Here’s a guide on how to install Android 7.1.1 Nougat ROM on Samsung Galaxy S6 with latest features and security patches. If you think Samsung is about to roll out Android Nougat firmware update for Galaxy S6 smartphones, then you are wholly mistaken. Given the historical trajectory of firmware update released for Galaxy devices by Samsung, owners of the Galaxy S6 shouldn’t get their hopes too high as to receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware update anytime soon. Samsung is still beta testing Android Nougat update for its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices. Which means, official Android Nougat update for Samsung Galaxy S6 isn’t on the horizon yet. However, you can still update Samsung Galaxy S6 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the additional security fixes and bug patches via a custom ROM.
This latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM for Galaxy S6 is in beta. It’s based on the LineageOS ROM. If you want to get latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat on Galaxy S6 device, you can do so via a custom ROM. See a step-by-step guide below to manually flash Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM on your Samsung Galaxy S6 G920F smartphone. First see a list of features that you will be able to enjoy on this new LineageOS Android 7.1.1 ROM on Galaxy S6.
Android 7.1.1 LineageOS ROM for Galaxy S6 SM-G920F Features:
NFC (Partially working, NO android Pay)
Google Play application installing
Button backlight control
USB OTG Support
Power Menu customisations
Live Display (almost all of it)
In call volume slider
Battery custumizations fixed
Early Preparation To Update Galaxy S7 To Android 7.1.1 Nougat ROM:
Backup device data as the flashing process below will erase currently installed data from Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F.
Make sure your Galaxy S6 is rooted with a TWRP recovery installed on it.
Enable USB debugging on your device: Settings > Developer Options > USB debugging.
Make sure you device is charged up to 60% level.
Note: This guide is meant for the Samsung Galaxy S6 G929F variant only. Do not attempt this on any other Galaxy S6 device model as we will not be responsible for any damage to your device. To get a visual help on the process, see the video released by developers. Moreover, this Android 7.1.1 LineageOS ROM is still in beta and could contain bugs, to see more details about the custom ROM, visit official thread.
Download Files For Updating Galaxy S6 To Android 7.1.1 ROM:
Android 7.1.1 LineageOS custom firmware file for Galaxy S6 (Save the firmware file on PC but don’t extract it)
How To Install Android 7.1.1 Nougat ROM On Galaxy S6 (G920F)
1 – Connect your Galaxy S6 to PC via USB cable.
2 – Copy the downloaded firmware zip file to your device’s SD card.
3 – Unplug your device from PC and turn it off.
4 – Boot your device into the recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power keys simultaneously.
5 – In the recovery mode, select wipe data / factory reset to perform data wipe and press the power key to confirm your selection.
6 – Next, in the recovery menu, select install zip from sdcard after that select choose zip from sdcard option.
7 – Locate the Android 7.1.1 LineageOS custom firmware file and swipe to flash it on your device.
8 – Once the flashing process is complete, go back to the main recovery menu and reboot your device back into the newly installed custom ROM by selecting reboot system now option from the list.
9 – First reboot may take up to several minutes, so be patient while the device finishes giving final touches to the installation process.
10 – That’s all.
You have successfully updated Galaxy S6 G920F to Android 7.1.1 Nougat based LineageOS custom ROM with added features and security patches. Share you firmware experience in the comments section below.