Hey! The above video shows you how to install Lineage OS on your Android device. So, watch the video to see the process and in this article we will be discussing about what Lineage OS is.
CyanogenMod is one of the most favourite custom ROMs for Android Geeks out there, who like tweaking their Android to the fullest. But, on December 31st CyanogenMod was declared officially 'dead'.
But wait, what's a custom ROM? Well, let's say you own a Samsung phone. The software is quite different from other companies' phones like let's say HTC. Now, that's what is basically a ROM when it comes to Android. Now, Google releases the Android source code so that developers can add their own features and/or little tweaks to it. They might even change the complete UI (user interface). Now, this can be made possible to run on your phone, instead of the stock ROM that comes with your phone (e.g. Samsung runs on the so-called "TouchWiz UI"). And, that's what is referred to as a custom ROM.
So, now that you've understood what a custom ROM is, coming back to what I was saying, CyanogenMod (most famous and loved custom ROM) was declared officially "dead". But well enough, CyanogenMod is actually not yet dead. It's operating under a new name and that's called Lineage OS.
Lineage OS and CyanogenMod are almost the same. I say "almost", because only the name has changed to Lineage OS, everything else remains the same. So we can say that CyanogenMod is still alive operating under a new name called Lineage OS while Cyanogen Inc. gave this statement:
The open source project and source code will remain available for anyone who wants to build CyanogenMod personally.
Now, what is Cyanogen Inc.? What's the difference between CyanogenMod and Cyanogen Inc.? Well, click here to find out more.