Official Lineage OS Builds Start Rolling Out For Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nextbit Robin, and More

Official Lineage OS Builds Start Rolling Out For Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nextbit Robin, and More

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For those of you eagerly awaiting official builds for Lineage OS, we have some good news for you: the official Lineage OS builds have now finally started coming in. The team behind the Lineage OS project announced in an official blog post that they will start rolling out official builds. In the first phase, official builds are planned for more than eighty devices.

Following the announcement, builds for the Google Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Moto G4/G4 Plus, Nextbit Robin, Xiaomi Redmi 1s, and the OnePlus One have gone live. Unlike CyanogenMod builds, these ROMs won’t ship with superuser binaries pre-installed. Instead, you will need to flash a separate zip file that the team will provide.

Migrating to a new custom ROM can be a hassle for many users as the developers usually request that you perform a factory reset. However, the developer team will be throwing us a bone here and will be offering experimental data migration builds for the first two months which allow users to flash Lineage OS on top of an existing CM 13 or CM 14.1 installation without having to wipe any user data. These experimental builds will feature an ugly watermark reminding users that they should not use the build as a daily driver, but should treat it as a stepping stone for migrating to Lineage OS. Users who install these experimental builds are strongly recommended to then flash the weekly build.

Release candidates will roll out every week and will be signed by a private key for authentication, so users know that they are running an official Lineage OS build. To grab the builds, head over to the official download page here. You can check out the installation statistics page here or the newly minted wiki page right here. If you’re a developer, you can keep up to date with all of the latest changes to Lineage OS by following its Gerrit project page here.

Source: Lineage OS Blog