[ROM][UNOFFICIAL] LineageOS 16.0 for FP3

You unlock the bootloader only once. The update keeps your userdata intact. I’ve done it once without problems

Hi folks, I just wanted to ask if there is a way to see the progress of the audit by the lineage devs? I’m really curious how fast we can expect FP3 do be supported officially.


I am also very interested. I want to do the migration once, so I am waiting for the official release.

Same here. I have been following this thread for a while and can’t wait for the official release. @Max_S and @dk1978 can you tell how far the progress is?

I can confirm that all my banking apps are working with LOS and Open Gapps. I installed LOS and Open Gapps via ADB sideload and then used the commands suggested by Parkhaus while still being in TWRP. I can also confirm that Android Auto is working flawlessly with LOS.


can you tell how far the progress is?

The review process is tracked on Gitlab but does not appear to be publicly viewable, perhaps for good reasons. At the moment we have been tasked with cleaning up the project’s commit history and fix some odd settings.


What camera app are people using on their FP3 with LineageOS?

In my case the standard LineageOS camera app produces very noisy images when lighting conditions are not perfect, same for OpenCamera. I managed to overcome this issue by installing one of the GoogleCamera ports, in particular this one: cstark27’s PXv4.5_GoogleCamera_7.2.014, since an earlier version of it was recommended in the camera app thread here on this forum.


Same, I have tried some other camera applications but the google port is, while not perfect, the best.

I still have troubles with ctsProfile… Can someone with Lineage and NOT rooted can install SafetyNet Helper Sample and run a test? My phone failed.

More info: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=82935207&postcount=40370 and https://www.xda-developers.com/safetynet-hardware-attestation-hide-root-magisk/?utm_content=buffer71715&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Also fails for me. I installed LoS without MicroG and Magisk, but installed Open Gapps with the disable-verity option.

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For those that are interested, I wrote a small blog-post on how to reduce the presence of Google on my FairPhone using this LineageOS build (thanks again for the efforts!). It might contain some useful app-tips for some of you new to these topics, but is maybe less of interest that are familiar with this already. Anyway, here it is:


Maybe for some people interesting, that also that custom Rom does not support the FP3+ camera and speaker (yet). Somehow, I was assuming, that it would be possible to get an alternative OS for the FP3+.

See also hear: No sound at all on Fairphone 3+ .

Your key realisation from this should be that most of the time it is better to search/read/ask beforehand than to just assume :wink: .


Hi there,

due to /e/'s strange delaying in updating microG to include the exposure notification framework and thus preventing users to use the Corona-Apps, I am considering switching to this Lineage rom, where apparently microG can just be updated by the user. (Now that’s what I consider “owning my data”)

However, as I am just recently discovering Android (coming from many years of using iOS) I am unsure as to what I will have to expect from LineageOS. I sometimes hear, it is more difficult to use than /e/, however I am not sure, why this would be the case.

Can someone maybe enlighten me about the differences between /e/ and lineage and what would make the use of one more difficult than the other?

Thank you for your time!

Probably the difference making/e/ “easier” is the installer and more infrastructure (like e.mail and so on). as you already noticed LOS apparently gives you more flexibility and this might be considered more complicated. After installation and setup, i don’t think one is “easier” than the other, but that’s my personal opinion with not much (and ancient) /e/ experience.
Btw, I’m running this rom with opengapps and (the German) covid app just fine


In my opinion the “easiness” of /e/ compared to LOS is based on

  • comes with microG automatically
  • comes with an app store automatically
  • comes with more/better (probably depending on personal taste) default apps
  • if you use an /e/ account it automatically syncs things like pictures (also from old device to new one IIRC) so you don’t need to put them on your PC manually (they are also working to integrate a backup solution that’s as easy as the google drive cloud backup)

Most of that can be done by the user with LOS but some people wouldn’t know they have to do that when they wish to change to an alternative OS. And they would wonder why so much things “don’t work” (as expected naively).

Edit: the installer is very new, it might become something that makes /e/ more easy than LOS but at the moment it only supports around 10% of the phones generally supported by /e/ (and still is beta or even alpha)


Let me quote @AnotherElk’s explanation:

Thanks for all your answers. Seems mostly like the difference is in the details of the code (/e/ does seem to have advantages, privacy-wise) and in terms of a simpler day to day use. The difference that /e/ comes with microG seems to not really be a difference at all anymore, since there are Lineage builds including it by now. If undestand it correctly at least.

I guess, if by the end of the week there is no update for /e/ I’ll do the switch, even though I’m not really partial towards setting up the whole OS from the top. With a TWRP backup I could probably switch back, when they resolved thier inner disputing about the COVID-API (which to me seems pretty ridiculus tbh and is starting to make me question this whole project…)

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I tried /e/, lineageos and stock rom and hope that I can give some advice here.
I am a really privacy-focussed user (e.g. I would not consider installing a contract tracing app), but still /e/ was too much for me. It strictly blocks nearly all of the google services and many apps did not run on my device. Also, you can only install free apps, and not the ad-free Pro versions you might have bought. So if you go for /e/, the idea is basically to install it and then see which apps are working on it.
Stock rom ovbiously works out of the box and you can run any app on it, but also gives you less flexibility e.g. on how much data you want to share with Google.
If you are willing to try to install Lineageos, you might consider using it with Open GApps Pico rather than MicroG. This way, you get a slim version of the original Google Play services, all Apps are working on your device (jncluding paid ones), but you still have the customizability of Lineageos.
If the LOS installation fails, you should be able to switch back to stock rom fairly easily.


TBH, the now established contact tracing technology (DP-3T) is decentralized and probably one of the most privacy-focussed apps you could install.
Except for countries like France and some others that somehow still rely on a centralized technology which works much less reliable and is much less privacy preserving…

And if you - as a privacy concerned user -

this is probably a much higher risk in this regard.
BTW: MicroG has already implemented the Exposure Notification API. So there’s no more need to install the Google Services in regard of using this technology :slight_smile: