Lineage OS 14.1 for ZTE Zmax (Z970, draconis) Nougat 7.1 ROM

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    shibaa987
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    Lineage OS 14.1 for ZTE Zmax based on Android Nougat 7.1.x, is now available to update via an unofficial build. If you want the OFFICIAL LineageOS update or some more Lineage ROMs for other devices then stay tuned to the Lineage OS ROMs collection page. This ZTE Zmax Lineage OS 14.1 (Z970, draconis) is brought to you by Relyt2012

    DONATION TO DEVELOPER(S):

    No donation link found for Relyt2012.

    DISCLAIMER:
    THIS IS AN INITIAL BUILD AND MAY NOT BOOT AT ALL. EVEN IT BOOTS IT MAY HAVE MANY BUGS. HAVE A BACKUP OF THE CURRENT ROM BEFORE FLASHING THIS ROM AND TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK. Installing a custom ROM on a ZTE Zmax (Z970, draconis) may require to unlock the bootloader, which may VOID your warranty and may delete all your data. Before proceeding further you may consider backup all data. You are the only person making changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by YOU.

    Status of Lineage OS 14.1 for ZTE Zmax (Z970, draconis), Nougat 7.1 ROM:

    WHAT’S WORKING:
    – Not known
    KNOWN ISSUES:
    – Not known

     

    Lineage OS 14.1 for ZTE Zmax (Z970, draconis)

    REQUIRED LINKS AND FILES FOR Lineage OS 14.1 for ZTE Zmax NOUGAT CUSTOM ROM:

    Root binary is NOT inbuilt in Lineage OS 14.1, so you may need a separate SuperSu package or Lineage OS su binary to install to gain ROOT access. Here is How to root Lineage OS
    If there is no in-built ROOT or it does not work for some reason then you can try SuperSU ROOT guide to enable ROOT access.

    HOW TO INSTALL/DOWNLOAD/FLASH/UPDATE ZTE Zmax Lineage OS 14.1 NOUGAT CUSTOM ROM:

    1. Follow this if you are flashing Lineage OS 14.1 for ZTE Zmax (Z970, draconis) for the first time, or coming from another ROM:

      Points to NOTE:
      – Try to avoid restoring apps backup using Titanium Backup. It may break things up.
      – Don’t restore system data using Titanium Backup! It will definitely break the current installation.
      – It is also discouraged to Restoring Apps + Data using Titanium Backup.

      • Download and Copy the GApps and Lineage OS 14.1 for ZTE Zmax ROM ZIP to your phone.
      • Boot into Recovery. Make sure to have a Custom recovery like CWM or TWRP or any other custom recovery. If not then follow the Recovery update Guide for ZTE Zmax (Z970, draconis). (it’s a generic guide which will work for TWRP as well as CWM recovery or any other recovery)
      • Wipe data factory reset, Cache partition, Dalvik Cache and Format the System partition.
        – Here is a guide explaining how to clean/wipe data.

        This will delete all your data on your phone. You may consider complete backup of your phone data or take a NANDROID backup of the current ROM
        Data backup on Android
        NANDROID backup

      • First flash the Lineage OS 14.1 ROM ZIP from device for ZTE Zmax. Then flash the GApps zip from your device memory.
      • DO NOT REBOOT YET. Now flash the Lineage OS GApps package.
        – Here is a post that explains How to install Nougat GApps.
      • Reboot and Enjoy the Nougat 7.1 Lineage OS 14.1 ROM for ZTE Zmax (Z970, draconis).
    2. Upgrading from earlier version of Lineage OS 14.1 for ZTE Zmax (Z970, draconis):

    Complete the initial setup and enjoy Android Nougat 7.1 with Lineage OS 14.1 for ZTE Zmax (Z970, draconis). After the installation of ZTE Zmax Lineage OS 14.1 (Z970, draconis) you may want to enable ROOT access on your phone and here is how you can do that:
    How to Enable ROOT on Lineage OS 14.1.

    Stay tuned or Subscribe to the ZTE Zmax (Z970, draconis) Lineage OS forum For other Android Nougat ROMs, Lineage OS 14.1 ROMs, other ROMs and all other device specific topics.

     

    #25984

    mlovett94
    Participant

    There is an issue in which the device can call and send text messages perfectly fine but cannot receive and track calls. Other than that everything works perfectly fine.

    Gapps I have tried this ROM with:
    Full
    Nano

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