LineageOS (and its ancestor CyanogenMod) has a historical past of respiration new life into previous Android gadgets, and that is truer than ever in 2019. The builders have released LineageOS 16, a ROM that introduces Android 9 Pie to units that in some instances stopped receiving official updates years in the past. The preliminary 30 supported fashions contain hardware from as way back as 2014, together with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and OnePlus One.
There are newer units that may use LineageOS straight away, equivalent to Huawei’s P20 Pro, Samsung’s 2016-period Galaxy Tab S2 tablets and Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1. Wider assist is on the best way, Lineage added, and there is even a little bit of future-proofing: hooks in LineageOS ought to make it appropriate with Android’s anticipated dark mode.
As at all times, you must be prepared to put in the personal code. This is not for individuals who want a dependable phone entirely for work. If you happen to comfy with a little bit of tinkering, although, this might aid you to postpone hardware improve for one more yr or two.