One of the benefits of Android is the developer community. These are responsible for creating new applications, systems rooting and, of course, custom ROMs to give them a new life to the older devices. It is the case of LineageOS, which has just launched LineageOS 16 for the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 and Galaxy A7 2017.
LineageOS 16 is the version of LineageOS based in Android 9 Foot. For the moment, both devices are on stage nightly, that is to say, that the firmware is updated very often and may not be entirely stable. It is therefore not advisable to install it in the mobile main.
If we look back, we will remind that both devices hit the market with Android 6.0 Marhsmallow. Throughout this time, both the Galaxy A5 2017 as the Galaxy A7 2017 received their corresponding two major upgrades, going from Android 6.0 to 7.0 and Android 7.0 Android 8.0 Oreo.
Is the average lifetime of any Android device (with exceptions, of course, see the Nvidia Shield TV, is in Android 9 Foot), so that it was expected that the Korean company will not update more. And when the official updates stop deployed, the turn comes to the community and the ROMs third-party.
Be that as it may, there are two indispensable requirements that must be met to be able to install the ROMs. The first is to have the mobile rooted and the second is to have the recovery TWRP installed. This is the only way they can do the wipes needed and, subsequently, reflash the ROM and install it in the internal memory.
If you are interested in, from the web LineageOS you can download ROMs for the Galaxy A5 2015 and to the Galaxy A7 2019. Have a weight of about 500 MB, so it is recommended to download them using the WiFi network.
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The news LineageOS 16 Android 9 Foot is now available for the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017, and Galaxy A7 2017 was originally published in Xataka Android by Jose García Nieto .
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