Install Lineage OS 15.1 For Galaxy J7 2016 [Android 8.1 Oreo]

Finally, Android 8.1 Oreo has arrived via Lineage OS 15.1 custom ROM. Now you can download and install Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 for Galaxy J7 2016 (j7xelte). The Lineage OS is the most used and popular Android Custom ROM. Recently Lineage OS 15.1 released the latest custom firmware which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The Galaxy J7 2016 was launched in March 2016 and comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and later upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat. So before the official Android Oreo stock firmware released, you can install Lineage OS 15.1 for Galaxy J7 2016 and get the experience of latest Android OS on your device. The Lineage OS 15.1 custom firmware comes with many new features and changes like Advanced Doze Mode, Auto Fill Password, Picture in Picture mode, New Android O Emoji style, better battery optimization, Settings Overhaul changes and much more.

By following this step by step guide, you can install Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 for Galaxy J7 2016 (j7xelte). Full credit goes to XDA Developers and Lineage OS team which build this amazing custom ROM. The Android 8.1 Oreo ROM comes with some unique features, improved the performance of your system, speed improvements and so on. Remember that this ROM is not officially announced by Samsung but just a custom ROM. Your device should be rooted and have the latest version of a Custom Recovery like TWRP or CWM already installed on it to flash the Lineage OS 15.1 for Galaxy J7 2016 (j7xelte).

The ROM is still in under development, so you may face some bugs but don’t worry they will be fixed with time. Otherwise, you can simply revert back to Stock ROM. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take the full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 for Galaxy J7 2016 (j7xelte) then go ahead and follow the given steps.

Lineage OS 15.1 for Galaxy J7 2016


This guide containing the official Lineage OS 15.1 Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM is working with the Galaxy J7 2016. Do not try to install this ROM on any other device, or your device might get bricked.

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Warning: will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Galaxy J7 2016 during or after the installation of official Lineage OS 15.1 Custom Firmware. Proceed at your own risk.


  • Make sure that the battery level of your J7 2016  is at least about 80% before moving to the installation guide.
  • Download and install proper USB Drivers for the J7 2016 on PC.
  • It is highly recommended to take a proper backup of your important data and settings on the phone using a custom recovery such as CWM or TWRP. In case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on J7 2016 from Settings > Developer Options.
  • The J7 2016 should be rooted with the latest version of CWM or TWRP recovery installed.
  • The bootloader of your phone should be unlocked.

Required Files:

Steps To Flash Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 for Galaxy J7 2016 :

1: – First, download the official Lineage OS 15.1 Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM and Google Apps package from the above links on the desktop of your PC. Do not extract these files.

2: – Now, connect your Galaxy J7 2016 to the PC using its USB data cable.

3: – Move the official Lineage OS 15.1 firmware, and Google Apps zipped files to the root folder of SD card on your phone.

4: – Now, disconnect the device from the PC and turn it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.

5: – Turn ON the Galaxy J7 2016 while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power keys at the same time for a while until the device enters into Recovery Mode.

6: – Go back to the main recovery menu and perform a full data wipe. This includes Dalvik Cache, Cache, System, Factory data reset.

7: – Go back the main Recovery menu and choose to install zip from sd card > choose zip from sd card.

8: – Find the ROM file that you’ve already transferred to the root folder of your SD Card in Step No 3. Select the official Lineage OS 15.1 ROM .zip file and proceed the installation process.

9: – Once the ROM is successfully installed on your Galaxy J7 2016, install Google Apps package by following the same procedure as given above.

10: – After the installation of official Lineage OS 15.1 Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM and Google Apps, select reboot system now to restart your Galaxy J7 2016.

It will take about 5 minutes to boots up for the first time after installing ROM on your phone.

That’s All! You have successfully install Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 for Galaxy J7 2016.

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