You can now download and flash LineageOS 17.1 on your Samsung Tab S5e. As of today (March 2020), the ROM is still in the testing stage, but the developers are working and the ROM will improve with time. Also, by the instructions of the developer, make sure to follow the installation guide, or the ROM will not work properly.
For those who want a breath of fresh air, Moving from OneUI to AOSP LienageOS is a good idea. LineageOS is one of the most used and trusted Custom ROM among the Android community, thanks to its timely updates and stability. You get a Bloatware free Software experience with tons of features and the possibility of using Mods like GCam (Google Camera), Magisk Modules and Xposed Modules.
Coming to the Samsung Tab S5e, it features a Super AMOLED 10.5 inches panel at a resolution of 1600 x 2560 pixels. It is powered by a Qualcomm SDM670 Snapdragon 670 with 4 or 6 GB of RAM. On the camera side, rear side houses a Single 13 MP sensor while front side contains an 8 MP selfie shooter. It is fueled by a huge 7040 mAh battery which supports 18 W fast charging.
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About the ROM
Maintained by: LuK1337
ROM OS Version: Android 10
Based On: AOSP
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.
Customization on the following elements:
- Buttons/Navigation Bar
- Lock Screen/Security
- Quick Settings
- Status Bar
Apart from these features, you get all the perks of Android 10:
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.
Download Odin (Select the 3.13.1 version)
- The device should be charged to 50% for uninterrupted flashing of ROM
- Drivers should be installed on PC for Samsung Tab S5e
How to flash the LineageOS 17.1 for Samsung Tab S5e
Step 1: Unlock the Bootloader
- First of all, connect to a WiFi network
- Enable OEM Unlock in developer options
- Switch off the Tablet
Step 2: Flash VBMeta and TWRP
- Boot to download mode manually by plugging in USB and holding all the buttons for few seconds
- Download and Install the Odin tool from above
- Flash custom VBMeta image in AP slot ( https://dl.twrp.me/gts4lvwifi/vbmeta.tar.html ) in Odin
- Boot to Stock. and Wipe the data when the option comes
- Now you flash TWRP in Odin in AP slot once again, hold volume up while flashing it so that you boot to recovery right after it’s flashed
Step 3: Flash the ROM and GApps
- Once you are in TWRP, flash LineageOS and GApps
- Format data
- Reboot and do not install the TWRP app when it will ask you to do so.
And that’s it, you have flashed LineageOS 17.1 on Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e.