Now you can enjoy the taste of the Android 9.0 (Pie) update and the One UI interface on the S7 Edge. Samsung has recently been very gracious about the official system updates for its smartphones compared to previous updates. The Galaxy S9 / S9 Plus , Galaxy Note 9 , and its older phones such as the Galaxy S8/S8 Plus and the Galaxy Note 8, and even older phones from 2017 also have the Galaxy Note 7 FE already upgraded to the Android Pie.
Also added to these phones are 23 other Samsung phones that will also receive the Android 9.0 update during the current year. But of course, Samsung’s flagship phone of 2016 is the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge has been abandoned because they are three years old. So, if you’re a user of the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge and wish you had an Android 9 update next to Samsung’s One UI interface, well, I’m here to let you know that your wish has finally been achieved, but still informally, of course.
This is because there is an Android 9.0 Rom, a port from the Galaxy Note FE phone that has recently received the latest One UI 1.0, and because of its sharing of the S7 on the same processing chip, the process of modifying the system to run on the S7 twins was smooth without complications.
Android 9 Pie for Galaxy S7/S7 Edge
Android Pie ROM for Galaxy S7 we are talking about today called “BlackDiamond” and was modified by Kill-Switch from the XDA Developers Forum. it comes with Samsung One UI interface with Samsung’s official Android 9 applications such as messaging, communication and the new One UI Quick Launch sittings. Of course there are some differences such as that there is no Home button or the usual navigation buttons because the Galaxy S7 comes with a real Home button as well as menu buttons.
BlackDiamond ROM errors
However, at the moment it is still in its initial experimental stages, so there are some things that will not work as you expect. These errors include:
- mobile hotspot, which does not work at all.
- Wi-Fi connection that you will need to activate each time you restart your phone.
- Before you can use Bluetooth, you’ll first need to turn off Wi-Fi, then turn on Bluetooth.
- Then turn on Wi-Fi again.
Of course, to install ROM on your phone you will first need to have a TWRP custom recovery. You should also make sure that you are installing Android 9.0 Pie on the Galaxy S7 with Exynos processor and not Snapdragon. To learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of the port as well as the opinions of users, I advise you to go to the official page @ XDA.