Recently, Google released the latest and fastest version of Android, named Android 8.0 Oreo. The Android 8.0 Oreo comes with a lot of interesting features and behind the screen improvements. So if you want to test and get the experience of this latest Android OS on your own Samsung Galaxy S5 then the wait is over. Now you can upgrade your Galaxy S5 to Android 8.0 Oreo via Lineage OS 15 custom ROM. Samsung Galaxy S5 was launched 3 years back and comes with Android KitKat 4.4.4 and it was later upgraded to Android Marshmallow 6.0 last year. There is no news about any more official update from Samsung for Galaxy S5, then the only way to upgrade your device to Android 8.0 Oreo OS via this latest build of Lineage OS 15 custom ROM. This latest custom firmware comes with some customization options, many new features and few extra functions like lock screen shortcuts, picture in picture mode, better battery optimization, app notification badges, split-screen mode and much more. This ROM is not officially announced by Samsung but just a custom ROM which is developed by third-party developers. Your Samsung Galaxy S5 should be rooted & have the latest version of a Custom Recovery like TWRP or CWM already installed on it to flash this Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM.
By following this simple step by step guide, you can easily update your Galaxy S5 to Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM. Once the ROM is installed, you can customize, optimize and personalize the Android core center. The ROM is in testing mode, so some features might not work on your device as you expect but you can use it as a daily driver. Don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data before proceeding. If you are interested in installing the Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom firmware on your Galaxy S5 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 S5. Check the model number of your Galaxy S5from 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 S5by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy S5 USB Drivers
- The Galaxy S5should be rooted with the latest version of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- The bootloader of your S5 must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of the Galaxy S5 is at least above 80% before going ahead.
- Download Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo ROM
- Download Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo ROM ( Development Page )
- Download Google Apps
Steps to Install Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy S5:
Step No 1: – First, download Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM for Galaxy S5 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 S5 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 S5 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 S5 to the latest Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo ROM.