Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Oreo update arrives as LineageOS 15 ROM

Vibe K5 Plus Oreo LineageOS 15

When Lenovo launched the Vibe K5 Plus back in 2016 with Android 5.1.1, you knew it wouldn’t even make it to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. And it so happened, Lenovo never thought about pushing an update to device, but here we are: Thanks to awesome work by developers, the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus can now run Android 8.0 Oreo update today.

Yeah, this is amazing — it’s really the power of the aftermarket custom firmware development. The Oreo update update comes to Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus as LineageOS 15 custom ROM, something we are seeing becoming available for lots of devices now, especially this week, even though the Android 8.0 OS is only about three weeks old.

With the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Oreo update, you get cool features like picture-in-picture, better notifications grouping in the shade, Notification badges, Notification channels, better Always-on display, Instant Apps, Autofill, revamped Settings app, notification snooze, and more.

Some of the old popular devices that are rocking the Oreo update now thanks to LineageOS 15 include OnePlus 2, Xiaomi Redmi 2, Xiaomi Redmi 3, Xiaomi Mi 3 and Mi 4, Moto G, Moto G2, Le Max 2, Nexus 4, Nexus 6HTC One M7, to name a few.

That’s not to say that popular devices of current generation have been prejudiced out of Android 8.0 development scene. In fact, the LineageOS 15.0 ROM is also available for some of the most popular devices like OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3/3T, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus, Xiaomi Mi 5S, Xiaomi Mi Mix, etc. to name some.

LineageOS 15 device list

As the development for the LineageOS 15 ROM for Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus has only begun now, expect it to come with few rough corners. We don’t it’s suited to be your daily driver, but we hope that as the development continues, it’s would become a stable ROM enough to be trusted as your daily ROM.

Right now, the Android 8.0 Oreo update is not available for many devices officially. You have only Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P as the only smartphone that currently run on Android 8.0, while the Pixel 2 is rumored to be powered by Android 8.1 on launch. For what it’s worth, even though not available for download, the OnePlus 3 Oreo update is available for selected bunch of users under the closed-beta testing.

→ Check out the Android Oreo update release timeline here.

Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus LineageOS 15 ROM [Android 8.0 Oreo]

Compatibility and Warning

This ROM is only compatible with Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus (codename: ido). Do not try this on any other device.

Warning: Do not try anything given on this page if you are not entirely aware of what you are doing. In case any damage occurs, we won’t be held responsible.


Note: Check out the development page here at XDA for latest download link and changelog. (To be updated with a link when available.)

How to Install the LineageOS 15 on Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus

Note: You need to have TWRP recovery installed on your device for this. In case you do not have it, download the TWRP recovery for Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus from here, and install it using the guide here.

  1. Download and transfer the Lineage OS ROM zip file and Gapps file that you downloaded above to your Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus.
  2. Boot your smartphone into TWRP recovery.
  3. Select Wipe from TWRP main menu and do a Swipe to Factory Reset on the bottom of the screen. [Clean install is recommended, wipe everything except internal storage.]
  4. Go back to TWRP main menu, tap on Install and select the Lineage OS .zip file that you transferred to your Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus in Step 1.
  5. After selecting the .zip file, do Swipe to Confirm Flash on the bottom of the screen to begin the custom ROM installation process. This may take some time.
  6. Once your ROM is successfully flashed, you’ll see Wipe cache/dalvik option, select it and then do Swipe to wipe on bottom of screen.
  7. Now, install the Gapps file the same way you installed the ROM file.
  8. After flashing both Lineage OS and Gapps, reboot your smartphone.

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