In the article below we are going to give you a detailed and comprehensive tutorial on how to update Samsung Galaxy S5 to LineageOS 15 Android Oreo 8.0 custom ROM. The latest firmware is not available for all the smartphones yet but the developers are working on it. But Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the luckiest one to get the latest Android 8.0 Oreo LinageOS 15 custom ROM update for itself.
It’s an unofficial release so you will need a TWRP recovery installed on your Samsung Galaxy S5 device. Samsung Galaxy S5 was launched few years ago on Android KitKat operating system and later was upgraded to Marshmallow. But you can update your Galaxy S5 to the latest Android 8.0 features with this help of this LineageOS 15 custom ROM.
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Lineage OS custom ROM is a third party ROM. The developers produce custom ROMs for loyal users whose smartphones are dropped out of the list of the recipients of new Android update. Custom ROMs are a blessing in disguise for such users who do not want to wait for the official release of Android 8.0 Oreo because the mods and ROMs bring you all the official features of the latest update quite early. The users who download and install the custom ROMs are still able to go back to stock firmware if they do not like the modded version or if they seem to be getting a lot of bugs. There is no permanency with the custom ROMs thus letting the user keep his options open.
So let’s get you started with the installation without further a do. First of all let’s have a look at some of the pre-requisites to update Samsung Galaxy S5 installations you need to look at and keep in mind.
Prerequisites to update Samsung Galaxy S5:
There are a number of things that you need to do before you get on with the installation process to update Samsung Galaxy S5.
- First and foremost, you have to download the latest USB Drivers for your Samsung on your computer. Make sure that they are properly installed as well.
- Don’t forget to make a backup of your data. There is a high probability that you will lose everything during the installation process.
- Ensure that the USB Debugging mode on your smartphone is activated.
- If you don’t want to run into boot loops during the installation process, we suggest you unlock the bootloader of the phone.
- It is imperative that your phone should have a custom recovery installed on it.
- Before you proceed in the recovery mode, perform Dalvik Cache swipe.
Complete Instructions to update Samsung Galaxy S5 to LinageOS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo ROM:
Step 1: Start with downloading both Download LinageOS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo ROM and Google Apps files on to your personal computer.
Step 2: Now you have to mount the memory on your phone and to do so, connect it to your computer via USB cable.
Step 3: The AOSP Custom ROM file that you downloaded in the first step, you now have to copy, paste that on your phone’s memory. Make sure you have placed the file directly in the memory and not in any folder.
Step 4: Switch off your phone and turn it back on by pressing and holding the Power button along with the Volume Down button. Doing this will reboot your phone into the recovery mode. But before this, you have to disconnect your phone from your PC.
Step 5- Tap “wipe data/factory reset” from the options showing on your device screen by clicking the power button.
Step 6- Next Tap on “wipe cache partition”.
Step 7- You might as well do a dalvik wipe cache by tapping on Advance Menu and then selecting “Wipe Dalvik Cache” to save yourself from tiny errors or bootloops.
Step 9- Head back into recovery mode and select option “install zip from SD card” by tapping on it, use your volume keys to navigate the file to the downloaded zip file you copied on your device’s SD card and start the installation process by selecting it.
Step 11- Repeat the same step to install the GAPPS.
Step 12- Wait for the installation process to finish, which will take 4-5 minutes.
Step 13- Once the installation process is completed, you should go back to ‘+++++ Go Back +++++’ and click “reboot system now”to reboot your system.
After the reboot finish you will have the very latest Android 8.0 Oreo LineageOS ROM installed on your Samsung Galaxy S5.