Samsung has yet to send the Android Nougat update to its flagship high-end device, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. But it is not expected the release of Nougat update for Galaxy S6 G920F variants near in future. But thanks to the custom ROMs developers that you can enjoy the experience of Nougat 7.1.1 on your smartphone with the help of custom ROMs. Lineage OS custom ROM is now available for S6 and is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. You can get all the latest Nougat features along with new security patches in this build of Lineage OS. This latest custom ROM is in beta stage, so you may face some minor bugs or not functioning features like Video calling on Facebook Messenger doesn’t work and RGB slider won’t work, but overall, it is very nicely built ROM for Galaxy S6 G920F. This ROM is not officially announced by Samsung but just a custom ROM.
By following this step by step guide, you can install Lineage OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM on your Galaxy S6 G920F. Your device must be rooted and the latest version of a custom recovery such as CWM or TWRP to flash the Lineage OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM on your Galaxy S6. Before proceeding keep in mind to take a complete backup of all your existing data, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back. If you are interested in upgrading your Samsung Galaxy S6 G920F to Lineage OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat, then proceed to the given instructions.
Lineage OS Custom Firmware Features:
NFC (Partially working, NO Android Pay)
Google Play application installing
Button backlight control
USB OTG Support
Power Menu customizations
Live Display (almost all of it)
In call volume slider
battery customizations fixed
The Android 7.1.1 Lineage OS Nougat custom ROM and instructions given in this guide can be used only for the Galaxy S6 SM-G920F. 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 moving on 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 on the PC.
- 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 Update Galaxy S6 to Android 7.1.1 Lineage OS Nougat Custom ROM:
Step No 1: – First, download Android 7.1.1 Lineage OS Nougat custom ROM for Galaxy S6 SM-G920F 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 Android 7.1.1 Lineage OS Nougat 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 SM-G920F 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 install zip from SD card → choose zip from sdcard.
Step No 8: – Navigate to the Android 7.1.1 Lineage OS Nougat 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 S6 SM-G920F 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 SM-G920F to the latest Android 7.1.1 Lineage OS Nougat.