TechDroider: Lineage-OS

Work on LineageOS 16 (Android 9.0 Pie) has started

Work on LineageOS 16 (Android 9.0 Pie) has started
The Lineage team has already started work on LineageOS 16 (Android 9.0 Pie) although we’re yet to see a working ROM out in the wild for users to try out.

The team posted on Github the Initial manifest files for LineageOS 16 based on Android Pie, although that doesn't mean a LineageOS 16 release date is available.

With Android 9.0 Pie, you'll get new Swipe Gesture navigation, Rotation suggestion, Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness, Smart replies, App actions, Text selection, Redesigned Quick Setting tiles and Notification Panel, Redesigned Volume Options, Brand new Settings, Privacy, Digital Wellbeings (Dashboard) and Winddown Mode, and more...

That said, we'll keep you updated with every news of the LineageOS 16. Stay tuned to our FacebookTwitter, and Telegram to get the first News.


LineageOS 15.1 Updated with Android P’s Lockdown Feature

LineageOS 15.1 Updated with Android P’s Lockdown Feature
Recently Google unveiled the next iteration of Android OS i.e. Android P (Developer Preview 1) with exciting new features, brand new Settings, Quick Setting Tiles, Notification Panel, and Launcher Design.

Google has also added few security enhancements including a feature with ability to lock your phone down and prevent it from being unlocked with your fingerprint/smart lock/biometrics. Well, the good news is you can still get that Lockdown feature without having the Pixel or Pixel XL.

Lineage Community has added a similar feature to the latest LinageOS 15.1 build which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It is now available for LineageOS users with the most recent weeklies update.


As of now, the Official LineageOS 15.1 is only available for a few Smartphones.

Official LineageOS 15.1 Update List: Which Phones Will Get the ROM?

The Lockdown feature prevent your Smartphone from being unlocked with your fingerprint/smart lock/biometrics and you can only unlock it using the password, PIN or pattern.

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LineageOS 15.1 Updated with Android P’s Lockdown Feature



Official LineageOS 15.1 Update List: Which Phones Will Get the ROM?

LineageOS 15.1 is now Official with tons of new features and improvements. LineageOS 15.1 nightlies will start this Monday (February 26). Below are the list of devices that will be updated to LineageOS 15.1 as of now.

  • Google Nexus 6P - angler
  • Google Nexus 5X - bullhead
  • LeEco Le Pro3 / Le Pro3 Elite
  • OnePlus 3 / 3T - oneplus3
  • OnePlus 5 - cheeseburger
  • OnePlus 5T - dumpling
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 Wi-Fi (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Wi-Fi (2016)
  • Xiaomi Mi 5 - gemini
  • Xiaomi Mi 5S - capricorn
  • Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus - natrium

While this is already an exciting list of devices that already got Lineage OS nightlies, the developers are planning to bring it to more smartphones. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

LineageOS 15.1 Android Oreo (8.1) Announced! Here's What's New!

Lineage finally today announced the official LineageOS 15.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo with tons of new features and improvements.

Android 8.1 Oreo LineageOS 15.1 comes with numerous enhancements over LineageOS 14 Android Nougat, such as faster booting, new Settings and Quick-Settings UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout. Lineage has also added several new features to the latest LineageOS 15.1.

You can now set custom colors, and change between dark and light User Interface. "Automagic" feature change themes automatically based on your current wallpaper, just like the Android 8.1 on Pixel Smartphones.

Finally, there's new 'Trebuchet' launcher. It now supports icon packs and adaptive icons. You can also change the shapes of icons. Lineage has also added a QR code scanner to its Camera, which helps you to download or open any application. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Read: List of devices getting Official LineageOS 15.1

Official LineageOS 15.1 Release Imminent! Latest Update

Official LineageOS 15.1 Builds Public Release Imminent! Latest Update
The last time we updated you on the status of LineageOS, we told you that Lineage is skipping LineageOS 15 (Android 8.0 Oreo) in favor of the latest Android 8.1 Oreo LineageOS 15.1.

With Android 8.1 you get a brand new Pixel 2 launcher, Power-Reboot menu, Dim Navbar keys, and my favorite one is Black and White theme depending on the Wallpaper used.

Those of you waiting for the Oreo based Official LineageOS ROM, here's an update for you guys. Lineage is all set to announce the Official builds of LineageOS 15.1 for tons of Smartphones. According to the latest commit, Lineage is done building the LineageOS 15.1. However, the commit is yet to be merged, so it could arrive anytime soon.


