CarbonROM teams drops Android Oreo support and adds 5 new Android 10 devices
Back in April, the team behind the CarbonROM project released CarbonROM revision 8.0 (code-name “PAX”) – the first stable Android 10-based build of this custom ROM — for a handful devices from different manufacturers. The initial roster contains legacy smartphones like the Google Nexus 4 as well as current-gen devices such as the Xiaomi Redmi K30/POCO X2. The developers also committed to bring official support to many more devices after finding a proper recovery solution for them.
Now, the CarbonROM team has successfully integrated the June 2020 security patches and rebased the project on top of the latest Android 10 Release 37 (QQ3A.200605.001) branches. The developers are well aware of a mysterious freezing issue on existing CarbonROM 8.0 builds, and they have requested end-users to provide relevant logs via their support platforms. They also added 5 new phones to their list of supported devices since we covered their Android 10 announcement. Here are the new entries:
- Sony Xperia XZ Premium (maple)
- Sony Xperia XZ1 (poplar)
- Sony Xperia Z3 (z3)
- Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (z3c)
- ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 (X01BD)
Not all of today’s news is good news, though, as the team has decided to pull the plug on Android Oreo-based CarbonROM “Noct”. According to a recent post on the team’s blog, the May release of Noct builds will be the last official one. While there is no concrete assurance, the maintainers might pick some of the unsupported devices in the future in an effort to resume official support.
Regarding Android Pie, the team plans to keep maintaining the CarbonROM “Opal” branch of builds until they successfully merge CarbonROM-specific features on top of Android 11‘s stable release. As a consequence, users will still get monthly security updates on devices that do not support Android 10 yet.
Source: CarbonROM Blog