LineageOS 15.1 (Android Oreo) brings a lot of new changes and some devices might getting the update while others don’t this more because of driver changes rather than a software problem.
You can now style some aspects of your device by selecting a custom accent color and by choosing between a light or dark interface. A really cool feature we’ve added to this is the (optional) integration with LiveDisplay: during the day the device will have a light theme, and at night some of the interface elements will turn dark, so it’s easier on the eyes. What if this isn’t enough? What if you want your device style to match your wallpaper colors? Automatic will propose you the best colors combination based on your current wallpaper. While this is not a full theming replacement, we hope to satisfy users that requested simple theming capabilities.
Currently supported devices
- Google Nexus 6P – angler
- Google Nexus 5X – bullhead
- LeEco Le Pro3 / Le Pro3 Elite – zl1
- OnePlus 3 / 3T – oneplus3
- OnePlus 5 – cheeseburger
- OnePlus 5T – dumpling – maintainers: codeworkx, amartinz
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 Wi-Fi (2016) – gts210vewifi
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Wi-Fi (2016) – gts28vewifi
- Xiaomi Mi 5 – gemini
- Xiaomi Mi 5S – capricorn
- Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus – natrium
More devices coming, these are only the first which are supported by the current nightly builds.
New Trebuchet launcher
The homegrown launcher has been rewritten to make it more up to date with Android standards. Some redundant features have been removed and new ones, such as icon packs support, have been added. All our apps have received a new adaptive icon too, thanks for the feedback you provided in the Summer Survey (you can see a sneak peek of them above). Moreover, Trebuchet will allow you to choose the icon shape that suits your liking from the circle, superellipse, squircle, and teardrop.
QR support in Snap camera
There’s now a QR reader mode in our camera app, which supports QR-encoded URLs, plain text, SMS, email addresses, contacts cards, events, phone numbers and location coordinates.
Enabling root access
The way you enable root hasn’t changed, it’s still the same as described here. Basically, you have to download SuperSU, Magisk or Superuser packages and then you flash it which gives you the ability to unlock the function since LineageOS isn’t pre-rooted.