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Lineage OS was born from the ashes and became the faster and better version of CM. The Lineage team has added a download portal, from where the owners of certain models of phones will be able to get the appropriate custom ROM. The first devices that received new builds of Lineage OS are the Nexus 6P and 5X and several other devices, but over time, more builds will be uploaded.



Currently, the builds that are now called Lineage and which carry the same build number system as CyanogenMod’s (14.1 = Nougat 7.1, or 13.0 = Marshmallow 6.0), are now available for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Moto G4 and G4 Plus, Nextbit Robin, and Xiaomi Redmi 1S. Some of these builds were labeled as “experimental”, and users who don’t want to wipe clean will be able to flash them on top of CM13 or CM14.1 builds.

In the future, more devices will be supported, and the builds will be available for download from LineageOS download page. Each build that will be uploaded to the website will be signed with a private key and users should know that the default custom ROMs will not allow root, but a separate flashable zip will be provided for every device. For now, this is not available yet.

In the next period, builds for both Nougat and Marshmallow will be released for over 80 devices and the list will be posted separately. It’s a good idea to back up data before installing a new Lineage build, because it will be lost during the process. Many volunteers helped the Lineage team to put the project on its feet and without a doubt, their efforts have paid off.

Are you planning to flash Lineage OS on your device, although there are no guarantees that if you’ll choose a migration build, it may not work perfectly?

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