Unofficial LineageOS 17.1 now available for the ASUS ROG Phone 3 and Nubia Red Magic 5G
LineageOS can easily be titled the holy grail of custom ROMs. Throughout the year, we have seen the list of officially supported LineageOS 17.1 devices grow. Moreover, many developers take advantage of the open-source nature of the project and unofficially bring the goodness of vanilla Android with LineageOS specific tweaks to various devices from different manufacturers. The ASUS ROG Phone 3 and the Nubia Red Magic 5G are among the latest devices to get unofficial LineageOS 17.1 on top of Android 10.
ASUS ROG Phone 3
ASUS’ 2020 gaming flagship, the ROG Phone 3, is packed to the brim with features. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chipset, a 144Hz high refresh rate AMOLED display panel, a 6,000mAh battery, two USB-C ports, up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM as well as 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The unofficial LineageOS 17.1 build for the ROG Phone 3 was developed by XDA Senior Member aleasto. The first updates to the release fixed bugs with the vibration motor and time keeping without internet, but there are lingering issues with the fingerprint sensor, VoLTE, and a number of display enhancements that are being investigated. Still, we are surprised by how much already works.
Nubia Red Magic 5G
The Nubia Red Magic 5G packs in some impressive specifications, along with an interesting design and a compelling price. The monstrous gaming device features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, coupled with up to 16GB of RAM, up to 256GB of storage, and a 4,500mAh battery with 55W fast charging support. Now, XDA Recognized Developer DD3Boh has released his first unofficial build of LineageOS 17.1 for the phone.
It is noteworthy that the two devices are shipped with OEM skins based on Android 10 out of the box, but if you want a near-stock Android experience, smoother animations, and a decluttered UI, unofficial LineageOS 17.1 will be of great use.