Good news for Galaxy S7 users, as the LineageOS 16 have been released and now available for Galaxy S7. The LineageOS 16 is based Android 9 Pie. It include a lot of new features and customizations. You can now manually update your Galaxy S7 to a LineageOS 16.
In this tutorial we will discuss some of the new features and will guide you how to flash the ROM on your Galaxy S7.
Features of LineageOS 16:
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 S7
Galaxy S7 comes with 5.1 inches large display supporting resolution of 1440×2560 pixels protected by corning gorilla glass 4 technology. It is equipped with octa-core processor. The internal memory of the phone include 32 or 64 GB with 4 GB RAM and also support micro-SD card upto 256 GB.
The camera of the phone include 12MP primary camera with LED flash including features and 5MP secondary camera for selfies. The connectivity medium include WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and USB. Galaxy S7 is powered by Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery to support the power back-up.
Methods To Download and install LineageOS 16 on Galaxy S7
You need to follow some pre-requirements before proceeding to flash the ROM:
- Unlock the bootloader on your Galaxy S7. Click on the link below to follow the complete guide:
Simple Guide To Unlock the bootloader, install TWRP recovery and root Galaxy S7.
- Make the back-up of your important data and also the battery of your phone should be at least 50%.
Download LineageOS 16 and Gapps For Galaxy S7
- LineageOS 16 For Galaxy S7.
- Gapps 64 bit & Gapps 32 bit.
Simple Steps To Flash LineageOS 16 on Galaxy S7
Step 1: Make sure that you have unlocked the bootloader, installed TWRP recovery and rooted your Galaxy S7. As I have provided the link above 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 buttons simultaneously until you see the TWRP logo.
Step 4: Tap on “back-up” option and then “Data” and “Cache” from the TWRP 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 Gapps files and “swipe to confirm flash”.
Step 6: Wait for the process to complete and then reboot your phone and you will be booted into LineageOS 16 on Galaxy S7.
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