Unofficial LineageOS 16 is now available for the Exynos Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8

Unofficial LineageOS 16 is now available for the Exynos Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8

LineageOS can easily be titled the holy grail of Custom ROMs. As one of the most sought-after software experiences on a smartphone, LineageOS has many takers. Since the release the latest version i.e. LineageOS 16 based on Android 9 Pie, the custom ROM has been made available on a long list of devices – both old and new. And for those that haven’t, there’s the unofficial version of LineageOS 16 is available. A month ago, unofficial Lineage OS 15.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo was made available on the Exynos variants of Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and the Galaxy Note 8, and now this is being updated to the latest version.

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These unofficial LineageOS 16 builds are developed by XDA Senior Member Stricted and Recognized Developer Ivan_Meler and are available for the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ variants with Exynos processors and model numbers SM-G950F/SM-G955F as well as the Exynos Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with model number SM-N950F. At this point, everything in the ROM seems to work perfectly except the fingerprint scanner.

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It is noteworthy that the three devices have already received Samsung’s official One UI update based on Android 9 Pie but if you want a near-stock Android experience, smoother animations, and a decluttered UI, unofficial LineageOS 16 will be of great use.

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