[Device Roadmap] Android 9 (Pie) & 10 (Q) : The plan

Anyone tested the tissot on LOS 17.1 ? Is the build stable ?
BTW I also own a tissot which runs on the official Pi/e/ :slight_smile:

I’ve tried it, and I’ve also compiled and tested it. It seems stable, but I have used it little. If you want, tell me what things you want me to try and I will give you a more detailed answer.

Is ‘security updates’ a practice w.r.t. Android version?

I my case. I am using /e/ herolte on Samsung S7. Flashed it myself. I am content with that version. I update every time the OS announces an OTA version. I don’t like the idea that I might be sticking to a version that is not attended to anymore w.r.t. new security risks.

Security updates are added to the builds mostly during the mid of the month. They come with the dev build updates. For older nougat devices this has been an issue due to the patches being stopped at source. Where the patches are backported we still do share them on builds.

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Are there maybe chances to get /e/OS-support for the very nice LTE-Tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (SM-T815 - gts210ltexx) too?
I know LineageOS support for the LTE variant is discontinued since November 2018.

An unofficial ROM (Android 9 - Pie) exists - [ROM][UNOFFICIAL][9] LineageOS 16.0 [T710][T715][T715Y][T810][T815][T815Y].

The WiFi variant of Galaxy Tab S2 (gts210vewifi) is supported by LineageOS 16.

Edit: Since beginning of 2019 I use the always security-updated Nougat version.

An unofficial Nougat build exists, and an update will come in the month.

An unofficial build on Pie should also come in less than 2 months (if the sources of the lineageos build you refer to are working).

The ultimate goal is to fulfill every new device request in less than 3 days by the creation of an unofficial /e/ build (I hope it will start at the end of the year) when an unofficial LineageOS exists, and update all the unofficial builds at least once every 3 months.

This way /e/ would have hundreds of compatible devices with always updated builds.


Thank you very much for your instant answer and sorry - I oversaw this unofficial Nougat build.

Edit: Updating unofficial builds at least once every 3 months is a really great and admirable goal!

@Manoj , thank you, much appreciated!

I might have miss an answer but relloking at this tpic I don’t see any confirmation of upgrade (and timeline of it) for galaxy S7. I know that some people made an unofficial build but I don’t know if there is a plan for official android 8,9,10 version for the S7?


Yes there is a plan to upgrade the S7 and S7 Edge (on Oreo then Pie later). I would say in the next months.


Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact (lilac)
An unofficial LOS 17.1 build exists and seems to be working OK.
Is there any chance of seeing a working build of /e/ - official or unofficial?

Yes that’s the plan, be able to fulfill every device request in less than 3 days (when working sources are available) before the end of the year. And since this device has a good number of request, it will be done before the others.
And the plan is also to update every unofficial build at least once every 3 months and have them on the latest android version possible.


:clap: :clap: :raised_hands: :raised_hands: @Anonyme but this is a really great initiative !


Hi @Manoj,

Thanks to you and others in the /e/ team for putting this list together.

Although this is much clearer I still find it a little confusing. E.g. Moto G 2015 (osprey) is currently on Nougat and is in the list above to be upgraded, but to what? And when will that version stop being supported?

It would be very helpful if you could give a list of devices, their current planned highest version and forecast end-of-support date (give a date please, not a quarter). E.g. You could write:

Vendor Model Codename Planned version Forecast End-of-Support
Motorola Moto G 2015 osprey Oreo? 31/12/21?

Cheers :slightly_smiling_face:

It will be upgraded to Android 10 because it’s officially supported by LineageOS.

If there is no issue and the Android 10 version works fine, it should be supported for a long time (2 years or more maybe ? But I can’t be sure). Or until nobody download it.
Anyway unofficial builds will always be possible.

In that case I’ll start looking on Ebay. My Z5 Compact is a great phone, but for some reason nobody has been able to get it working in LOS 16 or 17. The unofficial 17.1 build on XDA - and all the other ROMs there - has problems with the camera so it looks like being stuck on Nougat for the foreseeable future.

When you said the Z3 Compact would be supported in the longer term, I managed to pick one up on Ebay, but the design and build quality are (in my humble opinion :slight_smile:) much less good than the Z5C. The XZ1 Compact looks to be at least as good as the Z5C, and if it’s going to get Pie and Android 10 builds from /e/ then it may be the future for me :slight_smile:

Seems like you’re interested in small phones, there are more of us, there is even even a dedicated topic about it on this forum! I’m disappointed too that there are no official LOS versions of the small Sony phones…

I don’t consider them small - they are ‘correctly sized’. It’s just that most phones have become ridiculously large :slight_smile:


Haha yeah I agree. Check out this thread:

I posted there back in June

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