LineageOS continues to roll out support for devices, with the immensely popular OnePlus 6 now being supported by the biggest custom ROM.
It’s almost odd that the OnePlus 6 has never been supported officially by LineageOS before but given that OxygenOS is updated regularly and is about as close to what we know as ‘stock Android’ as you can get, it makes sense. Of course, that has all changed as you can now download and flash nightly builds of LineageOS 16 on your OnePlus 6 (via Android Police).
[Update 08/24]: LineageOS is now fully and officially supported on the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 6T after a little wait. It’s worth noting that downloads are not live just yet but we expect them to be added in the coming days.
You can head to the links below once downloads go live to get your Lineage fix on your OnePlus 6T or 7 Pro:
Given the Essential Phone received support just a few short days ago, it is not too much of a shock that the OnePlus 6 has now been added to the supported list merely days later — they offer similar ‘stock-ish’ software experiences after all. OnePlus also commits to three years of support with OxygenOS, so maybe users are less inclined to flash a custom ROM simply because of how well supported OnePlus devices tend to be.
We would also be surprised if other newer OnePlus devices don’t follow suit and have LineageOS support added in the coming months — particularly the OnePlus 6T, 7, and 7 Pro. The initial delays could have been down to the way that OnePlus uses A/B partitions for seamless device OTA updates.
LineageOS support comes right off the back of news that the Android Q Beta 2 is heading out to OnePlus 6/6T devices, so it may come as a mere side note. That said, it is a welcome addition for fans of both LineageOS and the OnePlus 6. For those wanting to download the latest nightly build, you can do so here.
More on LineageOS:
- LineageOS now officially supports the Essential Phone
- LineageOS 16 support comes to 10 more devices, including Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
- LineageOS adds Android Pie support for nine more devices, re-introduces Nvidia Shield Tablet support