Over the past few months, we’ve seen a number of unofficial builds of LineageOS 19 based upon Android 12, but now this third-party ROM is officially available.
LineageOS Stories April 26
LineageOS Stories March 25
The original Google Pixel and Pixel XL now have a new lease on life courtesy of Android 11 support via the third-party LineageOS 18.1 ROM.
LineageOS Stories February 17
In the world of third-party ROMs, LineageOS has become one of the go-to options. Sadly though, the Android 10-based LineageOS 17.1 is now being dropped from the official build roster in favor of LineageOS 19.0.
LineageOS Stories January 26
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Android TV is based on the same OS on your smartphone, but generally speaking, major updates are far and few in between. Most devices today are based on Android 10, with very few on 11. Now, though, the custom ROM LineageOS is bringing Android TV 11 to some devices, including possibly Google’s Chromecast.
LineageOS Stories July 26, 2021
LineageOS Stories June 8, 2021
LineageOS Stories May 12, 2021
For those holding on to the Pixel 3 or 3 XL, you now have the ability to sideload the Android 11-based LineageOS 18.1 third-party ROM.
LineageOS Stories April 29, 2021
LineageOS 18.1 support brings Android 11 to OnePlus 6/6T ahead of OxygenOS 11 release
LineageOS 18.1 with Android 11 now fully supports the OnePlus 6 and 6T, beating the highly anticipated OxygenOS 11 update for the former flagship duo.
LineageOS Stories March 31, 2021
Official builds of LineageOS version 18.1, the Android 11 based update to the ever-popular third-party ROM, are becoming available for the Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, and OnePlus 8 series.
LineageOS Stories February 17, 2021
LineageOS drops Android 9 Pie, leaving 24 devices without ongoing support
As one of the most popular third-party Android ROMs, LineageOS has become the go-to for tinkerers wanting to extend the lifespan of their older hardware. However, the LineageOS project is set to completely drop Android 9 Pie builds, leaving 24 devices without ongoing support.
LineageOS Stories February 10, 2021
After the mobile OS unofficially arrived on the portable console in mid-2019, Android 10 is now on the Nintendo Switch courtesy of another unofficial LineageOS 17.1 port.
LineageOS Stories January 8, 2021
OnePlus made a splash with the original OnePlus Nord phone, making its hardware and OxygenOS experience available at a more accessible price point. For those who perhaps aren’t a fan of OxygenOS or want their device to last longer than the official updates, LineageOS 17.1 is gaining support for the OnePlus Nord.
LineageOS Stories December 22, 2020
The life of a smartphone or tablet can be greatly extended with the help of a custom ROM. And now those with the Google Nexus 7 (2013) can now get a taste of Android 10, as the tablet has gained official LineageOS 17.1 support.
LineageOS Stories November 9, 2020
LineageOS 17.1 support comes to OnePlus 5/5T, Fairphone 3, plus more
LineageOS 17.1 support is now coming to a small selection of older hardware including the OnePlus 5/5T, the Fairphone 3, and the LTE variants of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e.
LineageOS Stories September 9, 2020
LineageOS Stories September 2, 2020
[Update: Pixel 3a & 4 live] LineageOS 17.1 coming soon for Google Pixel 2, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4 series
Following this year’s release of Android 11, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be approaching their end of life. To help fans of the phone squeeze a few more years of life out of their device, the team behind LineageOS is adding support for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, with the Pixel 3a and Pixel 4 series not far behind.
Update: The Pixel 3a and Pixel 4 series are now supported, too.
LineageOS Stories August 12, 2020
LineageOS 17.1 is now available for the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
Earlier this year, the folks at LineageOS, one of the most popular third-party Android ROMs, launched version 17.1, upgrading to Android 10 and supporting a variety of new devices. Now LineageOS 17.1 is becoming available for the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
LineageOS Stories August 6, 2020
[Update: ROG Phone 2] LineageOS 17.1 adds support for the original Google Pixel, Pixel XL, and Nexus 6
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.
LineageOS Stories April 2, 2020
LineageOS Stories April 1, 2020
[Update: More devices added] The first official Android 10 builds of LineageOS could launch very soon
An incredibly popular third-party ROM, LineageOS is undoubtedly the go-to for many Android fans that are happy to tinker with their devices. While Android 10 has been available for a while, LineageOS — as a community project — has been a little slow to be made available.
LineageOS Stories March 2, 2020
Nexus 5X, 6P, Pixel C, plus more all lose official LineageOS support
The Nexus 5X, 6P, and Pixel C are among a group of devices that have now lost official support of the most popular third-party ROM LineageOS.
LineageOS Stories February 3, 2020
Android 10 arrives on Samsung’s Galaxy SII and Note 3 – unofficially of course
The Samsung Galaxy SII was one of the first hugely successful Android smartphones when it launched in the early 2010s, but it’s been dead for years at this point. Recently, though, some developers were able to port Android 10 to the Galaxy SII and the Galaxy Note 3.
LineageOS Stories August 24, 2019
[Update: OnePlus 6T/7 Pro] OnePlus 6 officially gets LineageOS 16 nightlies support
LineageOS continues to roll out support for devices, with the immensely popular OnePlus 6 now being supported by the biggest custom ROM.
LineageOS Stories August 20, 2019
LineageOS 16 now available for Zenfone 6, Razer Phone, older Samsungs
The latest wave of devices to support the Android Pie-based LineageOS 16 now includes the Asus Zenfone 6, original Razer Phone, and several older Samsung Galaxy devices as originally spotted by the folks over at Android Police.
LineageOS Stories July 29, 2019
Android is a very flexible platform, and that means it lands on a lot of different hardware. Recently, a build of Android was successfully ported to the popular Nintendo Switch, and you can download it if you’re feeling daring enough.
The Google Nexus 4 and Galaxy S9 lose official LineageOS support
In the ROM community, LineageOS is arguably still the ‘go-to’ option thanks in part to the sheer number of devices supported. That said, there is no longer support for the Google Nexus 4 or Samsung Galaxy S9 with LineageOS.
LineageOS Stories June 13, 2019
LineageOS now officially supports the Essential Phone
The Essential Phone is one of the best-supported devices, even despite the rocky road they’ve traveled since release in 2017. Despite the internal support, somewhat shockingly, the Essential Phone has never been officially supported by LineageOS — until now.
LineageOS Stories June 10, 2019
LineageOS 16 support comes to 10 more devices, including Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
LineageOS is undoubtedly one of the most popular third-party ROMs available for Android smartphones. It supports more than any other ROM out there and now includes LineageOS 16 Android Pie-based support for a further 10 devices. (via Android Police).
LineageOS Stories April 12, 2019
LineageOS adds Android Pie support for nine more devices, re-introduces Nvidia Shield Tablet support
As far as custom ROMs go, LineageOS is far and away one of the most popular and well-supported thanks to the active community and slimline experience. Support for Android Pie isn’t all-encompassing for every device, so the addition of nine new handsets and the Nvidia Shield Tablet will be welcome inclusions.
LineageOS Stories March 11, 2019
Google Pixel and Pixel XL now part of LineageOS 16 nightlies program
LineageOS is the offshoot of the original and immensely popular CyanogenMod ROM that was likely one of the, if not the most popular ROM on smartphone across the globe.
LineageOS Stories January 23, 2017
Cyanogen essentially shut down in December, and a blog post from CyanogenMod at the time said that for various reasons (including the “PR stain,” “shared sources,” and more), it would be shutting down as well. Now, CyanogenMod lives on in the form of LineageOS, and builds of the new Android-based operating system are now available for a select few devices.