OnePlus 3T to get LineageOS 14.1
One of the biggest charms of the OnePlus smartphones were the Cyanogen OS. Cyanogen wanted to put a bullet in Google’s head with a fork of Android that is clean, more secure and has a lot of features baked right into it. However, after incurring heavy losses, the company had to shut down.
However, the work of the Cyanogen team was quickly picked up by the LineageOS team, and thanks to them, OnePlus 3T will now get LineageOS. New builds started rolling out last month, starting with the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and the Motorola Moto G4.
Since then, more and more builds have been released, and right now, it supports two more devices, the OnePlus 3T and the ZTE Axon 7. The latter is a budget phone smartphone. OnePlus 3, which shares the same DNA as that of its successor can also enjoy the new LineageOS.
Also HTC One M7, LG G3, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Galaxt Tab S2 9.7 can take the advantage of LineageOS 14.1 which is based on Android 7.1.1. Hopefully the team behind LineageOS will continue its good work and support for more phones and tablets will be added soon.
Those moving on to the new custom ROM will get a way more flexible operating system. Android is known to be a very laggy operating system on low end hardware. However, the good thing is that every aspect of this platform is customizable. The custom ROMs make that a whole lot easier. Also, you can expect this ROM to be better than other third party custom ROMs since it is directly derived from a ROM that was officially used on devices such as the previous OnePlus devices.
Features supported by CyanogenMod included native theme support, FLAC audio codec support, a large Access Point Name list, Privacy Guard (per-application permission management application), support for tethering over common interfaces, CPU overclocking and other performance enhancements, unlockable bootloader and root access, soft buttons and other “tablet tweaks”, toggles in the notification pull-down (such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS), and other interface enhancements – most of those got integrated into the Android source code itself later on. CyanogenMod did not contain spyware or bloatware, according to its developers. CyanogenMod was also said to increase performance and reliability compared with official firmware releases.
Source: Android Guys