Lovers of personalized Android versions are sure to love LineageOS. Heir of the late CyanogenMod, whose disappearance caused the pain for many users who made use of custom ROMs, is a development that allows bring the latest improvements from Android to mobile that its manufacturers, in many cases, have taken for lost.
LineageOS is a free and open source operating system that is currently circulating in version 16, a development that already offers compatibility for a good number of phones. There are the OnePlus 6T, the most recent the OnePlus 7 Pro, the Motorola RAZR, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Value Edition … a very varied catalog that now grows with the incorporation of more terminals.
LineageOS 16 is now compatible with 6 new models based on Android, models that in some cases already have years and years of life in the market and have been abandoned by their manufacturers. Serve as an example the Samsung Galaxy S III Neo or the Asus Zenfone 3. These are the new compatible models:
In the case of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 it is not strictly a novelty, because it is about a terminal that had already been included among the compatible models and had been removed due to rights issues.
Hereinafter, All these phones can also install LineageOS 16 and therefore have access to the latest version of the penultimate version of Android, which is number 9.0 and the dessert name Pie.
If you want to install LineageOS you must take into account, however, a number of considerations. First check if your phone appears in the list of compatible terminals and on the other hand that the phone is ready to install a custom ROM and therefore is rooted. It is necessary that you have the bootloader unlocked (if it does not come this way from the factory) and have a custom recovery installed (this is the case of the installable image of the TWRP recovery mode).
Source | Android Police
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