Good news for Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners, you can now download and Install LineageOS 17.1 that brings Android 10 and many great features. To recall, Samsung S8 got the One UI update based on Android Pie, but never upgraded to Android 10. To get to the point, you can download LineageOS 17.1 and install it by using the step given in the post.
LineageOS is the most trusted and most used Custom ROM for Android. It is an AOSP based Custom ROM that focuses on giving Stock Android experience with some extra essential features. There are many great features in LineageOS 17.1 and it gives a good performance and battery life. LineageOS also push monthly security patches that ensure the safety of your device. The ROM is for Exynos devices only.
Speaking of Samsung Galaxy S8, it was released back in March of 2017. It sports an Exynos 8895 chipset and Mali-G71 MP20 – EMEA. It came in one variant: 64GB 4GB RAM. The display is a 5.8 inches Super AMOLED panel at a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, HDR10 support, 3D Touch, and Always-On display feature. Coming to the Cameras, it houses a single 12 MP lens on the back and an 8 MP lens on the front. It is fueled by a 3000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging support.
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Download LineageOS 17.1 for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+
Supported Devices: SM-G950F and SM-G955F (dreamlte/dream2lte)
LineageOS is the most used and most trusted Custom ROM out there. It was started as CyanogenMod and known to be the first custom ROM or firmware which was able to make its way to some smartphone as pre-installed default firmware.
LineageOS is based on AOSP code and you will hardly feel a difference from stock Android. There are some third-party apps like Trebuchet, AudioFX, Clock, Dialer. Jelly, Eleven Music Player, Recorder, Snap Camera. All the apps are useful and there are no Ads in them. LineageOS comes without Google app or GApps, you have to install them after flashing the ROM.
Due to its stability and performance, many other custom ROMs use LineageOS code as their base, some of them are Resurrection Remix and crDroid.
If you want a daily driver with good battery life and performance, then LineageOS is one the best option for you.
About the Android 10
Android 10 is the latest version released by Google with a lot of new improvements in much-needed areas. With an increased focus on Privacy, the new Dark Mode, and the improved Gestures, Android 10 brings a lot of long-awaited features.
Dark Mode was a very requested feature and Google gave Dark mode in some of its Apps before. System-wide Dark Mode is finally here in the Android 10. It can save a lot of battery life especially if you are using an AMOLED screen. It also goes on your eyes.
A more powerful set of Privacy features is not just necessary for the user but for the big companies too because of the hefty fines they are getting by Government.
The Permissions are now very strict and will ask if an app can use a particular thing like GPS or a Sensor every time, only when the app is open or it can’t use the Sensor at all. You can find the new Permissions manager in the Setting which will list all the apps using a specific sensor or service.
Android 10 finally brings a New Gestures system that can replace the traditional Three-button navigation system and Android Pie’s navigation bar.
Although the Gestures are inspired by iOS’s gesture (It is the same), the Gestures are now usable and are easy to use.
New Theming options
Theming options were found on Beta 2 version of Android 10 and are expected to come with the release of the Pixel 4 launch.
Focus Mode is a feature introduced to curb your Phone addiction. The main point of this feature is that you can select a bunch of apps that are distracting and you can stop them all for a duration of time. At that time, there will be no notifications and you won’t be able to use the app.
The New share menu is now ordered alphabetically and the suggested apps appear on top of the list. It is a big relief as the previous Share menu was a complete mess.
Live caption is a feature that will display captions on a video played offline or with the Video player. It looks like a very good feature for Deaf and people with difficulty in hearing. Also, it can come in handy at night when you don’t want to wake the person sleeping next to you.
How to flash LineageOS 17.1 Custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+
Instructions are taken from Official XDA thread of ROM
- Remove all Pins and Password so Decryption dont fail
- Make sure to update to latest Firmware
- Flash the latest TWRP given above
- Charge the device to at least 50%
Step 1: Flash the TWRP Custom Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+
Step 2: Take Full Backup
Step 3: Perform a Factory reset (Format Data) by Going in the Wipe Section
Step 4: Flash the LineageOS zip file in the Install section
Step 5: Flash GApps (Download from Above)
Step 6: Flash Magisk Zip if you want to root
The first boot will take some time so be patient. And that’s it, you have flashed the LineageOS 17.1 Custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy S8.
If you are facing any problem or got a question, leave a comment below.