Nokia Lumia 620 (nokia-rm846)
- 1 Contributors
- 2 Maintainer(s)
- 3 Users owning this device
- 4 Button Shortcuts
- 5 Installation of Android
- 6 See also
Users owning this device
Volume downto force the phone to reboot
Volume downand connect it to the PC to boot it into fastboot mode
Volume Upand connect it to the PC to boot into the recovery system
Installation of Android
For now, it is necessary to first install Android on the device to use fastboot as flash tool.
You will need some tools for Installation:
- wpinternals: This is an open-source tool from an XDA-User. It runs natively on Windows.
- Windows Phone Recovery Tool: This is a proprietary tool from Microsoft. It also runs natively on Windows.
- Win32 DiskImager 
- ADB & Fastboot (You do not need the whole Android Studio but the Command Line Tools at the bottom of the page)
- Some files including the rom and iflash
Postmarketos is not ready to use as a daily driver yet. So use a phone you do not need for the development. If you have some data on it, back it up now.
Clean Firmware Install
Use the Windows Device Recovery Tool to install clean Firmware. This is to avoid errors and to gain the FFU-image.
Check you Storage
Open WPInternals with your phone connected to your Windows PC. Reboot it into flash mode, to get more information. There it says, from which manufacturer your storage is. If it is from Samsung, it can cause a brick of your phone. If not, you are good to go.
Unlock the bootloader
Now use WPInternals to unlock your bootloader. You will need an FFU-image for that. Use the Download page of WPInternals to download it.
Afterward, you need the Emergency Loaders. You can also download the needed files with the Download page.
Then you need the Engineering SBL3 files, which can be found here Now unlock the bootloader.
Connect your phone in mass storage mode
Use WindowsPhoneInternals to switch to the mass storage mode. It could be that you have to give the device a drive letter.
Backup your phone
Use the WindiskImager to Backup your phone (the MainOS Partition). Therefore select the Device, select a folder for your Backup and give it a name. Afterward, switch to Normal Mode again by holding down the volume down and power key together for 10 seconds.
Flash the LittleKernel Bootloader
To boot to Android you need to flash the LittleKernel of Android4Lumia. Therefore use the iflash tool.
Install the CustomROM
At the end of the process the device boots into the TWRP-recovery. Wipe all partitions to avoid errors. Afterward install the LineagesOS with ADB-Sideload. In TWRP got to Home > Advanced > sideload. Then use:
$ adb sideload <LineageOS.zip>
Replace <LineageOS.zip with a path to the downloaded LineageOS-file.
If your device stays black but is connected as QSUSB_DLOAD, use the WindowsDeviceRecoveryTool to make a clean firmware install.