We'll notify you guys when there's any new information on LineageOS 15.1. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.
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Official LineageOS 15.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo is in the works!!!

LineageOS 15.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo is in the works!!!
Just a few days ago, Google released the official Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Pixel and Nexus Devices. Android 8.1 features a lot of changes over the Android 8.0.

With Android 8.1 you get a brand new Pixel 2 launcher, Power-Reboot menu, Dim Navbar keys, and my favorite one is Black and White theme depending on the Wallpaper used. 

Those of you waiting for the Oreo based Official LineageOS ROM, here's an update for you guys. Linage is skipping Android 8.0 Oreo LineageOS 15.0 in favor of the Android 8.1 Oreo LineageOS 15.1.


Up to now, news on Oreo-based LineageOS 15.0 has been almost non-existent, but we’re in a position now where we can document some of our progress here.

As many of you have seen (and we’re sure some of you are running them right now), a number of unofficial LineageOS 15.0 builds exist, some of which are built by our very own maintainers. These are in no way representative of a final product, but definitely let you all experience some of the features Android 8.0 has to offer.

Once that the basic framework has been put in place and devices are successfully booting LineageOS 15.0, some features are being brought forward, most of which are dependent on what was previously known as the CMSDK. A large focus while doing this has been to evaluate the need to carry-forward or otherwise clean up the leftovers from our inception last year.

However now that Android 8.1 has been released, we’re anticipating moving straight to the 15.1 branch where we’ll merge all our work done for 15.0 and finish the porting effort.

Like always, we won’t be giving any indication as to when we might be close to a releasable product, but keep waiting patiently, and as we reach big milestones, we’ll be giving you some more status updates.
Source: Lineage

Lineage OS update brings WiFi vulnerability "KRACK" fix

Lineage OS update brings WiFi vulnerability "KRACK" fix
Lineage community has updated all the official Lineage OS 14.1 builds with WPA2 WiFi vulnerability "KRACK" Fix. The Key Reinstallation Attacks (A.K.A KRACKs) was first discovered by Mathy Vanhoef of imec-DistriNet, KU Leuven. It’s a WiFi vulnerability that breaks WPA2 by forcing nonce reuse.

According to krackattacks.com, An attacker within range of a victim can serious weakness of WPA2 using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs). Attackers can use this attack technique to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted. This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on. The attack works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. Depending on the network configuration, it is also possible to inject and manipulate data.


If your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected. Google is expected to fix this vulnerability with its November Security patch, which will be available next month for Nexus and Pixel devices. Until then if your device is unlocked and have custom recovery, you can install the latest LineageOS 14.1 build.

LineageOS 15 based on Android Oreo is coming soon: "While the cm-14.1 branch development hasn’t stopped, we’re also working on the next LineageOS version (15.0), based on the latest Android 8.0. We will refrain from giving any ETA, just patiently wait until the new branch is ready for release-time. - Team Lineage OS"

Forget Nougat, You can now Install Android 8.0 Oreo on Moto X Play via Lineage OS 15

Forget Nougat, You can now Install Android 8.0 Oreo on Moto X Play via Lineage OS 15
Waiting for Android 7.0 Nougat Update for your Moto X Play? Well you can now Install Android 8.0 Oreo on your Moto X Play!

Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo, the wait for the devices to get the update first has already started. Motorola has already updated it's software support page with the list of its devices that will officially get the update.


We all know that Motorola is still due to update the Moto X Play to Android Nougat and Moto X Play won't be getting Android Oreo Update Officially. But you can now Install the latest Android 8.0 Oreo Unofficially via Custom ROM. Developer "Innfinite4evr" has successfully ported Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 for the Moto X Play. Additionally, most major aspects of the phone are working as expected (such as RIL, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.), but its still not usable for daily use.

With Android 8.0 Oreo, you'll get new Settings and Notification panel UI, latest features including Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, and new emojis.

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Rom on Moto X Play Lux. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

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Direct Download: Lineage OS 15

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Official LineageOS builds are now available for the LG G6, OnePlus 5, and more

Official LineageOS builds are now available for the LG G6, OnePlus 5, and more
Recently Lineage OS got updated with exciting new features including the Latest September Security Patch with BlueBorne Fix, New Updater app, burn-in protection for the status bar and navigation bar and other tons of fixes.

