After Galaxy S5, Samsung launched Galaxy S5 Mini for those who couldn’t afford to buy Galaxy S5 but still, wanted to enjoy the legacy of S series smartphones. But again, the sad part is, this Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini didn’t receive any OTA update from the company after Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop). Now, if you still use this device and want to enjoy Android Oreo features on it, we have an option for you.
Well, here we have come up with a complete guide on how to download and install Lineage OS 15, which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo, on your Galaxy S5 Mini. The custom ROM is shared by a well-known XDA developer, hennymcc. According to the details, the ROM is very much stable for normal uses, however, the users may experience some bugs, which will be sorted out via future updates/upgrades.
One thing more to add is, there are some features which don’t work in this ROM, however, the features will work after some updates. Now, the ROM has all the popular features of Android Oreo, be it notification dots or the picture-in-picture mode. Let’s discuss more, about this custom ROM.
Things to Keep in Mind:
- This custom ROM is specially designed for Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini. Don’t try on other devices. You may end up damaging those devices.
- This custom ROM is built on Android Oreo and may contain bugs.
- Make sure that your device’s battery is at least 60% charged before starting the process.
- Changing ROM deletes the entire device’s data, so make sure to create a full backup before installing this new ROM.
- Follow each and every step very carefully. We are not responsible for any type of mishappening.
Features/Apps Don’t Work/Have Issues:
- Outgoing and Incoming Calls
- Camera and Flash Light
Download Lineage OS 15 for Galaxy S5 Mini:
Lineage OS 15 for Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini – Download
GApps – Download
- The first thing which is required to start the process is custom recovery. Skip this step, if you already have installed on your device. Here, we are using TWRP custom recovery.
- Now, download all the necessary files – Lineage OS 15 for Galaxy S5 Mini and the GApps. Transfer all the files to the device external storage.
- Once done, GoTo the Link and follow the Installation steps from 3 to 9.
- Congratulations, you have successfully installed Lineage OS 15 on Galaxy S5 Mini. You can check the same by going to the Settings > About Phone.
Enjoy Android Oreo features on your Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini.