Lenovo officially left development of K6 Power and K6 Note after giving a buggy Nougat Update. But there are few dedicated devs in Karate community, who have gifted us this awesome Oreo Update (unofficial). In this article, we'll find out what is there in LOS 15.1 and also is it worth installing. Let's find out.

Install Lineage OS 15.1 On Lenovo K6 Power
Install Lineage OS 15.1

Overview:


What is Lineage OS?

LOS 15.1
Lineage OS Logo

LineageOS is a continuation of what CyanogenMod was. After the death of CyanogenMod, due in part to internal conflicts within Cyanogen Inc. Don’t worry, though: A new fork of CyanogenMod called Lineage OS is taking up the mantle, and it will keep most of what you loved about CyanogenMod. Lineage OS (Another open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet, based on the Android mobile platform) will be a continuation of what CyanogenMod was, However, Lineage OS is still information phase. The success of this project.LineageOS is based on the Android Open Source Project with extra contributions from many people within the Android community. It can be used without any need to have any Google application installed. Linked below is a package that has come from another Android project that restores the Google parts. LineageOS does still include various hardware-specific code, which is also slowly being open-sourced anyway.

What's new in Android 8.1 and its features?

Google announced Android 8.1 as the next big update after the release of Android Oreo back in August. Just like every new Android release, the Google-made Pixel and Nexus are the first devices to receive the update. So, their owners have all the latest Android 8.1 features at their fingertips.
Google has already pushed the update slowly to devices including Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL, Pixel C, etc. Users of compatible Google devices can manually download the update by flashing the factory images for their respective Android device. Unfortunately, many non-Google devices are still waiting for Android Oreo 8.0, forget about 8.1.

Visual Changes

The very first thing that a user notices in an update is the change that the eyes could spot at first glance. Android 8.1 was quick to show it’s a presence on the first generation Pixel device.


The search bar is now present at the bottom of the screen, similar to what is already available on Pixel 2 devices and can be enabled on others. Moving across various screens and options reveals further.


You’ll start to notice that the notifications shade has become translucent giving a slight peak of what’s behind it. But it appears a little distracting. The navigation buttons now fade if they aren’t used for two seconds.


The Settings screen has also received a redesign with the color of the navigation bar going white. Also, the search option at the top of the screen, unlike the button present earlier, has now blown into a full-fledged search bar. It would have looked more streamlined if the search bar had rounded corners just like it’s there on the home screen.


The Power Menu is also an area where you would immediately notice the visual changes. Another Pixel 2 feature from the lot to find it’s a way to Android 8.1 is the ability to change the theme automatically. If you choose a wallpaper with colors tending towards the dark side, the theme also changes to dark on its own. Also, you’ll notice that the notification panel and other things like some screen overlays have a slight tint of the color of the wallpaper you have. This is possible because of the new Wallpaper Colors API which lets apps send color information to the system UI. Another subtle change you’ll notice in Android 8.1 is in the status bar. The icons displayed in Android’s status bar have rounded corners.

WiFi speed labels

It is one of the useful Android 8.1 features that many users would love. The list of available WiFi networks now shows whether the network is fast or slow by displaying ‘labels’ (Very fast, fast, OK, slow) below the name of the wireless network. This would help Android 8.1 users find fast WiFi networks with ease.



The network labels can be disabled by visiting Settings > Network & Internet > WiFi > WiFi Preferences > Advanced > Network rating provider. Choose None.

Bluetooth battery status

Devices running Android 8.1 can now display the battery level of Bluetooth-connected devices such as headphones, speakers, etc. The battery status is visible in the Notifications panel, tied to the Bluetooth icon. The Bluetooth menu also shows the battery percentage of the devices.

Pre-requisites

  1. This will work on Lenovo K6 Power (Don’t Try this in Any other device):
  2. Charge your phone up to 80% or 70%.
  3. You will lose the original ROM or any CUSTOM ROM if you already installed on your phone. So make sure to Backup your phone before doing this step using TWRP or CWM or any Custom Recovery.
  4. You can also backup all your apps using Titanium Backup or you can Backup without any Root
  5. You must install TWRP or any Custom Recovery on your phone.
  6. Download all the Zip files from below and Place it in your phone’s root of internal memory.

How to Install LOS 15.1 On Lenovo K6 Power?

  1. First of all, you need to Unlock Bootloader on Lenovo K6 Power
  2. Now install TWRP Recovery.
  3. Download the below Lineage OS 15.1 ROM on to your smartphone.
  4. Now boot into TWRP Recovery
  5. Next, flash the ROM ZIP file by navigating into the folder where you saved it.
  6. Flash Gapps from the link given below. Select version 8.1 PICO/NANO.
  7. Reboot to system.

Download Files

TWRP Recovery
Download Lineage OS 15.1
Download Gapps 8.1

Lineage OS 15.1 Review



For more such interesting stuff, follow TechGyd by Sukalyan.