At the end of last year confirmed the closure of Cyanogen Inc, but the development community wasn’t anything to regroup and was born LineageOS, the new ROM collecting witness from CyanogenMod and which we discussed in depth in our analysis.
Initiatives such as this allow phones that have stopped receiving support officially be updates to the latest versions of Android, such as LineageOS 14.1 7.1 Android-based Nougat. To demonstrate far the commitment of the community, xc-racer99, a member of XDA, He has managed to install LineageOS in an original Samsung Galaxy S.
A mobile phone’s seven years with the latest Android, it is possible
The Samsung Galaxy S, also known as I9000, It was commissioned to inaugurate the South Korean manufacturer successful high-end beyond by 2010, a range that has today become a reference in the mobile landscape.
However, a quick look at its specifications shows that time does not pass in vain, and, in a sector in constant progress as the telephony, seven years is many years. WVGA screen of 4 inches, 5 and 0.3 megapixel cameras, 512 MB of RAM or a chip Hummingbird 1 GHz mononucleo These are some of its highlights.
With regard to the software, terminal It came standard with Android 2.1 Eclair and was later upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, version with which stayed indefinitely. But there is a lucky Galaxy S that has received a new life by the hand of LineageOS.
Have not entirely clear if it is usable in every day, but the video confirms that ROM manages to start without problems and works pretty smooth, to recognize the MicroSD card from the terminal. Although there are many users who still retain this terminal, it is be proof of what can be achieved with a bit of effort.