Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE has started to receive the Lineage OS support and now Galaxy S4 Mini users can update their devices to Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS via Lineage OS 14.1 custom ROM. As you know, after closing down of CyanogenMod the CyanogenMod team will now operate under the Lineage OS name which means you will get all the features of CM on the Lineage OS ROM. Lineage OS has officially build the Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM for Galaxy S4 Mini LTE. Now you can enjoy the latest Android OS on your old device. This latest custom firmware brings all the official Android 7.1.1 Nougat features and also brings some extra features integrated from CM14.1. The Lineage OS 14.1 custom firmware packed with many improvements, customization, improved system speed, changes and many amazing features which are not possible to find in the Android stock update. This ROM is not officially announced by Samsung but just a custom ROM, so you may face a few minor bugs but don’t worry they will be resolved soon. Make sure that your device must be rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM (ClockworkMod) to flash this Lineage OS 14.1 custom ROM on Galaxy S4 Mini LTE.
By following this step by step guide, you can easily install Android 7.1.1 Nougat on your Galaxy S4 Mini LTE via Lineage OS 14.1 custom ROM. This latest custom firmware is stable and comes with tons of new features; you can use it as a daily driver without any problem. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data because while flashing the ROM, your entire data will be wiped clean. If you are interested in updating the Galaxy S4 Mini LTE to Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM then go ahead and follow the given steps.
The Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 custom ROM and instructions are given in this guide can be used only for the Galaxy S4 Mini LTE. Check the model number of your Galaxy S4 from Settings > About Phone.
Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before proceeding to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on the Galaxy S4 Mini by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy S4 Mini USB Drivers on the PC.
- The Galaxy S4 Mini should be rooted with the latest version of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- The bootloader of your S4 must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of the Galaxy S4 Mini is at least above 80% before going ahead.
Steps to Flash Android 7.1.1 Lineage OS 14.1 Nougat on Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE:
Step No 1: – First, download Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 custom ROM for Galaxy S4 Mini LTE on the desktop of the PC.
Step No 2: – Plug your device to the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.
Step No 3: – Transfer Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 ROM .zip file which you’ve already downloaded from the above links to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.
Step No 4: – Unplug the Galaxy S4 Mini LTE from the PC and power it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5: – Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + 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 Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 custom ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button 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 S4 Mini LTE 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 S4 Mini LTE to the latest Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 ROM.