ASUS ROG Phone II, Google Pixel 3 & 3 XL, and Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 are now supported by LineageOS 17.1
Want to breathe new life into an old phone you have lying around? Sick of the stock software experience on your phone and want to try something new? If you have an ASUS ROG Phone II, Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, or the 2016 Samsung Galaxy A7, you can now download LineageOS 17.1, the latest version of LineageOS based on Android 10.
LineageOS has become the beloved custom ROM for many Android users, evolving from the halcyon days of CyanogenMod. While some of these phones are considered beyond their shelf life, they still have a lot of life in them once you flash a custom ROM. LineageOS 17.1 is based on Android 10 and it adds a slew of features over the previous version, including a partial screenshot UI, AOSP’s ThemePicker app, protecting apps in Trebuchet Launcher with biometrics, and more.
Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL
The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are nearly two years old, and although they’re still being supported with official updates from Google, you may be itching to try a custom ROM out to expand functionality. These builds are maintained by developers razorloves, cdesai, and intervigil. At the time of publication, the ROM for the Pixel 3 has gone live while the ROM for the Pixel 3 XL failed to build. Hopefully, the Pixel 3 XL’s build will successfully compile the next time around.
ASUS ROG Phone II
The ASUS ROG Phone II is a powerhouse that launched last year and was designed with gamers in mind. It features a massive 6,000mAh battery and 48MP camera. This build is maintained by developer OrdenKrieger with contributions from Luca020400 (who has moved on to develop for the new ASUS ROG Phone 3 following a mishap with his ROG Phone II). ASUS sent the device to both developers back in December, resulting in an unofficial build of the custom ROM becoming available in late March. The new official build joins several other mods available on our forums for the ROG Phone II.
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
The Samsung Galaxy A7 is the oldest of the four devices receiving support for LineageOS 17.1; the device was released back in 2016. Gaining support for the latest version of LineageOS will no doubt inject some new life into the Samsung device. This build is maintained by developers sourajitk, danwood76, and Stricted.