LineageOS 16, the new version of the alternative ROM with Android Pie, will soon be available on several smartphones, including four Samsung models, the Razer Phone and the Asus Zenfone 6.
LineageOS project now supports six new smartphones. LineageOS is one of the best alternative ROMs of the moment. The successor to CyanogenMod offers advanced features in a sleek look close to Android stock. It does not contain any bloatware, offers very advanced customization options. Especially he can give to smartphones Relatively old Android a second youth when the devices in question are supported.
LineageOS 16 with Android Pie: 4 new smartphones are supported
LineageOS 16 brings support for Android Pie on six new smartphones :
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Value EditionSamsung Galaxy A3 (2016) Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Samsung Galaxy S5 NeoRazer PhoneAsus Zenfone 6
Note that many of these smartphones do not yet have a manufacturer update to Android Pie 9.0 – a version that LineageOS 16 allows them to access. By the way, it's rather pleasant to see that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Value Edition, launched more than five years ago, is supported.
To install LineageOS here are the main steps:
- Back up all data from your Android smartphoneDelete the bootloader from specific instructions for your smartphone modelDownload LineageOS ROM for your model by clicking on this link (choose your make and model of smartphone via the menu ≡ at the top left) Turn off your smartphone and put it in recovery mode by pressing simultaneously Low volume + ONtouch Wipe or Wipe offtouch Data Format or Format the dataGo back and go in Advanced Wipe or Advanced data erasureSelect the Cache and System partitions and erase them.Use adb on your computer and the menu Advanced> ADB Sideload in the recovery menus of your smartphone to transfer the ROM with the command adb sideload filename.zip *
* The operation is to be done in Cmd, Powershell or the Terminal after installing the Android development tools on your PC / Mac. Replace filename.zip with the name and path of the LineageOS ROM on your computer.
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Of course, these are the big steps that we simply reproduce from the LineageOS help pages. More detailed instructions specific to your model will be required to successfully complete the installation.