More Official LineageOS builds are up and are now available for the LG G6,  OnePlus 5, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9, Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 LTE (Sprint), LG G Pad 7.0, Sony Xperia Z3+, Sony Xperia ZR, Sony Xperia ZL, Sony Xperia Z, Sony Xperia Tablet Z LTE, and Sony Xperia Tablet Z.


If your device is not in the above list, you can try finding it here- Lineage OS

While this is already an exciting list of devices that already got Lineage OS nightlies, the developers are planning to bring it to more smartphones.

Lineage also announced that the Lineage OS 15 based on Android 8.0 Ore is in the works: "While the cm-14.1 branch development hasn’t stopped, we’re also working on the next LineageOS version (15.0), based on the latest Android 8.0. We will refrain from giving any ETA, just patiently wait until the new branch is ready for release-time."

LineageOS gets new update with September Security Patch, new Updater app, and more

LineageOS gets new update with September Security Patch, new Updater app, and more
LineageOS is the latest sensation among custom rom lovers and developers. We already know that the Lineage OS is a continuation of what CyanogenMod was, the LineageOS 14.1 is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Now, the Lineage community has added some interesting new features to the custom rom including a new Updater app which fixes the downloading update issue, new system profiles tile, HTML 5 features support, and September security patches.


September Security Patch brings along the fix for the critical BlueBorne Bluetooth attack. The BlueBorne vulnerability was discovered only recently. It’s a Bluetooth vulnerability that leaves Android devices open to a potential takeover by hackers. The vulnerability is also present in Windows, Linux and some iterations of iOS.

Apart from these features, Lineage has also added carrier selection shortcut for Settings app, Email application, and Burn-in protection.

Lineage also announced that the Lineage OS 15 based on Android 8.0 Ore is in the works.

"While the cm-14.1 branch development hasn’t stopped, we’re also working on the next LineageOS version (15.0), based on the latest Android 8.0. We will refrain from giving any ETA, just patiently wait until the new branch is ready for release-time."

Source: Lineage

LineageOS 15 Android 8.0 O News, Features, and Release Date

LineageOS 15 Android 8.0 O News, Features, Release Date and Screenshots
According to the latest reports, Google will be pushing Official Android O (8.0) update for the Pixel, Nexus and, latest Android One Smartphones in August. Along with the final Android O build, Google will also release the Source code, which will help developers building custom roms based on Android O.

LineageOS is the latest sensation among custom rom lovers and developers. We already know that the Lineage OS is a continuation of what CyanogenMod was. LineageOS is one of the fastest growing community and it is now supporting thousands of devices. With the release of final Android O, Lineage is expected to announce the LineageOS 15 based on Android 8.0 for most of the existing as well as new Android Smartphones.



In this Article, we'll be tracking and updating all the News, Rumors, Features, and Release date of the upcoming LineageOS 15.

LineageOS 15 Android 8.0 O Expected Features:-

Starting with the Features, we have already seen the new features of Android O including Notification badges, Advance Snoozing, Notification timeouts, Background colors, Picture-in-Picture mode, Pinning shortcuts and widgets, New emojis, Autofill, and more. So, technically LineageOS will be coming with these new features including Android O's whole new Interface (White Quick Setting tiles, new Settings UI, and other apps).

Additionally, Lineage is expected to bring "Themes" functionality to the Custom Rom. We have seen Cyanogen doing wonders with its Theme Engine, but with the death of Cyanogen, the theme engine cannot be ported to Lineage. So, Linage will be bringing something new or might even merge with Substratum.


LineageOS 15 Android 8.0 O Release Date:-



As said, Google is now all set to release the final build of Android 8.0 along with its source code in August. So, expect LineageOS 15 or any other custom rom by the end of 2017. 

Note: All these are based on rumors, none of the information is confirmed by Official LineageOS community.

That said, we'll be updating the Article as soon as we get any news about LineageOS 15. Are you excited about the LineageOS 15? Let us know in the below comment section!

Update: 19/07/2017

[Official] LineageOS 15.0 progress 

While the cm-14.1 branch development hasn’t stopped, we’re also working on the next LineageOS version (15.0), based on the latest Android 8.0. We will refrain from giving any ETA, just patiently wait until the new branch is ready for release-time. 

