[Updated] Android 11 update for ZenFone Max Pro M1/M2, Redmi Note 7, Poco M2 Pro & more arrives as unofficial LineageOS 18
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on October 09, 2020) follows:
Android 11, this is the new kid in the Android community. This new version of Android brings a bunch of new refinements and improvements to our favorite mobile operating system.
Being less than a month old, it is understandable (owing to Android’s market fragmentation) that only a few devices have officially bagged this new build.
Amid the frenzy that is Android OEMs struggling to deliver beta builds of their respective custom Android 11 skins to eligible devices, one thing has stood out; the Android Developer Community really can deliver.
In the few weeks following the official unveiling of Android 11, we’ve seen dozens of devices getting fairly stable builds of Android 11 through custom ROMs by the developer community.
LineageOS is the spiritual successor to the defunct CyanogenMod project. These guys have been building custom ROMs for a while and it therefore only follows that some Android 11 goodness is in the works from this team, right?
LineageOS 18 is the project’s upcoming Android 11 build and already, some decent work is underway, all with the aim of having stable builds soon.
However, since LineageOS for specific devices is often maintained by individual developers, it is hard to tell when exactly users will have official builds of the same.
Luckily, thanks to some awesome developers and maintainers, there are already a few early, unofficial builds for a number of devices. As a start, we have unofficial LineageOS 18 builds for almost 30+ devices with many more set to join this ever-growing list.
Some of these devices include:
Realme 3 Pro / X Lite (RMX1851)
-Mi 5s (capricorn)
-Mi 5s Plus (natrium)
-Mi 6 (sagit)
-Mi Max (hydrogen)
-Moto G3 (2015) (osprey)
-Moto G3 Turbo (merlin)
-Moto G4 Play (harpia)
-Poco M2 Pro (gram)
-Redmi 5 Plus (vince)
-Redmi Note 5 (vince)
-Redmi Note 5 Pro (whyred)
-Redmi Note 6 Pro (twolip)
-Galaxy Note 5 (noblelte)
-Galaxy S4 LTE-A (ks01ltexx)
-Galaxy S5 (klte)
-Xperia 10 (kirin)
-Xperia 10 Plus (mermaid)
-Xperia XA2 (pioneer)
-Xperia XA2 Plus (voyager)
-Xperia XA2 Ultra (dicovery)
-Redmi Note 7 (lavender)
-Redmi Note 9S (curtana)
-Redmi Note 9 Pro (curtana, joyeuse)
-Redmi Note 9 Pro Max (excalibur)
To recall, Android 10 was officially launched back in September of last year. We then saw early, unofficial builds of LineageOS 17.1 a few months later with the initial stable builds hitting eligible devices in early 2020.
If this kind of development continues, we might be seeing stable releases of LineageOS 18 for eligible devices pretty soon.
Should you want to download unofficial Android 11 for any of the above-mentioned devices, check out this page and look up your specific device.
As is the case with any community-driven custom ROM program, this is, by no means, the comprehensive list of supported devices.
A good way to find out if your device will be officially supported is to look at the last two LineageOS builds. A device that’s officially received the previous two builds of LineageOS will most likely get updated to LineageOS 18 as well.
It is very impressive to see just how quickly we have received initial builds of Android 11 in form of custom ROMs. If this is any indication of what we should see with the rollout of Android 11, then good things are in store.
We can only hope that Android OEMs hasten the development of their custom Android 11 skins so we have Android 11 as the most rapidly deployed version.
Update 1 (November 23)
Several Nokia smartphones have also picked up unofficial LineageOS 18.0 builds based on Android 11 thanks to the developer community. We’ve listed the devices below:
-Nokia 6.1 Plus
-Nokia 7 Plus
Head here to download the custom ROM for your Nokia phones.
Update 2 (November 28)
OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8T users will also be pleased to know that they can now try out LineageOS 18.0 based on Android 11 thanks to unofficial builds. Head here for the download links.
Update 3 (December 09)
Those who still own the Samsung Galaxy S3 and LG G2 can rejoice since both smartphones can now run the latest Android version, i.e., Android 11 thanks to unofficial LineageOS 18.0 builds. You can get the download links here.
Update 4 (December 11)
Apparently, a user has managed to install an unofficial LineageOS 18.0 build based on Android 11 on the Samsung Galaxy S2 that launched all the way back in 2011. We’ve added the image shared by the user below:
Update 5 (December 15)
Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, and Galaxy Note 9 users with the Exynos models can get to experience Android 11 on their devices thanks to unofficial LineageOS 18.0 builds as per a new report.
Head here for the instructions and download links for the ROM.
Update 6 (December 21)
Update 7 (December 30)
In case you’re still holding on to the Samsung Galaxy S5, there’s good news for you since the device has picked up unofficial LineageOS 18.0 support which is based on Android 11. Head here for the download link.
Update 8 (January 04)
Samsung Galaxy M30s users can try out LineageOS 18.0 on their devices thanks to an unofficial build that has surfaced for the device. Head here for more details and the download link.
Update 9 (January 07)
Xiaomi Redmi 5A users can try out Android 11 on their devices thanks to an unofficial LineageOS 18.1 ROM. You can head here for the download link and other details.
Update 10 (January 08)
The Google Pixel C, HTC One M8/Dual, HTC One M9, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, and Xiaomi Mi 4C have all bagged Android 11 thanks to unofficial LineageOS 18.0 builds Head here for the download links.
Update 11 (January 11)
Unofficial LineageOS 18.1 ports are now available for the Lenovo K6 Power and the Google Nexus 7 2013. Head here for the download links.
Update 12 (January 13)
Android 11 is now available for the Samsung Galaxy J and Motorola G7 Power thanks to unofficial LingeageOS 18.1 builds. For more details and the links to download the ROMs, head here.
Update 13 (January 14)
Adding to the growing list of unofficial LineageOS 18.1 supported devices are the Google Pixel 4, Google Pixel 4 XL, Sony Xperia SP, and Motorola Moto Z2 Play. You can get the download links by heading here.
Update 14 (January 15)
LineageOS 18.1 builds are now available for the Motorola Moto G3 Turbo, Xiaomi Redmi K20, Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, and Xiaomi Mi 9T. In case you wish to download the ROMs, head here.
Update 15 (January 19)
LineageOS 18.1 builds are now available for the LG V30 and Xiaomi Mi Max 3. In case you wish to try out the new Android 11-based ROMs on either of the two devices, head here for the download links.
Update 16 (January 29)
While Sony has released the stable Android 11 update for the Xperia 5 II, those who don’t mind dipping their hands into the custom ROM world would be pleased to know that an unofficial LineageOS 18.1 build based on Android 11 is now available for the device. Head here for the download link.
Update 17 (February 13)
The Xiaomi Redmi 3, Motorola Moto G8, Moto G7, and Moto G Fast have bagged support for LineageOS 18.1 via unofficial builds. Head here for the download links.
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