LineageOS has now started supporting a number of new devices. Largely Samsung devices, but the list includes the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 WiFi, Galaxy Note 3 International, Galaxy S4 Mini 3G, Galaxy S4 Mini LTE, Galaxy S4 Mini Dual-SIM, Verizon and AT&T variants of the LG V20, the LG Optimus L90 and the Moto Z Play. The Galaxy Tab S 10.5 WiFi was actually updated from CM 12.1 and the LG Optimus L90 from CM 13.
For those that might be unaware, LineageOS is the successor to CyanogenMod. After Steve Kondik left Cyanogen Inc, he decided to go back to CyanogenMod, the open-source ROM that he created and ultimately became the biggest custom ROM out there. However, due to legal issues with the Cyanogen Inc. as a company, CyanogenMod had to be rebranded. And that’s where LineageOS comes in. Everything is the same here, there’s nothing drastically different from CyanogenMod, the only real difference is the fact that you’ll see LineageOS everywhere, instead of Cid, CyanogenMod’s mascot.
With new devices comes new features. While LineageOS has been pretty much just adding support to devices, and not rolling out new features until now, it’s great to see some new features creep in. There appears to be some new Quick Settings tiles available in this latest version of LineageOS, which is great to see. And there will definitely be more on the way very soon. For those that may want to flash LineageOS and see what it’s all about, remember that you will need to have an unlocked bootloader, and a rooted device. From there you can download the build of LineageOS that is appropriate for your device along with the latest version of Gapps and flash it onto your smartphone or tablet through recovery. Remember you are voiding your warranty when you unlock that bootloader, so keep that in mind before you get started. You can find all of the appropriate downloads on LineageOS’ website which is in the source link down below. LineageOS is a great way to keep your smartphone somewhat up-to-date, even after the manufacturer and/or carrier stops sending out updates to your device.