If you are owning a Moto G8, Moto G8 Power, or LG V50 ThinQ and it has been eagerly waiting to try out closer to the stock version of Android 10, well now is the time you can.
LineageOS 17.1 for LG V50 ThinQ, Moto G8, and Moto G8 Power
Unofficial ports of LineageOS 17.1 are now available for all of the three devices.
LG V50 ThinQ
The unofficial version of LineageOS 17.1 for the LG V50 ThinQ comes with courtesy of XDA Recognized Developer SGCMarkus.
This is the very first custom ROM ever for the LG V50 ThinQ, actually, and it appears to be stable mostly, with most of the basic features and functionality such as calling, data, WiFi, camera, fingerprint reader, and much more which are working pretty fine.
The only main problem is that VoLTE/VoWiFi is not working, and that is a problem if you wish to use the device on T-Mobile and AT&T in the U.S for a long term of time.
Not all of the models of the LG V50 can even be unlocked bootloader in the first place, but the developer states that the built should work on the LMV500EM (UK), LMV500N (International unlocked), and on LMV450 models, even though not all of those have been tested. Here
Moto G8 or Moto G Fast (rav)
The Moto G8 has also got an unofficial working build of LineageOS 17.1 all thanks to the junior member of XDA asineth, with the major contributions from the developers such as vache and job.
The features such as display, touch, calling, VoLTE, data, speaker, Moto Actions, and many more, are said to be working great.
Though, Bluetooth audio, vibration motor, and the stock wallpaper animation seem to be broken for the time being. The ROM is required to be flashed via the Fastboot interface, so just make sure that you have the latest ADB and Fastboot binaries that are installed on your computer.
For those people who are interested in using Magisk, the developer advises them flashing Magisk v20.4 by temporary booting into TWRP via Fastboot. Read more: Micrsoft released web API.
Moto G8 Power/ Moto G Power (Sofia)
The Moto G8 received its first ever custom ROM in the form of OmniROM with a working build of TWRP, thanks to XDA recognized Developer vache. Now, XDA Junior Member asineth has built unofficial ports of LineageOS 17.1 and Pixel Experience ROM, which allows Moto G8 Power users two new custom ROMs to use.
The same bug which is mentioned above also applies here, meaning that the Bluetooth audio, stock wallpaper animation, and the vibration motor are broken.
Before you go any further, install either ROM, just be sure that your phone is unlocked with bootloader and you have an access to the computer with the latest Fastboot binaries installed in it.
The latest version of the Lineage version is LineageOS 17.1 which is based on the latest Android 10 AOSP release. The LineageOS 17.1 update is a minor version update that comes with the ‘Pixel feature drop’ which was released in December 2019 over the first “Lineage OS 17” which came in August.
This is a minor version update that is specific to LineageOS and there is not any branching update on the Android 10 AOSP branch.
Is it safe to install Lineage 17.1?
LineageOS is the biggest, streamlined and it is a widely used Android custom ROM makes amongst all. Recently, there was more than 1.5 million active installations of different LineageOS versions on different devices all around the world. Well, this might give you an idea of how popular LineageOS is.
Any of the Android custom ROM software will not get any of the monthly security updates from Google. Unlike others, the team of LineageOS is very quick to combine security updates from AOSP to LineageOS branches.
Therefore, it is an individual developer’s responsibility to offer monthly updates in case of an unofficial LineageOS 17, or else in this case of ‘unofficial LineageOS 17’, the OTA updates are there every week from the servers of LineageOS.