In this guide, we will show you the steps to update your device from LineageOS 19 based on Android 12 to LineageOS 20 based on Android 13. When it comes to custom development, then installing customized firmware is usually at the top of the priority queue for the tech enthusiast. One reason for the same is the fact that it gives you a perfect opportunity to break free from the shackles of the default OEM’s ecosystem,
Likewise, you will also be able to get hold of the latest OS upgrades even years after is official update cycle has ended. In this regard, there are a slew of noteworthy names in the custom ROM domain. However, there’s hardly an iota of doubt that Lineage is the best in the business, maintaining an equilibrium between the features and the overall device stability, there’s not much left to ask. Moroever, the developers also tend to roll out timely upgrades.
Talking about which, they have recently released their latest ROM for numerous devices based on the thirteenth iteration of the OS. So if you are currently on LineageOS 19 Android 12, then now could be the perfect time to upgrade your device to LineageOS 20 Android 13. So without further ado, let’s get started.
How to Update from LineageOS 19 to 20: Android 12 to Android 13 [Video]
Before starting with the below process, please take a backup of all the data on your device. 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.
STEP 2: Enable USB Debugging
Next up, you will have to enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking so as to make your device recognizable by the PC in ADB mode. This will then allow you to boot your device to ADB Sideload Mode. So head over to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging.
STEP 3: Download LineageOS 20 ROM
- Grab hold of the latest LineageOS 20 based on Android 13 for your device from their official site.
- Once downloaded, transfer it to the platform-tools folder on your PC.
- Likewise, rename it to rom.zip so that it becomes easier to type in the CMD window.
STEP 4: Decide about GApps
I would now like to discuss an important point and it involves your decision with GApps. In this regard, there could be three instances [remember your CASE number below, it will be used later on in this guide]
- CASE 1: You are currently using GApps on LineageOS 19 and want to continue with it on LineageOS 20: It does not require Factory Reset. Moreover, download GApps from here, rename it to gapps.zip, and transfer it to the platform tools folder on your PC.
- CASE 2: You are currently using GApps on LineageOS 19 but do not want it on LineageOS 20: The process will format your data, so take a backup beforehand.
- CASE 3: You are not using GApps on LineageOS 19 but want it on LineageOS 20: The process will format your data, so take a backup beforehand. Moreover, download GApps from here, rename it to gapps.zip, and transfer it to the platform tools folder on your PC.
STEP 5: Boot your Device to ADB Sideload
- 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 LineageOS Recovery
adb reboot recovery
- From there, go to Apply Update > Apply from ADB.
STEP 6: Update LineageOS from 19 to 20: Android 12 to Android 13
- Now just execute the below command to update your device from LineageOS 19 to 20:
adb sideload rom.zip
- Now, if you were part of CASE 1, then go to Apply Update > Apply from ADB.
- Now type the below command in the CMD window to install the latest GApps:
adb sideload gapps.zip
- Once done, select Reboot System Now to boot your device to the upgraded OS with the latest GApps.
- On the other hand, if you belong to CASE 2 or 3, then proceed ahead with the next step.
STEP 7: Installing/Removing GApps
- Whether you want to install or uninstall GApps, your first course of action is to perform a factory reset.
- But first, you will have to reboot to LineageOS Recovery. So go to Advanced > Reboot to Recovery.
- Then go to Factory Reset > Format Data/Factory Reset > Format Data.
- Wait for the process to complete. Once done, you will be notified of the same via “Data wipe complete”.
- Now, if you do not want GApps, then just tap on Reboot System Now. Your device will boot to the upgraded OS with no Google Apps.
- On the other hand, if you want GApps, then go to Apply Update > Apply from ADB.
- Then type the below command in the CMD window to install GApps:
adb sideload gapps.zip
- Wait for the process to finish. Once done, select Reboot System Now. Your device will now boot to the upgraded OS with GApps installed.
That’s it. These were the steps to update your device from LineageOS 19 based on Android 12 to LineageOS 20 based on Android 13. 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.