Here’s How to Enable Root Access in Lineage OS

How to Enable Root Access in Lineage OS

Enable Root Access in Lineage OS

Now that the Lineage OS is already available (unofficially), there are many developers and users who are eager to know about how to enable root access in Lineage OS based devices! Well, if you aren’t aware of the same, today we are going to provide you a detailed guide for the same! And you can do this without connecting your Android device to your PC or laptop. 😀

Lineage OS is the continuation of CyanogenMod OS and you might see some awesome customizations in this OS once it goes live! There isn’t any perfect method to enable root access in Lineage OS but as this new operating system is the continuation of CyanogenMod OS, the overall method is the same.

The Lineage OS ROM if installed, will ask permissions to run the apps and ADB and this is why you need to enable root access in Lineage OS devices! The overall process is pretty simple if you have already tried enabling the root access in your CyanogenMod OS before.

Before you start doing the same, you must have a look at the Lineage OS supported devices. Just because you are not aware whether your device is supported or not, you can’t risk your costly smartphone! So here’s the step by step procedure to be followed right after checking whether your device is eligible or not to enable root access in Lineage OS.

How to Enable Root Access in Lineage OS

How to Enable Root Access in Lineage OS

#1. Unlock your device, if it’s locked 😛

#2. Now navigate to the settings menu in your Lineage OS based smartphone.

#3. Scroll down at the end of the settings menu, you will find About Phone option, just tap on it.

#4. To enable the developer option and make sure that it works, press 4-5 times on Build Number.

#5. Once you do it, get back to the settings menu and tap on developer options and slide it to ON mode.

#6. Now get down the menu and tap on Root Access to enable root for Apps and ADB.

So this is it! Your device is now enabled for root access in Lineage OS.

Wrapping Up!

If you have any kind of doubts or suggestions on how to enable root access in Lineage OS guide, you can comment below with your queries. Suggestions are most welcome on our Lineage OS blog. 🙂

8 comments

  1. jacobdelafon says:

    I flashed CM14.1 with lineage-14.1-20170104-UNOFFICIAL-titan.zip. I had the root in developer options (adb and application) yesterday I have wipe reset factory and install lineage-14.1-20170117-UNOFFICIAL-titan.zip (the latest version). Now in root I have the simple ADB choice only.
    It’s normal?

    1. iamfake143 says:

      Yes it’s by default you can change it to the apps and adb to use root required apps you install on device

      1. Raymond Rudman says:

        I don’t think you read the post correctly, jacobdelafon said, “Now in root I have the simple ADB choice ONLY”

        Only the ADB choice, same thing is happening with me.

        1. Gabriel Constantinovici says:

          Same thing by me. Only root option is ADB

          1. AndroidUser says:

            Same here, any ideas how to solve it?

  2. DevRaj says:

    Wait for new version! Then problem solved)))

  3. James says:

    I’m using Lineage 7.1.1 for klimtwifi, unofficial support and for enabling root there are only 2 option, Disabled and ADB only. With this in mind, exactly how do I enable root access???

  4. RAM says:

    Hi,
    my device is lenova zuk 1 cm 12.1 YOG4PAS9IG can i get lineage OS ROM for the device

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