Just ordered moto e 2015 LTE surnia. Up-to-date kernel patches and first Oreo builds.I also looking for "best phone" using lineage.
I was looking LG G6, but in my place (indonesia), they only sell the H870DS which is can't unlocked bootloader.
I think I will plan to buy the OP3 (or maybe OP3T) because that's the one that have a good hw + support lineage around my place.
Yes, P8000 seems to have no big custom ROM support. But even phones with bigger fan-base are often maintained by only one person. LineageOS support gets stopped, if this person retires. That happened to my xiaomi redmi 2. Chinese phone with biggest fan base is xiaomi RedMi Note 4 https://stats.lineageos.org/.Hi all, I'm looking to buy a new phone too, I'm coming from an Elephone P8000, great phone and powerful battery! But it's two years old so time to upgrade.
now the main thing I'm looking for is :
1. which Chinese phone has the most development here on xda? The most Roms, kernels, etc...
And will continue development for a year or two.
2. Preferably a phone that has : an audio jack, micro sd card slot, and a good battery, snapdragon or kirin, my budget would be up to 300.
Any thoughts or ideas will be welcome, thanks all, D.
Yes, P8000 seems to have no big custom ROM support. But even phones with bigger fan-base are often maintained by only one person. LineageOS support gets stopped, if this person retires. That happened to my xiaomi redmi 2. Chinese phone with biggest fan base is xiaomi RedMi Note 4 https://stats.lineageos.org/.
The next phone I buy will have treble support https://forum.xda-developers.com/pr...-development/experimental-phh-treble-t3709659
What do you guys think of LG Google Nexus 5? If one doesn’t need a nice camera, it may be a good phone to use.
+ Not so big (for some is a plus)
+ Good screen (1920 × 1080)
+ Nexus (=good for Devs, am I right here?)
+ Was very popular at the time (I had one, but sold, now having Nexus 6P and iPhone, thinking of buying the other Nexus 5, as it is cheap these days).
+ May have a very cheap price on a used market.
Does anyone uses it these days? I am very curious as I am going to buy one.
I had very similar requirements when I was phone shopping this month. Here is what I found:
The device manufacturers with active ROM development and popular LineageOS support for their current devices are:
Missing from the list is Samsung (locked bootloader, very unfriendly to custom devs), Huawei (non Snapdragon, proprietary chips), and Sony (no idea why, lack of presence in the US, perhaps). Note: the international S7 does have Lineage support, but I personally wrote it off for the lack of USB C and my general dislike of Samsung.
Personally, I cannot recommend any LG phones prior to the G6/V20 due to bootloop issues that I personally experienced with my 5X. I am obsessed with the idea of owning a Xiaomi device, but their flagships rarely launch with US LTE bands. Motorola has been going in a direction I don't like, with bigger bezels and no headphone jacks. The Google Nexus and Pixel lines are definitely worth considering. The only Nexus worth anything is maybe the Nexus 6P, but it's much too big. I owned a Pixel, but found that it was too delicate (I hate cases) and the bezels bothered me. It was so expensive that I found myself treating it differently and I hated that. I'm a big fan of buying affordable phones and swapping them in and out as I see fit. Oneplus is a shady company, but their devices and dev support are GREAT. However, the screen size is out of your range. Same goes for ZTE.
For me, that left HTC and the HTC 10. 5.2" QHD, SD 820, USB C, durable build, large battery, expandable storage, wide LTE band support, capacitive home button/fingerprint scanner that unlocks the phone when screen is off (love this) and a very active dev community.
I LOVE this phone, even more than my Pixel. 5.2" has been my favorite size since my LG G2 days. I'll definitely be hanging onto this for the next 12 months (which I've only ever done with my 5X, which then boot looped.)
Hope this helps!
This sources haven't been released yet.Of course. Appreciate you taking the time give such a detailer answer.
Just adding my 2 cents. Do consider the Mi A1. The only 2 things i consider missing are NFC & AMOLED. But its a great phone overall. In between oreo first update had some issues but since google is responsible for updates it gets tixed very quickly.
I've got three Galaxy S5 in the family all running LineageOS 18.1 (Android 11) and still getting updated once a week. It runs really well and is the best of many Custom ROMs I've tried for this device. However, the (very) few hiccups include:Well having broken my previous phone I am back to my Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505, that's right, S FOUR.
There is official Lineage support , and also an optimized Lineage15 alpha build.
Currently I am using an AOSP developer build of Android 8.1 on my 5 year old phone and it is still running perfectly!