The Wileyfox Swift can be upgraded to Android Oreo 8.0 via UN official build of Lineage OS 15 custom ROM. Google has launched the latest and faster version of Android last month which is known as Android 8.0 Oreo. This is a successor of Android Nougat and comes with many new features and customizations. All thanks to the XDA senior member, addictz10 for sharing this amazing custom firmware which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo comes with tons of new features like the picture in picture mode, New Notification UI, Settings Overhaul changes, lock screen shortcuts, app notification badges, New Android O Emoji style and much more. Also, the ROM is stable enough to be used as a daily driver according to the developer. This ROM is not officially announced by Wileyfox but just a custom ROM. Your device should be is rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM (ClockworkMod) to flash this Lineage OS 15 custom ROM on Wileyfox Swift.
By following this simple step by step guide, you can easily update your Wileyfox Swift to Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 custom ROM. The ROM is still in the development phase so you may face some bugs and some features might not work properly but don’t worry with the time, improvements will be made. The Lineage OS 15 ROM brings many new features, improvements, changes, and stability of your system. Before proceeding don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM on Wileyfox Swift then go ahead and follow the given steps.
The Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM and the instructions given in this guide can be used only for the Wileyfox Swift. Check the model number of your Wileyfox Swift from Settings > About Phone.
Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before proceeding to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on the Wileyfox Swift by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Wileyfox Swift USB Drivers
- The Wileyfox Swift should be rooted with the latest version of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- The bootloader of your Wileyfox Swift must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of the Wileyfox Swift is at least above 80% before going ahead.
Steps to Flash Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 on Wileyfox Swift:
Step No 1: – First, download Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM for Wileyfox Swift on the desktop of the PC.
Step No 2: – Plug your device to the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.
Step No 3: – Transfer Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo ROM .zip file which you’ve already downloaded from the above links to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.
Step No 4: – Unplug the Wileyfox Swift from the PC and power it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5: – Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time to enter into Recovery Mode.
Step No 6: – While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache.
Note: – wipe dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors while ROM installation.
Step No 7: – Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose to install zip from SD card → choose zip from sd card.
Step No 8: – Navigate to the Lineage OS 15 Android 7.1 custom ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.
Step No 9:- Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.
Your Wileyfox Swift will be rebooted and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.
Done! You’ve successfully updated Wileyfox Swift to the latest Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo ROM.