• LineageOS Publishes First Document in Public Charter

    There's no custom Android ROM out there that's more dependable than LineageOS. It's actually the only custom ROM that I know of with a working built-in updater—flash it once (with the optional root binary) and you can take OTA updates as they come without ever having to flash a full ROM again.

    Over the weekend the first page in a Public Charter was published on the LineageOS github, detailing the requirements for device support. The list is long, exhaustive and impressive. Here are a few highlights:

    Camera - all devices with Camera supported in their stock OS MUST support Camera, in both front facing and rear camera configurations.

    CVE - devices MUST support CVE patches for “high profile” exploits and vulnerabilities (if the media is reporting on it, then we must have it patched).

    Encryption - all devices MUST support software encryption.

    Root (su) - all devices MUST NOT ship with su included. All devices MUST support su installation via LineageOS provided ‘Extras’ download.

    Wiki - all devices with a shipping build of LineageOS MUST have a wiki page with valid installation instructions.
    I think it's pretty great to see a custom ROM so dedicated to user experience and transparency. You can read more about the charter—and see the actual document for yourself—at the links immediately below.

    Source: LineageOS Charter via XDA

    This article was originally published in forum thread: LineageOS Publishes First Document in Public Charter started by acurrie View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. Ian Brantford's Avatar
      Ian Brantford -
      Nice! I'm thinking that it's finally time to try LineageOS on my older phones, and to make a donation.
    1. acurrie's Avatar
      acurrie -
      I think you'll like it
    1. charlesfinley's Avatar
      charlesfinley -
      I just wish they would have carried over the Privacy -> Blocked caller list -> Unknown numbers feature from CyanogenMod. That's my one major complaint with LineageOS.