Samsung has stopped updating the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge since Android 7.0 Nougat and for those of you who want to still get latest Android 8.1 Oreo + root, here’s how to do it. Now, this is NOT a Samsung Touchwiz firmware, rather custom ROM or AOSP(What is AOSP?) But you will get much better performance and battery life over Samsung Touchwiz plus the latest and great Android 8.1 Oreo so I don’t see why not. The NexusOS ROM comes with all the standard features of latest Android 8.1 Oreo and a few additions like Always On Display.
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For those of you who want to get Galaxy S9 ROM on your Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, I do highly recommend using the Alexis ROM, which is a “full port” of a real Galaxy S9 Plus. What is a full port? Basically, all of the software has been slightly modified to work on older devices like Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus. And best of all this ROM works on both Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus. Of course, you WILL need an exyno-based Galaxy S8/S8 Plus with an unlocked bootloader. No, it will NOT WORK on any Snapdragon models such as all U.S. models(sorry, Samsung blocked it on purpose I have no idea why).
If you are still stuck on older Android OS such as Android 6.0 Marshmallow or even Android 7.1.2 Nougat, you may want to upgrade your OS to the latest Android 8.1 Oreo by using the Lineage OS 15.1 custom ROM for the HTC One M8. This is a full-feature packed custom ROM that will get your aging HTC One M8 to the greatest and latest Android OS. You will get ALL of new Android 8.1 standard features plus couple customization that Lineage OS brings.
If you guys want to get all of the new software features of Galaxy Note 7 on your rooted Note 3, you can easily do it with the latest DarkLord ROM which has nearly all Note 7 features working, this is a full Note 7 ported ROM for the Note 3. Best of all, DarkLord ROM brings you manual mode on your Note 3 camera. Yes, a fully-working Note 7 camera on a Galaxy Note 3! (The resolutions are hardware-limited but everything else works!)
For those of you who want to turn your Galaxy S4/S5/S6/S7/S7 Edge, Note 3/4/5 into a full-fledged Galaxy S7 Edge Batman Injustice Edition, now you can with the official Injustice Edition Samsung theme and any custom ROM that supports Samsung’s new theme UI.
CyanogenMod Team has announced official CM12.1 nightlies, which are the latest CM12.1 ROM based on the latest Android 5.1.1 (not Android 5.1) Lollipop. I’ve flashed these official and unofficial CM12.1 ROMs on many of my Android smartphones and boy, these are definitely the best CyanogenMod ROMs I’ve seen so far.
For those of you who were disappointed at Oxygen OS, the new OS as a result of fallout between CyanogenMod and OnePlus, you may want to consider alternative to Oxygen OS such as the Resurrection Remix ROM.
For those of you who want to install the new Oxygen OS on the OnePlus One Android smartphone, you will first need to root your phone.