LINEAGEOS Posts on XDA

All Future Official LineageOS 14.1 Builds Are Safe From the KRACK Vulnerability

Security has been a big focus within the Android community for enthusiasts, and for quite a while too. As some OEMs have dedicated themselves to monthly security updates, it has actually influenced the phones that some people buy. This is also true for custom ROMs as well since many of us want our devices as...

LineageOS Starts Removing Theme Engine Related Code, Basically Confirming CMTE’s Demise

Before the rise of Substratum, there was the CyanogenMod Theme Engine (CMTE). Introduced all the way back with CyanogenMod 9 (based on Android Ice Cream Sandwich), it added system-wide theme capabilities to CyanogenMod builds. With the release of CyanogenMod 14 (which later became LineageOS), CMTE was nowhere to be found. Meanwhile many other popular custom...

Steve Kondik, Founder of Cyanogen, is Working on Oculus Go at Facebook

If you're wondering what happened to Steve Kondik after the Cyanogen Inc fallout, then we have some interesting news to share. Steve Kondik, one of the co-founders of Cyanogen Inc, recently revealed on his private Facebook that one of the latest projects he's been working on is actually the new Oculus Go. The Facebook-owned product...

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ (Exynos) Receives Unofficial LineageOS 14.1 Builds

ROM development for phones with Exynos chipsets, like pretty much all recent Samsung flagships (in their international models, of course), has been slowly but steadily growing with time. Bringing up AOSP Android on Samsung devices is way, way harder than Qualcomm-based development because Samsung does not provide public documentation for their chipsets among other reasons,...

LineageOS Changelog #14 Brings Burn-in Protection and Changes to PrivacyGuard, AudioFX, and More

The LineageOS team has just released a new changelog summarizing the most important changes made to the popular third-party custom ROM in recent weeks. Originally made every two weeks, the changelog is now being released only when the team deems that there has been enough changes to warrant a blog post. That appears to be the case...

OnePlus 2 Receives Android 8.0 Oreo Unofficially via LineageOS 15

A lot of OnePlus 2 owners have felt burned due to the lack of OTA updates that OnePlus has pushed out. For a while, owners of these devices were told that the OnePlus 2 was eventually going to be receiving an official update to Android 7.0 Nougat. That unfortunately turned out not to be the case,...

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...

LineageOS Launches a Summer Survey on Apps, Infrastructure, Wallpapers and Public Relations

It's easy to assume that a company working on a product doesn't care what the end user wants when there are no visible communication mediums. We see this all the time in the Android community where complaints get tossed around about how OEMs don't listen to the community when it comes to battery size, software,...

LineageOS Week in Review: Jelly Improvements, Redmi Note 4 Support and More

As we start another month we get a new changelog blog post from the official LineageOS team. The previous update from last month highlighted the work they've done with Jelly and the new update shows that a lot more work has gone into browser. For those unaware. Jelly is a web browser from the folks...

Bluetooth Battery Level Indicators are Finally Coming to Android

A really useful feature for those of us with Bluetooth headsets and other devices is finally making its way to AOSP: Bluetooth battery level indicators. This means that users of Google, Motorola, Sony, and other devices with near-stock Android software should be able to tell the battery level of their Bluetooth connected devices without the...

LineageOS Changelog #12 Brings Updates to Jelly, Quick Tiles and More

Every two weeks, the LineageOS team releases a biweekly changelog to highlight the most significant changes made over that time period. The team has just released 12th changelog and they've introduced some interesting additions. The most important project in the last few weeks is Jelly. The recent, small browser is slowly getting new functionality. Jelly is...

LineageOS Changelog #11 – June ASB, Chromium 59 and Tasks Lock

It's been two weeks since LineageOS released the last biweekly changelog. The development team periodically publishes a detailed changelog to highlight the new improvements in one of the most popular custom ROMs around. Last time, the LineageOS team introduced the sensitive number list to fight against all kinds of abuse. Since then, the list has been...