So, here are a few pros to using microG:
- Better performance
- Better battery life
- Better RAM management
Also a few cons :
- Many google services won't work perfectly (though most are at least usable)
- Google Play Games won't work at all
So in order to use MicroG and lineage OS you are going to have to download a special fork of official LOS from here
This is the main difference between the old guide which you can follow and check out here, and the new guide. Also, if you do decide to use this and don't mind giving up Google play games (Youtube, chrome and other stuff works mostly) you shouldn't flash google apps.
Anyways, this update is going to be the most useful to people (like me) who use the tablet mostly for media consumption and some light games.
Also, you are going to have to make a few tweaks inside the ROM to get google apps to work :
- Download F-Droid (very useful) and with F-Droid download Yalp Store (this will be your new Google play store)
- Download Google contacts sync app
- Give every google app you've downloaded all the permissions it needs manually (quite important, do it in settings -> apps -> some google app -> permissions)
- Go through MicroG settings app self check tool and get everything to have a tick
That's about it, I found this to really boost my RAM performance to the point that I could have a few lighter apps open and when I would return to Chrome my 4 or 5 tabs would still stay open, though, your results may vary so please state your opinions about this in the comments. Have fun !
(Also, expect another update to this when we get fully functional Oreo, I will try the new Android GO then and report back if it works well)
Note : please don't hold me responsible if you brick your tablet or lose your data. Like with every other tech related guide, do your own bit of research before jumping into the guide. Blindly following this should work but if you want to lower the chances of messing something up, do your homework before hand, not after you do something wrong