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LineageOS also known as LineageOS Android Distribution and Lineage is a free and open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, based on the Android mobile platform. It is the successor to the highly popular custom ROM CyanogenMod, from which it was forked in December 2016 when Cyanogen Inc. announced it was discontinuing development and shut down the infrastructure behind the project. Since Cyanogen Inc. retained the rights to the Cyanogen name, the project rebranded its fork as LineageOS.
LineageOS was officially launched on December 24, 2016, with the source code available on GitHub. Since that time, LineageOS has been described as highly popular and forcibly developed; within 4 months from the initial announcement, LineageOS development builds covered more than 160 models of phone, and over a million users, having doubled its user base in the month February–March 2017.
Android 7.0–7.1.2 "Nougat" (codenamed Android N during development) is the seventh major version of the Android operating system. First released as a beta build on March 9, 2016, it was officially released on August 22, 2016, with Nexus devices being the first to receive the update, though the LG V20 was the first new smartphone released with Nougat.
Nougat introduces notable changes to the operating system and its development platform, including the ability to display multiple apps on-screen at once in a split-screen view, support for inline replies to notifications, as well as an OpenJDK-based Java environment and support for the Vulkan graphics rendering API, and "seamless" system updates on supported devices.
LineageOS is a bloat-free ROM, with no software preinstalled by the phone's manufacturer or carrier. However, LineageOS includes a few "home-grown" apps including:
- Audio FX – Audio optimizer with presets to alter the music listening experience.
- Browser – A light-weight browser that relies on the System Webview, for low end devices, formerly known as Jelly.
- FlipFlap – An app for smart flip covers.
- Music – A music player, formerly known as Eleven.
- Recorder – A screen and/or sound recorder.
- Trebuchet – A customizable launcher that supports protected apps.
Although they are not included by default, users can flash the normal Google apps, including the Google Play Store and Play Apps with a gapps zip package.
(prerequisite installed latest TWRP 3.x Recovery)