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Lineage ROM Will Move Directly To Android 8.1 Oreo with Lineage OS 15.1 Build

This 2017, AOSP based Lineage ROM put forth v14 and v15 build for various devices quite efficiently. Recently, the development team put out the latest changelog of LineageOS which gives an indication of an upcoming build v15.1. Also, it will be based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The log mainly summarizes the fixes and upgrades being performed under the hood since September.

The update note also mentions a tentative list of devices that will be getting the Lineage ROM  support. Contrary to that, support for a number smartphones will be taken down permanently. Support for a new language Kabyle has been made available. More emphasis will also be on completing the debugging work in a fixed timeframe. Anyway, it clearly seems that big updates of Lineage builds are coming your way based on latest Android versions.

Lineage OS quotes:

However now that Android 8.1 has been released, we’re anticipating moving straight to the 15.1 branch where we’ll merge all our work done for 15.0 and finish the porting effort.

So we will see a direct jump to Lineage OS 15.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. We have already seen official stable Android 8.1 Oreo builds for Google Pixel and Nexus phones with December 2017 security patches.

Notable Changes For The Future Lineage 15.1 Builds

Some of the new features include a fix for KRACK WiFi vulnerability patch for both Lineage OS 14.1 and 13.0. The custom ROM developers also brought November 2017 Security Patch for both versions. You will see a lot of minor changes and tweaks here and there. Following is the full update log for latest Lineage OS ROMS.

Here are some the major updates that you will find in the current and upcoming Lineage 15.1 builds.

  • A redesigned Recorder App
  • A LiveDisplay tile has been added
  • Fix for KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability in both LineageOS 14.1 and 13.0
  • Merging of October and November security patches  for LineageOS 14.1 and 13.0
  •  Bypassing the lock screen by switching to a lock screen-less profile  has been blocked  
  • The updater now supports device unifications
  •  Support  for extended length NFC (needs to be enabled per-device, if supported)
  •   New touchscreen gesture options  for adjusting the media volume
  • Battery percentage will show in battery saver mode when the “show percentage” option will enable.
  • The Calendar app on week view shows week to start and end in the title.
  • Improvement in stability for the Gallery.
  • Making emergency calls without a sim card is now possible.
  •  Fix for Install button greying out while installing APKs.

 List of  Android Devices To receive official  Lineage OS 15.1 nightly builds

Here is a tentative list of smartphones that will be getting support for LineageOS 15.

ARK

  • Benefit A3 (peach)

Asus

  • ZenPad 8.0 (Z380KL) (P024)
  • Zenfone 2 (1080p) (Z00A)
  • Zenfone 2 (720p) (Z008)
  • Zenfone 2 (Z00D) (Z00D)
  • Zenfone 2 Laser (720p) (Z00L)
  • Zenfone 2 Laser/Selfie (1080p) (Z00T)

BQ

  • Aquaris E5 4G (vegetalte)
  • Aquaris M5 (piccolo)
  • Aquaris X5 (paella)

Google

  • Android One 2nd gen (seed)
  • Galaxy Nexus (GSM) (maguro)
  • Galaxy Nexus (Sprint) (toroplus)
  • Galaxy Nexus (VZW) (toro)
  • Nexus 10 (manta)
  • Nexus 4 (mako)
  • Nexus 5 (hammerhead)
  • Nexus 5X (bullhead)
  • Nexus 6 (shamu)
  • Nexus 6P (angler)
  • Nexus 7 2013 (4G) (deb)
  • Nexus 7 2013 (Wi-Fi) (flo)

HTC

  • 10 (pme)
  • One (GSM) (m7)
  • One (VZW) (m7vzw)
  • One 2014 (m8)
  • One 2014 Dual SIM (m8d)
  • One A9 (GSM International) (hiaeuhl)
  • One A9 (GSM US) (hiaeul)
  • One M9 (GSM) (himaul)
  • One M9 (VZW) (himawl)
  • One Max (t6)
  • One Max (VZW) (t6vzw)

Huawei

  • Ascend Mate 2 (mt2)
  • Honor 4/4x (cherry)
  • Honor 4x (China Telecom) (che10)
  • Honor 5X (kiwi)

LG

  • G Pad 7 LTE (v410)
  • G Pad 8 (v480)
  • G Pad 8.3 (v500)
  • G Pad X 8.0 (TMO) (v521)
  • G2 (AT&T) (d800)
  • G2 (Canada) (d803)
  • G2 (Intl) (d802)
  • G2 (TMO) (d801)
  • G2 Mini (g2m)
  • G3 (AT&T) (d850)
  • G3 (Canada) (d852)
  • G3 (Korea) (f400)
  • G3 (Sprint) (ls990)
  • G3 (TMO) (d851)
  • G3 (Unlocked) (d855)
  • G3 (VZW) (vs985)
  • G3 Beat (jagnm)
  • G3 S (jag3gds)
  • G4 (Intl) (h815)
  • G4 (TMO) (h811)
  • G5 (Intl) (h850)
  • G5 (TMO) (h830)
  • Optimus L70 (w5)
  • Optimus L90 (w7)
  • V20 (AT&T) (h910)
  • V20 (GSM Unlocked) (us996)
  • V20 (Sprint) (ls997)
  • V20 (TMO) (h918)
  • V20 (VZW) (vs995)

LeEco

  • Le 2 (s2)
  • Le Max 2 (x2)
  • Le Pro 3 (zl1)

Lenovo

  • Vibe K5 / K5 Plus (A6020)
  • Vibe Z2 Pro (kingdom)

