If you are not satisfied with the Samsung One UI 5 skin
Ever since it rose from the ashes of CyanogenMod, Lineage OS has been one of the best alternative mobile operating systems for those who prefer a near-stock Android experience over any version of Android installed on their smartphones. It has become arguably the biggest aftermarket distribution platform for Android since its launch in late 2016, and has never stopped breathing new life into old Android phones. LineageOS 20, based on Android 13, only launched at the end of December, but it has already reached a handful of devices that it promised to support. The latest phones to receive the custom ROM are the Galaxy A52 4G and Samsung’s Galaxy A72 (via XDA Developers).
Both devices already received their respective doses of Android 13 in the form of One UI 5 back in November. However, if you’re not happy with Samsung’s Android skin, LineageOS 20 might be what you need. The new version of Lineage OS contains, of course, some of the features we love about Android 13, like support for Material You and a new default camera app called Aperture.
All variants of the Galaxy A52 4G and A72 are supported. However, there are some bugs, and the developers were not shy about revealing them. According to a post on the XDA Developer forum by developer Simon1511, Samsung’s VoLTE/VoWIFI implementation does not work on AOSP. In some cases, if you call someone from your smartwatch or headset, the call audio may play through the phone’s speakers or earpiece. Also, the audio output on VoIP calls seems to be changed for certain apps, like WhatsApp and Discord.
Samsung’s two-year-old mid-range models are the latest to get the LineageOS 20 treatment. The custom ROM was recently released for the Poco X3 and Xiaomi Mi MIX 2. The list is expected to grow in the coming months as Lineage’s army of volunteer device maintainers roll up their sleeves to port builds to various devices while troubleshooting compatibility issues to help. users actually use the operating system without problems.
As always, you must be willing to install unofficial code. This is not designed for devices you use as a daily driver. That said, this could help you put off a hardware upgrade for another year or two, assuming you don’t mind tinkering.