Samsung followed a new design language with the launch of the Galaxy S6. The new design language worked out well for Samsung. The Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge brought in a lot of success for the manufacturer. Galaxy S6, however, was the less sold of the two devices. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge had the same hardware specifications. The difference was in the display department which is also obvious from the naming convention of these devices.
The Galaxy S6 sported a 5.1-inch QHD display protected by Gorilla Glass 4. The Galaxy S6 was powered by Exynos 7420 CPU and a RAM of 3GB. The internal storage of this device was 32GB or 64GB. Samsung didn’t add a microSD card slot to this device. At the back, this phone had a 16MP shooter and on the front, it had a 5MP shooter. Galaxy S6 has a 2,550 mAh battery placed inside. The phone ran on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop out of the box. At the moment, this device is running on Android Nougat. It’s still unclear whether Samsung will update this phone to Android Oreo or not.
Resurrection Remix – A way to update your S6 to Android Oreo
Galaxy S6 owners who are looking for a way to update their phone to Android Oreo may have landed at the right place. In this post, I will take you through the steps to update Galaxy S6 to Android Oreo. For this purpose, we will be using a custom ROM. The custom ROM that we have right now is the Resurrection Remix. Based originally on the LineageOS, the Resurrection Remix gives the users a freedom to customize the phone the way they want. Resurrection Remix is famous because of being a feature rich custom ROM.
The latest version of Resurrction Remix based on Android 8.1 Oreo is available for the Galaxy S6. The ROM has already entered its stable stage, which means you can keep it as a daily driver as well. Resurrection Remix is found working pretty well on almost all the variants of the Galaxy S6. If you have had an experience of flashing a custom ROM previously, it may not be difficult for you to flash it now either. Newbies will have to be a little careful. If you don’t know what a custom ROM is, you may consider staying away from this ROM for your S6.
As you go ahead in this guide, you will find the steps to update Galaxy S6 to Android Oreo Resurrection Remix. Follow the prerequisites and instructions carefully.
- This guide is only for the Galaxy S6 G920F, G920I, G920S, G920K, G920L. Do not try it on any other phone.
- Charge your phone up to 50% to avoid a mishap during flashing.
- Backup contacts, call logs, SMS messages and media content. This ROM will potentially wipe your phone.
- Flash the latest TWRP custom recovery on your phone.
- Backup Nandroid and EFS as well.
- Resurrection Remix Android 8.1 Oreo for Galaxy S6 – Download
- Google GApps ARM64 – Android 8.1 Oreo – Download
How to update Galaxy S6 to Android Oreo Resurrection Remix
- Copy the ROM and Gapps.zip files to your phone’s storage.
- Turn off your phone now. Press and hold Volume Up + Power + Home button to boot into TWRP recovery now.
- Now in TWRP, click on Wipe > Advanced Wipe > Select Cache, Dalvik Cache, System and Data > Swipe screen to wipe.
- Go back to main menu in TWRP and click on Install > Install Zip > Locate Resurrection Remix.zip file and flash it.
- Similarly, go back again, Install > Install Zip > Locate GApps.zip file and flash it.
- Now once again, go to Wipe > Advanced Wipe > Select Cache & Dalvik Cache > Swipe screen to wipe.
- Reboot into the system now. First boot can take up to 10 minutes. Once your phone boots up, you will find Resurrection Remix running on it.