Galaxy S7 gets Lineage OS 15.1 Android 8.1 Oreo treatment. Thanks to XDA developers for their work on Galaxy S7, the device can now be updated on latest version of Android via unofficial Lineage OS 15.1 build. We try to be regular in writing tutorials on each new Lineage OS 15.1 ROM that is pushed out by the developers for various OEM devices.
Credit goes to an XDA developer “Ivan_Meler” who has successfully ported Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 build on Galaxy S7, so if you own a Galaxy S7 and wish to install Oreo ROM on your device then in this guide we have mentioned the complete process to install Unofficial Lineage OS 15.1 on Galaxy S7.
The Unofficial Lineage OS 15.1 for Galaxy S7 brings goodies of Android 8.1 Oreo on the device with latest features, redesigned interface and much more. The ROM is in the testing stage but most of the feature seem to be working fine so if you are getting impatient to see Android 8.1 Oreo on Galaxy S7 then go ahead and follow the install process below.
The ROM also latest popular Oreo features including the picture-in-picture mode, integrated doze mode, notification channels and a lot more. In this detailed tutorial we have mentioned each and every step to download and install Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 ROM on Galaxy S7.
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Download install Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 ROM for Galaxy S7
Some pre-requisites before you begin:
Your device battery should be in good health (70%) to avoid the shutting down while in flashing process.
Unlock bootloader on your device by following this guide.
Create a Nandroid back up of important data including complete System with all apps and messages, follow this guide to create a Nandroid backup via TWRP recovery.
Upgrade latest USB drivers for your device on PC. Download latest Samsung USB drivers here [For a stable PC-phone connection].
Now transfer both file on your device storage.
Process to install Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 ROM on Galaxy S7
Note: The ROM is in beta stage so you might expect some glitches in the firmware but most of the features are working fine as mentioned above. Droidvendor Team will not be responsible for any mishap during the process.
Turn off your device and boot into TWRP recovery or follow this guide to see how to do that.
Once your device boots into recovery mode then follow this guide to flash Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 ROM on your Galaxy S7 via TWRP recovery.
Solution to a failed boot issue.
Follow this guide to solve the bootloop issue. [If you think your device stuck at boot animation for quite a long time]
That’s it! If you have successfully installed Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 ROM on your Galaxy S7, give us your feedback and stay tuned for more updates.