Android 8.1 Oreo is now live for Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 via Lineage OS 15.1 custom firmware. Now you can install Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 for Galaxy A3 2016. The Galaxy A3 2016 was launched in December 2015 and came out of the box with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and later upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat. If you are the user of Galaxy A3 2016 and still waiting for Android Oreo official stock firmware then you can install Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 for Galaxy A3 2016 and get the experience of latest Android 8.1 Oreo on your device. The Lineage OS is the new form of CyanogenMod which was the most used and Popular Android Custom ROM. The Lineage OS 15.1 custom firmware comes with some of the unique features and customization’s which allows you to easily root and customize your phone.
Full credit goes to the Lineage OS 15.1 team to build this amazing custom ROM which com brings all the features from Android 8.1 Oreo-like picture in picture mode, lock screen shortcuts, Advanced Doze Mode, Auto Fill Password, split screen, battery optimization, New Notification UI, Settings Overhaul changes, app various applications support and much more. Remember that this is not officially announced by Samsung but just a custom ROM. The ROM is still under development, so you may face some bugs/ legs but don’t worry they will be fixed in next update or you can simply revert back to Stock ROM. Your device should be rooted and have the latest version of a Custom Recovery like TWRP or CWM already installed on it to flash the Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 for Galaxy A3 2016.
The Android 8.1 Oreo ROM is light, fast and smoothly run on your device and you can use it as a daily driver. Before proceeding we highly recommend to take the full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 for Galaxy A3 2016 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Lineage OS 15.1 Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM is working with the Galaxy A3 2016. Do not try to install this ROM on any other device, or your device might get bricked.
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- Make sure that the battery level of your A3 2016 is at least about 80% before moving to the installation guide.
- Download and install proper USB Drivers for the A3 2016 on PC.
- It is highly recommended to take a proper backup 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 A3 2016 from Settings > Developer Options.
- The A3 2016 should be rooted with the latest version of CWM or TWRP recovery installed.
- The bootloader of your phone should be unlocked.
Steps To Flash Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 For Galaxy A3 2016 Custom ROM:
1: – First, download the Lineage OS 15.1 Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM and Google Apps package from the above links on the desktop of your PC. Do not extract these files.
2: – Now, connect your Galaxy A3 2016 to the PC using its USB data cable.
3: – Move the Lineage OS 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 to boot into Recovery Mode.
5: – Turn ON the Galaxy A3 2016while 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 to install zip from sd card > choose zip from sd card.
8: – Find the ROM file that you’ve already transferred to the root folder of your SD Card in Step No 3. Select the Lineage OS 15.1 ROM .zip file and proceed the installation process.
9: – Once the ROM is successfully installed on your Galaxy A3 2016, install Google Apps package by following the same procedure as given above.
10: – After the installation of Lineage OS 15.1 Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM and Google Apps, select reboot system now to restart your Galaxy A3 2016.
It will take about 5 minutes to boots up for the first time after installing ROM on your phone.
That’s All! You have successfully installed Android 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 for Galaxy A3 2016 custom ROM.