LineageOS adds support for the Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9, Realme 2 Pro, and drops the Redmi Note 4

LineageOS adds support for the Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9, Realme 2 Pro, and drops the Redmi Note 4

LineageOS is one of the most popular custom ROMs available for Android devices, and the team behind the project recently released the first LineageOS 17.1 builds based on Android 10. A handful of Google devices, such as the original Pixel lineup and the Google Nexus 6, couldn’t make it to the initial roster, but eventually secured spots a few days later.  Now, the LineageOS team has extended support for a few more devices, including the Exynos Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy Note 9, and the Realme 2 Pro.

Back in January 2020, Samsung rolled out stable One UI 2.0 on top of Android 10 to the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy Note 9. Since December of 2019, however, XDA Senior Member abtekk started compiling unofficial builds of LineageOS 17.1 for these phones to satisfy AOSP lovers. Several other members from the community, such as Synt4x.93, CodeFox, and jesec, have joined forces since then, and the devices (to be precise, the Exynos-powered global variants) are now ready to receive a taste of official LineageOS 17.1 under the maintainership of XDA Recognized Developer erfanoabdi.


Samsung Galaxy S9 Forums |||  Samsung Galaxy S9+ Forums ||| Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Forums

The LineageOS team has also extended LineageOS 17.1 support to the BQ Aquaris X, BQ Aquaris X Pro, LeEco Le Max2, and the Yandex Phone. These phones have already been officially supported by LineageOS 16 to date, but their Android 10-based builds are now mature enough to step into the next stage. XDA Recognized Developer Quallenauge is maintaining the two BQ phones together with Team aquaris-dev. The LeEco Le Max2, on the other hand, is being supported by the community since the Android Marshmallow/CyanogenMod 13.0 days.

BQ Aquaris X Pro Forums ||| LeEco Le Max2 Forums

Next up is the Realme 2 Pro. This phone is getting official LineageOS 16 support due to the efforts of XDA Senior Member shubhambhise. Realme is planning to deliver stable Android 10 to the Realme 2 Pro in June 2020, so it’s possible the phone will get support for LineageOS 17.1 in the near future.

Realme 2 Pro Forums

The device-specific LineageOS wiki links are listed below:

Device Device codename and Wiki Link Maintainer
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Exynos) starlte erfanoabdi
Samsung Galaxy S9+ (Exynos) star2lte erfanoabdi
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Exynos) crownlte erfanoabdi
BQ Aquaris X bardock eloimuns, Quallenauge, Team aquaris-dev
BQ Aquaris X Pro bardockpro Quallenauge, Team aquaris-dev
LeEco Le Max2 x2 tortel, ThEMarD
Yandex Phone Amber HighwayStar, vm03
Realme 2 Pro RMX1801 sb6596

Not all of today’s news is good news, though, as the fan-favorite Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is no longer officially supported by the LineageOS team. The maintainer, XDA Senior Member Aryan Kedare, has dropped support as he doesn’t own the device anymore. Third-party development for the Redmi Note 4 is still on high-gear, fortunately, and users can choose from a number of Android 10-based custom ROMs from our forums to breathe new life into the phone.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Forums

About author

Skanda Hazarika
Skanda Hazarika

DIY enthusiast (i.e. salvager of old PC parts). An avid user of Android since the Eclair days, Skanda also likes to follow the recent development trends in the world of single-board computing.

We are reader supported. External links may earn us a commission.