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How to install Android 10/One UI 2.5 on your Galaxy S7 and Note 7 devices [Manually]

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Samsung’s older flagship, Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, and Note 7 are the premium smartphones launched in 2016. These devices brought great hardware and software functionalities for the consumer, keeping aside the Note 7 battery malfunctioning.

Talking about the software, these devices were launched with Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz software suite along with the Android 6. Later on, moved to Samsung Experience UI and received two major updates including the Android 7 and Android 8 Oreo.

Currently, these smartphones aren’t eligible for any major software updates and stuck with Android 8 Oreo. But there’s a way that could allow you to use the latest Android 10 based One UI 2.5 on your Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, or Note 7 (If it’s still safe).

The One UI offers a brand new user interface and a completely new experience for a better user experience.

Below you can check the instructions on how you can install the latest One UI 2.5/Android 10 port on your Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, and Note 7 smartphones.

First, you need to know some information before you flash your device:

  • This is a full Galaxy Note 9 port with the Android Version 10 and One UI 2.5.
  • This is not an official ROM
  • Read the full steps carefully to install the ROM successfully on your device.
  • You are not allowed to use this base, aroma, or any parts of it for your own “ROM”. if you want to make a Q port, “DIY”.
  • This ROM should only be installed on the Exynos 8890 version and is not meant for the Snapdragon variant.

You can download the update file for your Galaxy S7 and Note 7 (Exynos 8890 devices) devices from here.

Follow the steps below to download and install ROM on your device:

  • Ensure you have up-to-date TWRP (MoroTwrp Recommended or My TWRP). Download from here
  • Ensure you are running the recent Oreo bootloader and modem.
  • Download and copy the ROM to your device.
  • Wipe everything (SYSTEM, DATA, CACHE, DALVIK, and if possible internal storage).
  • Flash the ROM.ZIP (Select only what you will use in bloat otherwise it will fail due to system size).
  • Setup your ROM.
  • After a full successful boot. you can flash Magisk if you need ROOT

or (In detail)

  • Open TWRP recovery mode on your device
  • Click on Wipe and then select Advanced Wipe
  • Now select the following options: Dalvik/ART cache, System, Data, Internal storage (optional), and Cache.
  • Then swipe to wipe
  • After wiping the Data go back to the TWRP window and select ‘Install’
  • Now select the update file to do so.
  • Tap on External_sd
  • Now select the update file as Floyd Q-V10-Exynos8890.zip
  • Then again swipe to continue
  • Now, wait for the process to end. It will take some time to install on your device. After the installation is complete click Next.
  • Agree to the terms and conditions and now again click Next.
  • A changelog will appear on the screen and the system will ask you to select the desired file.
  • After selecting the files click on install.
  • The final installation process will end in some time and after the reboot, you can enjoy Android 10 on your device.

ROM Information:

  • ROM OS Version: Android 10
  • ROM Kernel: Linux 3.x
  • ROM Firmware Required: Latest Bootloader/Modem and TWRP 3.3+
  • Based On: One UI 2.5

Version Information:

  • Status: Stable
  • Current Stable Version: V5.0
  • Stable Release Date: 2020-12-10

Features of Floyd/Hades Port Features:

  • Samsung S9 DolbyAtmos
  • Optimized for S7 Flat / EDGE with their own separate configurations
  • Many props and feature tweaks and exclusive apps
  • DE-Knoxed and disabled Additional Samsung root prevention and security spams
  • Full OMC setup with Many Samsung supported countries
  • MultiWallpaper support
  • S9 Infinity Wallpapers pickable in aroma
  • Selectable SmartManager (Intl / CN)
  • @corsicanu Patched GoodLock manager
  • Debloated via Aroma (Email, Calculator, Video, Music, Voice Recorder, etc)
  • Custom boot animations (Samsung Wh/Bl, Floyd, Hades)
  • Yuva features (UsbBackup, SPowerPlanning, SProtect, Ultra Data Saving, Memory Saver, and Samsung Max)
  • Custom Fonts/Emojis included (And 1120 Font mods/Google fonts etc)
  • Vanced Manager
  • Patched for Single/Dual SIM + SDCard
  • Patched Dual Messenger for All user apps
  • Selectable Edge Panels and edgelighting+
  • SamsungDaily (BixbyHome), Bixby Voice, and Bixby Vision
  • Recovery toggle (Long Press restart)
  • Samsung Max and other Misc WiFi features
  • Native AppLock
  • Wifi S-Secure
  • Native Screen Video recorder
  • Native Call recorder
  • Enabled some CSC features (call record, status bar network speed, etc.)
  • SecureFolder
  • Google LiveCaptions
  • Patched Knox WorkProfile
  • Option to force enable RCS
  • And the list keeps going!

