Short Bytes: Cyanogen-forked LineageOS builds have started surfacing in the Android ecosystem. The development team has announced the support for 80 devices for which the LineageOS build will be pushed on a weekly basis. Also, there is an EXPERIMENTAL build for upgrading CM devices to LineageOS.LineageOS, a descendant of the great gone CyanogenMod, has started its new journey in the Android ecosystem. You might have read the story about the termination of CyanogenMod on Fossbytes. It took the development team almost a month before revealing their future plans.
Now, the open source LineageOS is available with support for Android Marshmallow and Nougat. Currently, the team is working to make LineageOS compatible with 80 devices for which the builds will be released on a weekly basis.
If you’re running a version of CyanogenMod, then you’ll have to install an EXPERIMENTAL ROM – carrying an ugly watermark – before installing the regular LineageOS build, otherwise the LineageOS build won’t work. Also, the GApps would also require an update.
Moreover, the LinageOS ROM won’t include root privileges by default. However, the same can be added by developers before building the ROM. In the case of official LineageOS builds, the team will put authentication marks in the form of a private key used to verify digital signatures.
At the time of writing this, the EXPERIMENTAL and Lineage OS nightly builds are available for a bunch of devices including Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nextbit Robin. You can find the install instructions for various devices on LineageOS’ official wiki page.
You can find the LineageOS build for download using this link.
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