LineageOS is still one of the greatest alternative ROMs available these days, and it has a long history (pun definitely intended). It began as CyanogenMod more than a decade ago, until a slew of controversies led to the fork we now know as Lineage. The major new 19 release, based on Android 12, was released earlier this week, and if you want to try it out, we have good news for you: the list of compatible LineageOS 19 devices is already growing.
The latest official releases of LineageOS 19 are now available for the Xiaomi Poco X3/X3 NFC, Motorola G100/Edge S, Nubia Mini 5G, and the original Razer Phone (via XDA). The Poco X3 and Motorola Edge S are both still actively supported smartphones, however, the Nubia Mini 5G and the original Razer Phone are both running outdated firmware and could use some attention. In addition, LineageOS 18.1 has reintroduced support for the OnePlus 7, opening the way for it to make the jump to LineageOS 19 in the future.
The first wave of official 19 support included phones from Google, Samsung, Motorola, Asus, and OnePlus, and while some devices had to be removed due to AOSP networking changes, the LineageOS 19 phone list is expected to continue to grow in the coming weeks and months.
If you want to give it a shot, make sure your bootloader is unlocked first, and then read up on the installation process. Proceed at your own risk, as with any custom ROM – there’s always the possibility of breaking something if you don’t know what you’re doing, and there’s no guarantee that the software you’re installing is bug-free.