Install Lineage OS on Lenovo Tab 2 (TB2-X30F)

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Install Lineage OS on Lenovo Tab 2 (TB2-X30F)

In our last tutorial we described the process to install TWRP on Lenovo tablets. In this article we will describe how to install Lineage OS (Android 7.1) on the Lenovo TAB tablets using TWRP.

Install Lineage OS on Lenovo Tab 2. Attention! This operating system can be installed only using TWRP and it doesn’t work to be installed as an update.

These are the steps to follow in order to install Lineage OS:

  1. Install TWRP Recovery. You can find here a step-by-step tutorial;
  2. Download the Lineage OS (Android 7.1) image from here;
  3. Download Gapps from here;
  4. Extract the downloaded archive at step 2 and transfer the image on the tablet’s SD card or in its internal memory;
  5. Do the same thing (as in step 4) with the Gapps archive, without unarchiving it;
  6. Access TWRP mode. To access recovery mode, turn off the tablet, press and hold the keys Volume UP + Power button. After the display turns on, stop pressing the power button and after 4 seconds stop pressing also the volume button. The TWRP recovery mode will automatically open.
  7. Before installing, we must make sure the tablet is connected to the charger, to avoid the risk of a sudden crash which would turn off the tablet during the install.
  8. In TWRP we select Install, select the SD card (if the image is on the SD card) and we glide the arrow to start;
  9. The installing takes pretty long (somewhere around 20-30 minutes). We must be patient and do not interrupt the process;
  10. After the operating system install is finished, select the Gapps archive and we install this too;
  11. Restart the tablet and wait for the operating system to boot (it will take longer than usual, being the first time);

These are the steps required to install Lineage OS on Lenovo Tab 2. It is important to mention that the tablet can be irreversibly damaged (bricked) if the steps above are not followed accordingly. Also, we are not responsible for possible problems which can occur during this process. All these operations are made on your own risk.

For any problem or question, don’t hesitate to write us a message using the comment section below.

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  1. Hi. I tried it several times on my TB2 X30F but doesn’t work. TWRP is well installed. When I start on it if I try to install boot.img, it takes less than 1 second and doesn’t make nothing. If I try to install the ZIP archive, it doesn’t work neither.
    And for GAPPS, there isn’t img in it to install, and if I try to install ZIP, doesn’t work.
    Please what can I do ?
    Thanks.

  2. Hi. I have a new problem. I do not know why, but i had lost my mac direction for wifi conection. So i do tried to install once again the Rom from TWRP and now i have a boot looper to twrp. Somebody can help me?. I have tried to fix it with ADB but doesn’t detect any device, not windows nor linux mint.
    I tried to reinstall the rom with other Gapps, but failed. It Doesn’t reboot on fastboot or system. Always Recovery.
    Sorry i reposted this, but i commited a mistake before.

  3. It says that there is no such file in the directory. How do i solve this?
    P.S: I tried navigating to the adb folder itself and the twrp file and the file that im running on cmd have the same name

  4. Doesn’t work for me either.

    Instaled TWRP fine then tried to install the LiOS14-UNOFFICIAL-TB2-X30L.zipfile rom and it brings up loads of errors and says failed.

  5. Angelvoust: I also get this when I try to flash room e:unable to find partition size for ‘/recovery and the flash seem not to be working either. I also tested to install as I did on my other plate and on the phone. To install the entire zip file. and it worked. But because i getting this every time e:unable to find partition size for ‘/recovery . I think it is wrong on both the zip file and the TWR file.
    So i keep my so I keep my original on the plate.

  6. No nothing worked. installed back stock rooms instead.
    And as someone wrote to not install Gapp’s yes then custom rom becomes worthless to me as I use Google play to download my apps. And have bought some apps there.
    So I have to keep the original it is in any case 6.01

    • I’m the one who had those problems with gapps. I solved it sliding the upper bar, entering settings and adding my google account there. Then, i came back to the configuration app and everything worked.

  7. Hi I’m writing here instead.
    I look at the back of my plate that’s the F version I have. But it was still not possible to install the room. I flash boot.img as it says. But then nothing happens. I let it last for at least 40 minutes. So is there any solution?
    Mv Steve (Mats)

  8. first of all, this rom is not for the Lenovo Tab 2 (TB2-X30F). Is for the tb2-x30L. It doesn’t work properly. The gapps have the same problem.

    • It doesn’t work either. I have tried. one should not just flash boot image. Without the entire zip file should be included. Now I managed to install back stock rom after a lot of trouble.

      • For TB2-X30F should work, as the tutorial was done by us after testing it.
        If it didn’t work in your case, what are the steps that you managed to follow, where did you encounter problems and what was the exact problem encountered?

        • ok. I get the os initialize but the configuration manager always crashes. It always make me return to the language selection page.

      • I have done the installation trough zip files. Either lineage and gapps. I always get the same problem with it. The configuration app crashes at the update search and send me to the language page.

          • Yes. I did it. But i have done it even with gapps. I slided the upper bar and added an account of google through settings and then i had no failure as i use to have.
            Now i have a new problem with wifi. But i am trying to solve it

  9. Install Lineage successfully but Gapps failed. It says Gapps pkg is for Android 7.1.x version and advises me to download the correct version for your ROM: 6.0.1 (SDK 23).

    • Hi Sophal,
      Try installing Gapps for other Android version. I can’t remember exactly which Gapps version I installed but I managed to install it succesfully.

        • Try reinstalling Lineage and other Gapps version, unfortunately this would be the only suggestion I can think of. I didn’t had these kind of problems when trying on my tablet.

  10. Hi Alex

    i am very glad for your tutorial, but for me there is a little leak in description. In step four you describe to extract the archive and transfer the image from step 2. But in the linked file in archive are 3 different images. There is aboot, boot and modem. All .img files and i dont know which to use. And in TWRP i can install image and can check for install to boot.

    So can you please explain which file i should use?

    Thank you very much.
    Best regards
    Bastian

    • Hi Bastian,
      The image should be boot.img, please check this one.
      Let me know if you need more info.
      Thanks and best regards.

      • Hi Alex, i installed the boot.img, but it took only a few seconds? Is that everything to flash? Sorry for the very rooky questions. I cant find much about flashing the x30f in internet.

        Thank ou for your help.

        • There are no rooky questions, we are trying to help and are glad to do it. 🙂
          That should be everything, follow the rest of the steps and it should be ok.
          Please let me know if you encounter problems.

      • Hi. I have a new problem. I do not know why, but i had lost my mac direction for wifi conection. So i do tried to install once again the Rom from TWRP and now i have a boot looper to twrp. Somebody can help me?. I have tried to fix it with ADB but doesn’t detect any device, not windows nor linux mint.
        I tried to reinstall the rom with other Gapps, but failed. It Doesn’t reboot on fastboot or system. Always Recovery.