How To Update Huawei Honor 5X To Official Android 7.1.1 Nougat LineageOS 14.1

Good news to all Huawei Honor 5X owners. The device has received it’s first official port to Lineage OS 14.1. For those who’re unaware, Lineage OS is the company which will be taking over CyanogenMod services from now on.


  • Almost Everything.
  • KNOWN ISSUES: Not known.

1. This ROM Lineage OS 14.1  is meant for Huawei Honor 5X (kiwi) and should not be flash on other device
2. Your phone should be Rooted & have a Custom Recovery installed in order to proceed with the installation of this CM14 ROM.
3. TWRP custom Recovery is required for this tutorial.

NOTE: Installing this ROM will wipe all your data, so make sure you backup all your data before proceeding.

4. Perform a Dalvik Cache wipe before proceeding from the Recovery Mode.
5. Make sure your battery is Charged above 50% flashing ROM.

Disclaimer: The Admin of this site or the authors are not responsible if you damage or brick your device during any of this process. Do it at your own risk and make sure you follow the instruction properly.

Also Note: Remember to backup any important files stored on your device before proceeding with the steps below, so that you can restore if anything goes wrong.

How to Install Official Lineage OS 14.1 ROM on Huawei Honor 5X.

Step 1: Download Official Lineage OS 14.1 ROM for your Huawei Honor 5X (kiwi) and Nougat 7.1 Gapps to your PC.

Step 2: Connect your device to PC, copy/paste the downloaded official Lineage OS 14.1 ROM zip file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card root (not in any folder).

Step 3: Power OFF your device and disconnect from the USB cable.
Step 4: Now boot your device into Recovery Mode by switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together.

Step 5: Once you are in Recovery mode, select perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset”.
Step 6: Then, perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition”.

Step 8: Now this is optional, but it is recommended to perform a wipe of your dalvik cache as well. You will not get into boot loops or any other errors. From TWRP recovery, go to ‘advanced’ and then select “wipe dalvik cache”.

Step 9: Then go back to the main Recovery screen and select “install zip from SD card”.
Step 10: Now select “choose zip from sdcard”. Navigate to the official Lineage OS 14.1 ROM zip file that you copied to your SD card and select it. Confirm the installation and the installation procedure should start now.

Step 11: Flash Nougat 7.1 Gapps after the ROM finishes installation: Repeat the above step for the Gapps zip file.
Step 12 After the installation completes, this is optional but recommended “wipe dalvik cache” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now” from the recovery menu.

Your Huawei Honor 5X will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.
That’s it! Your Huawei Honor 5X (kiwi) should now have official Lineage OS 14.1
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