The much awaited custom ROM, official LineageOS 15.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo has been released. LineageOS 15.1 experimental build start appearing on the download section for some devices like OnePlus 5, Xiaomi Mi 5, etc. and the team has confirmed that the first batch of nightlies builds will roll out on February 26, 2018. Below is the device list that gets official LineageOS 15.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo) and download link.

Official LineageOS 15.1 is comes with new features and visual changes, alongside native Oreo features. Now, you can set custom accent color for light or dark theme, enable auto-switching for light and dark theme with LiveDisplay, auto-change color theme of your device depending on your current wallpaper with Automagic and more.


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The default Trebuchet Launcher has also been revamped in LineageOS 15.1 with new features and optimizations. The launcher now supports icon packs, adaptive icon supports for all LOS apps, ability to choose icon shape (circle, super ellipse, squircle and teardrop) as per your needs and more.

Another new feature of LineageOS 15.1 is Snap camera’s QR support. The camera can now read QR-encoded URLs, plain text, SMS, email addresses, contacts cards, events, phone numbers and location coordinates.

Below is the first batch of devices that gets LineageOS 15.1 (Android 8.1)

– 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)
– 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).

How to upgrade to LineageOS 15.1

If your device is running on official LineageOS 14.1, you can install the update via Updator app. Other users need to download and flash the ROM via TWRP recovery.

Also, you need to download proper add-ons packages (GApps, su…) for Oreo 8.1 (8.0 packages are not compatible). (Source – LineageOS)

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