Bugs:

  • GearVR headset does not work
  • Iris Scanner Does not work on Note devices

Screenshots:

Notes:

  1. You might face some bugs, errors, and issues because it is not an official ROM
  2. Updating your device with the custom ROM is your own choice, no one is responsible if anything goes wrong

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Chanakya Shrutam is the lead writer and Editor-in-chief at Sammyfans.com. He is experienced in the field of App development for Android, Machine learning, and graphics designing. Most of the time he writes news articles and stays in front of his computer but he also takes some time off to practice calligraphy with new fountain pens.

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One UI 6.1: How to turn on App Protection feature on Samsung devices

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Samsung One UI 6.1 App Protection feature

In an age where digital security is more important than ever, Samsung keeps Galaxy devices secure with its App Protection feature. Let’s see how you can enable the App Protection feature on your One UI 6.1 device and keep your Samsung smartphone more secure.

Samsung’s App Protection Feature scans your device to save it from the unseen dangers of malware and viruses. It works seamlessly in the background, automatically scanning all applications and files on your device.

If a security issue is noticed, you can uninstall or stop the download process of the related application to avoid data theft.

Here’s how to activate the App Protection feature

You can activate the App Protection feature on your One UI 6.1 device with just a few taps.

  • Open Settings and select Device Care.
  • Turn on App Protection within the Device Care menu.
  • After enabling, the device will start scanning.
  • For additional settings, tap the More icon and go to Settings.
  • Enable options such as Auto-scan apps daily and Auto-scan when installing apps.
  • By enabling Auto Blocker, App Protection will also be activated.

By following these steps, you can set up your Galaxy smartphone to automatically monitor and protect your device. This feature simplifies the process of maintaining your digital safety, allowing you to focus on your day-to-day activities without worry.

One UI 6.1 App Protection feature

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How to bring One UI 6 Weather Insight Widget to your Galaxy’s Home screen

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Samsung Weather Widget January 2024 update

Samsung One UI 6.0 brings a lot of new features and improvements to the Galaxy devices. One of the most useful features is the Weather Insight Widget, which provides a comprehensive overview of the local weather conditions.

The Weather Insight Widget shows the current temperature, humidity, air quality, UV index, and wind speed, as well as the forecast for the next 24 hours and 7 days.

It also alerts the user of any upcoming severe weather, such as storms, snowfall, rain, or heat waves. The widget helps the user stay well-informed and prepared for weather changes.

Samsung One UI 6.0 Features

You can easily add the Weather Insight Widget to the home screen of the Galaxy device. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Tap and hold the blank space on the home screen until the options menu appears.
  • Click on the Widgets.

  • Scroll down to find Samsung Weather.

  • Press the Weather option.

  • Tap on the Insight from the list of widgets.

  • Click on the Add option.

Samsung One UI 6 Weather Widget

Now, you can drag and drop the widget to the desired location on the home screen and resize it if needed. Once the widget is added, the user can edit it by tapping on the settings icon on the top right corner of the widget. The user can also access more details and tips by tapping on the widget itself.

9 Amazing One UI 6.0 features you should try on your Samsung Galaxy device

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Mastering Smartphone Screen Issues: DIY Hacks with Samsung’s Digital Service Center

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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Sabrina

What if your smartphone’s touchscreen isn’t working properly, and you can’t manage the time to visit a service center? Don’t worry, you can effortlessly ensure optimal device health and get personalized support right at your fingertips by using Samsung’s Digital Service Center.

Here are DIY hacks that would ensure smooth functioning of your smartphone’s screen:

Screen doesn’t detect single-finger touches

  1. It’s possible that ‘TalkBack’ feature might be on. To disable ‘TalkBack’, tap on the settings icon once to select, followed by a double tap to open it.
  2. Scroll down and open ‘Accessibility’ and go to ‘Installed Apps’. Double tap on ‘TalkBack’ and then tap once on the on and off switch at the top right.
  3. Tap on ‘Turn off,’ and the ‘TalkBack’ feature will be disabled. You can also turn off ‘TalkBack’ using Bixby by simply pressing and holding the Bixby button and saying “Turn off TalkBack”.

Display’s touch sensitivity is too low

  1. Any attachment to the screen may affect the touch sensitivity of the device. But the touch sensitivity can be easily changed by following a series of simple steps.
  2. Navigate to ‘Setting’ and select ‘Display’. Scroll down to find the option for ‘Touch Sensitivity’ and toggle it on.
  3. If the touch sensitivity issue persists, try removing your phone’s screen guard and retesting your phone.

Screen doesn’t detect S-Pen input

  1. Any third-party accessories with a magnetic component, such as a phone cover, can affect S Pen recognition.
  2. To fix this, remove the accessory and install a Samsung-authorized cover, and try again.
  3. For optimal S Pen performance, avoid exposure to magnetic objects.

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