Changelog 14 - Powerful PrivacyGuard, Unique Updater, Brave Burn-in protection and Awesome AudioFX

Written on September 23, 2017 by harryyoud

Welcome to LineageOS’ regularly irregular review, where we go over changes in the last few weeks

Major changes since August 8th

  • LineageOS Updater app has been rewritten. Previous issues with downloading updates should be gone now
    • Downloads are now stored at /data/lineageos_updates/
  • Privacy Guard has received an user interface overhaul
  • Burn-in protection (device-specific): statusbar and navigation bar (if any) icon’s position is shifted every minute to help prevent burn-in of these areas
  • AudioFX can now control reverb effect
  • Added system profiles tile
  • September security patches, including blueborne vulnerability fix
  • Jelly improvements, including more HTML 5 features support
  • Disabled unused cmsdk services in builds
  • Added carrier selection shortcut for Settings app, so you can jump to it right from your homescreen
  • It’s now possible to reapply the current system profile
  • Volume buttons should no longer cause backlit hardware keys to light up
  • Email is (back) able to customize notification lights settings for each email account
  • WEP WiFi encryption input now detects valid keys correctly
  • A number of crashes have been fixed in camera operations


Our summer survey has ended. We’d like to thank everyone who took their time to provide advices and feedbacks. We’ll share the results once we’ve analyzed the data in another post. Stay tuned!

LineageOS 15.0 progress

While the cm-14.1 branch development hasn’t stopped, we’re also working on the next LineageOS version (15.0), based on the latest Android 8.0. We will refrain from giving any ETA, just patiently wait until the new branch is ready for release-time.


  • CVE Tracker
    • Improvements for internal usage (maintainers): tags for filters, severity indicators for CVEs, actions are now logged

Build roster

Added 14.1 devices

Readded 14.1 devices