If you are Samsung Galaxy Alpha user and want to update your phone to a LineageOS 16, then you are in the right place. Here, we will guide you how to flash LineageOS 16 on Galaxy Alpha. LineageOS 16 is totally based on Android 9 Pie. It include a lot of new features.
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.
Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Samsung Galaxy Alpha comes with 4.7 inches display supporting resolution of 720×1280 pixels protected by corning gorilla glass 4 technology. The internal memory of the phone include 32 GB with 2 GB RAM. The phone is equipped with octa-core processor.
The camera of the phone include 12MP primary camera with LED flash including features and 2.1MP secondary camera for selfies. The connectivity medium include WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and USB. It is powered by Li-Ion 1860 mAh battery to support the power back-up.
Methods To Download and install LineageOS 16 on Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Before proceeding, you need to follow some pre-requirements which are as follow:
- Unlock the bootloader on Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Click on the link below to follow the full guide:
Simple Guide To Unlock bootloader, install TWRP recovery and Root your Galaxy Alpha.
- Make back-up of your important data and also the battery of your phone should be at least 70%.
Download LineageOS 16 and Gapps For Samsung Galaxy Alpha
- LineageOS 16 For Samsung Galaxy Alpha
- Gapps 64 bit & Gapps 32 bit.
Simple Steps To Flash LineageOS 16 ROM on Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Step 1: Make sure that you have unlocked the bootloader, installed TWRP recovery and rooted Samsung Galaxy Alpha. As I have provided the link above to follow the complete guide.
Step 2: Download the above files of LineageOS 16 and Gapps and 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 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. Select it. Then tap on “Add more zip file” and select Gapps file and “swipe to confirm flash”.
Step 6: Wait for the flashing process to complete and reboot your phone and you will be booted into LineageOS 16 on your Samsung Galaxy Alpha.
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