Samsung’s Galaxy S8 series launched in 2017 and in the same year, the manufacturer launched Galaxy Note 8 as well. The 2017 flagships features Android 7.0 Nougat firmware update out of the box and got all updated to latest Android 9 Pie just last year. According to Samsung’s update history, the software support period for any flagship phone is 2 years. That means any phone from the OEM gets 2 major Android OS upgrades. Android 9.0 Pie may very well be the last major update for the S8 and Note 8 while still receiving regular security patches for another year. So S8 and Note 8 won’t be getting the latest Android 10 from Samsung. However, there is still a way to get Android 10 on your Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8 as well.
This is where custom ROMS come into play. While the Galaxy Note 8, S8, and S8+ devices wont be getting Android 10, Lineage OS 17.1 ROM can. Lineage OS 17.1 features Android 10 along with some cool new customization options and features. The first unofficial port for the Lineage OS 17.1 custom ROM comes to 2017 flagship phones from Samsung. Thanks to the N8/S8/S8+ LineageOS Development telegram group, here is the first build of Lineage OS 17.1 ROM for Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 available for download based on Android 10.
Lineage OS 17.1 is the latest AOSP ROM based on Android 10. Now you can update your S8 and Note 8 devices to Android 10. For that, you need a custom TWRP recovery installed on your devices. These are the first Lineage OS 17.1 ROM builds so it may come with some bugs.
What is Lineage OS 17.1?
Lineage OS is a very popular custom ROM for Android devices which just got updated to Android 10. Hence, the version Lineage OS 17.1. It is a free and open source operating system just like Android, but it is community-run. That means, good support. It is a light weight ROM meant to increase the performance and stability of the phones as compared to stock firmware from OEMs. It has low to no bloatware at all.
Users who don’t like the bloatware on Samsung’s One UI firmware can settle for custom ROMS like Lineage OS 17.1. Custom ROMs also generally give timely updates and security patches. Lineage OS also increased the life span of Android devices giving them the latest Android OS version.
Download Lineage OS 17.1 for Samsung S8 and Note 8
- Download the latest build of Lineage OS and Gapps from the links above.
- Reboot into TWRP recovery.
- Take a complete Nandroid backup.
- Flash the Lineage OS 17.1 and Gapps via TWRP.
- Reboot and enjoy Lineage OS based on Android 10