Download LineageOS 17.1 for Galaxy Alpha (Snapdragon ONLY)

 
 

This post was last updated on March 27th, 2020 at 12:24 am

LineageOS 17.1 for Galaxy Alpha is now available to download and install from a developer build. This article explains how to install Galaxy Alpha LineageOS 17.1 ROM based on Android 10, with a step-by-step guide.

This Galaxy Alpha LineageOS 17.1 build is brought to you by developer kyasu.

Follow the links to get other Android 10 builds such as: LineageOS 17.1 Download, or LineageOS 17 Download and Android 10 Download for supported devices.

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If you like this ROM then do consider for a contribution to kyasu and LineageOS project:
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Download LineageOS 17.1 for Galaxy Alpha

DISCLAIMER:
Installing custom ROM will delete all data on your phone. Make sure you copy all important data.
You are the only person making changes to your phone; neither the developer nor I can be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.
 

This is an unofficial LineageOS 17.1 build for the SM-G850W which is a Snapdragon variant of Galaxy Alpha and has an unlocked bootloader.
This ROM does not work with Exynos variant (SM-G850F) nor a locked bootloader (SM-G850A).

What is working on this LineageOS 17.1 for Galaxy Alpha?

WHAT’S WORKING:
– Everything
KNOWN ISSUES:
– SELinux is permissive

 

Where to Download LineageOS 17.1 for Galaxy Alpha?

How to Install LineageOS 17.1 on Galaxy Alpha?


Following are the two sub-sections of this Galaxy Alpha LineageOS 17.1 update guide:

  1. First time installation of LineageOS 17.1 for Galaxy Alpha
  2. Upgrading LineageOS 17.1 for Galaxy Alpha from a previous build of LineageOS 17.1 ROM

Download and Install LineageOS 17.1 for Galaxy Alpha for the first time:

This ROM update process requires few guides to be followed and few files to be downloaded. Everything referred in the below guide is provided in the above downloads section.
  1. Make sure your phone has the Lollipop bootloader and modem (G850WVLU1BPG1_G850WVLU1BPG1 bootloader/modem). Basically the last installed stock ROM must be 5.0.2. If not flash the bootloader/modem file using ODIN.
  2. Boot into the TWRP Recovery to install this Galaxy Alpha LineageOS 17.1 Android 10 based custom ROM.
    – Make sure to have a Custom recovery like a TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery.
    – If not then download the TWRP recovery from Downloads link and follow how to install TWRP on Samsung using ODIN (it’s a generic guide which will work for TWRP as well as any other recovery)

    IMPORTANT NOTE:
    Use Odin without “Auto Reboot” option to flash the TWRP.
    After flashing TWRP via Odin, manually reboot to TWRP recovery by holding the key combination of Vol UP + Home + Power.
     

    Don’t reboot to the stock image which restores the stock recovery.

  3. Wipe the data partition, Cache partition, and system partition.
    – Here is a guide explaining how to wipe using TWRP recovery.

    This will delete all your data on your phone. You may consider taking a complete backup of your phone data or take a backup of all relevant partitions.
    How to backup data on Android
    how to take NANDROID backup using TWRP recovery
  4. ADB Sideload the LineageOS 17.1 zip file for Galaxy Alpha.
    – Here is a post explaining how to do ADB sideload using TWRP
  5. Once done, reboot into the TWRP recovery again.
  6. Then install the LineageOS 17.1 GApps package.
    – Here is a post explaining how to install GApps using TWRP recovery.
  7. Reboot and Enjoy the Android 10 based LineageOS 17.1 for Galaxy Alpha.

    First time, the device may boot loop. In that case you must hard reset (Vol DOWN + Home + Power), to boot the device.

Upgrading from earlier version of LineageOS 17.1 for Galaxy Alpha (sltecan):

  1. Boot into Recovery to flash the updated LineageOS 17.1 for Galaxy Alpha
  2. Wipe the system partition from the TWRP recovery menu.
  3. ADB Sideload the LineageOS 17.1 zip file for Galaxy Alpha.
    – Here is a post explaining how to do ADB sideload using TWRP
  4. Reboot and see you have the GApps and ROOT access or NOT.
    – Gapps is built in such a way that it will sustain across ROM updates.
  5. If you don’t have GApps after upgrading the LineageOS 17.1 on Galaxy Alpha, then flash the GApps.
    – Here is a post explaining how to flash GApps using TWRP recovery.
  6. If you don’t have ROOT after upgrading the LineageOS 17.1 on Galaxy Alpha, then flash the SuperSU or Magisk or the Lineage SU binary.
    – Here is a post explaining LineageOS 17.1 Root
  7. Once everything is done, reboot and Enjoy the LineageOS 17.1 on Galaxy Alpha.
Complete the initial setup and enjoy Android 10 with LineageOS 17.1 on Galaxy Alpha.

Some Screenshots of LineageOS 17.1

After installing LineageOS 17.1 on Galaxy Alpha you may want to install Google Camera (GCam) or enable ROOT access on your phone and here is how you can do that:
LineageOS 17.1 Root

Where to Download Google Camera for Galaxy Alpha LineageOS 17.1?

GCam 7.2 and GCam 7.0 are compatible with LineageOS 17.1 or any Android 10 ROM in general.
In case you won’t get your device in the above lists, you can always look into the big list of Google Camera for Android 10 (this page contains a huge list of GCam for all available devices)

If there is no ROOT access for some reason even after installing the LineageOS SU binary, then you can try SuperSU Zip to enable ROOT access.
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