Thanks to LineageOS, Galaxy S7, S8 and Note 8 receive Android 13 before the Galaxy S22

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These Samsung smartphones’ early builds of custom ROMs running Android 13 are known to have various problems. On the XDA forums, in-depth posts, The creator noted that network traffic monitoring and storage encryption are ineffective. Additionally broken is the new GPU monitoring in Android 13. Additionally, additional LineageOS-specific features are still being developed, like button backlight control, battery % in the status bar, and button remapping. These will be included in next updates.

Users of the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy Note 8 smartphones were recently taken by surprise by a fresh software update from Samsung. It addressed a few GPS-related problems with the retired devices. Unsurprisingly, but regrettably, the phones didn’t receive any more information. Certainly not new features or even a security patch. Fortunately, Ivan Meler, an XDA Recognized Developer, has some excellent news for you. They are allowing you to experience Android 13 on your long-out-of-production Galaxy phone. The Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 now run the most recent Android version thanks to LineageOS 20.


  • This is because the devices themselves have some constraints and limits. The Galaxy S7, S8, and Galaxy Note 8 series were some of the greatest mobile devices available at the time. However, they are no longer eligible for formal software support from Samsung because they were terminated years ago. Therefore, it is advised that you switch to a new phone to keep safe from the most recent software flaws. However, installing this LineageOS custom ROM can be a wise decision if your phone is still functional and you have no plans to upgrade any time soon. You’ll receive standard Android 13 functionality in addition to routine security update,

  • Otherwise, you’ll get solid software with the majority of Android 13 features that work with your old phone. The Galaxy Note 8’s cameras, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, fingerprint scanner, audio, GPS, sensors, buttons, and charging are all fundamental functions that function as intended. However, after installing LineageOS 20 on the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy Note 8 series, VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling may not be available at all.

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