LineageOS 15.1 Goes Official For 4-Year Old OnePlus One

There are a number of reasons why I love custom ROMs. One of them is that they extend the lifespan of a device after the manufacturer drops support for it. The OnePlus One, codenamed as bacon, was the first smartphone from OnePlus. Launched with Android 4.4.2 KitKat based CyanogenOS, the smartphone was truly a 'flagship killer' of its time as it offered top of the line specs at half the price of then flagships.

OnePlus One saw official updates to Lollipop and Marshmallow from Cyanogen, which then used to maintain CyanogenMod (now known as LineageOS). After the fallout of Cyanogen Inc, the updates for OnePlus One ceased. However, the phone didn't die. Thanks to the incredible developer community, the OnePlus One continued to have the latest Android version running on it. Oreo-based ROMs have been available for bacon for a while now, however, it was only today that the first official LineageOS 15.1 build was released for the device.

OnePlus One has always been one of the first devices to receive LineageOS nightlies. The probable reason for the delay this time was the new support requirements of LineageOS. The nightly build can be downloaded from the link given in the source. The ROM isn't rooted; to obtain root, I would recommend either going for Magisk or the LineageOS su addon. You should use the former if passing the SafetyNet check is important. For GApps, there are again two options - Open Gapps or LineageOS's MindTheGapps. Because Open Gapps is more frequently updated and it has several variants, I would recommend using that. 

A clean flash is recommended. The detailed instructions from unlocking the bootloader to installing LineageOS can be found here

Krittin Kalra
Krittin Kalra is a 20 year old Android freak. Striving for passions, chasing down his dreams and living a life without regrets is his sole mantra. A bit moody, he also does custom ROM reviews for AndroGuider. Currently pursuing his B.Tech, he aspires to follow his heart.
LineageOS 15.1 Goes Official For 4-Year Old OnePlus One LineageOS 15.1 Goes Official For 4-Year Old OnePlus One Reviewed by Krittin Kalra on 6/19/2018 02:28:00 AM
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