Lineage OS team build the latest custom ROM based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy J7 (SM-J700F/J700H/J700M) variants. Now you can update your device to the latest Android OS to taste awesome and new features. Samsung Galaxy J7 comes with 5.5 inches screen along with octa-core processor, running with the power of 1.8GHz CPU. Also, the device has 2GB of RAM and 16 GB ROM. The device was released with a 5MP camera in the front, and a 13MP camera on the back and was initially running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box but have support to upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat OS. So if you can’t wait for the official update and want to install the Android 7.1.1 Nougat then you are in the right place. By following this step by step guide, you can update your Galaxy J7 (SM-J700F/J700H/J700M) to Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM.
This ROM is not officially announced by Samsung but just a custom. This latest custom ROM comes with stability improvements, bug fixes, with a new UI and tones of new features, applications and capabilities and much more. Also, Lineage OS 14.1 firmware is very smooth, stable, and runs fast on your Galaxy J7. Your Galaxy J7 should be rooted and the latest version of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP must be installed on it, otherwise, you’ll not be able to flash the Lineage OS 14.1 on your device. Once you update Galaxy J7, then you can fix many problems like force close errors, screen freeze, battery drain, heating problems, boot loops and much more. If you are interested in installing Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM on your Galaxy J7 (SM-J700F/J700H/J700M) then goes ahead and follows the given steps.
This tutorial containing the installation instructions and official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat download links can be used only for the Samsung Galaxy J7. Check the model number of your device first by navigating to Settings > About Phone.
AndroidRO will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy J7 during or after the installation of Android 7.1 Nougat based official Lineage OS 14.1 Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Take a proper backup of all your existing data and settings before proceeding to the ROM installation guide using a recommended custom recovery like CWM or TWRP.
- Download and install the correct USB Drivers for the Galaxy J7 on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your device by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Your device should be rooted with CWM recovery installed on it.
- The bootloader of the Galaxy tablet must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of your device should be charged at least about 80%.
- Download Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat ROM
- Google Apps
Steps to Flash Android 7.1.1 Nougat on Galaxy J7 with Lineage OS 14.1 Custom ROM:
Step No 1: – First, download official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM for Galaxy J7 on the desktop of the PC from the above link.
Step No 2: – Connect the Galaxy J7 to the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.
Step No 3: – Transfer the official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat ROM .zip file that you’ve already downloaded from the above link to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.
Step No 4: – Disconnect the tablet from the PC and turn it OFF to boot it into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5: – Turn ON your tablet while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time to enter into Recovery Mode.
Step No 6: – While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache.
Note:- wipe dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors while ROM installation.
Step No 7: – Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose to install zip from SD card → choose zip from sd card.
Step No 8: – Navigate to the official Lineage OS 14.1 .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device. Select the ROM .zip file and confirm the installation to begin.
Step No 9: – Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.
Your Galaxy J7 will be rebooted and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.
Done! You’ve successfully updated Galaxy J7 to official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM.