The ZTE Axon 7 is one of the best Android smartphones right now, especially when it comes to battery life. While the phone does feature impressive hardware and software, you can make your ZTE Axon 7 more awesome after flashing a custom ROM on it.
LineageOS is a cool custom ROM that is based on the famous CyanogenMod firmware. LineageOS focuses at giving users speed and stability along with tons of cool features. There are a ton of options to customize the lock screen such as changing the shortcuts, weather and even the clock font. Overall, I would say that this is the best ROM for ZTE Axon 7 at the moment in terms of stability and features.
The ROM is also pre-rooted with SuperSU and comes with a lot of different features. You will have folders and theme engine support, an advanced reboot menu, great rotation settings and already enabled developer settings. One overlooked, but a good feature is the ability to show the download speed in the notification bar.
This ROM will not work on devices that have not installed the N Bootloader and approriate Modem package below. You must have an unlocked bootloader as well! Failure to do so could lead to an unrecoverable bricked device.
1. Install the Universal bootloader and your model specific modem. Failure to do so will not allow flashing the ROM!
2. Update recovery [Recommended -> Official TWRP for Axon7
3. Download LineageOS 14 ROM
4. Factory reset if coming from another ROM.
5. Install GApps (optionally) [Recommended -> Open GApps (arm64) (7.1) 2017-02-01 or Newer
Make sure that you follow the tips above and flash the ROM that best fits your needs. Feel free to post any questions in the comments area below and also let us know about your favorite custom ROMs for ZTE Axon 7.
Unjustified Dev, DrakenFX, tdm
ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.10.x
ROM Firmware Required: Nougat Bootloader+Modem
Based On: CyanogenMod