Sultanxda’s Unofficial LineageOS 14.1 Lands on the OnePlus One
The OnePlus One is a classic. While the phone has not reached the levels of community excellence that vintage devices like the HTC HD2 did, it is seemingly on track to accomplish that status. The OnePlus One is among one of the few modern Android devices that balances specifications with a very strong developer community presence that refuses to let the phone die.
If you are still rocking the OnePlus One in 2017 and rely on the community work to run your phone, there’s some good news coming your way. XDA Recognized Developer Sultanxda has finally updated his unofficial LineageOS ROM to Android 7.1 Nougat.
Sultanxda is recognized as one of the pioneers of development on the OnePlus One, and especially credited towards unleashing the latent camera capabilities on the device. His work began with unlocking 1080p video recording on the front camera on the OnePlus One, and then moving it up to 1440p. He also brought 4K video recording capabilities to the device on OxygenOS. So Sultanxda’s work is well respected in the OnePlus community in XDA and outside too.
Sultanxda’s unofficial LineageOS 14.1 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat features his custom kernel and camera HAL, similar to previous iterations of his ROM. This allows the OnePlus One to record slow-mo videos as well as timelapses at 1080p 60fps. There’s also 4K video recording capabilities in his ROM. The ROM does feature OxygenOS’s camera libraries with 4K camcorder support through his custom HAL, as this fixes a few issues with Cyanogen/Lineage’s camera libraries.
Since this is the first release, there is no OMS support yet in the ROM as implied in the thread.
For downloads, installation instructions and more information on the features, head on over to the Unofficial LineageOS 14.1 forum thread.
Have you flashed the ROM on your OnePlus One? Have you tried any of Sultanxda’s work in the past? Let us know your experiences in the comments below!