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From /u/trondwin on reddit's /r/LineageOS 8/2018:

Painful Lineage OS installation:

I bought a used LG G3 d855 to install Lineage OS on and use as my (only) phone. The installation instructions (at https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/d855/install) for the phone seemed (reasonably) straightforward, even for a novice user like myself, so I thought this would be a fun, little project. However I ended up using 20-30 hours (over multiple weeks) in total.

This is not meant as a complaint - on the contrary, I am full of gratitude to all developers creating open source software - You're making the world a better place. Rather, by describing the efforts I went through, I hope others may learn something from them and get an easier time than I had.

Here are the main painpoints and time sinks I encountered. Ultimately, the instructions at the lineage os wiki were not particularly helpful. Specifically, they're somewhat misleading in that they make no provision at all for differences in Android versions. I found no other web site with a complete AND working tutorial, either - I had to research each specific problem as it occurred.

The good news - it DID work out in the end. It was actually doable, and I believe it will be for other phones and android versions as well.

I'd like to end with a thank you to all developers using their time to develop free and open source software. Thank you!







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NoviceDock's "Android Development Syllabus"
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David Nield's "Here's How to Get Android Apps Running on Your Laptop"





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