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LineageOS 17.1 adds support for OnePlus Nord, 2013 Nexus 7, and more

LineageOS 17.1 adds support for OnePlus Nord, 2013 Nexus 7, and more

LineageOS is the most popular custom ROM around, and for good reason. It has extended the life of many phones and tablets that would have otherwise been abandoned, and even for phones still receiving software updates from the original manufacturer, Lineage can sometimes work better than the stock software. Since our last roundup, LineageOS 17.1 has arrived on eight more devices, including the OnePlus Nord and 2013 Google Nexus 7.

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TWRP v3.5 lands with more Android 10 enhancements, adds 16 devices to official roster

TWRP v3.5 lands with more Android 10 enhancements, adds 16 devices to official roster

TeamWin Recovery Project, or TWRP for short, is a custom recovery partition often used together with custom ROMs and/or rooting. It can help you create full device backups, install new ROMs, and troubleshoot broken software. TWRP v3.4 was released in June with limited Android 10 support, and now TWRP 3.5 is rolling out to all supported devices.

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Motorola releases Android 10 kernel code for the Moto G7

Motorola releases Android 10 kernel code for the Moto G7

Although Motorola has been slow to roll out Android 10 to most of its devices globally, the company is at least keeping developers happy with steady kernel source releases. Over the past few weeks, Motorola has released updated source code packages for most of its phones, accelerating the creation of custom ROMs and recovery partitions.

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LineageOS 17.1 arrives on the OnePlus 5T, Galaxy S5, Fxtec Pro¹, and others

LineageOS 17.1 arrives on the OnePlus 5T, Galaxy S5, Fxtec Pro¹, and others

LineageOS is the most popular custom ROM around, bringing new Android updates to abandoned phones, and a stock-like experience (with or without Google software) to newer devices. The last time we covered the project, it added support for a handful of phones from Huawei, Sony, Xiaomi, and OnePlus. Since then, many more devices have made their way to the official roster.

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Android 11 arrives on the Raspberry Pi, thanks to new OmniROM release

Android 11 arrives on the Raspberry Pi, thanks to new OmniROM release

OmniROM was an incredibly popular custom ROM back in the day, and it may surprise you to know that it's still under development. The project is making headlines again for a new port by Max Weninger (maxwen), which brings the software to the Raspberry Pi 4.

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LineageOS now officially supports OnePlus 7T Pro, Xiaomi Mi 9T, and more phones

LineageOS now officially supports OnePlus 7T Pro, Xiaomi Mi 9T, and more phones

LineageOS is the most popular custom ROM around, bringing new versions of Android to abandoned phones, and a stock-like experience (with or without Google software) to newer devices. The project has mainly been working on support for Google Pixel phones lately, but now a handful of other devices have joined the official build roster.

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LineageOS now supports every Pixel phone except 4a

LineageOS now supports every Pixel phone except 4a

LineageOS is the most popular custom ROM for Android devices, bringing new OS versions to phones and tablets that have long since been unsupported. The Pixel lineup has mostly been ignored by the project, outside of the original models, but now nearly every Google-made phone is receiving official builds of LineageOS.

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Asus releases bootloader unlock tool and kernel sources for Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro

Asus releases bootloader unlock tool and kernel sources for Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro

Asus revealed the Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro last month, following months of rumors and speculation. If you don't plan on sticking with the stock ROM, Asus has now released the bootloader unlock tool for both phones, as well as kernel source code packages for developers to try out.

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LineageOS 17.1 adds support for Pixel 3, ROG Phone 2, and others

LineageOS 17.1 adds support for Pixel 3, ROG Phone 2, and others

LineageOS is one of the most popular custom ROMs around, and certainly the one with the widest device support. The last time we covered the project, it started offering Android 10-based builds for the 6-year-old OnePlus One, and now the ROM is available on even more phones.

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TWRP arrives for Snapdragon Galaxy Note9, Motorola One phones, and many more

TWRP arrives for Snapdragon Galaxy Note9, Motorola One phones, and many more

TWRP is the only major Android recovery these days (anyone remember Clockworkmod?). Since we last posted back in May, 18 more devices have joined the TWRP roster. Highlights include the Snapdragon-powered Note9 (the Exynos one was included last time) and three of Motorola's One phones.

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