Nextbit Robin (ether) receives Lineage OS 14.1

The Nextbit Robin has received Lineage OS 14.1 officially. The Robin is a standalone device which originated as a Kickstarter campaign. Though the build if quite flimsy and the smartphone bends like cardboard, the internals are top notch and

If you’re planing to go for a custom ROM you’ll miss out on the cloud experience from Nextbit but let’s face it, you’re obviously here to take advantage of those internals anyway.

With the Snapdragon 808, a 5.2-inch 1080 display and a decent battery, the smartphone caught the eye of many developers and before long we got to see many custom ROMs. With Lineage OS you’ll be able to squeeze out more performance and get battery life too.

Since this is an official release of Lineage OS, the ROM can be expected to be used as a daily driver, but it’s preferably safer to flash the Nightly builds. If you’re the daring type and are dying to find out what’s new with Lineage then by all means go ahead with the experimental builds.

Nextbit Robin Lineage OS


Note: You must have a custom recovery like TWRP installed on your device to be able to install Lineage OS. Also, you will need to download and flash root addon package separately as Lineage OS only provides root via ADB.

How to Install Lineage OS on Nextbit Robin

  1. Download and transfer the Lineage OS ROM zip file and Gapps package zip file that you downloaded above to your Nextbit Robin.
  2. Boot your Nextbit Robin into TWRP recovery.
  3. Select Wipe from TWRP main menu and do a Swipe to Factory Reset on the bottom of screen.
  4. Go back to TWRP main menu, tap on Install and select the Lineage OS .zip file that you transferred to your Nextbit Robin in Step 1.
  5. After selecting the .zip file, do Swipe to Confirm Flash on the bottom of 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 flash the Nougat Gapps file similarly, just the way flashed the ROM file.
  8. If you want root for apps, download and flash the root addon zip file as well.
  9. Once you’re done flashing all required files, reboot your Nextbit Robin.

That’s all there is to it. Lineage OS is now installed on your Nextbit Robin.