Easy way to add custom packages to a LineageOS4MicroG ROM

So you have figured out how to build your own custom ROM using Docker…if not click here. Once you have become an expert at it you would want to add a custom touch to the build. I realized that I was downloading a few apps which I wanted to use. For example – twitter, whatsapp, nextcloud and so on. Now remember these are apps which are not going to be installed by default as they are owned by different organizations and due to licensing issues they cannot and will not be a part of any Lineage ROM that you will … Continue reading Easy way to add custom packages to a LineageOS4MicroG ROM

Build a LineageOs4MicroG ROM using Docker on Ubuntu

One month back if anyone had said that I could build a ROM using Docker I would have laughed. I had taught myself how to build a custom ROM for my cell phone the hard way. I have three phones at home. The three phones have three different flavors of the Android Operating system. My current daily driver is a MiA1 tissot. The phone was released with Nougat and was later updated to Oreo. The current version of Oreo is 8.1. The phone is officially supported by LineageOs4MicroG. That is where I decided to try my hand at using Docker … Continue reading Build a LineageOs4MicroG ROM using Docker on Ubuntu

How to flash lineage official OTA on the MiA1

Let me explain the process of how to flash lineage official OTA on the MiA1. The reason why this needs a separate post is because it is slightly complicated and the chances of failure are high. The process of flashing the lineage ROM on the MiA1 has changed now that we have a signed Over the Air (OTA) ROM coming in every week on Tuesday. I am assuming that you have a basic understanding about flashing ROM’s  and understand why custom ROM’s are flashed. I am also assuming you know about platform tools like adb and fastboot and have a … Continue reading How to flash lineage official OTA on the MiA1

How to flash official lineage ROM for Xiaomi MiA1 tissot

Update 18 July 2018: The first OTA Over the air ROM rolled out on the Tuesday 17, July. While this was a milestone moment for those who had the Lineage ROM on the Xiaomi Mi A1 there was a major hiccup in the release. The first problem was the OTA downloads were extremely slow. When it finally made to the user’s phones the update failed. The telegram group for MiA1 was flooded with messages from MiA1 users and the issue is expected to be resolved in the next build. There is a build every Tuesday. The current work around is … Continue reading How to flash official lineage ROM for Xiaomi MiA1 tissot