Moto X (2nd Gen) gets Android 8.0 Oreo via Lineage OS 15

Moto X (2nd Gen) gets Android 8.0 Oreo via Lineage OS 15
You can now download and install the LineageOS 15 based on Android 8.0 Oreo on your Moto X 2nd Generation (Moto X 2014) Smartphone.

Google recently launched the Next Iteration of its Android Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo. The Tech Giant also pushed Android Oreo source code to AOSP, helping the developers develop custom ROMs for their devices based on Oreo.


Well, if you are a Moto X2 owner, then this recent development might be of interest to you. Developer "Anderson Mendes" has successfully ported Android 8.0 Oreo LineageOS 15 on the Moto X (2nd Gen). Additionally, most major aspects of the phone are working as expected (such as RIL, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.), but it's still not suitable for daily use because Camera, NFC are still not working.

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the LineageOS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Rom on Moto X 2014 Victara. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.
Moto G 1st Generation gets Android 8.0 Oreo via Lineage OS 15
Stay tuned  to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Download LineageOS 15 for Moto X2 Victara

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Unofficial LineageOS 15 (Android 8.0 Oreo) Build Available for the OnePlus 5

You can now download and install the LineageOS 15 based on Android 8.0 Oreo on your gorgeous looking OnePlus 5 Smartphone.

Google recently launched the Next Iteration of its Android Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo. The Tech Giant also pushed Android Oreo source code to AOSP, helping the developers develop custom ROMs for their devices based on Oreo.


Well, if you are a OnePlus 5 owner, then this recent development might be of interest to you. Developer "King_lilrowrow" has successfully ported Android 8.0 Oreo LineageOS 15 on the OnePlus 5. Additionally, most major aspects of the phone are working as expected (such as the RIL, WiFi, sensors, etc.), but it's still not suitable for daily use.

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the LineageOS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Rom on OnePlus 5 Cheeseburger. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

Stay tuned  to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Download LineageOS 15 for OnePlus 5 Cheeseburger

LineageOS 15 (Recent Release) (Thanks to the Developer)


Redmi Note 4 gets LineageOS 15 based on Android 8.0 Oreo [New Build Update]

New LineageOS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Build is now available for the Redmi Note 4. There are few improvements and bug fixes in this new build. The RIL (Network) now works, Bluetooth FC has now gone, no more factory reset before using the firmware.

You'll need to flash a fix Zip file after Installing the LineageOS 15 on the Redmi Note 4. Both the Links (Fix ZIP and LineageOS 15 ZIP) can be found at the end of this Article.

[Article: 31/08/2017]Android 8.0 Oreo (LineageOS 15) Custom Rom is now available for the Redmi Note 4 (Mido).

We all know that most of the devices won't be getting Android 8.0 Oreo Officially. However, with the Android Oreo AOSP code base, developers will be able to develop custom ROMs for the Android devices based on Google's latest OS.


Well, if you are a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 owner, then this recent development might be of interest to you. Few XDA developers has successfully ported Android 8.0 Oreo (LineageOS 15) on the Redmi Note 4. Note that most major aspects of the phone are not working (such as the Baseband, Bluetooth etc.). 

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the LineageOS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Rom on Redmi Note 4 Mido.

That said, stay tuned  to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Installation: How to Install Lineage OS 15 (Android 8.0 Oreo) on Redmi Note 4

Download Links:


[New Update: 2nd September, 2017]

LineageOS 15- Download Here

Fix ZIP- Download Here

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LineageOS 15- Download the New Build from above

Official LineageOS builds are now available for the OnePlus 5, Redmi Note 4, LG G6 and more


More Official LineageOS builds are up and are now available for the OnePlus 5, Redmi Note 4, European LG G6, US unlocked LG G6, and Sony Xperia L.

Lineage OS is an open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet, based on the Android mobile platform (Continuation of what CyanogenMod was). The LineageOS 14.1 is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and has same build number system as CyanogenMod's.


The latest smartphones to get LineageOS 14.1 nightlies are as follows:

While this is already an exciting list of devices that already got LineageOS nightlies, the developers are planning to bring it to more smartphones.

Lineage also plans to bring the LineageOS 15 based on Android 8.0 Oreo for the Officially supported devices. Developers have already started working on the LineageOS 15.

Pixel C gets Android 8.0 Oreo based LineageOS 15

Pixel C gets Android 8.0 Oreo based LineageOS 15
With the release of Android 8.0 Oreo, Google also pushed Android Oreo source code to AOSP.
With Android Oreo AOSP code base, developers will be able develop custom ROMs for the Android devices based on Google's latest OS.

