You can now download and install Android 8.1 Oreo based custom ROM LineageOS 15.1 on your Huawei Honor 4X. If you are not afraid of trying out some customized version of Android then this is a good news indeed. Upgrading your Huawei Honor 4X to Android 8.1 Oreo isn’t a big deal now if you have a custom recovery installed. With the help of custom recovery, you can easily install custom ROM LineageOS 15.1 on your device. If you don’t know then LineageOS 15.1 is build using Android 8.1 Oreo as a base and have a lot of customization that we once saw on CyanogenMod ROM.

About the specification, Huawei Honor 4X was launched by Huawei back in 2014. The smartphone comes with a 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The display doesn’t come with any additional protection. To power the device it has a HiSilicon Kirin 620 Octa-core SoC or Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 SoC (depend on region) as well as 2GB of RAM. The phone available with 8GB internal memory. Huawei Honor 4X features 13MP rear camera and 5MP front shooting camera. The smartphone packed with a non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery and running on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. The operating system can be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow officially.

If you don’t want to stuck with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and willing to have little more customize platform on your device can check out LineageOS 15.1. You won’t regret sure. However, since this build is still under development and becoming better day by day, you may find some bugs and force close here and there which will eventually get fixed in the next update. If you interested to update your Huawei Honor 4X to Android 8.1 Oreo base ROM LineageOS 15.1 then continue reading.

Android 8.1 Oreo comes with various useful features including multi-window multitasking, better notification management, faster device with better battery optimization, more human emoji, improved security, instant app and much more. Top of all LineageOS custom ROM comes with various additional features that surely improve your using experience.

Android 8.1 Oreo Update For Huawei Honor 4X via LineageOS 15.1


This tutorial is only for Huawei Honor 4X. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we (True Android Team) are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction is given in this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.

Pre Requisites:

1. Backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide.

2. Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power. You can install an app like Battery Notifier BT Free on your Android device to check it easily.

3. You already have USB Driver Installed for Huawei Honor 4X in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and Huawei Honor 4X. [Guide].

5. Your device have latest TWRP recovery 3.x or higher installed. [Guide]

If you did everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 8.1 Oreo based LineageOS 15.1 ROM on Huawei Honor 4X.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. LineageOS 15.1 ROM For Huawei Honor 4X [Filename:]*
  2. Google Apps [Filename:] or any other Android 8.1 Oreo GApps

* You should always download latest available ROM file.

How to Install Android 8.1 Oreo based LineageOS 15.1 ROM on Huawei Honor 4X

  1. Connect your device to PC using USB cable and then copy downloaded files to the SD card of your device. Important: Don’t extract any files.
  2. Disconnect USB and then turn off your Huawei Honor 4X.
  3. Boot into recovery mode. Press and hold Volume Up + Power key together. You should see recovery screen soon. Alternatively try this: Recovery Mode without Key Combination.
  4. Create a Backup using TWRP Backup Option.
  5. Perform a Factory Reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). To do this, Tap on Wipe, then at the bottom of the screen do a Swipe on the ‘Swipe to factory reset‘ option.
  6. Now its time to add zip file for flashing. Tap on Install, then browse to the location where you saved the files and tap on the LineageOS 15.1 Zip file. Then tap on Add More Zips, and add Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.
  7. When installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and tap on Reboot and then, tap on System to reboot your Huawei Honor 4X and boot up into Android 8.1 Oreo ROM LineageOS 15.1.
  8. Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select Backup then through Restore option, restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

Congrats! Android 8.1 Oreo firmware based custom ROM LineageOS 15.1 is now installed and running on your Huawei Honor 4X. Let us know your using experience in the comment.


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