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Steps to flash microG LineageOS on Sony Xperia SP

download latest TWRP image from https://dl.twrp.me/huashan/

download latest lineageOS from https://download.lineage.microg.org/huashan/

rename TWRP image to recovery.img

Unlock the Bootloader / OEM

enable developer options

enable USB debugging in developer options

allow USB debugging access for your PC

unlock bootloader: https://developer.sony.com/develop/open-devices/get-started/unlock-bootloader/how-to-unlock-bootloader/

Flash TWRP

adb reboot bootloader

wait until bootloader mode is active: blue LED

fastboot flash boot recovery.img

fastboot reboot

Flash LineageOS

First boot into the recovery mode:

  • Either with adb: adb reboot recovery
  • Or with the recovery mode key combination of your device.
    • Note: this is not the same combination for the download mode.

Then go to Wipe + Advanced Wipe to wipe the following partitions:

  • System
  • Data
  • Cache
  • Dalvik

Then go to Advanced/ADB Sideload, swipe to the right, and execute adb sideload lineage-xxx.zip on your computer.

  • When it shows adb: failed to read command: Success on the PC, and Exit code: 1.000000 in TWRP, it has suceeded.

Reboot to start LineageOS!