Finally, a stable release of based on 11:

Has anyone tried it out? And how is it?


I'm testing 18.1 on a Pixel 4 XL.

Installation is still a manual and lightly documented procedure that would scare away most users. After a bit of head scraping, I got it to boot and connect to WiFi.

Next, I'm gonna install to get some basic apps. Let's see how far 2e can get without the Play Store..

@codewiz A problem of using Android without Google is that push notifications are basically dead unless you let every application wake up the phone. I use microG to replace the push implementation in GAPPS, but that requires a patch in frameworks not present in LineageOS. An alternative might be but they are a new project and not many apps have started supporting it yet (however there are Matrix and Mastodon clients that can use UnifiedPush)

@codewiz can always use aurora store to scrape apks from google servers. I run a ROM without any play services (grapheneOS) and get most of my apps from fdroid but things like protonmail, banking app, vpn etc I get from aurora. Anything dodgy I stick in it's own profile. This has been my setup for years (pixel 2, now pixel 4a).

@codewiz have you considered giving #CalyxOS a try? It integrates very well with #FDroid and has advanced privacy features.

@uniq @codewiz
why does calyx include apps like signal even if i dont want them?

@dracc @uniq They might want to give their users a fully usable device out-of-the-box, and Signal also handles SMS.

You can probably build customized images from source. It takes about 30 minutes with AOSP on a beefy desktop.

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