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How to Install Lineage OS 15.1 for Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 (Android 8.1 Oreo)

Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) (j7xelte) on March 2016. The phone came out of the box with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and later upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat. In this guide, we will help you to install the latest Lineage OS 15.1 for Galaxy J7 2016 (j7xelte).

A few days back, Google has released the Android 8.1 Oreo,  Lineage team is soon going to release official Lineage 15.1. You might be wondering to know what about Lineage 15.0. Well, the fact is they have plans to release 15.1 directly skipping 15.0. Here we have shared the unofficial Lineage OS 15.1 for Galaxy J7 2016 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Download and Install the latest Lineage OS 15.1 for Galaxy J7 2016.

How to Install Lineage OS 15.1 for Galaxy J7 2016

How to Install Lineage OS 15.1 for Galaxy J7 2016 (Android 8.1 Oreo)

If you still wondering whether your device will receive Android Oreo update, then check the full list of officially Android Oreo supported device from the manufacturer. In case if your phone has currently outdated and you want to upgrade to latest Android Oreo, then here are the list of Lineage OS 15.0 and Lineage OS 15.1.

Full Credits to the developer and Lineage team for the Open Source Project. This ROM is still under development. If you find any bugs, then either you can wait for the next update or you can simply revert back to Stock ROM.

Android 8.1 Oreo released officially by Google for Pixel and Nexus supported device. Now you can enjoy the Android 8.1 Oreo on Galaxy J7 2016 unofficially. The ROM brings all the features from Android 8.1 which includes, Picture in Picture mode, New Android O Emoji style, New Notification UI, Settings Overhaul changes, Advanced Doze Mode, Auto Fill Password, etc. Lineage OS also has some of the unique features which allow you to easily root and customize your phone. You will receive the regular update nightly and weekly once the build is official by Lineage tree.

Also Read: Top 10 Features of Android 8.0 Oreo

What Is Lineage OS?

LineageOS is based on the Android Open Source Project with extra contributions from many people within the Android community. It can be used without any need to have any Google application installed. Linked below is a package that has come from another Android project that restores the Google parts. Lineage OS does still include various hardware-specific code, which is also slowly being open-sourced anyway.

Now you can flash the latest Lineage OS 15.1 on Galaxy J7 2016 by simply following the below guide. To Install this ROM on your phone, you need TWRP recovery. Follow this step to install TWRP recovery on Galaxy J7 2016.

PRE-REQUISITE:

  1. This will work on Galaxy J7 2016 (Don’t Try this on Any other device):
  2. Charge your phone up to 80% or 70%.
  3. You will lose the original ROM or any CUSTOM ROM if you already installed on your phone. So make sure to Backup your phone using TWRP before doing this step using TWRP or CWM or any Custom Recovery.
  4. You can also backup all your apps using Titanium Backup or you can Backup without any Root
  5. You must install TWRP or any Custom Recovery on your phone.
  6. Watch Full Video on How to Install TWRP on any Android Phone.
  7. Download all the Zip files from below and Place it in your phone’s root of internal memory.

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Steps to Install Lineage OS 15.1 For Galaxy J7 2016 (j7xelte):

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That’s it! I hope you have installed the Lineage OS 15.1 For Galaxy J7 2016. Leave a comment or feedback down below. Thank you!.

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Credit goes to: Abhayruparel

Comments

  1. The ROM is working, but I found a very annoying bug, and I hope it is going to be fixed soon.
    The bug happens when you lock your device, and wait until the status screen pops up, it is not possible to go back to the unlock screen, except when you restart your phone, I’ve the Samsung galaxy J7 2016

    Regards
    Dave

  2. After successfully install LOS 15.1, I encounter some problems:
    1. Wifi not turning on
    2. Contacts not display, even I tried to import contacts from the sim card but it shows no contacts in sim card
    These are the first problems I got. Please help.

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