LineageOS is still one of the greatest alternative ROMs accessible these days, and it has a long history (pun definitely intended). It started as CyanogenMod over a decade ago, until a host of controversies led to the fork we now know as Lineage. The new major version of 19, based on Android 12, was released earlier this week, and if you want to try it, we have good news for you: the list of compatible LineageOS 19 devices is already growing.
The first wave of official 19 support included phones from the likes of Google, Samsung, Motorola, Asus, and OnePlus, and while some devices had to be discontinued due to some AOSP network changes, the list of LineageOS 19 phones will certainly continue to grow. . over the next few weeks and months.
Owners of the Xiaomi Poco X3/X3 NFC, Motorola G100/Edge S, Nubia Mini 5G, and original Razer Phone can now enjoy the latest official LineageOS 19 releases (via XDA). The Poco X3 and Motorola Edge S are still actively supported devices, while the Nubia Mini 5G and OG Razer Phone both use outdated software and could definitely benefit from that kind of attention. Additionally, LineageOS 18.1 has resumed support for the OnePlus 7, opening the door for it to possibly make the trip to 19 in the future.
If you want to give it a try, be sure to unlock your bootloader and then start reading the installation process. As with any custom ROM, proceed at your own risk – there’s always a risk of breaking things if you don’t know what you’re doing, and no guarantee that the software you’re installing is bug-free.
Summary of news:
- LineageOS 19 is already compatible with a large number of new devices
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