Update Galaxy S6 SM-G920F to Android 8.0 Oreo Via Custom ROM

Samsung Galaxy S6 will not receive Android 8.0 Oreo. Update your Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F to Android 8.0 Oreo using a Custom ROM.

This is a Custom ROM and not an official update by Samsung.

What is working?

What’s working?

Telephony (Calls, SMS, Mobile Data)

WiFi

Bluetooth

NFC

Fingerprint

Camera

2D/3D-graphics + Vulkan

And probably everything not listed in the bug-list or related to one of these issues

  • Bugs and Problems…

Hardware-Codecs are not working, videos with high resolutions (from about 1080p+) may start to lag

Some videos with specific codecs can’t be placed, fixing the previous bug should fix that one too

Also connected to the HW-Codec Bug, videos can be recorded with Stock Camera-App, but not played with stock-video players (Only VLC is known to properly play those videos)

GPS in “Device only”-mode does not work properly on some apps

Random freezes, problem and source still not really known

The guide mentioned below is only for Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F  and cannot be tried on any other device or variant. You can check device model by going to Settings >> About Phone.

We cannot be held liable of any damage done to your device while following the below mentioned procedure.

Update Galaxy S6 SM-G920F to Android 8.0 Oreo via Custom ROM

Take a complete backup of data,apps and settings as the procedure may wipe your data.

Make sure that the battery of device has a minimum charge of 60%.

Enable “USB debugging” on your device.

Root and install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy 6.

Download Android 8.0 from XDA forum here and GApps.

Copy the zip file to SD-Card of your device without extracting.

Switch off device and boot into recovery. Hold power button and volume down button and enter recovery.

Select “wipe data/factory reset”, wipe cache partition” and in Advanced select “Wipe Dalvik Cache”.

Select “install zip from sdcard” and then select “choose zip from sdcard”. Navigate to “Android 8.0 ROM” file which you have downloaded and confirm to “install”. Wait till it gets installed.

Repeat the procedure to install Google apps by selecting “choose zip from sdcard” and then select “Gapps.zip” and install.

Select “reboot system now”.

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