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Download and Install Lineage OS 15.1 For Galaxy S4 Mini (Android 8.1 Oreo)

Download/Install Install Lineage OS 15.1 On Galaxy S4 Mini
Written by Dibyajyoti Kabi

Download/Install Lineage OS 15.1 on Galaxy S4 Mini (Android 8.1 Oreo): Hello guys! Today, in this post, we are going to be talking about custom ROMs and which another custom ROM comes to your mind when hearing the word custom ROM other than the famous Lineage OS. Lineage OS is easily the biggest and most popular lines of custom ROMs in the Android market these days. Time after time it has come up with some of the best custom ROMs for several Android models. This post is about Lineage OS 15.1 which comes to us thanks to arco68, Recognized Developer of Xda who has shared with us this build which works for Galaxy S4 Mini users. This unofficial build is based on Android 8.1 Oreo OS and comes with not only the features of Oreo but a lot more additional features as well.

The Galaxy series is one of the most iconic series in the history of Android smartphones. Most of its models are top-notch as they come with spectacular lists of specifications and features. The Galaxy S4 Mini is a really good device which comes with a decent list of features and specifications. It comes equipped with a 4.3-inch display screen with a resolution of 960x540p, 1.7GHz Dual Core processor, 1.5 GB RAM, 8 GB ROM storage capacity which can further be expanded to 64 GB using a microSD card, and a removable 1900mAh battery. It runs on Android 4.4.2 OS, and its other features include an 8.0 MP rear camera, a 1.9 MP front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and more.

If you are a Galaxy S4 Mini user who has been waiting for this update of Lineage OS 15.1 for quite some time, then the wait for you is finally over. In this post, we will be giving you a step-by-step guide which will help you install this update within no time.

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Lineage OS 15.1 Features | Android 8.1 Oreo Features

As Lineage OS 15.1 is based On Android 8.1 Oreo’s Source code, it has all the latest Android Oreo features and in addition to that Lineage OS also has some extra customization features.

#1 AutoFill

Android 8.1 Oreo now comes with Autofill feature which was available in the Chrome browser until now. The feature, Auto Fill mode which means that the OS will save your Email Address as well as Password. This will save your precious time.

#2 Adaptive Icons

Now Android also added Adaptive Icons which means that the smartphone will now have an option to modify the default icons for various applications in many shapes such as squircle, square, rounded and others. This is done to ensure that the icons on different apps are in line with the other apps for uniformity purpose. This will make your phone looks cool and minimalistic

You may Like: How to get Android 8.1 Oreo Adaptive Icons feature on Android 5.0 and above

#3 Updated Emoji

In Android 8.1 Oreo, Google has once again updated the default emojis present in the Android OS to a blob-less emoji version rather than blob version which was seen on Android 7.0.There many new emojis are added to enhance your messaging experience

#4 Notification Dots

This feature is same as the one present on Android 7.0 Nougat where users can long press on home screen to see the options but this feature is now extended to show notifications of that particular app by long pressing the icon.

#5 Picture -In- Picture Mode

The picture in Picture mode which is also known as PiP mode is also added to Android 8.1 Oreo. This will be shown in floating window rather than the split-screen.

#6 Google Play Protect and 2X Boot Time

This “Google Play Protect” is added in the Google Play Store and it will be a background service that will check for apps and its usage and data storage permissions and notify users if it is safe to install and use the app.

Thanks to the great optimization in Android 8.1 Oreo, the boot will now take 10 seconds to do so which is a significant improvement. (Previously 15-20 Sec.)

Above are some of the main features Android 8.1 Oreo (Lineage OS 15.1.0) comes with. But there are much more. Overall Lineage OS is the best Custom ROM available for Android.

Pre-Requirements

  • Make sure the bootloader on your device is unlocked and your device is rooted and you have a custom recovery installed.
  • Make sure your device has more than 50% battery.
  • Make sure you have taken a backup of your important data.Now proceed To Install Lineage OS 15.1 On Galaxy S4 Mini.

Disclaimer

RootMyGalaxy.net is not responsible for any damage happened to your device(s) while following this guide, proceed at your own risk.

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Download/Install Install Lineage OS 15.1 On Galaxy S4 Mini

  • Make sure your device is rooted and have the latest TWRP recovery installed. (Check the Pre-Requirement Section Above)
  • First, download the files from the above link.
  • Now transfer the downloaded files to the internal storage of your device.
  • Now reboot to the TWRP recovery by holding your Armor and volume down buttons together for a few seconds.
  • Take a backup by selecting the option from the home screen and then your data and cache from the recovery menu.
  • Now select install and then browse for the downloaded ROM file and then select it.Next flash the Gapps file and then Magisk (optional).
  • Once the flashing process is completed, reboot your phone and you will be booted into Android Oreo 8.0.

If you have any doubts regarding this article, feel free to comment below.

Source: Xda

 

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Dibyajyoti Kabi

Dibyajyoti an Android enthusiast, a tech-blogger and an avid reader.He is graduated in B.tech.He is the founder and chief editor in rootmygalaxy.net

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