Lineage OS is the next CyanogenMod to the Android community. After Cyanogen Inc. shut down at the end of last year (2016), the legacy of the most popular custom ROM has been carried out by LineageOS since 2017. The builds are still based on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat and 6.0.1 Marshmallow with the latest January 2017 security patch or earlier with Lineage OS 14.1 and 13. The first build’s UX and features are almost similar to that of Cyanogen. However, with time we may see new features and user interface changes. Currently, the previous CM builds are being migrated to the LOS ROMs.
The first devices to support the Lineage OS 14.1 nightly and experimental builds are the Google’s very own Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and the Nextbit Robin. Moreover, the the Android devices on official CyanogenMod 14.1 can easily migrate to the Lineage OS 14.1/13 in the upcoming firmware builds without losing data. The unofficial builds of the LOS 14.1 Nougat ROM have already been around since the beginning.
Download Lineage OS official nightly builds [Lineage OS 14.1]
As a continuation of the CyanogenMod, the Lineage OS will come with the latest versions 13 and 14.1 with Nougat or Marshmallow and the CyanogenMod 12.1 based on Lollipop has been discontinued. You can hit the downloads below for the latest available builds.
How to install Lineage OS 14.1 on your Android? The installation procedure is the same as that of any other custom ROM like the official CyanogenMod 14.1 or perhaps 13. First, make sure your Android device has an unlocked bootloader and a custom TWRP recovery setup. Once that is done with, you can grab the latest Lineage OS build and flash it via TWRP recovery.
Here are some tutorial links you will need –
- Make sure your device’s bootloader is unlocked. (Not every Android device can be unlocked using the same procedure)
- Download latest TWRP for your Android.
- Install or setup a TWRP receovery.
- Download the Lineage OS ROM.
- See how to install flash custom ROMS using.
- Flash compatible Gapps (Google apps)
- Download and flash latest SuperSU in order to root Lineage OS.
- Xposed framework does not work for Nougat yet.
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