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LineageOS leaves two-dozen devices adrift by ending Android 9.0 Pie support

LineageOS no longer supports version 16.0 of its OS or Android 9.0. (Image source: Quazwersxce X)
LineageOS no longer supports version 16.0 of its OS or Android 9.0. (Image source: Quazwersxce X)
LineageOS is one of the most popular custom ROMs out there, bringing newer versions of Android to devices that OEMs have abandoned. Unfortunately, support does not last forever with LineageOS either, as the company has dropped support for LineageOS 16.0 and Android 9.0 Pie. As a result, 24 devices will no longer receive security patch updates, including the Huawei P20 Pro.
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LineageOS remains one of the most popular custom ROMs around, not least because of the near-stock Android experience that it offers. The custom ROM has also brought some older devices onto newer versions of Android, filling the vacuum left by OEMs who abandon their devices quickly after releasing them.

LineageOS does not support older versions of Android indefinitely, though. According to an update on GitHub, LineageOS has ceased supporting version 16.0 of its OS, which is based on Android 9.0 Pie. While LineageOS 16.0 ROMs will continue to work, devices running this OS will no longer receive any updates, even security patch ones.

Ultimately, LineageOS does not charge for its work, so we have few complaints here. Nonetheless, it is a pity that some smartphones and tablets are now without LineageOS support, too. The 24 devices that LineageOS has dropped is as follows: 

  • ASUS Zenfone 3
  • ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1
  • ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2
  • BQ Aquaris X2
  • BQ Aquaris X2 Pro
  • Honor View 10
  • Huawei P Smart
  • Huawei P20 Lite
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus LTE
  • Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus Wi-Fi
  • OPPO F1
  • OPPO R5/R5s
  • OPPO R7 Plus
  • OPPO R7s
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 Duos
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Wi-Fi (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 Wi-Fi (2016)
  • Xiaomi Mi 5s
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3S/3X
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4(X)
  • ZUK Z1

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GitHub via Android Police, Quazwersxce X - Image credit

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Alex Alderson, 2021-02-17 (Update: 2021-02-17)