One of the main disadvantages of Android devices is that they usually have to wait a lot to get the latest OS version. For example, there are many smartphones out there that are still using Android versions that are two years old. However, it appears that Google is aware of this and it is working in order to make things move faster in the future. And Android 8.0 Oreo is the best proof. It has been released for less than a month but developers are already working to bring it to older devices, even those as old as Samsung Galaxy S2.
Samsung Galaxy S6 received Android Oreo
Samsung Galaxy S6 are already able to get Android 8.0 Oreo. However, this does not mean that the official version has been released. In fact, these handsets received a ROM, which is a very unstable version of the operating system that is not really ready to be used daily. However, if you do not have a problem with that and you are ready to try out the beta version we will show you how to update your Samsung Galaxy S6.
How to update your Galaxy S6 to Android 8.0 Oreo
First of all, the most important step is to backup all your data. This update will completely wipe everything on your Samsung Galaxy S6 during the flashing process. Now you should be ready to get Oreo.
- Go to Settings > Development Options > USB debugging and enable debugging.
- Make sure that your Galaxy S6 is rooted, unlocked and it has a recovery tool.
- Download Oreo. Save it on your computer.
- Connect your phone to your computer. Copy the Oreo zip file to your SD card.
- Disconnect your device and power it off.
- Switch the phone on while pressing and holding the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons in order to boot it into recovery mode.
- Perform a full data wipe by going to Recovery > Wipe. Select Swipe to Factory Reset. You should also wipe Dalvik, Data, System and Cache if you are new to Oreo.
- Go to the main recovery menu and tap install. Find the zip file and select Swipe to Confirm Flash.