LineageOS also known as LineageOS Android Distribution and Lineage is a free and open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, based on the Android mobile platform. It is the successor to the highly popular customROM CyanogenMod, from which it was forked in December 2016 when Cyanogen Inc. announced it was discontinuing development and shut down the infrastructure behind the project. Since Cyanogen Inc. retained the rights to the Cyanogen name, the project rebranded its fork as LineageOS.
LineageOS was officially launched on December 24, 2016, with the source code available on GitHub. Since that time, LineageOS has been described as highly popular and forcibly developed; within 4 months from the initial announcement, LineageOS development builds covered 152 models of phone, and over a million users, having doubled its user base in the month February-March 2017
Latest release (cm-14.1 branch)
LOS14.1 ROM Highlights
- Passes safetynet check
- Updates via OTA
- Snapdragon optimized browser builtin
- Easy root (install/uninstall in ROM Extra Settings)
- Overall secure, fast, smooth and stable
- No manufacturer pre-installed crappy software, you choose what to install!
- Privacy Guard, you choose what permission apps can have!
- Lots of UI tweaks, you choose the UI features!
- Good battery life
- Good multilanguage support
- Audio FX (equalizer)
- TS Power tweaks (see modders guide)
- And all other lineage goodies! Too much to list here
How to install:
NOTE: You have to have custom recovery installed, before any steps.
0) If you want to be safe: Backup apps/sms/etc with some app (e..g Titanium)
1) boot into TWRP (or similar) recovery
2) Backup -> swipe to backup
- When coming from ANY other ROM than TS LOS14.1:
- 2.1) Wipe -> Advanced Wipe -> Select system, data, cache and dalvik cache partition (Swipe to wipe)
3) install lineage-14.1-xxxxxxxx-TS-libra.zip (select from storage or via adb sideload) and must install gapps same time with the rom if you make clean install (if you need/like)
- Download recommended gapps HERE (We recommended to use opengapps nano variant (arm64/7.1/nano))
NOTE: All changes in system partition are lost when you update ROM.
- Device encryption
Special thanks to:
- LineageOS team & everyone who’s been working on LOS14.1
- OmniROM team
- mattnin @ xda
See forum post “Reporting Bugs”
We have spent enormous amount of time for porting this ROM.
All work is done in our spare time. We give this for you as free of charge.
If you like our work, please consider donating some money for a new porting equipments.
Or just few bucks for team members to have a nice cold beer after long day of coding 😉
Rom discussion and questions here
– Team Superluminal
* Your warranty is now void. *
* I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
* thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
* do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
* before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
* you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you. Hard. A lot.