List of Android phones that will get LineageOS 16 Android Pie

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LineageOS 16 builds have started pouring in for a number of Android phones. Like always, it’s going to take a lot of time for Android phone makers to cook official Android Pie for their smartphones. If you are eager to get a hang of the Android Pie on your phone a little early, you may consider flashing LineageOS 16. The LineageOS 16 is AOSP custom ROM based on Android 9.0 Pie. Lineage OS 16 is ready to add life to all those phones which have been forgotten by the manufacturers for the Android updates.

Android phones that will get LineageOS 16 Android Pie

What is LineageOS 16?

If you don’t already know about LineageOS, let’s clear everything about it first. The OS was known as CyanogenMod previously. CyanogenMod was undoubtedly the most popular custom ROM. The reason for CyanogenMod to be so much famous was the number of devices it supported and the active development as well. CyanogenMod was later on transformed into LineageOS. So basically, the LineageOS 16 is the CyanogenMod 16 if you want to understand it that way.

LineageOS 16 Android Pie

It is named as LineageOS 16 because it is based on Android 9.0 Pie. The previous Android Oreo build was known as LineageOS 15. The 16th iteration is the aftermarket distribution, which means it should not be taken as a foolproof operating system. Installing LineageOS 16 or any other custom ROM on your Android phone is just like installing an aftermarket engine in your car. Now, why do you exactly need a custom ROM?

LineageOS History

CyanogenMod’s short form is CM. Below I’ve mentioned it as CyanogenMod and CM as well. Here’s a list of all the versions of CyanogenMod that have been released to date.

The very first version of CyanogenMod was the version 3.1. It was named Dream & Magic. This update was released in July 2009.

I was able to find the release dates of some of the CyanogenMod builds. The ones I found are mentioned next to the Android version they are based on.

  • CyanogenMod 3.1 – Android 1.5 – Android Cupcake [July 2009]
  • CM 4 – Android 1.5 and Android 1.6 – Android Cupcake and Android Dounat
  • CyanogenMod 5 – Android 2.0/2.1 Eclair
  • CM 6 – Android 2.2 Froyo
  • CyanogenMod 7 – Android 2.3 Gingerbread [February 2011]
  • CM 8 – Didn’t come out as Google did not release the source code of Android 3.0 Honeycomb
  • CM 9 – Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich [November 2011]
  • CyanogenMod 10, 10.1, and 10.2 – Android 4.1 – 4.3 Jelly Bean [September 2012]
  • CM 11 – Android 4.4 KitKat [December 2013]
  • CyanogenMod 12 – Android 5.0/5.1 Lollipop [January 2015]
  • CM 13 – Android 6.0 Marshmallow [November 2015]
  • CyanogenMod 14, 14.1 – Android 7.0 Nougat [July – November 2016]
  • LineageOS 14.1 – Android 7.1 Nougat [Merged into LineageOS in December 2016]
  • LineageOS 15 – Android 8.0 Oreo
  • LineageOS 15.1 – Android 8.1 Oreo
  • LineageOS 16 – Android 9.0 Pie

Why you need a custom ROM like LineageOS 16?

Well, the answer is simple. You install a custom ROM when you need to upgrade your phone. Especially, if your phone’s Android update is late, or your phone is not going to get a higher version of Android. There are many phone manufacturers that say goodbye to their phones only after a year of release. The most popular company in this regard is Samsung. The South Korean manufacturer is the laziest when it comes to updating its phones. Samsung takes all the time in this world to update its flagship phones to a newer version. You can imagine how good it is when it comes to mid-range or the low-end smartphones.

Pros and cons of custom ROMs

So, in such a scenario, a custom ROM like LineageOS 16 is your life savior. The custom ROMs have their own pros and cons. Pros are that you get to enjoy the latest version of Android, you get rid of all the bloatware, the Vanilla Android is something worth experiencing and then there is the freedom of modifying the system according to your own liking. A ROM like LineageOS 16 has absolutely nothing inside. These ROMs do not even have Google Gapps. In order to get an application like Google Play Store in a custom ROM such as LineageOS 16, you have to get the appropriate Google Gapps for LineageOS 16 Android 9.0 Pie.

As far as the cons are concerned, at first, they are not easy to handle. Custom ROMs involve a risk of soft-bricking an Android phone. The custom ROMs do not always work as you expect. There are bugs which make the ROMs unstable. A number of features fail to work. Applications like Camera and Messages crash. The basic features like calling, mobile data, and Bluetooth also fail to work. Before you pick a custom ROM to flash, you have to make sure that it doesn’t come with all the cons we just talked about.

LineageOS 16 for Android phones

Now that LineageOS 16 is in the works, some of the official and unofficial builds have already made it to some phones. There are many phones that will be getting the update. However, the too old, or the devices that do not have sufficient hardware resources, will not be able to get the LineageOS 16.

If you own an Android phone and want to check whether it qualifies for LineageOS 16 or not, here is the list that will help you. I have listed all the Android phones that will get LineageOS 16. Go through the list of LineageOS 16 supported phones and cheer yourself up if your phone has made it to this list.

