Android on the Raspberry Pi using LineageOS 17.1

LineageOS, also known as LineageOS Android Distribution, is a free and open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, based on the Android mobile platform. It is the successor to the highly popular custom ROM CyanogenMod, from which it was forked in December 2016 when Cyanogen Inc. announced it was discontinuing development and shut down the infrastructure behind the project. Since Cyanogen Inc.

Preliminary Note

Before proceeding further you need to have a program installed to flash the software to your micro sdcard, if you don’t have one you can download Raspberry Pi Imager.

In this tutorial I will be using my Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi Imager to flash the image to the SD card.


  1. Raspberry Pi 3 or greater.
  2. Power supply.
  3. Micro SD card 8/16GB.
  4. Ethernet cord / Wi-Fi


1 Downloading Image

Open your browser and go to this link rpi3 if you are doing this tutorial on a raspberry pi 4 go to this link rpi4

Download the image, and extract the image file.

2 Flashing the image

Open the Raspberry pi flasher

  1. Press Choose OS, and select custom. Then locate the image you extracted, select it and press open.
  2. Plug the SD card into your computer, Choose SD and select the device.
  3. Press Write.
  4. Once complete, plug the SD card into your raspberry pi, connect monitor and keyboard and power on.



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