The Galaxy S6 is about to receive the official update that elevates the version of its system to Android 7.0 Nougat. At least that’s what the firm said a few days ago. However, there are methods to enjoy the benefits of Android 7.1.1 on your Samsung Galaxy S6 before the official firmware arrives and is in the form of ROM customized specifically through AOKP.
For the most part of users Android updates are a problem. Normally they arrive late and leave us with that feeling of restlessness of wanting to enjoy the improvements that Google promises and not being able to do it in your terminal until the official update adapted for your model is available.
Luckily, while not a definitive solution, the there is a more than reasonable option to update your smartphone. In the case of Samsung Galaxy S6 and the respective Edge version we find several alternatives. We opted for AOKP.
Android 7.1.1 on your Samsung Galaxy S6
Yes. CyanogenMod, now reconverted to LineageOS, has been the custom ROM par excellence, but it is not the only one that offers good results. In the case of the Samsung Galaxy S6, there is a movement supported by the developers of the Android community that have given life to an unofficial version of AOKP. It is a firmware that combines the virtues of LineageOS including its simple interface which is light along with other additions of parallel developments.
In any case, AOKP based on the AOSP code of Android 7.1.1 is an ideal option to anticipate the official update of Android 7.0 Nougat. It is also best for those who in addition to wanting to enjoy the updates of the nougat flavor, want to leave behind the custom interface of Samsung. It is possible to give a new air to your Samsung Galaxy S6.
Download and install
As with most of the custom ROMs, in the case of the AOKP firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S6 its installation is as simple. Just download the compressed zip file, transfer it to the internal memory or microSD card and proceed with its installation from the Recovery TWRP. Additionally, anyone who wants to enjoy Google’s apps and services, it is necessary to install the GApps adapted for Android Nougat, which you can download from the following link.