LineageOS 16 adds support for the Realme 3 Pro, Sony Xperia Z3, and Nubia Z17
Over the last couple of months, several devices have received official support for LineageOS 16 — the popular Android 9 Pie-based custom ROM. These custom ROM builds offer old devices a new lease on life and allow users to experience Android 9 Pie on devices that otherwise wouldn’t have received an official update. Thanks to the LineageOS 16 support, devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4, S4 Active, Moto X (2014), LG G3, ZenFone 3, Yandex Phone, Galaxy S3 Neo, and Redmi Note 4X can enjoy all the features Google introduced in Android Pie. Now, the LineageOS team has extended support for a few more devices, including the Realme 3 Pro, Sony Xperia Z3, and Nubia Z17.
Realme has been doing a great job of keeping the Realme 3 Pro from last year up to date. The company recently released the official Android 10 update with Realme UI for the device, bringing all the new features introduced in the latest iteration of Android and a brand new user interface. However, the new UI still doesn’t offer a stock Android-like experience that the company had promised previously. Now, thanks to the LineageOS 16 support, Realme 3 Pro users will be able to enjoy a stock Android-like ROM on their devices, albeit with Android 9 Pie features.
The LineageOS team has also extended LineageOS 16 support for the Xperia Z3, which would prove to be quite beneficial for owners of the 2014 flagship. The device was initially released with Android 4.4 Kitkat and was updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow over the course of two years. Since then, the device has received no official updates and users have had to rely on unofficial custom ROMs to enjoy the latest features in Android. Thanks to the official LineageOS 16 support, users will now be able to enjoy Android 9 Pie on their devices.
Finally, the Nubia Z17 from 2017 has also received official LineageOS 16 support. The flagship device was initially released with Android 7.1.1 Nougat and the company didn’t provide any Android updates following its release. Nubia Z17 owners will now be able to breathe new life into their devices with the official LineageOS 16 support and make full use of its still-relevant hardware.