We have been having a debate about whether Android manufacturers are upgrading their kernels when they upgrade to new versions of Android. Since the Android phone manufacturers don’t publish this information, the only reliable way to determine if the phone manufacturers are upgrading their kernels is to manually check it on a large number of different phones. I am also curious about whether the AOSP derivatives (LineageOS, GrapheneOS, CalyxOS, etc.) are upgrading their kernels.
For this reason, I am asking everyone who has an Android or AOSP device to post the:
2) model number,
4) OS version,
5) kernel version
To get this information, execute the following commands in a terminal on your phone:
If you don’t have a terminal, I recommend installing the free/open source AndroidTerm (Play Store, F-Droid) or Termux (Play Store, F-Droid).
If using an AOSP derivative, please provide that info as well.
Thanks in advance
I’m using LineageOS 17.1-20201109-microG-ocean
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Sony Xperia 10 III with the stock Android version:
Sony Xperia 10 IV with the stock Android version:
Motorola One 5G Ace with stock Android version:
motorola one 5G ace
If, hypothetically, I had an Android phone, then I would be too ashamed of it and would not want to admit having one, so I would not be able to help here
1) manufacturer, NONE
2) model number, NONE
3) chipset, NONE
4) OS version, NONE
5) kernel version, NONE
Because, of course, when my L5 arrived, I took the Spydroid to the range and filled it full of lead…
Murena Fairphone 4 running /e/ OS.
And for the record: my phone hasn’t done an ounce of spying on me. Kind of what happens when you use a de-googled android phone.
LineageOS probably keeps the last kernel they could find:
Xiaomi 10T Pro 5G with LOS + MindTheGapps - All Google Apps deactivated, safe when needed (once/twice per month).
Manufacturer: not listed (Samsung)
Model number: not listed (SM-G900F, LineageOS calles it “klte”)
OS Version: 7.1.2
It’s a Samsung Galaxy S5, old enough that it doesn’t have VoLTE and will stop working - or at least get forced back to GSM - when they retire 3G networks here. As for why there’s no manufacturer or model number, those properties probably weren’t implemented until a later version of the OS.
It runs LineageOS version 14.1, a build dating from 2018-06-01. Why haven’t I updated it? Why would I? If it works, I’m not going to mess with it. There’s no Google anything of any kind on here and the only software I have on it comes from F-Droid. In fact, the only thing I ever use it for is playing a Sudoku derivative when I’m lying in bed to help get me to sleep.
So my data probably isn’t going to be very useful. But there it is all the same.
I’ve got two Android phones though neither is my current daily driver.
OnePlus One running LineageOS:
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact running /e/:
I actually installed /e/ on the Sony relatively recently. Prior to that is was still running stock Android (but hadn’t been used in years). It would have been interesting to see what kernel it was using then.
I have a low end tablet that I use for non-essential tasks, like listening to podcasts, while everything else is charging. It is badged as an Alcatel 3T and as part of their “Joy” range.
It’s actually made by TCL. When I ran the terminal, it gave a nul return on the first two but I ran a “CPU check” app, also from F-Droid, and got the information from that which I have put in square brackets:
I think the CPU, from memory, is an MT8765. It scores so low in bench testing but, it only cost $47.50 on eBay, three years ago. It struggles, even running the Go version of Android 8 though.
I realize my barely functional tablet, in my previous post, isn’t a particularly good example but then I remembered my Samsung S10e work phone that my employer requires me to use. It has gone through three Android version updates so that might be more useful?
Hope this is of more use