In this guide, we will show you the steps to install the latest LineageOS 20 based on Android 13 onto your Poco F4. Gone are the days when we could count the number of custom ROMs available for a device using the fingers of just one hand. Not that we are complaining though because the more the number of options, the better is it for the end users. However, this might also lead to the problem of plenty. If you have just stepped into the custom ROM domain, then it might get a little bit challenging in deciding which ROM should you opt for.
Well, if you ever have such a query, then you could simply opt for LineageOS as has maintained its legacy as the most trustworthy player in the town. While you wouldn’t get a plethora of features built into its ecosystem, but it has stuck just the right balance between the system stability and the overall features. So without any further ado, let’s make you aware of the steps to install the latest LineageOS 20 based on Android 13 onto your Poco F4. Follow along.
How to Install LineageOS 20 Android 13 on Poco F4
The below instructions are listed under separate sections for ease of understanding. Make sure to follow in the exact same sequence as mentioned. Droidwin and its members wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps.
STEP 1: Install Android SDK
First and foremost, you will have to install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. This is the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google and is the only recommended one. So download it and then extract it to any convenient location on your PC. Doing so will give you the platform-tools folder, which will be used throughout this guide to install LineageOS on Poco F4.
STEP 2: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking
Next up, you will also have to enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your device. The former will make your device recognizable by the PC in ADB mode. This will then allow you to boot your device to Fastboot Mode. On the other hand, OEM Unlocking is required to carry out the bootloader unlocking.
So head over to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.
STEP 3: Unlock Bootloader on Poco F4
Next up, you will also have to unlock the device’s bootloader. Do keep in mind that doing so will wipe off all the data from your device and could nullify its warranty as well. So if that’s all well and good, then please refer to our detailed guide on How to Unlock Bootloader on any Xiaomi Device.
STEP 4: Download LineageOS for Poco F4
- You may now grab hold of the LineageOS ROM for your device from the below link.
LineageOS for Poco F4: DOWNLOAD LINK [Both GApps and Vanilla Builds are present there]
- Rename the ROM file to rom.zip and transfer it to the platform tools folder on your PC.
STEP 5: Install TWRP/OrangeFox Recovery on Poco F4
You will now have to install a custom recovery onto your Poco F4 to flash LineageOS. In this regard, you could either Install TWRP Recovery on Poco F4 or Install Orange Fox Recovery on Poco F4. We will be using the TWRP Recovery.
STEP 6: Boot to TWRP Recovery
- Now connect your device to the PC via a USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
- Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
- Type in the following command in the CMD window to boot your device to TWRP Recovery
adb reboot recovery
STEP 7: Install LineageOS on Poco F4
- From TWRP Recovery, go to Install, select the ROM ZIP and perform a right swipe to flash it.
- Then go to Wipe > Format Data > type YES in the space provided and then hit the checkmark.
- Once done, go to Reboot and select System. Your device will now reboot to the newly installed OS.
That’s it. These were the steps to install LineageOS on your Poco F4. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.
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