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LineageOS Drops Support for Android 9 Devices

LineageOS is one of the most popular custom ROMs for Android out there. It is an open-source OS that can be used on almost any device that supports Android. However, now that it is moving on to Android 11, and halting development for Android 9, it has dropped support for more than 24 older Android devices.

LineageOS 16.0 was first released on top of Android 9 in March 2019. A number of older and newer devices received support for the OS over the course of the next year. In 2020, LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10 was released. A number of older devices were updated to the latest version of the OS, but 24 of them remained on LineageOS 16.0 up until now.


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Now that the project is moving on to LineageOS 18.1 based on Android 11, it has dropped support for Android 9.0 Pie. This means that these 24 devices are going to stay stuck with LineageOS 16.0 unless any new maintainer shows up.

However, there is no need to worry much as most of these devices are old and discontinued. The full list is down below:

  • ASUS
    • ASUS ZenFone 3
    • ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1
    • ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2
  • BQ
    • BQ Aquaris X2
    • BQ Aquaris X2 Pro
  • HUAWEI
    • HUAWEI P20 Pro
    • HUAWEI P20 Lite
    • HUAWEI P Smart
  • Lenovo
    • Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus Wi-Fi
    • Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus LTE
  • OPPO
    • OPPO F1 (International)
    • OPPO R5/R5s (International)
    • OPPO R7s (International)
    • OPPO R7 Plus (International)
  • Samsung
    • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Duos
    • Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A
    • Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 WiFi (2016)
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 WiFi (2016)

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