LineageOS 20, custom ROM starting with Android 13, has expanded support for six more phone models. The latest update releases software for the Galaxy A72 and A52 4G, both of which are popular Samsung devices. It also enables installation on the Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus and the Motorola One Action and One Vision.
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The added devices will now be able to enjoy an experience very similar to pure Android. It may be better than being hostage to the versions launched by manufacturers Samsung, Nokia and Motorola, which tend to fill devices with applications and utilities not always used by the user.
In the case of the duo One Action and One Vision, the situation is even more delicate, since Motorola has not released updates since Android 11. Despite this, both are capable of running more modern versions of Google’s software, as shown by LineageOS 20 .
How to install LineageOS 20?
Installing the system is not a complex task, as the developers offer a small help tutorial for each device. However, it is not advisable to do it for those who are not so familiar with this type of procedure.
You’ll need to delete all data on your phone to reinstall the new software, so you’ll need to back up your content before you begin. You must have the bootloader unlocked on your phone and a custom recovery image on your device. It is also crucial to update the Google Apps package (GApps) manually as they will not come bundled with the ROM.
LineageOS helps modernize old phones
LineageOS 20 was released on December 31, 2022 for dozens of device models. The Android modification came packed with new functions, including a revamped camera app — now called “Aperture” —, important security enhancements, and a number of internal changes.
Earlier this week, the operating system added support for Poco X3, SHIFT6mq and 2 more Xiaomi cell phones — Xiaomi Mi 6 and Mi Mix 2. The OS is known for its lightness and for allowing intermediate cell phones or those with simpler configurations to have access to recent android features.
The Galaxy A72 received official support for migration to One UI 5, but it is not known how it will run on the device. For this reason, many people prefer to rely on lighter software such as LineageOS, guaranteeing perfect execution, without hiccups or crashes.
Models compatible with LineageOS 20
With today’s addition, LineageOS 20 now supports over 60 devices. Some are models from Google itself, such as the Pixel line, or from large manufacturers such as Samsung, Xiaomi, Motorola and OnePlus. Check out: