This Nougat ROM Brings iOS Emoji, Note 7 Exclusive Features, and S8 Lockscreen


If you are tired of using the same popular custom ROMs for every new Android device that you buy, here is a new custom firmware making waves in the Android forums. Today, we are focusing on a ROM that promises to bring "new" features to an old device. Based on Nougat, Gold Eagle Android 7 ROM for Galaxy S6 brings you a number of exclusive features from Note 7, along with new emoji from iOS. Follow this guide for the list of features, download links, and steps to install Gold Eagle Android 7 ROM for Galaxy S6.

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Gold Eagle Android 7 ROM for Galaxy S6 features

  • Updated to latest official stock.
  • Latest stable Magisk root V11.1.
  • Build prop tweaks.
  • Added Edge features.
  • BusyBox installer.
  • Added S8 lock screen and clock fonts.
  • Added Applock.
  • Private mode fully working.
  • Updated apps with latest versions.
  • Enabled centered Data usage on status bar.
  • Choose between INTERNATIONAL csc or VoLTE csc.
  • Init.d and SU.d support.
  • My little speakers and earphones audio Boost.
  • Added iOS 10.2 emojis.
  • Added Floating button to camera.
  • Unlock after reboot with fingerprint.
  • Updated Google Apps.
  • Updated Samsung apps.
  • Disabled Signature Check.
  • RomControl.
  • Updated GameOptimizer.
  • Added camera flash on low battery.
  • Fast animations +0x5.
  • Tmo and W8 support (needs confirmations).
  • Added my personal theme.
  • Updated SBrowser, Notes.
  • Set rom to official status.
  • Advanced power menu.
  • S8 lockscreen clock like.
  • RomControl:
    • Added TouchwizHome page transitions.
    • USB Plug/Unplug disable wake up.
    • Emergency Button with a Toggle.
    • Power Off Button with a Toggle.
    • Removed Volume Safe Warning.
    • Added Virtual lock toggle.
    • Added Network speed in status bar.
    • Added Mobile data in power menu.
    • Added Rotation toggle for lock screen.

Prerequisites to flash Android 7 ROM for Galaxy S6 G920I

  • Backup any important data from your Samsung Galaxy S6 G920I as a complete wipe will be required during the flashing process.
  • Enable USB debugging option on your device: Settings > Development Options > USB debugging.
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 must be rooted, unlocked and installed with a recovery tool like TWRP or CWM.
  • Your device must be charged to at least 60% of power.

Note: this tutorial is focused on Samsung Galaxy S6 model SM-G920I; please do not try this guide on other Android & Samsung devices. You can download the links for your own Galaxy S6 model from this developer thread.

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Steps to install Gold Eagle Android 7 ROM for Galaxy S6

Required files: download the Gold Eagle custom firmware for your Samsung Galaxy S6 and save it on your computer. Do not extract the contents. Also, download Google Apps Package.

  • Connect your Galaxy S6 to your computer using a USB cable and copy the zip file to your phone’s SD card.
  • Disconnect the USB cord and power off your smartphone.
  • Boot it into recovery mode: switch the phone on while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons simultaneously.
  • Perform wipe data tasks: from recovery menu, select wipe data / factory reset and confirm the process.
  • From the recovery menu, select install zip from sdcard followed by choose zip from sdcard. Locate the Gold Eagle Android 7 ROM for Galaxy S6 and confirm the flashing process.
  • Return back to main recovery menu and reboot your Galaxy S6 G920I into the new custom ROM. First boot takes a good 5 minutes so please be patient.