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LineageOS 17.1 support is now available for Samsung Galaxy S20 (Snapdragon variants)



Samsung Galaxy S20 Series

LineageOS is a custom operating system for smartphones and tablets which is based on Android. It is the successor to the custom ROM CyanogenMod. The latest version of this custom OS is LineageOS 17.1 which is based on Android 10.

LineageOS offers plenty of features that the Android Open Source Project does not carry including button customization, custom quick-setting tiles, live display, lock screen customization, system profiles, custom pattern sizes, and much more exciting features.

We know that Samsung Galaxy S20 series smartphones come packed with Exynos 990 chipsets in all smartphone markets except for some countries including the U.S. and China. In the U.S., Samsung installs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoC.

READ MORE: Is your Samsung Galaxy device getting Android 11-based One UI 3.0? Check here

On the basis of the terms and policies of Qualcomm, it is too tough to unlock the bootloader of the Snapdragon variants. However, a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra user succeed to unlock the bootloader of his smartphone in the U.S. that is powered by Snapdragon SoC.

Now, you can unofficially unlock the bootloader of your Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones and experience the latest LineageOS with its impressive features.

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 – (code-name “x1q”)
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+ (code-name “y2q”)
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (code-name “z3q”)

Requirements to install a custom ROM:

  1. Unlock your device’s bootloader
  2. Custom recovery installed
  3. Android 10 based firmware installed because of compatibility reasons
    * If you are running on Android 11 based One UI 3.0 beta then you have to downgrade to One UI 2.X Android 10

Things to keep in mind before installation:

  1. LineageOS is a source-built ROM and not a Generic System Image (GSI)
  2. The ROM doesn’t bring Google apps built-in
    * You’ve to install it separately if needed
  3. You might face some bugs, errors, and issues because it is not an official ROM

Here you can get the TWRP for Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra

Team Win Recovery Project 3.4.0

Follow the link given below to download the ZIP file of LineageOS 17.1 for your Samsung Galaxy S20 series smartphone.

Download LineageOS 17.1 for Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra


James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.


Android 12 reached over 13% phones, ready for Android 13?



Google Android 13 Quick Settings

Android 13 is just around the corner to go official, while, Google has now updated the OS distribution data on Android Studio, which suggests that Android 12 is running on 13.5% of phones, globally.

On May 9, the company updated the Android platform/API version distribution data in Android Studio which, the 12th OS version didn’t mention. As Android 13 is near to its launch, Google included data about Android 12 as well.

At present, Android 11 went down to 27% from 28.3% in May, remaining the most commonly used version of Android. Aside from this, 22.3% of phones run Android 10 while 14.5% are running on Android 9 Pie.

Android 12 phones

Phones: Android 12 Distribution

In the past, Google managed to publish Android distribution data as per the users’ Play Store visit within 7 days of the end of the date of availability. However, the company has stopped sharing the data officially.

The last generic way to get info about Android distribution remains the Android Studio platform. App developers can head to the “Create New Project Wizard” which provides diagrams mentioning which OS versions they should target.

Based on IntelliJ IDEA, Android Studio is the official Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Android app development. On top of IntelliJ’s powerful code editor and developer tools, it offers even more features that enhance your productivity.

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Samsung confirms 4 Android updates for Galaxy A52s, but, don’t be happy!



Samsung Galaxy A52s 4 Android Updates

Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G is undoubtedly a flagship-grade smartphone with powerful performance, thanks to its Snapdragon 778G processor. Similar to the Galaxy A52/A72, Samsung promised 3 major Android updates to Galaxy A52s 5G, however, the manager of its UK Twitter account just confirmed 4 updates, which is not valid.

Twitter user Jon Crawford shared the information that his Galaxy A52s smartphone just got the August 2022 security patch to praise Samsung’s support. Following the Tweet, Samsung UK comes up and thanked the user and further reminded him that the A52s support up to 5 years of security updates.

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As a regular Twitter post become a thread of official communication, another user Medbuddy asked Samsung about the Android OS updates support for the Galaxy A52s 5G. Samsung UK didn’t stop and accidentally confirmed 4 generations of Android updates for the Galaxy A52s and embedded the newsroom post of the new policy.

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Samsung Galaxy A52s 4 Android Updates

Firstly, we’ve rechecked the software updates support of the Galaxy A52s on Samsung’s website, which still promises 3 updates, then we headed for the 4 OS guarantee press release to check if the manufacturer made amendments in the list of devices, but, it’s the same as day one.

According to the information mentioned in the policy, Samsung won’t bring 4 Android updates to the Galaxy A52s smartphone as this guideline applies to the Galaxy A53/A73 and select models that will launch in the future. At the same time, flagships starting the Galaxy S21 series are also listed for the same support.

Due to a lack of information, Samsung UK appears to be doing fake promises to the consumers which are disappointing. We hope, that this mistake will be solved as soon as our voice reaches Samsung’s ears, meanwhile, we would be happy if the Galaxy A52s 5G becomes eligible for 4 OS updates.

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Android 12

Download Android 12 Custom ROM for Samsung phones



Samsung Android 12

Back in October 2021, Google launched the new version of its mobile operating system that is Android 12. Inspired by Google’s Android 12 OS, One UI 4.0 has various new features and changes for all eligible Samsung phones.

The South Korean tech giant delivered Android 12-based One UI 4.0 and One UI 4.1 updates to almost every eligible Galaxy device. However, several phones and tabs are now outdated when it comes to software upgrade support.


You can still enjoy all the Android 12 features and improvements by installing a custom ROM on your Samsung smartphone or tablet, unofficially. Thanks to XDA, we have several Android 12 Custom ROM for Samsung phones and tablets.

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You can download the Android 12 custom ROM for your smartphone and do manually flash it to install the latest OS and get its features. Notably, the unofficial ROM may have some issues with the phone’s functionality, so read the developer’s instructions first.

Note: Manual flashing causes personal data loss, make a backup before installing custom ROM.



LineageOS 19 [Android 12L]

  • Supported phones – Galaxy S10e, S10 & S10+


Descendant 12.1 [Android 12L]

  • For various devices


Pixel Experience 12, 12 Plus [Android 12L]

  • For various devices

Noble ROM 2.1 (One UI 4.1) for Galaxy S9, Note 9

Download Links:

Check Noble ROM 2.1 Changelog here.


Noble ROM 2.0 Android 12 to Galaxy S9 and Note 9

Download Links:

  • One UI 4.0/Noble ROM 2.0 for Galaxy S9|S9 Plus –Download Link
  • One UI 4.0/Noble ROM 2.0 for Galaxy Note 9– Download Link

Samsung Android 12

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