Android 8.0 Oreo is officially announced now but only the Google Pixel and the supported Nexus devices are the first to receive the new goodies. If you have another device then chances are you have to wait at least a couple of months for the OEM to send the latest cookies on your phone.
But of course, you are having an Android device and plethora of developers out there are working hard to provide a collection of custom ROMs. While OEMs are restricted to various factors to release on time a new update, the community members at the XDA-Developers do a fantastic job at developing custom ROMs so Android enthusiasts can enjoy the latest goodies on their devices without having to wait for the OEM to release an official update.
In this post, we will share with you a guide how you can get Android 8.0 Oreo on Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. This is an unofficial build but it works just fine so if you want to enjoy the features of Android 8.0 just go ahead and read further below:
If you install a custom ROM your warranty will be void and you might not be able to receive free support from the shop you purchased the phone. Here at DoryLabs, no one is responsible for troubles you may run into when installing a custom ROM. If you have any concerns about features included in this ROM, please do some research. You are choosing to do these modifications on your behalf so do not put the finger on anyone for messing with your device.
How to install Android 8.0 Oreo On Galaxy S6
- Download and installed the latest build of TWRP.
- Download Android 8.o from the link above and move it to the phone internal storage.
- Do the same with Google Apps.
- Turn off your phone and boot it into Recovery using the proper key combination. Press and hold at the same time Volume Up + Home + Power Button.
- Once the phone boots into recovery we strongly recommend doing a Nandroid backup just in case you want to revert back to your current ROM.
- If you are installing Android O for the first time you should wipe Dalvik, Data, System and Cache.
- Go the install section and select the ROM zip file. Confirm to flash it.
- Flash also Google Apps.
- Optional: Flash Magisk if you want root access.
- For Galaxy S6 Edge you must flash a kernel with the model name zeroltexx.
- Reboot your phone and enjoy Android 8.0 Oreo On Galaxy S6.
Note: This is an early version of Android O for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge and may contain bugs which will be fixed definitely on the other updates. The reported bugs and problems are:
- Hardware-Codecs are not working, videos with high resolutions (from about 1080p+) may start to lag
- Gallery can’t play recorded videos, probably connected to the codec-bug.
Anyhow these are considered as serious issues not to use this ROM as a daily driver.