Lenovo A6000 / A6000 Plus smartphone comes with KitKat 4.4.4 pre-installed on it which can be upgraded to Lollipop 5.0.2. But Lollipop is very buggy and eats more battery. You will find Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop) very disappointing in Lenovo A6000/A6000 plus. A better way to enhance your device’s performance and unlock it’s full potential is to install Custom ROM on it. Custom ROMs provide customized features and improved battery life. This tutorial shows, “how to install AOSP Extended Android Nougat 7.1 Custom ROM on Lenovo A6000/A6000 Plus smartphone.”
Pre-requisites to install Android Nougat 7.1 AOSP Extended Custom ROM on Lenovo A6000/A6000 Plus
- TAKE BACKUP OF ALL YOUR DATA (PHOTOS, VIDEOS, FILES ETC.) BEFORE PROCEEDING. THIS PROCESS WILL COMPLETELY ERASE YOUR DEVICE’S INTERNAL MEMORY.
- Your Lenovo A6000/A6000 Plus smartphone must be running on Latest android version available officially (Lollipop 5.0.2 for Lenovo A6000/Plus).
How to upgrade your phone to latest firmware?
- You must have Custom Recovery (TWRP 3.1) installed on your Lenovo A6000/A6000 Plus smartphone.
How to install TWRP 3.1 Custom Recovery on Lenovo A6000/A6000 Plus Smartphone?
- Download and save Android Nougat 7.1 AOSP Extended custom ROM to the root of your SD card (we have used AOSP Extended v3.3 Nougat 7.1.2 in this tutorial).
Download Android Nougat 7.1 AOSP Extended Custom ROM for Lenovo A6000/A6000 Plus.
- Download and save Google Apps (GAPPS) package to the root of your SD Card.
Download Open GAPPS from here.
How To Install Android Nougat 7.1 AOSP Extended Custom ROM On Lenovo A6000 / A6000 Plus Smartphone?
First download and copy AOSP Extended Nougat 7.1 Custom ROM and OPEN GAPPS zip files to root of your SD card and switch off your smartphone.
Now press and hold Power + Volume (+ & – ) buttons together for 10 seconds to boot into Recovery Mode.
You will boot into Recovery Mode. On first boot, you will see following screen just check the box and swipe to right to go to main menu.
Now, you are on main menu of TWRP Recovery.
Now, we will wipe the device before installing Android Nougat 7.1 AOSP Extended Custom ROM. Tap on WIPE.
In WIPE menu, tap on Advanced Wipe and select every thing except your SD Card. Swipe to right to wipe everything.
Now, you have successfully erased your phone’s internal memory. Tap on Home button to return to TWRP main menu.
We have successfully formatted internal memory of Lenovo A6000 /A6000 Plus smartphone. Tap on INSTALL to start installation of Android Nougat 7.1 AOSP Extended Custom ROM.
Browse to the External SD Card and select AOSP Extended Nougat 7.1 Custom ROM zip file.
After selecting the AOSP Extended Nougat 7.1 Custom ROM Zip file, swipe to right to flash the selected ROM.
Android Nougat 7.1 AOSP Extended Custom ROM will be flashed to Lenovo A6000/A6000 Plus.
Tap on Wipe cache/dalvik to wipe cache after installation and swipe to right.
Now, we have successfully installed AOSP Extended Android Nougat 7.1 Custom ROM on Lenovo A6000/A6000 plus smartphone. We need to flash Google Apps in order to get Google Play Store functionality in our device.
Go back to home page of TWRP and tap on Install again.
select OpenGapps zip file and swipe to right to flash Open Gapps.
After successful flashing of Google Apps package, Wipe cache/dalvik again.
Go back to TWRP home page and reboot the device to System.
First boot may take some time (maybe 10-15 mins). After booting up, you will see android welcome page. Select Language and tap on GET STARTED. Enter your Name on next page and tap on NEXT.
In next few steps, you will setup your gmail account on your device. After you are done, you will see your Android Nougat 7.1 AOSP Extended home screen.
You have successfully installed Android Nougat 7.1 AOSP Extended Custom ROM on your Lenovo A6000/A6000 Plus. AOSP Extended ROMs get monthly updates keep visiting our AOSP Extended Nougat 7.1 download page. Enjoy Android Nougat 7.1 on Lenovo A6000/A6000 Plus. Comment below if you face any problems.