Snapdragon powered Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra can now run LineageOS 17.1


Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra was among the early premium arrivals of 2020. The flagship Galaxy device came packed with Samsung’s usual high-end Exynos 990 chipset. With release of Google’s Android 11, S20 Ultra would now be up-to-date with the same based on OneUI 3.0. However, only a few know that the Korean giant has its US models equipped with Snapdragon’s flagship 865 SoC. That’s also where the catch comes in. The superior Snapdragon models do not allow for any loopholes for those looking to bootloader unlock them. However, XDA developers seem to have developed a cure to give you a cutting edge while pursuing the bootloader unlock. That cure is named “LineageOS”. 

Well, I’m sure the name Cyanogen must ring a bell. LineageOS is very much like a successor to the CyanogenOS that was discontinued in 2016. Based on Android, LineageOS is a free, open-source OS. The latest version to the Lineage OS was launched back in April this year, labelled 17.1. A few recognized developers at XDA released an unofficial build to LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10 for S20 and S20 Ultra. While some of you might be excited, it is important that you note that this unofficial build is based on Android 10. It is only natural if you progressed and are now functioning on OneUI 3.0. In that case you need to rewind and get the old Android 10 firmware back. Compatibility issues are a real deal and you can’t have a pass at them. 

Additionally, the ROM file which we have given below for download is not a Generic System Image. Hence, your favourite ready-made Google apps will not be available on installation. But, as long as you have the Gapps package to flash, you are safe to explore LineageOS 17.1.

Download LineageOS ROM 17.1 for Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.

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