An unofficial Galaxy S5 Oreo update is made available through LineageOS 15 custom ROM. Galaxy S5, being an older generation smartphone, the last official update was Android Marshmallow. Obviously, the device is not gonna get any future update from the Samsung as most OEMs don’t provide software support after 2 years of manufacturing and release. The only way to update such devices to latest versions is rooting and installing custom ROMs.
Samsung Galaxy S5 was released in April 2014, sports a 5.1″ full HD display, 2GB RAM, 16/32GB internal storage, and an average 2800 mAh battery. It boasts 16/2 MP shooters and runs on a Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU having Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset along with Adreno 330 GPU. It comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat pre-installed (upgradable to Marshmallow).
In this tutorial, I will guide you install the unofficial and experimental LineageOS 15 custom ROM on Galaxy S5 (klte). So, in order to upgrade the firmware, you need to root the phone and install a suitable custom recovery. The aforementioned steps are comparatively easy to perform. However, necessary precautions have to be taken.
Galaxy S5 Oreo Update: Pre-requisites
- Keep your data safe. Backup everything before performing such developmental tasks.
- Your Galaxy S5 should be rooted and installed and custom recovery.
- Maintain more than 50% battery juice on your device to prevent power failure while installing ROM, which may cause device bricking.
How to Update Galaxy S5 to Oreo via LineageOS 15
- Download LineageOS 15 for Galaxy S5 [Link] and Oreo Google apps [Link] from the respective links.
- Copy the same to your phone’s internal memory. (Do not extract them)
- Now reboot your device to the custom recovery. For this, use the hardware key combinations after switching off your phone.
- Once your device is booted into the recovery, clear cache, data, dalvik and system.
- Now choose the copied LineageOS ROM file and flash.
- Repeat the same step with Google apps.
- Once you flashed both the ROM and Google apps, clear cache and dalvik again.
- Reboot system.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Oreo update via LineageOS 15 custom ROM has been finished. The initial boot may take a while and it’s usual. Let it complete the process. However, if you see the bootlogo for more than an hour, repeat the steps [4-7] again.
You can always backup your apps & data with Titanium backup application for hassle-free restore. If you’re having trouble with installing LineageOS 15 on your Galaxy S5, let us know via comments.