Featured ROM: Galaxy Project Android 8.0 Oreo Custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
It's been a long time since we talked about a good custom firmware. While we keep focusing on flagship ROMs that have been recommended to us by our readers, from time and again, we also share those spotted on the internet. The Galaxy Project appears to be making some name for itself in the industry for offering a clean and speedy Android experience along with a better battery life. This Android Oreo ROM is available for various models of Samsung Galaxy S7, including G930F and G935F.
Features of The Galaxy Project Android Oreo ROM for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
- Deodexed, Zipalgined
- Floating Messages
- Reboot Recovery Button in Power Menu
- Screen Capture in QuickToggles
- Center clock on the status bar (AROMA option)
- Fingerprint Unlock on Reboot
- Quick Face Unlock Without Swipe (for Google Smart Lock)
- Enable Camera Flash until 5% battery
- Most bloatware removed from standard Installation (apps that can download via Samsung or Google Stores)
- Based on Official Samsung O 8.0.0 G930FXXU2ERF4 / G935FXXU2ERF4
- AMOLED PWM Flicker-Free fix (selectable via MTweaks)
- WireGuard Support
- Switch between SELinux Permissive or Enforcing (selectable via MTweaks)
- Activated joystick_xpad Support
- Added Boeffla Wavelock Blocker
- Added Extra Configurable Wavelocks
- Added CPU Governors
- Added CPU Voltage and Frequency Control
- Added Dynamic Fsync
- Added Fake Knox 0x0 (@lyapota)
- Added Frandom Support
- Added GPU Voltage and Frequency Control
- Added HID Gadget Keyboard / Mouse Patch
- Added IO Schedulers
- Added Insecure ADB
- Added Powersuspend
- Added UKSM
- Adjusted Low Frequencies on CPU to 208MHz / 130MHz
- Adjusted Max CPU Frequencies 27040MHz
- Disabled DM_VERITY
- Disabled Forced File Encryption
- Disabled KNOX
- Disabled TIMA
- Disabled RKP
- Disabled KAP
- Disabled RPMB
- Disabled Secure Storage
- Enabled 4 Cores can reach highest CPU frequency
- Enabled CIFS Filesystem Support
- Enabled IP_NF_TARGET_TTL
- Enabled ISO9660 Filesystem Support
- Enabled JOLIET Filesystem Support
- Enabled Lockup Detector
- Enabled LZ4 support
- Enabled NFS Filesystem Support
- Enabled NTFS Support
- Enabled Software CRC Control (via MTweaks)
- Enabled UDF Filesystem Support
- Enabled ZISOFS Filesystem Support
- Increase Battery Charging Levels (USB Standard = 900, USB Accesory charger = 900, MHL USB =660)
- Spectrum Support
Prerequisites to install Android Oreo custom ROM on Galaxy S7
- Backup any important data from your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge.
- Enable USB debugging option on your device: Settings > Development Options > USB debugging.
- Samsung Galaxy S7 must be rooted, unlocked and installed with a recovery tool TWRP (link).
- Your device should be charged to at least 60% of power.
Note: this tutorial is focused on Samsung Galaxy S7 model G930F; do not try this guide on other Android & Samsung devices. For more details of the ROM, detailed instructions, support and to download it for other S7 variants, visit this XDA thread.
How to install The Galaxy Project Android Oreo custom ROM on Galaxy S7
Required files: download The Galaxy Project Custom ROM for Galaxy S7 G930F and save it on your computer. Do not extract the contents. Once downloaded, follow these steps to install this Galaxy S7 ROM:
- Connect your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge to your computer using a USB cable and copy the zip file to your phone’s internal memory, NOT the SD Card (according to the developer - proceed at your own risk).
- Disconnect the USB cord and power off your Galaxy S7 edge.
- Boot it into TWRP recovery mode: switch the phone on while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons simultaneously.
- Select install and locate the custom firmware and confirm the flashing process.
- If you want to do a clean install, perform wipe operations before installation of the ROM.
- "After the setup wizard is complete, it's always a good idea to give your phone a restart afterwards as well," ROM developers write.
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