This is a guide where you will learn to download and Install crDroid OS (v6.7) On Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 (Android 10 Q). There are many users who want much more customisation option than the stock firmware. If you are one of them then this is the guide for you.
The Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 (codename: a3y17lte) was launched back in January 2017. It features a 4.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The device is driven by a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 sports a 13MP front and 8MP rear camera. It packs 16GB of onboard storage which can be expanded up to 256GB) via microSD card. The Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. It houses a 2350mAh non-removable battery.
The device received two major updates Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 8.0 Oreo. The last major official update for the device is Android 8.0 Oreo. FYI, the device has still been getting monthly security patches.
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⚠️ Known Bugs
- Echo in calls
- Other inherent bugs from AOSP, LineageOS or crDroid sources
- CTS profile can fail in Magisk
- Volte (it never will work)
What is Custom ROMs On Android?
Custom ROMs are based on Official Android source codes which are customized or developed by developers or a community of developers. Custom ROMs come with loads of extra customizations which makes them unique and popular among the android lovers. Remember, Custom ROMs are not provided by Lenovo or other mobile vendors but are developed and maintained by the community and its contributors.
Benefits Of Custom ROMs
1) Vanilla Android (Pixel Style)
Most Of the AOSP Based Custom ROMs are bloatware free and have very close to the stock look and feel which makes them super snappy. These ROMs are very optimized for battery and performance.
2) Root Access
Most of the Custom ROMs are pre-rooted. The process of gaining full admin control of the Android device is called Rooting On Android. It’s similar to running programs as administrators in Windows.
After rooting your device you can install different MODs, kernel, ROMs on your device. You can install latest Android updates (like the Android 8.0 Pie) On old device by installing third-party ROMs like crDroid OS or 15. You can overclock the CPU and GPU of your device to get the best performance. You can hibernate any app you want. You can underclock the CPU to get better battery life.
For more information about Android rooting, check out our detailed post here > What Is Rooting Android Phone? Advantages And Disadvantages
3) Regular Updates
Most of the Android smartphone manufacturer provides 2-year software support and after that, the devices won’t get any official update. In that case, users have to fully depend on Custom ROMs to test the latest Android on their devices.
Most of the developers of the Custom ROMs provide a 4)regular update which is one of the best things about Custom ROMs.
Android is famous for Customization and Custom ROMs take this to another level. Unlike Stock vanilla android Custom ROMs come with various customization options. We are sharing few of them below
- Users can enable or disable navigation bar
- Users can customize navigation bar and Status bar icons
- Some Custom ROMs come with different MODs
- Some Custom ROMs come with Custom Kernels which allow users to Overclock or underclock the CPU and GPU.
- Some Custom ROMs come with support for Third party themes
5) Battery and Performance
Most Of the Custom ROMs are very close to stock vanilla android in look. The Custom ROMs are very optimized which results in better battery life and smooth performance.
- Make sure the bootloader on your device is unlocked and your device is rooted and you have a custom recovery installed.
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- Make sure your device has more than 50% battery.
- Make sure you have taken a backup of your important data. Now proceed To Install crDroid OS ROM On Galaxy A3 2017.
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Download crDroid OS 10.0 For Galaxy A3 2017
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- Download Official GApps For Official crDroid OS ROMs
- Download latest Magisk (If you want root access)
Steps To Install crDroid OS On Galaxy A3 2017 (Android 10 Q)
- 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.
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- Now select install and then browse for the downloaded ROM file and then select it.Next flash the Gapps file and then Magisk (optional).
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- Once the flashing process is completed, reboot your phone and you will be booted into thelatest Android
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