Unofficial LineageOS 15.1 is now available for the Exynos Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and Galaxy Note 8

Unofficial LineageOS 15.1 is now available for the Exynos Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and Galaxy Note 8

While most of the world can easily buy an Exynos version of Samsung devices, those of us in the United States and Canada have to find a reseller. Many people prefer the Exynos version of Samsung’s flagship smartphones because of how easy they allow the bootloader to be unlocked. This is normally where enthusiasts install TWRP and begin modding their device. Whether this means installing a custom ROM, kernel, gaining root access or more, having a device with an unlocked bootloader just makes most of this stuff easier. Those who have been wanting to try LineageOS 15.1 on their Exynos Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, or Samsung Galaxy Note 8 can now do so with an unofficial build from XDA Members Stricted and ivan_meler.

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These AOSP-based ROMs were made for Samsung devices with the model numbers SM-G950F/SM-G955F or SMN950F and almost everything works except for the fingerprint scanner right now. If you want a decent camera experience, we recommend you sideload a Google Camera port. We should note that all 3 of these devices have official Android Pie-based One UI releases available for them already. Thus, flashing LineageOS 15.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo will be a platform downgrade. However, it may still be worth it if you find One UI to be too cumbersome or slow and just want something a lot simpler and faster.

Download Unofficial LineageOS 15.1 for the Exynos Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+Download Unofficial LineageOS 15.1 for the Exynos Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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Doug Lynch

When I am passionate about something, I go all in and thrive on having my finger on the pulse of what is happening in that industry. This has transitioned over the years from PCs and video games, but for close to a decade now all of my attention has gone toward smartphones and Android.