[LOS 15] LineageOS 15.0 For LG G5: Lineage OS happens to be one of the front-runners in this. It is a free and open source operating system based on Android platform. It is the successor of CynogenMod which was again a custom ROM designed by the same team of developers. The official launch of LineageOS 14.1 happened in December 2016. The source code is available on GitHub.
LineageOS 14.1 team has confirmed over 1 million installations of the OS which is a milestone. They have covered the builds for over more than 160 models of phone. Similarly, the list of Lineage OS 15.0 states to be available over 150 plus models as well.
We have seen a long journey from cupcake, donut, eclair, froyo, gingerbread, Honeycomb, ice-cream Sandwich, Jellybean, KitKat, lollipop, Marshmallow, nougat to Oreo. Don’t worry it’s not a list of sweets but Android versions till date. We have come a long way to Android 8.0 which is currently in beta version. The biggest strength of Android is that it is open source. This opened up the channels for innovation which a lot of third party developers have capitalized on; LineageOS being one of them.
The current LineageOS version is 14.1 this was forked from CynogenMod 14.1 and this supports Android Nougat which is Android 7.x. CynogenMod has been discontinued officially since December 2016. But the code for CynogenMod is still been available on open source for enthusiastic programmers. When you visit the official LineageOS page; you will find the guide to installing LineageOS 14.1 on various devices LG G5 being one of them. Now, LineageOS 15.0 for LG G5 is being developed by LineageOS team, the final stable build could release in last quarter of this year or early 2018.
LG G5 was first launched in 2015 with Google official Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Currently, LG G5 can be upgradable to Android 7.1.1. As LG G5 is Google flagship device, all the new updates arrive first to these devices. LineageOS 14.1 has already been successfully installed on LG G5.
LineageOS 15.0 for LG G5 is in pipeline to be available with the Android 8.0 or Android O. This should be ready around the same time as Android 8.0 release that is late 2017 to early 2018.