Good news for Galaxy J5 users, now they can update their phone to a LineageOS 16 ROM. LineageOS 16 include a lot of new features and customizations. LineageOS 16 is based on Android 9 Pie. In this tutorial, we will discuss some of the features of LineageOS 16 and will guide you how to flash LineageOS 16 on Galaxy J5.
Features of LineageOS 16:
This features was introduced to check the apps that was mostly used by users and were considered favourite by users. This feature help to balance the smartphone usage and moderate parts that require attention. It also include timer which user can set while using the particular application. After exceeding the time limit, the application icon will automatically turn grey and you will notice the time spending on this app and your addiction for this application.
Smart Battery Feature
The Smart Battery feature will notice the usage detail of the user and will take an action to restrict the applications that are rarely used by the users. This will help turn down battery consumption.
The Gesture-Based navigation is very useful as now mostly Android phones have almost bezel less and notched display. With this feature, the recently open page can be accessed by swiping up from the bottom.
This is the awesome app that will help user to easily reach their destination. With Slices feature, the user will be able to use app functions without entering in it. Whenever, the user will search for that particular application. It will prompt a small properties window containing few quick actions related to that application. This function of this feature is much quicker and user friendly.
This feature is quite outstanding as it work with artificial intelligence. The feature will take notice of the time, when you will change the brightness and will remember it for future and will adjust the brightness according to time and brightness.
Specifications of Samsung Galaxy J5:
Galaxy J5 comes with 5.0 inches display supporting resolution of 720×1280 pixels. It is equipped with quad-core 1.2 GHz cortex-A53 processor. The internal memory of the phone include 8 or 16 GB with 1.5 GB RAM and also support micro-SD card upto 256 GB.
The camera of the phone include 13MP primary camera with LED flash and 5MP secondary camera with LED flash for selfies. The connectivity medium include WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, Radio and USB. It is powered by Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery to support the power back-up.
The sensors on the phone include proximity and accelerometer.
Methods To Download and install LineageOS 16 on Galaxy J5:
Before proceeding to flash the ROM, you need to follow some pre-requirements:
- Unlock the bootloader on your smartphone. Click on the link below to follow the complete guide:
- Make back-up of your important data and also the battery of your phone should be 50-65%.
Download LineageOS 16 and Gapps For Galaxy J5:
Steps To install LineageOS 16 on Galaxy J5:
Step 1: Make sure that you have unlock the bootloader, installed TWRP recovery and rooted your Galaxy J5. As I have provided the above link to follow the complete guide.
Step 2: Download the above files of LineageOS 16 and Gapps and then transfer it to the internal storage of your phone.
Step 3: Boot your phone into TWRP recovery, turn your phone off, press and hold power and volume down simultaneously until you see the TWRP logo.
Step 4: Tap on “back-up” option and then “Data” and “Cache” from the recovery menu.
Step 5: Then tap on “install” option and locate the downloaded ROM file which you have transferred to the internal storage of your phone before. Select it. Then tap on “Add more zip files” and select the Gapps file and “swipe to confirm flash”.
Step 6: Wait for the flashing process and reboot your phone and then you will be booted into LineageOS 16 on Galaxy J5.
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