OnePlus 5 to Receive an Official Build of LineageOS 14.1 Next Week
The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T was and still is an incredibly popular smartphone here in the XDA forums. With Google dropping the Nexus series last year, it seemed as if the latest from OnePlus was able to step up and fill that role for the enthusiast community. The company had a bit of a bumpy launch with the OnePlus 5 but things have smoothed out since then and now we are a week away from an official build of LineageOS 14.1 available for the community.
Many of us are likely already looking forward to Oreo for the next custom ROM that we flash, and official builds from the popular custom ROMs are currently being worked on. This takes time though so you’ll need to look for a Nougat ROM for the OnePlus 5 if you’re anxious to flash something right now. This build of LineageOS 14.1 is becoming available thanks to XDA Recognized Developer linuxxxx, XDA Senior Recognized Developer codeworkx, xingrz, amartinz, and jumoog.
As with other builds of LineageOS 14.1 right now, it is considered a Nightly, but there shouldn’t be any major bugs when it’s released. For those who are currently on the unofficial build of LineageOS 14.1, you will need to perform a factory reset and then do a clean install of this. We’re told the developers missed the cutoff point to get a build pushed out this week, so we’ll have to wait until the build server creates one for the OnePlus 5 next week.
When available, you’ll find the downloads on the LineageOS website here, and you can keep track of the changes happening right on their changelog page as well. You can find a GApps package on the LineageOS Wiki just in case you wanted to download it ahead of time.
Are you excited about LineageOS 14.1 for the OnePlus 5 or would you rather stick with OxygenOS (or even a different custom ROM)?
Check out LineageOS 14.1 in our OnePlus 5 forum