Motorola

  • Droid 4 (maserati)
  • Droid Bionic (targa)
  • Droid Razr (spyder)
  • Moto E (condor)
  • Moto E (2015) (otus)
  • Moto E LTE (2015) (surnia)
  • Moto G (falcon)
  • Moto G (2015) (osprey)
  • Moto G 2014 (titan)
  • Moto G 4G (peregrine)
  • Moto G 4G 2014 (thea)
  • Moto G3 Turbo (merlin)
  • Moto G4 Play (harpia)
  • Moto G4/G4 Plus (athene)
  • Moto X 2013 (ghost)
  • Moto X 2014 (victara)
  • Moto X Play (lux)
  • Moto X Pure (2015) (clark)
  • Moto Z (griffin)
  • Moto Z Play (addison)
  • Photon Q (xt897)
  • Razr (umts_spyder)

Nextbit

  • Robin (ether)

Nvidia

  • Shield Portable (roth)
  • Shield Tablet (shieldtablet)

OPPO

  • Find 7a (find7)
  • Find 7s (find7s)
  • N3 (n3)
  • R5/R5s (Intl) (r5)
  • R7 Plus (r7plus)

OnePlus

  • 2 (oneplus2)
  • 3 / 3T (oneplus3)
  • One (bacon)
  • X (onyx)

Samsung

  • Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 (LTE) (lt03lte)
  • Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 (Wi-Fi) (n1awifi)
  • Galaxy Note 3 (International 3G) (ha3g)
  • Galaxy Note 8 (GSM) (n5100)
  • Galaxy Note 8 (LTE) (n5120)
  • Galaxy Note 8 (Wi-Fi) (n5110)
  • Galaxy Note II (GSM LTE) (t0lte)
  • Galaxy Note II (Korea) (t0ltektt)
  • Galaxy Note II (Korea) (t0ltekor)
  • Galaxy Note II (SK Telecom) (t0lteskt)
  • Galaxy S II (Intl) (i9100)
  • Galaxy S III (AT&T) (d2att)
  • Galaxy S III (GSM LTE) (i9305)
  • Galaxy S III (Intl) (i9300)
  • Galaxy S III (Sprint) (d2spr)
  • Galaxy S III (TMO) (d2tmo)
  • Galaxy S III (VZW) (d2vzw)
  • Galaxy S4 (Intl) (jfltexx)
  • Galaxy S4 (VZW) (jfltevzw)
  • Galaxy S4 LTE-A (ks01lte)
  • Galaxy S4 Mini (3G) (serrano3gxx)
  • Galaxy S4 Mini (Dual SIM) (serranodsdd)
  • Galaxy S4 Mini (LTE) (serranoltexx)
  • Galaxy S5 (klte)
  • Galaxy S5 (AU) (kltekdi)
  • Galaxy S5 (China) (kltechn)
  • Galaxy S5 (Korea) (kltekor)
  • Galaxy S5 (Sprint) (kltespr)
  • Galaxy S5 (USC) (klteusc)
  • Galaxy S5 (VZW) (kltevzw)
  • Galaxy S5 (Vodafone) (kltedv)
  • Galaxy S5 Duos (klteduos)
  • Galaxy S5 Duos (China) (kltechnduo)
  • Galaxy S5 LTE-A (lentislte)
  • Galaxy S5 Plus (kccat6)
  • Galaxy S7 (herolte)
  • Galaxy S7 Edge (hero2lte)
  • Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 / 10.1 (GSM) (espresso3g)
  • Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 / 10.1 (Wi-Fi) (espressowifi)
  • Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (Sprint) (lt02ltespr)
  • Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 (Wi-Fi) (n2awifi)
  • Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (mondrianwifi)
  • Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (Wi-Fi) (chagallwifi)
  • Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (Wi-Fi) (klimtwifi)
  • Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 2016 (Wi-Fi) (gts28vewifi)
  • Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 (LTE) (gts210ltexx)
  • Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 (Wi-Fi) (gts210wifi)
  • Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 2016 (Wi-Fi) (gts210vewifi)

Sony

  • Xperia M (nicki)
  • Xperia SP (huashan)
  • Xperia T (mint)
  • Xperia TX (hayabusa)
  • Xperia V (tsubasa)

Wileyfox

  • Storm (kipper)
  • Swift (crackling)

Wingtech

  • Redmi 2 (wt88047)

Xiaomi

  • Mi 3w and Mi 4 (cancro)
  • Mi 5 (gemini)
  • Mi 5s Plus (natrium)
  • Mi Max (hydrogen)
  • Redmi 1S (armani)
  • Redmi 3/Prime (ido)
  • Redmi Note 3 (kenzo)

YU

  • Yunique (jalebi)
  • Yuphoria (lettuce)
  • Yureka (tomato)

ZTE

  • Axon 7 (axon7)

Zuk

  • ZUK Z1 (ham)

List of new smartphones to get support for official Lineage OS:

  • BQ Aquaris X5 Plus
  • BQ Aquaris U Plus
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
  •  Xperia Z4 Tablet LTE
  • Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet WiFi
  • LG K10 – m216
  • Fairphone 2 – FP2

Devices That No Longer Get Support For build v14
The below devices are no longer supported due to outstanding bugs that remain unfixed.

  • LG G3 (Verizon)
  • Ark Benefit A3
  • Wingtech Redmi 2
  • Motorola Moto Z Play
  • Lenovo Vibe K5 / K5 Plus
  • LG G4 – h815, h811
  • HTC One M9
  • Samsung Galaxy S III (i9305 )

Note:
Among the devices that will have Lineage OS v14 build Samsung Galaxy S5 Sprint ( SM-G900P ) will  merge into Samsung Galaxy S5 (G900I/P).

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So, those of you are Lineage fans, keep your eyes out for LineageOS 15.1. If the changelog is here, new build won’t be far behind.
Also, keep scrolling on AndroidSage for all latest news, updates, and downloads regarding LineageOS.

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