Lineage OS 16: based on Android Pie, but not yet officially available
Lineage OS is one of the most popular pure Android-based community ROMs out there right now. Picking up the baton from the ancient CyanogenMod, Lineage OS It has earned its place in the community based on the effort of many people to get it out of the way. Thus, the latest version 15.1 was already based on Android Pie, but development does not stop and version 16 is also on its way. It is not, yes, officially available, although it is advanced. And that is why a build for the wildly popular Pocophone F1.
As we say, it is based on Android Pie, so it is possible to anticipate the official arrival through OTA that is expected for the last quarter of 2018. Most of the main functions work without problem, so you can use Wifi, Bluetooth, the Camera… The only function that cannot be used correctly at the moment is the infrared camera, which is used to unlock the device’s face – or to take photos.
How to install unofficial LineageOS 16 on Pocophone F1
To download and install the unofficial Lineage OS 16 on the Pocophone F1, you must go to XDA-Developers thread where the build. There you have the updated download links. As the developer himself indicates, it is a matter of:
- Download the latest build available. If you like, accompany it with the latest GApps package.
- Reboot mode recovery.
- Flash the last build – and GApps if desired.
Then it’s a matter of enjoying the latest version of Android and Lineage OS to have an experience stock at Pocophone F1. This is one of the best ways to have the pure version of the operating system, something that from Little bit are shown open. Since the presentation of their first terminal they have made it clear that they support the community. They want their device to be a platform that is used for development. That is what benefits the community. It allows situations like these to occur, which give the opportunity to already have Lineage OS 16.