Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ (Exynos), Nvidia Shield Android TV, and Xiaomi Mi Note 2 now support LineageOS 15.1
Custom ROMs may not be as popular as they used to be, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still a huge audience for them. ROMs such as the popular LineageOS are available for a range of devices such as years-old budget devices and even more recent flagship devices. We’ve been tracking any new devices that are added to the official LineageOS roster, and now feel it’s time to update our readers on the latest additions. The Nvidia Shield Android TV was upgraded from official LineageOS 14.1 to LineageOS 15.1 whereas the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 and the Exynos Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are new additions to LineageOS.
The highly anticipated custom ROM was only recently released for a few devices, but its roster has been steadily growing over time. The strict requirements under the Device Support Requirements Charter has resulted in maintainers working hard to make sure their builds are up to the team’s standards before they release official Android 8.1 Oreo-based builds. Thus, the addition of these builds to the official roster means you can expect pretty decent compatibility with all basic hardware unless otherwise noted. Check out the official wiki pages for each device below to learn more.
We’ve linked the download pages for each device below. Keep in mind that since the Galaxy S9/S9+ and Mi Note 2 were only recently added to the build roster, the download pages aren’t live yet. The builds for these devices will be made available starting Monday, so keep an eye out on the pages for when it goes live.
Lastly, we highly recommend that you join the official XDA forums for each of these devices. It’s one of the best ways to stay up to date with all the latest news about your device. Official LineageOS threads are often created by the device maintainer, too, providing you with a way to leave feedback and converse with other users about your experiences with the ROM.