Android Flashing News Tips & Tricks Install Android 7.1.2 Nougat [LinageOS 14.1] on Infinix Note 2 X600 [Unofficial ROM] By Noaman Rasheed Posted on 3 weeks ago 9 min read 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Infinix has a good reputation in its software support for a couple of its devices currently in market. The company has provided up to Android 7.1 Nougat software update to its low-end Infinix Hot 4 smartphone. But old models have some less support than the newer ones. Where Infinix Note 3 and other of its variants is being supported with official Android 7 software update, the predecessor Infinix Note 2 has been left on Android 6 Marshmallow. But thanks to developer vicatz of xclub, Like in the past, he has been working on porting the custom ROMs like Validus and LineageOS based on Android 7 (N6F26U of Nexus 6, NOF26W of Pixel respectively) for Infinix Note 2 device. Vicatz released, last month, a port of the LineageOS 14.1 based on Android 7.1.2 (NJH47D of Pixel) for the Infinix Note 2 X600. I just got some time have my hands on with it when I took out the device from the drawer today. I think, people must be wondering if they could have the latest software on their Infinix Note 2. So here are the step by step guide down below. Disclaimer: This tutorial includes modifying your Android smartphone with a custom firmware ROM. If not followed correctly, it may lead you with a bricked device. By whatever means, following our mobile flashing or customizing guides, you are the sole-responsible if any damages or faults happen to your device or devices during or after the flashing process. Warning: Installing or modifying your Android smartphone using this tutorial may wipe out your device. Hence, it’s recommended that you take a backup of important data from the phone before you proceed. Important Things To Know About LineageOS 14.1 / Android 7.1.2 Nougat ROM This ROM is unofficial. This ROM may have bugs which might or might not be a problem for most. This ROM is only meant to be used with Infinix Note 2 X600. No other device should be used with this ROM. Prerequisites: Your Infinix Note 2 smartphone has to have custom recovery TWRP installed prior to flash custom ROM like LineageOS 14.1 in this tutorial. Download TWRP recovery for Infinix Note 2 and flash using SP Flash Tool. A microSD card is also recommended to store needed ROM files. (Internal Storage should also work) Note: This method worked with TWRP recovery on Infinix Note 2 running stock Android 6 Marshmallow. Required Downloads: LineageOS 14.1 / Android 7.1.2 Nougat – X600 H533 A1 20170710 Download B1 Patch. Infinix Note 2 comes in A1 and B1 variants. This patch is only needed to be applied if your device variant is B1. Go to Open GApps Website, choose ARM64 (in platform) 7.1 (under Android version) Pico (under variant) Copy all three packages (zip files) above into you memory (microSD) card or phone’s local storage. Micro SD card is recommended. Also note: Links to the files you find in this article are not hosted on our server. If they are found or reported to be illegal any time sooner or later, the link(s) will be removed instantly. Now that assuming you have everything as required, you have taken backup of your important data, you have noted down the warnings and you are ready to proceed with the process, you can follow the steps below to install LineageOS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 on your Infinix Note 2. Turn off your phone and boot into TWRP recovery (volume up + power on) Wipe > Advance Wipe > Choose System, Cache, Data (optional) Choose “Internal Storage” to have clean install only if you are installing from microSD card. This will also wipe your personal data, photos, videos. (Do not choose internal storage if you have placed ROM files in it instead of microSD card) Swipe to Wipe selected partitions. Go Back to home. Install > Locate and Choose LineageOS ROM zip file from microSD card or from Internal Storage wherever you placed it. Swipe to Install Wait for a few minutes to complete the installation. Once Installation completes. Choose Wipe Caches (Cache & Dalvik Cache) Swipe to Wipe Go Back to home. Install > Locate and Choose GApps zip file from microSD card or from Internal Storage wherever you placed it. Swipe to Install Wait for a few seconds to complete the installation. Note: LineageOS / Android 7.1.2 should now be installed with Google Apps on your Infinix Note 2. But if you have B1 variant of Infinix Note 2, you must apply the B1 patch by installing it exactly like you installed the ROM and GApps. Do not wipe anything now. Install > Locate and Choose Patch for B1 zip file from microSD card or from Internal Storage wherever you placed it. Swipe to Install It should be quick. Go Back to home and Reboot System. That’s it, you should have the LineageOS 14.1 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat running on your Infinix Note 2 smartphone. Only for reference, you can watch the video below that demonstrates updating Infinix Note 2 to CM13, with the same TWRP recovery, in exactly the same order. Watch it but use the files (firmware/ROM and patch) from this page. Do let us know about your experience below. You can discuss about any trouble you face.