Upgrading Old Android Devices with LineageOS

I finally mustered the courage to update my pretty dated Xperia Z5 Compact. It is a great phone. I bought it in early 2016. Thanks to instruction videos found online I could rather easily repair the phone by replacing a broken screen, the usb jack, the rear camera, the rear cover and the battery twice.

Unfortunately the phone got slower and slower with time. 2021 the second battery, already quite weak, grew in

Samsung Tablet SM-T320

Samsung J3 (2016) Phone

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact “suzuran”

Backing up

Installing LineageOS 18.

Some things that weren’t mentioned by the instructions I followed


Pro: - 1.6 Gb average memory usage, instead of 1.8 (of 2 GB overall) - Up-to-date security patches

Con: - Worse camera apps