Changelog 23 - Brilliant Backgrounds, Versatile Volume and Terrific Tiles

Written on July 2, 2019 by jrizzoli


Welcome to LineageOS’ regularly irregular review, where we go over recent changes

Major changes since March 1st

Unless explicitly stated, all the changes refer to the current branch, lineage-16.0.

  • AOSP’s Night Display now controls night mode (on recent devices only, such as those with a Snapgragon 820 or more recent)
    • LiveDisplay remains available for all its other features
  • The volume panel can now be expanded to control all the various volume streams
  • The volume panel can now be optionally relocated to the left
  • Expanded quick settings are back
    • Detailed views for the following tiles are available: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Mobile Data, Location, Profiles
  • New default wallpaper and a new wallpapers app with many new, and old, wallpapers
    • Other than the usual nature, urban and abstract themed wallpapers, monochromatic and gradients wallpapers are now available
  • Privacy Guard now supports apps in the Work Profile
  • It’s possible to add up to two LockScreen shortcuts again
  • Circle battery is back after being missing since LineageOS 13.0
  • Notification ringtone level can be unlinked from phone calls ringtone level
  • GPS battery saving mode can now be enabled from the Settings
  • Vim has been updated to version 8.1
  • Nano has been updated to version 4.2
  • Fixed issue were using certain private DNS caused devices to crash thanks to backported fix from Q
  • Support for bluetooth SBC DualChannel HD has been added (both 15.1 and 16.0)
  • Performance improvements for Eleven (music player app) (both 15.1 and 16.0)
  • Updated call recording configurations (both 15.1 and 16.0)
    • Call recordings are (dis)allowed on countries basing on laws and / or legal precedents. Informations with links are available in the source code.
    • These countries now support call recording: Albania, American Samoa, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Belarus, Bonaire, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Estonia, Faroe Islands, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Georgia, Greece, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Mayotte, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, New Caledonia, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Peru, Russia, Réunion, Saba, Saint Barthélemy, Saint-Martin, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine and Wallis-et-Futuna.
    • These countries have been blocked from call recording: Andorra, Iceland, Indonesia, Monaco, Switzerland, the United States of America and some of its territories - Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.
    • Countries not mentioned in these lists that already had call recording enabled will retain the ability to record calls.
  • April, May, and June security patches have been merged (both 15.1 and 16.0)
  • WebView has been updated to Chromium 74.0.3729.157 (both 15.1 and 16.0)


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Build roster

Added 16.0 devices

Device name Wiki Maintainers Moved from
BQ Aquaris X bardock eloimuns, Quallenauge, Team aquaris-dev 15.1
BQ Aquaris X Pro bardockpro Quallenauge, Team aquaris-dev 15.1
Essential PH-1 mata haggertk, intervigil, jrior001, rashed  
Fairphone FP2 FP2 chrmhoffmann 15.1
Google Pixel sailfish intervigil, razorloves 15.1
Google Pixel XL marlin intervigil, razorloves 15.1
Huawei Honor 5X kiwi BadDaemon, dobo, joelh 15.1
Lenovo P2 kuntao mikeioannina, highwaystar 15.1
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus (LTE) YTX703L Quallenauge, Vladimir Oltean 15.1
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus (Wi-Fi) YTX703F Quallenauge, Vladimir Oltean 15.1
LG G2 AT&T d800 Kapricornus, Arnau, YoDevil 15.1
LG G2 T-Mobile d801 Kapricornus, Arnau, YoDevil 15.1
LG G2 (International) d802 Kapricornus, Arnau, YoDevil 15.1
LG G2 (Canadian) d803 Kapricornus, Arnau, YoDevil 15.1
Nextbit Robin ether javelinanddart, mikeioannina, npjohnson 15.1
OnePlus 6 enchilada LuK1337, luca020400  
Oppo F1 f1f highwaystar  
Oppo R5(s) r5 maniac103 15.1
Oppo R7s r7sf Celoxocis 15.1
Oppo R7 Plus r7plus maniac103, mikeioannina 15.1
Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A lentislte cvxda, sassmann 15.1
Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus kccat6 cvxda, sassmann 15.1
Wilefox Storm kipper jrior001 15.1
Wilefox Swift crackling jrior001, mikeioannina 15.1
Xiaomi Mi 5 gemini bgcngm, defer, h2o64 15.1
Xiaomi Mi 5s capricorn LuK1337 15.1
Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus natrium LuK1337 15.1
Xiaomi Mi 6 sagit ArianK16a, Elektroschmock 15.1
Xiaomi Mi 8 dipper joe2k01, infrag  
Xiaomi Mi A1 tissot flex1911, TheScarastic 15.1
Xiaomi Mi MIX lithium balika011, blunden 15.1
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 chiron mikeioannina, wight554 15.1
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 scorpio joe2k01 15.1
Yu Yuphoria lettuce mikeioannina 15.1
ZUK Z2 Plus z2_plus DD3Boh  

Removed 15.1 devices

Device name Wiki
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 X00TD
Google Nexus 4 mako
Nvidia Shield Tablet shieldtablet
Samsung Galaxy S9 starlte
Samsung Galaxy S9+ star2lte
ZTE Axon 7 axon7