Lineage just released LineageOS for 70 Android devices. It’s a real makeover for old smartphones that are no longer supported by their manufacturers. You will therefore have access to the functions of Android 12 with the recent security patches.
The Lineage community has just launched LineageOS 19. As a reminder, this Android ROM was previously named CyanogenMod, it is one of the most popular alternatives for many Android users who want to enjoy the latest versions of Android with a more close to Android Open Source Project (AOSP).
Lineage 19 (19.1) is an Android version based on Android 12 code. The team behind the development of this ROM downloads Android sources, Android Open Source Project, as well as recent Android Security updates Bulletin (ASB). On this version, we can thus take advantage of the updates of April 2022.
LineageOS 19 therefore brings the new functions of Android 12 with recent security patches, but without Google services. You can very well install them for the future if you wish. The Lineage team is also doing optimization and compatibility work, with several LineageOS apps pre-installed.
40 devices supported
Many devices are supported, you will find the complete list here. The advantage of LineageOS is to be able to benefit from a recent Android version when manufacturers no longer officially support them. This extends the life of the devices by providing optimizations, however it requires some slightly technical manipulations which hinders its deployment to the general public.
Among the devices that will be able to take advantage of Android 12 when they are considered “too old”, there is the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Essential PH-1, the Motorola X Play, the NextBit Robin, the Razer Phone… In total, more than 70 devices. LineageOS 19 is expected to launch first for a range of Google Pixel devices, alongside 29 other smartphones.
How to install LineageOS?
We have made a complete tutorial to install LineageOS on your Android smartphone. As usual, there are a few steps to follow. Fortunately for us, the ease of installing LineageOS comes in part from the small number of installation prerequisites. Those who wish to keep their information are advised to make a backup.
In case your device does not have custom recovery, it is essential to install one. To achieve this, you can follow one of the many tutorials on the Internet, by simply typing “Install TWRP (or CWM) on[modèle de l’appareil]”. On the other hand, it is to be expected that this tutorial is in English. You can also ask for help on our forums.
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