Published On: Tue, Oct 10th, 2017

How to Update Samsung Galaxy S6 to Android 8.0 Oreo (Beta)

Google’s latest Android 8.0 Oreo might have been out for usually over a month, we are already saying developers contrast them on inclination as aged as Samsung Galaxy S2! In today’s ROM-in-Testing feature, we are looking during a Galaxy S6 pier formed on Android Oreo. As a warning always goes, these ROMs are unequivocally early releases as is a handling complement itself, hence peep them usually if we wish to exam them and are prepared for traffic with a bugs. Definitely not prepared for daily use yet. Doesn’t matter? Well, here’s how we can refurbish Galaxy S6 to Android 8 Oreo then.

Before we install, make certain we know that not all will work right away…

What’s working?

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Please remember that Oreo is still a very new release of Android and might enclose bugs that are substantially going to be bound in some weeks or even days by a LineageOS-team or even Google itself.

  • Telephony (Calls, SMS, Mobile Data)
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • Fingerprint
  • Camera
  • 2D/3D-graphics + Vulkan
  • And substantially all not listed in a bug-list or associated to one of these issues

Bugs and Problems…

  • Hardware-Codecs are not working, videos with high resolutions (from about 1080p+) might start to lag
  • Some videos with specific codecs can’t be placed, regulating a prior bug should repair that one too
  • Also connected to a HW-Codec Bug, videos can be available with Stock Camera-App, though not played with stock-video players (Only VLC is famous to scrupulously play those videos)
  • GPS in “Device only” mode does not work scrupulously on some apps
  • Random freezes, problem and source still not unequivocally known

Prerequisites to refurbish Galaxy S6 to Android 8 Oreo beta

  • Backup any critical data from your Samsung Galaxy S6 as a finish clean will be compulsory during a flashing process.
  • Enable USB debugging choice on your device: Settings  Development Options  USB debugging.
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 contingency be rooted, unbarred and commissioned with a liberation apparatus like TWRP or CWM.
  • Your device contingency be charged to during slightest 70% of power.

Note: this educational is focused on Samsung Galaxy S6 indication G920F; do not try this beam on other Android  Samsung devices. For some-more sum and support, revisit a developer’s XDA thread.

– Relevant: Fix Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 corner Battery Drain Issues

How to refurbish Galaxy S6 to Android 8 Oreo

Required files: download Oreo for your Galaxy S6 or S6 corner from here and save it on your computer. Do not remove a contents.

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  • Connect your Galaxy S6 to your mechanism regulating a USB wire and duplicate a zip record to your phone’s SD card.
  • Disconnect a USB cord and power off your Galaxy S6.
  • Boot it into recovery mode: switch a phone on while dire and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons simultaneously.
  • Perform clean information tasks: from Recovery, perform a full information clean by dire a Wipe button. Tap on Swipe to Factory Reset at a bottom. (If we are new to Android O, clean Dalvik, Data, System and Cache)
  • Go behind to categorical liberation menu and daub on a Install button. Locate the ZIP file and tap Swipe to Confirm Flash.
  • Once designation routine is done, reboot your Galaxy S6 into a latest chronicle of Android.

Don’t forget to share your knowledge with this beta recover of Android 8.0 Oreo for Samsung Galaxy S6. Discovered any fast Oreo ROMs? Do share with us.

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