In this tutorial, we will guide you to install the latest LineageOS 19.1 or 20.0 on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge (SM-P610; SM-P615) smartphone. We have given complete instructions, downloads, and useful updates in the future.
As we all know, LineageOS 19.1 is based on Android 12, the 12th major release and LineageOS 20.0 is based on Android 13, bringing many new features and improvements. One of the biggest changes that Android 13 brings to your device is the Material You design language. It is aimed to enhance personalization on the device by allowing users to pick a custom color palette and new widgets.
- How to Install LineageOS 19.1 or LineageOS 20 on Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
How to Install LineageOS 19.1 or LineageOS 20 on Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
As the title suggests, here we’ve shared the requirements and steps to flash the LineageOS 19.0 / 20 on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge variants.
Before heading over to the guide, make sure to follow all the requirements below.
Before we begin this procedure, I strongly recommend you create a backup of your device storage and all your files stored on your device. Moreover, it is advised to follow the steps mentioned in this post very carefully to avoid permanent damage or to brick your device.
Charge Your Phone
It’s highly recommended to charge your handset before unlocking the bootloader to avoid your device from shutting down occasionally while going through the process. Make sure to keep at least 50% of charge or higher for a smooth operation.
Download ADB and Fastboot Binaries
You can skip this adb and fastboot part if you have already installed TWRP Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
Using the ADB and Fastboot command (platform-tools), you’ll be able to boot your Android device into the bootloader mode (download mode) which will be easy for you to proceed with further steps. ADB (Android Debug Bridge) creates a connection or bridge between the device and computer to sideload files.
Whereas Fastboot is a more advanced command utility tool for Android devices that works with computers. You can download ADB and Fastboot Binaries (Platform-Tools).
Download Samsung USB Drivers
A USB Driver is a set of files that basically allows you to create a successful and strong connection between a mobile device and a computer properly using a USB data cable. Transferring files between the connected devices, flash files on the handset, and more will be useful.
It’s also worth mentioning that mobile devices and other external devices can use and run USB Drivers on a Windows computer, such as mouse, keyboard, printer, external hard drives, speakers, USB flash drives, etc. You can grab Samsung USB Drivers here.
Unlock Bootloader Your Phone:
To enjoy any custom ROM, you must first unlock the bootloader on your Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
Install TWRP Recovery:
You have to install TWRP Recovery on your phone to install any custom ROM on your device. After unlocking the bootloader, follow our guide to install TWRP Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
Download LineageOS 19.1 / 20 ROM:
Here, you will find the LineageOS for your Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
|LineageOS 19.1 based on Android 12.1||XDA Development Page|
|LineageOS 20 based on Android 13||XDA Development Page|
Download Android 12 Gapps:
It’s worth mentioning that most of the third-party AOSP (Android Open Source Project) ROMs (also known as aftermarket firmware) come without any preinstalled Google apps package. You can manually install the Android 12 GApps / Android 13 Gapps by following our guide.
GetDroidTips won’t be responsible for any issue that may happen to your device if you flash it on another device and brick it. Do it at your own risk.
Instructions to Install:
- Connect your device to the PC via USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
- Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
- Execute the below command in the CMD window or enter recovery mode by using the Volume and Power button combination. your device to TWRP Recovery:
adb reboot recovery
- Now head over to the Install section and navigate to the downloaded vendor and firmware. Perform a right swipe to flash it.TWRP Home
- If you want Google Apps as well, then you need to flash it at this instance itself. Go to Install, select the GApps ZIP file, and perform a right swipe to flash this file.
- When that is done, you may reboot your device. Head over to Reboot and select System.
Your device will now boot to the newly installed OS. With this, we conclude the guide on how to install the LineageOS 19.1 / 20 on Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Do keep in mind that the first boot might take up some time and you might have to set up your device from scratch.