Well, if you are a Google Pixel C owner, then this recent development might be of interest to you. Developer "followmsi" has successfully booted up LineageOS 15 based on Android Oreo on the Pixel C (Dragon).


Google has already announced Official Oreo update for the Pixel C. In case you want to taste the LineageOS 15, you can download it from below. Note that the Custom Rom is still in Beta, so it might contain a lots of bugs.

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the Android 8.0 Oreo LineageOS 15 on Pixel C

That said, we'll notify you once developer releases the Android Oreo Rom. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Source and Download: XDA

[Update] LineageOS 15 (Android 8.0 Oreo) is in the works for the OnePlus One and OnePlus Two

Article: 8/24/2017
Android 8.0 Oreo based LineageOS 15 is in the works for the OnePlus One (Bacon).

Just a day ago, we reported that the Lineage Team has started work on LineageOS 15 (Android 8.0 Oreo). The confirmation came when the team posted on Github the Initial manifest files for the LineageOS 15.



According to the latest Lineage Project information, the developer friendly OnePlus One with codename Bacon may soon get the LineageOS 15 based on Android Oreo.

The team posted on their official website the development files of LinageOS 15 for the OnePlus One, although that doesn't mean a LineageOS 15 release date is available.
If all goes right, OnePlus One users might get Android 8.0 Oreo update through the LineageOS 15 very soon. That said, we'll keep you updated with every news of the LineageOS 15. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Update: 8/25/2017

It seems that Lineage Team has also started developing the LineageOS 15 for the OnePlus Two. Here's the Android 8.0 Oreo (LineageOS 15) Project Page: Lineage Gerrit


Work on LineageOS 15 (Android 8.0 Oreo) has started

The Lineage team has already started work on LineageOS 15 (Android 8.0 Oreo) although we’re yet to see a working ROM out in the wild for users to try out.
The team posted on Github the Initial manifest files for LineageOS 15 based on Android Oreo, although that doesn't mean a LineageOS 15 release date is available.


Just a few days ago Lineage revealed that the LineageOS 15 is coming soon, and keeping its promise they have already started developing the latest OS.

That said, we'll keep you updated with every news of the LineageOS 15. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

LineageOS 15 based on Android Oreo Coming Soon!

With the announcement of Android 8.0 Oreo, Lineage Community has announced that the LineageOS 15 based on the Android Oreo is coming soon.

In case you've been living under a rock or if you don't know what LineageOS is... The LineageOS is the latest sensation among custom rom lovers and developers. Lineage OS is a continuation of what CyanogenMod was. LineageOS is one of the fastest growing community and it is now supporting thousands of devices.



We all know that most of the Android devices won't be getting the Android Oreo and there we have LineageOS to the rescue. 

That said, LineageOS is coming and we've made a Special Article for the LineageOS 15 Custom Rom - LineageOS 15 Android 8.0 O News, Features, and Release Date

Oreo! Let the wait for LineageOS 15.0 start now!! - Lineage

LineageOS gets major update, improves Jelly, adds long press power for torch, and more

LineageOS gets major update, improves Jelly, adds long press power for torch, and more
LineageOS is the latest sensation among custom rom lovers and developers. We already know that the Lineage OS is a continuation of what CyanogenMod was, the LineageOS 14.1 is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and has same build number system as CyanogenMod's.

Lineage OS is still in formation phase and the community developers are working actively to add new features to this project.
Now, the community has added some interesting new features to the custom rom including a new and improved Jelly browser, more reliable LineageOS updater, and tap-to-pay fix. Additionally the alarm clock can now set a system profile when an alarm triggers, and the ROM's media codecs have been updated.


The new update includes timeout for the ‘long press power button for torch’ option which can be set by going to Settings - Buttons -Automatically turn torch off. The Custom tiles have now been integrated into the framework, which means new toggles with more abilities can be added in the future

In addition to, the LineageOS now supports 8 new devices: Nexus 9 LTE, Motorola Droid 4, Motorola Droid RAZR, Motorola Droid Bionic, Motorola RAZR/RAZR MAXX (GSM), Motorola Droid RAZR/RAZR MAXX (CDMA), NVIDIA Shield TV 2015, and NVIDIA Shield Tablet.

via: AndroidPolice | Source: Lineage

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