Moto G6 Plus Android 10 update arrives as LineageOS 17.1; Samsung Galaxy S10e, S9/ S9+ get unofficial LOS 17.1 support
Not too long ago, the developer community announced to the world the Official release of LineageOS 17.1. That announcement also listed dozens of devices that this new build of, arguably the most popular aftermarket firmware for Android, is available for.
See, one of the reasons the Custom ROM or aftermarket firmware scene exists in the first place is to offer new builds of Android for devices whose OEMs won’t. This is all thanks to the open-source nature of Android and the developer community surrounding Android.
Recently, it was announced that the Motorola G6 Plus would not get updated to Android 10. At least not officially. Thankfully, thanks to the Custom ROM community, LineageOS 17.1 is available for the Motorola G6 Plus. And this is in Official capacity, not just a hacky, halfbaked buggy implementation of the same.
Users who have taken this build out for a spin do report that “LineageOS 17.1 on Moto G6 Plus works pretty good with Android 10”. Such positive reports for a custom firmware is a really impressive achievement, especially considering that Motorola wouldn’t do this themselves.
LineageOS 17.1 is also available, but in Unofficial capacity on a few other Samsung devices. These include the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S10e.
The build for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus is almost as good as Official because most aspects of the ROM are working well. The only bug that the developer notes is Android Auto.
Samsung Galaxy S9 has already been updated to Android 10 by Samsung and it currently runs on One UI 2.0. But that can be a pretty heavy skin, especially considering the device is beginning to show its age. If you own a Galaxy S9 or a Galaxy S9 Plus and want to try out a lighter version of Android 10, why not install LineageOS 17 on your device?
Also getting an Unofficial build of Android 10-based LineageOS 17.1 is the Samsung Galaxy S10e. This device was the cheapest of Samsung’s 2019 flagship trio, the S10 family. This Unofficial build of LineageOS is only available for the Exynos variant of the same.
Unlike the other ROMs we have looked at, this one is a little too buggy to be daily-driver material. This is because it still has a few bugs that need to be ironed out. Some of these bugs include;
- Phone calls via Bluetooth have a smurf included
- Audio effects are missing
- IMS not working
- Miracast not working
- Phone something lags when waking up
Are you into Custom ROMs? Are you a fan of LineageOS? Are you excited about this new LineageOS 17.1 build? Tell us in the comment section below.
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