Good news for the Galaxy S6 G920F users because you can update your Galaxy S6 to the Android 7.1.2 Nougat by using the Lineage OS custom ROM as currently, Samsung has not yet rolled out the official stock ROM for this device. All thanks to the Lineage OS team to build the latest custom firmware based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat for Galaxy S6. Now you can taste the latest Android Nougat OS experience on your device. This latest custom ROM is packed with great features, a lot of themes, customizations and many new improvements for your Galaxy S6 through which you can play and modify your device. This latest custom firmware is stable, smooth and runs fast on your device than before. This Lineage OS ROM is not officially announced by Samsung but just a custom ROM. Make sure that your device must be rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM (ClockworkMod) to flash this Lineage OS custom ROM on Galaxy S6 G920F.
By following this simple step by step guide, you can easily update your Samsung Galaxy S6 G920F to the Android 7.1.2 Nougat via Lineage OS custom ROM. This amazing custom firmware comes with many new features and also brings the Android 7.1.2 Nougat official features. Many users installed this Lineage OS Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM and tested it, everything is working fine without problems on the Galaxy S6 G920F. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in updating your own Galaxy S6 G920F to the Android 7.1.2 Nougat via Lineage OS custom ROM then go ahead and follow the givens steps.
The Lineage OS Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM and instructions given in this guide can be used only for the Galaxy S6 G920F. Check the model number of your Galaxy S6 from Settings > About Phone.
Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before moving on to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on the Galaxy S6 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy S6 USB Drivers on the PC.
- The Galaxy S6 should be rooted with the latest version of the custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- The bootloader of your Galaxy S6 must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of the Galaxy S6 is at least above 80% before going ahead.
How to Flash Android 7.1.2 Nougat on Galaxy S6 G920F with Lineage OS ROM:
Step No 1: – First, download Lineage OS Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM for Galaxy S6 G920F 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 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 S6 G920F 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 during 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 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 S6 G920F 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 S6 G920F to the latest Lineage OS Android 7.1.2 Nougat ROM.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or questions while updating you Galaxy S6 G920F.