You can now download and flash LineageOS 17.1 on your Galaxy Note 4 (Snapdragon version). Released on 16 March 2020, this ROM is still in Beta state, but the developers are working and the ROM will improve with time. Also, by the instructions of the developer, make sure to follow the installation guide, or the ROM will not work properly.
Galaxy Note 4 was released back in 2014, and being an old smartphone, it is running on Android marshmallow, adding to that, the Official updates have stopped a long time ago. However, the possibility of flashing a Custom ROM is always there, and still today, the development is active on Galaxy Note 4. Talking about the Galaxy Note 4, it boasts a Qualcomm APQ8084 Snapdragon 805 with 3 GB of RAM. It embraces a 5.7 inches SUPER AMOLED panel at a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels.
Back to LineageOS, it is one of the most used and trusted Custom ROM among the Android community. You get a clean and bloat-free Android along with some features and apps. Even more, rooting the device will give you access to Magisk modules, Xposed framework and a vast library of apps, which is excellent for modifying Android to the next level.
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About the ROM
Maintained by: ripee
ROM OS Version: Android 10
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.10.x
Based On: AOSP
- There is no audio through the headphone jack. However, the buttons on wired headsets do work.
- The fingerprint sensor appears in the Security settings menu but crashes when trying to add a finger.
- 5GHz hotspot gives an error message when attempting to turn it on.
- If NFC is turned off when the phone is booted up, the NFC toggle will freeze in the “off” position and remain off until the phone is rebooted. If NFC is turned on when the phone is booted up, the NFC toggle will function properly to turn NFC both on and off. However, if NFC is turned off and the phone is rebooted, this bug will reappear.
- The 2nd SIM slot does not work in any trlteduos variant.
- VoLTE is not supported, and will not be supported for the foreseeable future.
LineageOS is the most used and most trusted Custom ROM out there. It was started as CyanogenMod and known to be the first custom ROM or firmware which was able to make its way to some smartphone as pre-installed default firmware.
LineageOS is based on AOSP code and you will hardly feel a difference from stock Android. There are some third-party apps like Trebuchet, AudioFX, Clock, Dialer. Jelly, Eleven Music Player, Recorder, Snap Camera. All the apps are useful and there are no Ads in them. LineageOS comes without Google app or GApps, you have to install them after flashing the ROM.
Due to its stability and performance, many other custom ROMs use LineageOS code as their base, some of them are Resurrection Remix and crDroid.
If you want a daily driver with good battery life and performance, then LineageOS is one the best option for you.
- Buttons/Navigation Bar
- Lock Screen/Security
- Quick Settings
- Status Bar
Apart from these features, you get all the perks of Android 10:
About the Android 10
Android 10 is the latest version released by Google with a lot of new improvements in much-needed areas. With an increased focus on Privacy, the new Dark Mode and the improved Gestures, Android 10 brings a lot of long-awaited features.
Dark Mode was a very requested feature and Google gave Dark mode in some of its Apps before. System-wide Dark Mode is finally here in the Android 10. It can save a lot of battery life especially if you are using an AMOLED screen. It also goes on your eyes.
A more powerful set of Privacy features is not just necessary for the user but for the big companies too because of the hefty fines they are getting by Government.
The Permissions are now very strict and will ask if an app can use a particular thing like GPS or a Sensor every time, only when the app is open or it can’t use the Sensor at all. You can find the new Permissions manager in the Setting which will list all the apps using a specific sensor or service.
Android 10 finally brings a New Gestures system that can replace the traditional Three-button navigation system and Android Pie’s navigation bar.
Although the Gestures are inspired by iOS’s gesture (It is the same), the Gestures are now usable and are easy to use.
New Theming options
Theming options were found on Beta 2 version of Android 10 and are expected to come with the release of the Pixel 4 launch.
Focus Mode is a feature introduced to curb your Phone addiction. The main point of this feature is that you can select a bunch of apps that are distracting and you can stop them all for a duration of time. At that time, there will be no notifications and you won’t be able to use the app.
The New share menu is now ordered alphabetically and the suggested apps appear on top of the list. It is a big relief as the previous Share menu was a complete mess.
Live caption is a feature that will display captions on a video played offline or with the Video player. It looks like a very good feature for Deaf and people with difficulty in hearing. Also, it can come in handy at night when you don’t want to wake the person sleeping next to you.
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- The device should be charged to 50% for uninterrupted flashing of ROM
- Drivers should be installed on PC for Galaxy Note 4
How to flash the LineageOS 17.1 for Galaxy Note 4
Step 1: Take a Backup of your Data, and Move the Custom ROM file Internal Storage
Step 2: Flash the official TWRP Custom Recovery on the Galaxy Note 4
Step 3: Boot to the recovery and in Wipe section, perform a Full Wipe (Data, Cache, System)
Step 4: Go to Wipe section again and Format Data
Step 5: Go to the Install section and Flash the ROM Zip file
Step 6: Flash the GApps (OpenGApps or BitGApps) for Google apps and Magisk for root (Optional)
Step 7: Reboot to the System. The first boot will take some time.
Install SPenCommand for enhanced use of Stylus.
That’s it, This will flash the LineageOS 17.1 for Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Moreover, You can root it with Magisk and use Magisk Modules or Xposed for customizability. Leave us a comment below if you face any problem.
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