM on Realme X via Android 10 Q
Be patient and wait until the installation completes.

Install LineageOS 17 custom ROM on Realme X via Android 10 Q

Step 20: Similarly install GApps (Google Apps) zip package file.

Install Android 10 on Realme X
Install Android 10 on Realme X
Install Android 10 on Realme X

Step 21: Finally, everything finishes here. Click on Reboot » System in order to restart your phone,

Install LineageOS 17 custom ROM on Realme X via Android 10 Q

Note: The first boot will take more time to start than usual.

Finally! This is how you can install latest official LineageOS 17 ROM on Realme X RMX1901. Do share your views and opinion after using it. For any queries or suggestions, kindly comment below.

Till then Spread Love and Keep Smiling.
Peace out!

Source: XDA

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