Download LineageOS 15.1 ROM for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge (Android 8.1 Oreo)

Install LineageOS 15.1 on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Get Android 8.1 Oreo on your 2016’s Galaxy S devices. Following this guide, you will be able to install LineageOS 15.1 on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The ROM is completely functional and stable for daily usage.

Samsung announced its Android Oreo beta program last month with Samsung Experience 9.0. Unfortunately, it only supported this year’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. And pretty recently, the Galaxy Note 8 made it up the list too. But there has still been no update for last year’s Galaxy flagship phones. If you own the said devices, then there’s some good news for you all. You can now install LineageOS 15.1 on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

Install LineageOS 15.1 on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

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About: LineageOS ROM for Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge

The Galaxy S7 series came with Marshmallow and currently runs on Android Nougat. This means that the phone has already received two major Android versions. According to Android Authority, there are no guarantees on if and when Android Oreo will arrive for the S7 and S7 Edge.

Custom ROMs in Android is best known not just for the added features. But also for bringing support for the latest Android versions, when the OEM chooses not to. Today is such a case, where XDA senior member – Ivan_Melar has compiled LineageOS 15.1 ROM for the devices. It is based on Android 8.1 Oreo, which is as fantastic as it looks.

Install LineageOS 15.1 on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge - Screenshots

Android 8.1 has only been available for the Nexus and Pixel lineup. But now you install LineageOS 15.1 on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and experience it on your device. The ROM was first announced in late November and was based on Android 8.0. Since that time, the developer has worked very hard to dismiss the initial bugs to make the ROM more suitable as a daily driver. According to the source, the ROM is now completely functional without the presence of any major bugs.

Prerequisites

  • Installing a custom ROM will wipe apps and related data from the phone. So, make sure to take a complete backup of your Galaxy device. You can follow our guide on how to backup Android phones.
  • You must have TWRP recovery on Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge.
  • Make sure to charge your device to a sufficient battery level. This will prevent any shutdowns during the flashing process.

Download LineageOS 15.1 ROM for Galaxy S7 Series

Instructions to Install LineageOS 15.1 on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

  1. Download the LineageOS 15.1 ROM and GApps zip files for the links above.
  2. Next, connect your Galaxy S7 device to the PC.
  3. Swipe down the notification bar and tap on the USB notification. Then select ‘File Transfer’.
  4. Copy the downloaded files to the phone’s internal storage.
  5. Disconnect the phone and power it down completely.
  6. Boot into TWRP recovery – Press and hold the Volume Up + Home + Power button altogether.
  7. In TWRP, go to the ‘Wipe’ menu and tap on ‘Advanced Wipe’. Select the partitions as shown in the image below.TWRP Wipe to Install LineageOS 15.1 on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
  8. Then swipe the ‘Swipe to Wipe’ button.
  9. Once your Galaxy S7 (Edge) has been wiped, go back to the TWRP main screen.
  10. Press the ‘Install’ button. Then navigate to the location where you had transferred the files.
  11. Select the ROM zip (e.g. lineage-15.1-20180222-UNOFFICIAL-hero2lte.zip).
  12. Tap on the ‘Add more Zips’ button and select the GApps ZIP file this time.
  13. Finally, swipe the button on the screen to install LineageOS 15.1 on Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge.
  14. The flashing process might take a minute or so. Once it is complete, hit the ‘Reboot System’ button.

The LineageOS boot animation will appear on the device’s screen. Your Galaxy S7/S7 Edge will boot into the fresh new LineageOS 15.1, based on Android 8.1 Oreo. So go ahead and take advantage of all the new features. If you face any problems during the installation process, let us know via comments.

Source: XDA-Developers (Galaxy S7 & Galaxy S7 Edge)

Comments

  1. Hi, I flashed lineageos 15.1 on my Galaxy S7 edge using the correct version (meaning definitely the one for s7 edge, not s7) with nano GApps. Everything works perfectly fine so far except for the sidebar.
    Even though I think I am quite familiar with the boards to consult or with the lineageos itself I was not able to find a solution, mostly not even threads where the issue was addressed.
    Can you help me out here?

    1. Hi Tobias. I will try my best to help you, for sure. Please just explain the issue in detail to me. What exactly is the sidebar you’re talking about? A photo or a video of the same would be better.

  2. Does not work for India .. I got phone from Canada but this rom not allowing to select mobiile network

    1. Hi. This should work on any Exynos-based S7 Edge with TWRP recovery installed.

  3. Hi.
    Just wanted to know, will I get updates to the rom via the phone settings and check for update?
    Thanks.

  4. Bonjour,

    Merci pour la ROM 🙂 Elle fonctionne vraiment bien pour mon portable..

