After recently seeing LineageOS 17.1 officially get announced, those with the original Google Pixel or the Nexus 6 can now get their fix of the third-party ROM based upon Android 10.
[Update 05/14]: It looks like the OnePlus 7 (the ‘non-Pro’ model) is now gaining support for LineageOS 17.1 builds — although no builds appear to be available just yet. It hasn’t yet been announced by the team over on the official subreddit, but expect to see some updates over the coming days.
[Update 04/21]: A few more devices have now been supported by LineageOS 17.1 as per the official Lineage GitHub, including the Sony Xperia XA2 Plus, and some weird and wonderful budget phones from across the globe (via Android Police). Here’s the updated device list:
- Yandex Phone
- LeEco Le Max2
- BQ Aquaris X
- BQ Aquaris X Pro
- Nubia Z17
[Update 04/15]: LineageOS 17.1 support is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ and Note 9 after being officially confirmed by the LineageOS team in an announcement post over on Reddit. However, downloads will not be available until at least April 15, but may face delays as preparation is still ongoing before the full release.
All 3 have the Samsung Exynos 9810 SoC. See the LineageOS Wiki links above for info about the exact models supported:
- S9 starlte SM-G960F, SM-G960F/DS and SM-G960N
- S9+ star2lte SM-G965F, SM-G965F/DS and SM-G965N
- Note 9 crownlte SM-N960F, SM-N960F/DS and SM-N960N
If all goes well with the LineageOS automated builder, downloads should be available on 2020-04-15.
Given that we saw a whole flurry of handsets get support for the technically unofficial Android 10 build, if you have the original Pixel or even the big boy Nexus 6, you can join the LineageOS path and get your update fix. Support was confirmed with an official announcement over on the /r/LineageOS subreddit, with builds set to appear at some point today — for those that would like to install.
Good news, both Google Pixel sailfish & Google Pixel XL marlin are getting LineageOS 17.1 as you can see in this merged patch: hudson: Promote marlin/sailfish to 17.1.
If all goes well with the building process, the downloads should be available tomorrow on https://download.lineageos.org/
LineageOS 17.1 includes a ton of new features that are brand new for the updated ROM including a refreshed partial screenshot UI, support for in-display fingerprint readers, Emoji 12.0, an AOSP ThemePicker, plus tons more on top.
Considering that support for 2016’s Google Pixel and Pixel XL has now officially ceased, LineageOS might be a solid alternative update path for those still sticking with the former flagships. For those with 2014’s Nexus 6, you may remember that this behemoth of an Android phone was only officially updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The jump from there to Android 10 is substantial, but it will definitely be welcome for longtime holdouts.
To download LineageOS 17.1 on your Google Pixel or Nexus 6, you can follow the download and installation instructions here.
More on LineageOS:
- LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10 is now officially available
- [Update: More devices added] The first official Android 10 builds of LineageOS could launch very soon
- Nexus 5X, 6P, Pixel C, plus more all lose official LineageOS support
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