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Ever since Google updated the AOSP source code to the latest Android 8.1 Oreo, mobile phone manufactures and custom ROM developers have started working it. Some of the smartphone manufacturers like Essential Phones have already released Android 8.1 beta builds for their devices. Other third party manufacturers like Sony, Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi, etc. have already started working on the latest OS upgrade. One of the most remarkable custom ROM Resurrection Remix v6.0 is also officially on latest 8.1 Oreo firmware. Today, Lineage Inc. announced the official Lineage OS 15.1 ROM release based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
This is a direct jump from Lineage OS 14.1 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat to LOS 15.1 based on 8.1 Oreo. The new update brings several new features from Lineage OS repository and AOSP sources as well. This includes the all new 8.1 Oreo goodies like advanced Autofill, picture-in-picture, notification channels or snoozing, corrected emojis, and much more. You also receive a new set of Lineage OS 15.1 wallpapers. See the download section for the stock wallpapers’ link. See the complete Lineage OS 15.1 changelog 16 from here.
With Lineage OS Substratum Theme Engine support out of the box. However, your Android device needs to be rooted. You can achieve this by using the latest Magisk 16.0 build. The first builds of LOS 15.1 comes to the Nexus series including Nexus 5X, 6P, OnePlus 3(T), OnePlus 5(T), etc.
Download official Lineage OS 15.1 ROM based on Android 8.1 Oreo
Following is the list of devices which are now receiving the initial experimental builds of the Lineage OS 15.1 ROM.The official Nightly builds of the Lineage OS 15.1 will be updated at a later time once the ROM us stable enough.
Here are the first few Android devices receiving official Lineage OS 15.1 support:
- Google Nexus 5X – Download Page – Changelog
- Google Nexus 6P – Download Page – Changelog
- LeEco Le Pro 3 – Download Page – Changelog
- OnePlus 3/3T – Download Page – Changelog
- OnePlus 5 – Download Page – Changelog
- OnePlus 5T – Download Page – Changelog
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Wi-Fi (2016) – Download Page – Changelog
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 Wi-Fi (2016) – Download Page – Changelog
- Xiaomi Mi 5 – Download Page – Changelog
- Xiaomi Mi 5s – Download Page – Changelog
- Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus – Download Page – Changelog
Here is a complete LineageOS downloads repository.