    Galaxy s7
    Modèle sm-g930w8

    Points positif:
    _ GPS très réactif
    _ Photo, meilleure qualité qu’avec la ROM officielle 14.1 mais moins réactive
    _ ROM moins lourde que la 14.1 et celle d’origine de Samsung
    _ Lecteur d’empreintes très performant
    _ Boot de l’os (10 secondes ok)
    _ Réseau mobile performant et stable vis à vis de l’os constructeur. Réseaux dégradé avec la 14.1 officielle (bugs)
    _ Mode portrait/paysage très réactif comparé à la v 14.1 officielle (bugs)
    Batterie, pas de perte de batterie, elle tient la journée(jeu,vidéo,internet,GPS, je ne passe pas en mode économie d’énergie)

    Points négatif:
    _ Horloge, je ne parviens pas à régler l’heure du système (bizarre.. , j’ai 1h30 de décalage.
    _ Photo, moins bonne qualité qu’avec la ROM de Samsung (Peut-être propre aux Os custom)
    _ Google apps, j’ai été obligé de l’installer plusieurs fois car ça perdait, le service s’arrêtait.
    Il me semble que j’ai dû configurer le wifi après pour contourner le problème.

    Conclusion :
    1 semaine d’essais de la ROM et pour ma part j’en suis satisfait.Vraiment bien.

    1. Hello, I am glad that you liked the ROM. And thank you for your detailed feedback about the ROM.

      I have also updated the links to the latest available build, you can now update your current build and see if it brings any improvements.

      To update, simply reflash the ROM and GApps files without wiping.

    2. Bonjour,

      Je rencontre un probleme avec l’utilisation de l’application “WAZE”
      _ Le gps n’est pas détecté pourtant il parvient à trouver la localisation du téléphone (Pas de gps…)
      Et parfois il plante et reboot ?

      Quelqu’un a eu le même problème ?

      Cordialement

    3. Avez-vous mis à jour à la dernière version. J’ai mis à jour le lien ci-dessus, s’il vous plaît télécharger et installer le dernier.

    4. Bonjour,

      J’ai vérifié et en effet il s’agit bien de la même build : 20180531.
      Sauf s’il y en a une autre plus récente ?

      Cordialement

  5. Bonjour
    Le démarrage du S7 est laborieux : entre deux et trois redémarrages, c’est variable, avant de pouvoir entrer le code pin de la carte SIM
    Parfois, le système reboot sans obligation de rentre le code pin.
    Bizarre , bizarre…
    Cordialement,

    JNH

    1. Hello, please make sure to update to the latest nightly. The current build you have installed might be buggy.

  6. Hi, did they stop supporting the Galaxy s7 Edge? OTA updates stopeed working for a while and when I checked yesterday I could not find hero2lte anywhere on the website 🙁

    Any suggestions for alternative clean and lean Android distros?

    1. Wow! That’s a surprise, even I couldn’t find it now. You can give a try to dotOS, I personally found it to be much cleaner than ROMs such as RR, Dirty Unicorns, etc.

    1. Hello, you will only be able to install this ROM on a phone with TWRP. The T-Mobile variant doesn’t have TWRP, so you can’t install this ROM.

      If I am wrong about TWRP, then please correct me.

    1. Hi again Jude. Are you getting the crashes and reboots on the LineageOS 15.1 ROM or the regular Oreo firmware?

    2. Simply update your LineageOS 15.1 ROM to the latest nightly. The official rollout does not affect the custom ROM that you’re using. Oh, and BTW, the rollout was just resumed today.

  7. Hi. When I install ROM, when installed, there is a message on the top of the page that the kernel is not on your phone. Let’s say the problem is where I’m listening. 930f I’ll install the kernel correctly.

  8. Sir/Mam is this Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S7 Flat SM-G930FD Duos? Please Answer me.. Thank You..

  9. got it.
    It is displayed, with status of Stopped.
    Future updates of this Rom, can you explain where I can find?

    Happy New Year friend.

  10. Thank’s my Friend.

    My phone was super fast, great tutorial.
    I installed the CPU X application and noticed that the S7 Edge has an 8-core processor, but in this version of Android 8.1 it is only using 6 cores, the 2 cores have stationary status.
    Do you know of any fix for this bug?

    1. Hey, Rick! Thank you for the kind words. I have searched the source thread for any such issues, but unfortunately, no one else has reported anything similar. Technically, if the rest of specified 2 cores are active, then there shouldn’t be a problem. It is highly likely that the ROM is using an alternative governer in the kernel, that manages the cores a little differently than stock Samsung kernel.

      The main thing to look into is if the 2 cores are not being shown at all. If there are active, I don’t think it should be a problem.

  11. Bluetooth not working correctly. Phone connects to headset during call but there is practically no audio at all….

    1. Hello Dave. I searched a bit for your problem. It seems like a few others users are facing the issue as well.
      1) Are you using the S7 or S7 Edge?
      2) Have you tried removing and repairing the device again?
      3) And does this happen with other Bluetooth streaming devices as well? Like car audio or BT speakers?

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