LineageOS 18.1 custom ROM released, updates over 60 devices to Android 11
The latest version is now available for devices from Essential, F(x)tec, Google Nexus and Pixel, LeEco, LG, Motorola, Nextbit, Nokia, Oneplus, Razer, Samsung, Sony and Xiaomi, according to the project’s blog post announcing the new release.
Android 11 has rolled out to several devices already, especially those manufactured by Samsung and Xiaomi. While many users are now using the latest version of Android, users on older, unsupported devices, may not be so lucky. That's where ‘aftermarket' builds of Android, or custom ROMs, help users get the most out of their devices.
Also read: Google Messages to stop working on ‘uncertified' Android devices, Huawei and custom ROM users likely to be affected
LineageOS, the spiritual successor to the most popular custom ROM Cyanogenmod, has been releasing regular builds for a long list of Android devices since Android Nougat was released, bringing users a few extra years out of their devices. The team behind the custom ROM has now updated several devices to LineageOS 18.1 based on Android 11.
There are over 60 devices getting the LineageOS 18.1 update — from manufacturers like Essential, F(x)tec, Google (Nexus and Pixel), LeEco, LG, Motorola, Nextbit, Nokia, Oneplus, Razer, Samsung, Sony and Xiaomi, according to the project's blog post announcing the new release. This list is expected to grow even larger as other devices in testing become more ‘stable'.
Along with all the new features from Android 11, LineageOS has also updated the built-in apps like the Recorder app, which now has a Quick Setting tile, the built-in calendar (which has been replaced by the open-source Etar app) and the Seedvault app for system backups. Similarly, Eleven, the music app on the custom ROM has been updated with a modern interface and supports the new music player notification features.
Read more: 5 things you must do before you shift to a new Android smartphone
New features coming to the custom operating system, include a new recovery interface, more powerful firewall blocking, multi-stream expandable volume controls, better partial screenshots and icon pack support on the Trebuchet launcher app. All of the ROM's built-in system apps support dark mode now, according to the blog post. You can read more about the new release here, and download it from the project's website if you own a compatible device.
Follow HT Tech for the latest tech news and reviews , also keep up with us on Twitter, Facebook, Google News, and Instagram. For our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel.