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LineageOS' latest numbers show the OnePlus One is still tinkerers' favorite device

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Mar 2017, 06:12

LineageOS, the continuation of the drama-plagued and now dead CyanogenMod Android distribution, has just reached a significant milestone – one million installs, and we believe congratulations are in order...

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posted on 20 Mar 2017, 06:56 1

1. Finalflash (Posts: 3491; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

Trying to start a flame war while excusing yourself of responsibility....Bravo.

Still, at least there's the option of custom ROMs. They bring all new and modern features that can be implemented in the hardware with them. Even Apple doesn't do that, most of their older phones just get a version number bump, no new features and a hefty slowdown for some reason even though nothing new gets added.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 09:07 1

6. yalokiy (Posts: 91; Member since: 01 Aug 2016)

It's almost as if it's native ROM. After all, the device had CyanogenOS preinstalled from factory and even cyanogen logo on the back.

The best ROM for the device is still probably SultanXDA's.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 07:02 2

2. brasstax (Posts: 392; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

Apple supports its 5 year old devices which is undeniable fact and is great. But in doing so, it makes those phones really slow.

In comparison, most android users like myself install custom roms not just to get the latest OS version, but also to have maximum tinkerability with minimum footprint sans bloatware.

Android users with Kitkat can get along just fine as theur devices still support and run 99% of apps just fine.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 07:37

4. bucky (Posts: 3111; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

I agree with you maintaining the device yourself (custom roms) because i did the same, but it still stinks that you are on your own once you buy that device.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 07:07

3. brasstax (Posts: 392; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

My note 10.1 2014 edition is currently rocking Lineage OS 13 based on Marshmallow. With several apps open, only around 800 MB RAM is used. When i was on Touchwiz Lollipop, almost 1.2 GB RAM was used at boot up with average usage consuming 1.7 to 2.1 GB RAM.

The only reason I have not installed the Nougat based Lineage OS 14.1 is because it does not have the CM theme engine support and instead relies on Substratum which I find cumbersome to use and causes crashes.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 08:11 1

5. boozer (Posts: 7; Member since: 24 May 2014)

Rocking a OnePlus One for 2.5 years and with resurrection remix, I see no need for a new phone. Mahbe OnePlus 4 or 2017 pixel, I don't know...

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 11:16

8. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)

Same here, still my first and only Android device since 2014. Was really tempted to upgrade to a Note 7, but alas, nature said no.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 09:57

7. jove39 (Posts: 1967; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Now phone oem are not only one to blame for no/delayed updates. Soc manufacturers like Qualcomm/mediatek are equally responsible.

Qualcomm dropped support for S801 and left one plus one deprived of official nougat update.

Anyway, I switched to iOS...and wish google keeps on making best android devices like pixel. I'd like have android device again.

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