Install Android 8.0 LineageOS 15.1 Oreo Custom ROM on Galaxy S4 Mini LTE: Finally LineageOS has released Android 8.0 Oreo for Galaxy S4 Mini LTE. It is still in beta but it is working very stable. The unofficial version of LineageOS 15.1 custom firmware is now available for Galaxy S4 Mini LTE model number I9195. Samsung may not release the Android 8.0 Oreo officially but still if you want to enjoy the great features, enhancements and better battery performance of the latest Google’s mobile operating system then go ahead and install Android 8.0 LineageOS 15.1 Oreo custom firmware on your Galaxy S4 Mini LTE.
Keep in mind that this ROM is not officially released by Samsung thus you may face some minor bugs or not functioning features. All you need to have the latest custom recovery like ClockworkMod already installed on your phone in order to flash the custom ROM and Google Apps package .zip files. Don’t forget to take proper backup of all your important data and settings before proceeding to install Android 8.0 LineageOS 15.1 Oreo on S4 Mini.
This guide containing the Android 8.0 LineageOS 15.1 Oreo custom ROM is working with the Galaxy S4 Mini I9195. Do not try to install this ROM on any other device. Verify the model number of your phone first.
AndroidXDA.net will not responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Galaxy S4 Mini during or after the installation of LineageOS 15.1 Custom Firmware. Proceed at your own risk.
- Make sure that the battery level of your Galaxy S4 Mini is at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
- Download and install proper USB Drivers for the S4 on PC.
- It is highly recommended to take a proper back up of your important data and settings on the phone using a custom recovery such as CWM or TWRP. In case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on S4 Mini from Settings > Developer Options.
- The Galaxy S4 Mini should be rooted with the latest version of CWM or TWRP recovery installed.
- The bootloader of your phone should be unlocked.
Steps: Install Android 8.0 LineageOS 15.1 Oreo on Galaxy S4 Mini LTE I9195:
Here we have given a step-by-step guide on how to install Android 8.0 Oreo based LineageOS 15.1 custom ROM on Galaxy S4 I9195.
1:- First, download the Android 8.0 LineageOS 15.1 Oreo custom ROMand Google Apps package from the above links on the desktop of your PC. Do not extract these files.
2:- Now, connect your Galaxy S4 Mini to the PC using its USB data cable.
3:- Move the LineageOS 15.1 firmware and Google Apps zipped files to the root folder of SD card on your phone.
4:- Now, disconnect the device from the PC and turn it OFF in order to boot into Recovery Mode.
5:- Turn ON the Galaxy S4 Mini while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power keys at the same time for a while until the device enters into Recovery Mode.
6:- Go back to the main recovery menu and perform a full data wipe. This includes Dalvik cache, Cache, System, Factory data reset.
7:- Go back the main Recovery menu and choose install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard.
8:- Find the ROM file that you’ve already transferred to the root folder of your SD Card in Step No 3. Select the LineageOS 15.1 ROM .zip file and proceed the installation process.
9:- Once the installation successfully completes on your Galaxy S4 Mini, install Google Apps package by following the same procedure as given above.
10:- After the installation of Android 8.0 LineageOS 15.1 Oreo custom ROM and Google Apps, select reboot system now to reboot the Galaxy S4 Mini.
It will take about 5 minutes to boots up for the first time after installing ROM on your phone.
Done! You have successfully updated Galaxy S4 to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo with LineageOS 15.1 Custom ROM.