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Now, Google Pixel 2 devices can run LineageOS 20 and Android 13

Android device enthusiasts who prefer to experiment with and customise their handsets more often than average users have always found custom ROMs to be a godsend. In most cases, it enables the gadget to function as intended or breathes new life into it after the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) has abandoned it.

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the most recent smartphones to have support for the LineageOS custom ROM. Google’s second-generation smartphones lost formal support in 2020 with the release of Android 11.

While everything is going on, LineageOS has released a fresh version for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, which brings Android 13 to the two-year-old phones. In addition to the Nubia Z17 and Nubia Z18 Mini, the BQ Aquaris X and BQ Aquaris X Pro are supported by Google’s latest version of Android (via XDA Developers).

In December 2022, the public was given access to the new LineageOS 20 (based on Android 13), which was designed for use with older Pixel phones and other devices. When compared to other custom ROMs, LineageOS 20 has the most up-to-date security updates and unique features, such as the “Aperture” camera app.

Users can look forward to a number of improvements in the newest LineageOS 20 versions, all of which have been developed by Lineage. The new update brings the most recent version of Android, version 13, as well as some nice UI tweaks to the volume controls and elsewhere. The new Updater app in LineageOS 20 brings some welcome tweaks to the Android TV interface.

If you’ve been keeping your Pixel 2 series devices in a drawer, now is the time to dust them out and give them a fresh lease of life. If you possess a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL and are feeling adventurous, you may download the most recent releases from the LineageOS website. As an added convenience, it delivers audible and visual cues to guide you through the procedure with ease.