The first official Lineage OS builds are out

24 January 2017
Good news for all those who were looking forward to the release of Lineage OS, which replaced CyanogenMod, that left the market. The first official firmware builds have finally been published on the official website, and only owners of certain gadgets can try them out.For now, the new firmware builds are only available for owners of Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, Moto G4, G4 Plus, X Pure and E, Nextbit Robin, OnePlus One, some Samsung Galaxy, and also Xiaomi Redmi 1S, Mi 3w and Mi4. Owners of other smartphones won't be discouraged, because new firmware versions will be available on the official Lineage OS website gradually. As in the case with CyanogenMod, owners of Android 6.0-based handsets will be able to install the firmware under the number 13.0, and owners of gadgets with Android 7.0 on board - Lineage OS 14.1. Also, some builds, marked as "experimental", are designed to install over CM13 and CM14.1 without user data loss. It's worth adding that unlike its predecessor, the new firmware will not provide root rights by default. According to the developers, Lineage OS will be available for all supported devices in the next few weeks. If your device is not on the list yet, check the official firmware site periodically to be among the first to try it out.