The latest Lineage OS 15 custom build is available now which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo for Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0. Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 was released back in 2015 and was revised by in the next year; the smartphone comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and was updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. There is no news that Samsung will release the Oreo update for Galaxy Tab S2. So if you are the owner of Tab S2 and want to enjoy a stable and smooth Android experience and upgrade Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 to Android Oreo OS then the Lineage OS 15 custom ROM is the best choice. All thanks to the XDA senior member LuK1337 for releasing the Android 8.0 Oreo software and customize it in order to run on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0. The Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom firmware comes with the picture in picture mode, essential features that can improve the overall Android experience, advanced Doze mode, and improved battery life, bug fixes and so on. Also, the ROM is light, fast and smoothly run on your tablet without any problem. This ROM is not officially announced by Samsung but just a custom ROM. Your Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 should be rooted, and a custom recovery like TWRP or ClockworkMod (CWM) should be already installed on it to flash this Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM on your device.
By following this simple step by step guide, you can easily update your Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 to Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom firmware. The ROM is still under development but you can use it as a daily driver. Once you install this Android 8.0 Oreo custom firmware, your tablet should run better and even faster than before. If you are interested in installing Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom firmware on your own Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
The Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM and instructions are given in this guide can be used only for the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0. Check the model number of your Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 from Settings > About Phone.
Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before proceeding to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 USB Drivers on the PC.
- The Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 should be rooted with the latest version of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- The bootloader of your Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 is at least above 80% before going ahead.
Steps to Install Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy Tab S2 8.0:
Step No 1: – First, download Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM for Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 on the desktop of the PC.
Step No 2: – Plug your device to the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.
Step No 3: – Transfer Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo ROM .zip file which you’ve already downloaded from the above link to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.
Step No 4: – Unplug the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 from the PC and power it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5: – Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time to enter into Recovery Mode.
Step No 6: – While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache.
Note: – wipe dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors while ROM installation.
Step No 7: – Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose to install zip from SD card → choose zip from sd card.
Step No 8: – Navigate to the Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.
Step No 9: – Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.
Your Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 will be rebooted and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.
Done! You’ve successfully updated Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 to the latest Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo ROM.