LineageOS 16 Android Pie supported phones

Google phones that will get Android Pie LineageOS 16

  1. Nexus 5X
  2. Google Nexus 6
  3. Nexus 6P
  4. Google Pixel
  5. Google Pixel XL
  6. Pixel 2
  7. Google Pixel 2XL

Samsung phones to support LineageOS 16

  1. Galaxy S5
  2. Samsung Galaxy S6
  3. Galaxy S6 Edge
  4. Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus
  5. Galaxy S7
  6. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  7. Galaxy S8
  8. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  9. Galaxy S9
  10. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
  11. Galaxy Note 4
  12. Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  13. Galaxy Note 4 Edge
  14. Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition
  15. Galaxy Note 8
  16. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  17. Galaxy Tab S2T813 | Tab S2 T713
  18. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
  19. Galaxy Tab S4
  20. Samsung Galaxy Tab E
  21. Galaxy Tab A6
  22. Galaxy Tab 4
  23. Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
  24. Galaxy S5 Mini
  25. Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro
  26. Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
  27. Galaxy A3 2017
  28. Galaxy A8 2018
  29. Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus 2018
  30. Galaxy A6 2018
  31. Samsung Galaxy A6 2018

OnePlus phones that will support LineageOS 16

  1. OnePlus One
  2. OnePlus 2
  3. OnePlus X
  4. OnePlus 3
  5. OnePlus 3T
  6. OnePlus 5
  7. OnePlus 5T
  8. OnePlus 6

LG phones that will get LineageOS 16

  1. LG G2
  2. The LG G2 Mini
  3. LG G3
  4. The LG G3 Beat
  5. LG G3S
  6. The LG G4
  7. LG G4 T-Mobile
  8. LG Optimus
  9. The LG G5
  10. LG G6
  11. The LG G7 ThinQ
  12. LG V10
  13. The LG V20
  14. LG G Pad 8.3

Huawei that will get Android Pie LineageOS 16

Huawei does not allow unlocking the bootloader of its devices anymore. To install a custom ROM on an Android phone, its bootloader must be unlocked. Because you will not be able to unlock your Huawei or Huawei Honor handset, you will not be able to flash a ROM either.

Oppo phones to get Android Pie LineageOS 16

  1. R5
  2. Oppo R5S
  3. R7
  4. Oppo R7S
  5. Oppo Find 7A
  6. Oppo Find 7S

Xiaomi Android Pie LineageOS supported phones

  • Mi Mix 2
  • Mi 3
  • Xiaomi Mi 4
  • Mi 5
  • Mi Max
  • Redmi 1S
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3
  • Redmi 3 Prime
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
  • Redmi Note 4
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
  • Mi A1
  • Mi 6
  • Mi Note 2

ZTE LineageOS 16 supported handsets

  1. Axon 7
  2. Axon 7 Mini

Sony phones that will get Android Pie LineageOS 16

  1. Xperia Z
  2. Sony Xperia Z1
  3. Xperia Z2
  4. Sony Xperia Z3
  5. Xperia Z5
  6. Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
  7. Xperia XZ
  8. Sony Xperia XZ2
  9. Xperia XZ3
  10. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
  11. Xperia Z5 Compact
  12. Sony Xperia L1
  13. Xperia L2
  14. Xperia XA2
  15. Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
  16. Xperia X
  17. Sony Xperia M5 Dual
  18. Xperia SP
  19. Sony Xperia M
  20. Xperia T
  21. Sony Xperia TX
  22. Xperia V

ASUS phones that will get Android Pie LineageOS 16

  1. Asus Zenfone 2
  2. Zenfone 2 Laser
  3. Zenfone 2 Selfie
  4. Asus Zenpad 8.0

Nextbit phones to get Android Pie LineageOS 16

  1. Nextbit Robin

ZUK phones that will get LineageOS 16

  1. ZUK Z1

Nvidia phones that will get Android Pie LineageOS 16

  1. Shield Android TV

Wileyfox phones to get Android Pie LineageOS 16

  1. Swift
  2. Storm

YU  LineageOS 16 supported handsets

  1. Yunique
  2. Yuphoria
  3. Yureka

That’s all. Please bear in mind that this list is not official and it is subject to change. I have only formulated this list based on how powerful the hardware of a phone is and if it can support LineageOS or not. If you think that I have missed some devices, you may drop the device name in the comments section below. That’s all. Stay connected!

1 COMMENT

  1. Is there any activity out there to stop the madness of having special images for each model? I mean, we need same freedom on phones as on PCs – you install whatever distribution, whatever concoction of software on whatever gear you have. Why can’t same be done on phones? In this year of 2018, phone is just a computer. I want the freedom to just make whatever I wish with my phone and not depend on someone to prepare a whole individual boot image. Has anyone pressed Google to free us? I can’t stand Android anymore, with all the sickness of previously only experienced on Windows. I want to be free!

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