Are you still using the LG G3S (also known as the LG G3 Beat)? This is not a bad thing, even if the performance you receive is a little outdated. But, if you're not ready to pay for a new, more powerful smartphone, or if you simply keep the G3S as a backup driver, you'll probably find this update opportunity very useful. Yes, we will check how to install the latest version of Android (Android 8.1 Oreo) on your own smartphone, so let's see what it's all about.
This guide will teach you how to install the Android 8.1 Oreo firmware on your LG G3 S. But we will not use an official Android update but custom ROM software – the Lineage OS 15.1 platform. Thus, among the flashing steps that need to be followed, we will discuss the benefits, risks and essential pre-requisites that are involved. So, be sure to read all the lines below before choosing to resume the LineageOS 15.1 installation process for your LG G3S Beat.
Lineage OS 15.1 is a custom ROM based on the older CyanogenMod platform. This firmware is powered by Android 8.1 Oreo OS, but it represents a free distribution of the same after-sale software. It's a firmware based on the Android OS stock but not an official software as it brings a modified system and different features, applications and capabilities that can not be found on the operating system.
Overall, LineageOS 15.1 ROM is light and fast. It is packed with a new user interface and with various options of customization and optimization. And with this Android 8.1 Oreo iteration your LG G3S (Beat) should work better and faster than before, all you can enjoy from an improved battery life and improved functionality. Bottom line, you can now successfully improve the overall performance on your phone and use the latest applications and processes that are available in the market.
Of course, since we are discussing a custom ROM and not an official deployment of Android, we must also talk about some disadvantages. In this regard, if you choose to supplement this update solution, you will lose the warranty of your LG G3 S. In addition, you may lose access to certain built-in applications. The warranty indicator can be restored only if you choose to reinstall the Android stock firmware on your smartphone.
In addition, data that is not there from the first day will be erased from your handset. This occurs because during the Android 8.1 Oreo update operation a hard reset will be required (the wiping process is detailed during the steps below). Thus, if you do not choose to save everything before doing anything else, you will lose your personal data, your information, your accounts and your files. Therefore, take your time and secure your contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market applications, Internet settings, calendar information, saved passwords, IMEI / NVRAM data and all that may be necessary after.
A general backup can be applied by synchronizing files with your Google Account, using built-in cloud storage platforms, or downloading dedicated backup and recovery platforms from Google Play. In addition, a more complex backup operation can be applied by initiating a Nandroid backup process . This will save the current Android operating system on your LG G3S (Beat), so that if in the end the Lineage OS 15.1 does not work as expected, you will be able to use the Nandroid backup package to come back in stock.
You must first root your LG branded device because a custom ROM can be installed only on rooted systems – with root you will be able to unlock the Android operating system, which will then be modified by the new Android 8.1 Platform Oreo. In addition, once the root is secured, you must install a custom recovery image on your phone. With this dedicated environment, you will be able to complete the actual blinking procedure. Note: for things to work smoothly, I recommend using TWRP Recovery on your LG G3S (Beat).
This is going to be a manual update operation for Android 8.1 Oreo. So a computer should be near you as well as your smartphone and its USB cable. On your LG G3 S (Beat), you need to acquire developer rights, a process that can be applied by typing 7 or 10 times repeatedly on Built Number (during this repetitive tapping you will get the message "you are a developer & # 39;). The USB debug feature should be checked on your phone and you can find this field under menu -> settings -> development options.
You must check the remaining power on your phone. In case the battery status bar shows less power than 50%, you need to charge your LG G3S before following the steps below. If you do not use the loading procedure, you may encounter software issues on your device – various malfunctions may occur in the main Android system if your phone is disabled in the middle of the update operation.
How to update LG G3S (Beat) to Android 8.1 Oreo with custom Lineage OS 15.1 ROM firmware
Turn on your computer and download the Lineage OS 15.1 custom ROM package compatible with your LG G3S – you can get this Android 8.1 Oreo software from here .
Also download Google Apps compatible from here because this package is not included in the update file.
Save both files on the desktop.
Meanwhile, turn off your smartphone and wait until the power off is complete. Then, restart the recovery mode on your Android device.
In recovery mode, choose to perform a complete deletion by selecting "clear data reset", then "clear dalvik cache" and "clear cache partition".
When finished, return to the main recovery menu and choose "reboot".
Then connect your LG G3S with your computer using the USB cable.
From your computer, transfer the downloaded packages from the desktop to your smartphone and, once completed, remove the USB cable as the computer is no longer needed.
Now go back to recovery mode and this time press Install. Then, load the firmware package and perform a scan to start the update process – if the TWRP recovery is not used, you will need to choose the SD card zip & # 39; followed by & quot; choose the zip from SD card & # 39 ;.
Wait while the Lineage OS 15.1 ROM flashes. When finished, repeat the last step and install Google Apps.
At the end, from the main recovery menu select "reboot the system now".
There you have it; This is so you can update the LG G3S (Beat) firmware to Android 8.1 Oreo. You should test Lineage OS 15.1 custom ROM software right now to get a good idea of its overall functionality. You can share your update experience with us and your comments on the LineageOS 15.1 platform using the comments field below. If you have problems, depending on what you share with us, we will try to help you as soon as possible.