Are you so much excited to download the brand new version of Android 8.0 Oreo OS on your Samsung Galaxy S6? then you are at right place. The first AOSP 8.0 Oreo ROM is now available for download and you can get the experience of latest Android OS on your Galaxy S6. This latest custom firmware comes with more stability improvements, new features, and many bug fixes. Also, the Android 8.0 Oreo ROM brings all the official features from Oreo and the ROM is stable enough to use as daily driver. Samsung not officially announced this AOSP ROM but this is just a custom ROM. Make sure that your device is rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM (ClockworkMod) to flash this AOSP custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy S6. By following this simple step by step guide you can quickly update your device to AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo custom firmware.
XDA member lukasb06 released this amazing build of Android 8.0 Oreo ROM and contain some minor bugs that improved with time. AOSP custom ROM comes with tons of new features, customizations and many other changes through which your device performance improved. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data because while flashing this AOSP ROM your entire data will be wiped clean. If you are interested in installing the AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM on your own Samsung Galaxy S6 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
The AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM and instructions given in this guide can be used only for the Galaxy S6. Check the model number of your Galaxy S6 from Settings > About Phone.
Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before proceeding to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on the Galaxy S6 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy S6 USB Drivers
- The Galaxy S6 should be rooted with the latest version of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- The bootloader of your S6 must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of the Galaxy S6 is at least above 80% before going ahead.
Steps to Install AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy S6:
Step No 1: – First, download AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM for Galaxy S6 on the desktop of the PC.
Step No 2: – Plug your device to the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.
Step No 3: – Transfer AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo ROM .zip file which you’ve already downloaded from the above link to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.
Step No 4: – Unplug the Galaxy S6 from the PC and power it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5: – Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Up +Home + Power buttons at the same time to enter into Recovery Mode.
Step No 6: – While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache.
Note: – wipe dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors while ROM installation.
Step No 7: – Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose to install zip from SD card → choose zip from sd card.
Step No 8: – Navigate to the AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.
Step No 9: – Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.
Your Galaxy S60 will be rebooted and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.
Done! You’ve successfully updated Galaxy S6 to the latest AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo ROM