After getting a hint that you could see the first LineageOS 17.1 build based on Android 10, the team behind the project confirmed that it is now officially available.
Probably the most popular third-party ROM for those who want to sideload Android builds on their device. For those who are wondering why 17.1, not 17.0, the team provided the following explanation.
First, let’s talk about versioning naming. ‘Is this supposed to be 17.0, since AOSP is at 10 and not 10.1?’ If you use an older version, it is correct. When the Android Security Bulletin (ASB) ceases in December, it’s based on the Google Pixel 4/4 XL tag, which is filled with more features from AOSP.
If we decide to rebase a large number of repos to different tags for some reason in the future, we have decided to improve the subversion, for example. 17.0-> 17.1. Following this migration, on March 4, all lineage -17.0 points were locked and the existing 17.0 changes were abandoned. Without worry, you can always pick up your changes to 17.1 through the Gerrit UI.
In summary, the team at LineageOS 17.1 decided to rebase the entire ROM on the Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL AOSP builds with much more features. This technically means a more consistent experience with the AOSP build you’ll see on Pixel in the coming months.
LineageOS 17.1 features
A new partial screenshot UI has been implemented that allows you to directly select a small portion of the screen and edit the screenshot. So feel free to send a “shot”!
As of CyanogenMod 13.0 the CyanogenMod theme engine is deprecated, so many people are waiting for news about the theme.
AOSP’s new ThemePicker app has been adjusted to have a variety of accents to familiarize you with your existing implementation style.
I also chose to support font change, icon shape (QuickSettings and Launcher) and icon style change (e.g. Wi-Fi / Bluetooth icon style change).
Trebuchet has long been able to hide apps on the launcher and protect apps with passwords / passwords, but now you can also authenticate using biometric sensors!
Security patches have been merged for October, November, December, and January, 2019.
The build is based on the android-10.0.0_r31 tag, which is currently a tag for Pixel 4/4 XL.
You can use the Wi-Fi display again.