[Update: LineageOS 17.1] Unofficial Pixel Experience and TWRP are already available for the new OnePlus Nord

[Update: LineageOS 17.1] Unofficial Pixel Experience and TWRP are already available for the new OnePlus Nord

Update 1 (08/18/2020 @ 02:56 AM ET): Unofficial LineageOS 17.1 has also landed on the OnePlus Nord. Scroll to the bottom for more information. The article as published on August 13, 2020, is preserved below.

Third-party development for the OnePlus Nord is on full-swing on our forums, even though it’s just been over a week since the device went on sale. XDA Senior Member Some_Random_Username has already released a guide to root the device using Magisk and now, developers have released unofficial builds of the Pixel Experience custom ROM and TWRP custom recovery for the device.

OnePlus Nord XDA Forums


How to Root the OnePlus Nord with Magisk

Unofficial TWRP recovery for the OnePlus Nord

XDA Recognized Developer mauronofrio has released an unofficial build of the TWRP custom recovery (v3.4.0-0) for the OnePlus Nord. You can download and flash the custom recovery on your device by following the instruction in the XDA forums thread linked below, after which you’ll be able to flash a custom ROM on the device. However, since this is an early build of the TWRP recovery, some features don’t work as expected. Here’s a list of all the things that you can and can’t do with the current version of TWRP:

  • TWRP boots
  • Decryption works
  • ROM flashing should work
  • Backups are broken
  • Flash partition is broken for system and vendor
  • Don’t wipe or format system and vendor partitions
  • Format/wipe data is broken

Download Unofficial TWRP (v3.4.0-0)

Unofficial Pixel Experience ROM

An unofficial build of the Android 10-based Pixel Experience ROM is now also available for the OnePlus Nord, thanks to XDA Member CryllicBuster273. To install the ROM, you’ll first need to root your OnePlus Nord by following the guide linked above and flash the unofficial TWRP recovery on the device. Then you can follow the instructions in the XDA forum thread linked below to download and flash the ROM. The custom ROM comes with Google apps built-in, so you don’t need to flash a separate GApps package after flashing the ROM.

Download Unofficial Pixel Experience ROM

Unofficial LineageOS 17.1

XDA Recognized Developer lakshay18 has also brought an unofficial build of LineageOS 17.1 to the OnePlus Nord. To install the ROM, you need to be on the latest OxygenOS and then follow the steps mentioned for a fastboot installation as opposed to an installation through TWRP or a different custom recovery.

Download Unofficial LineageOS 17.1 ROM

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A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

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