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Install Android 10 LineageOS 17 on Galaxy M20

Samsung Galaxy M20 Android 10 update is now available. Recently, after Google unveiled the latest Android version on their Pixel device. Hence, due to the easy availability of Android 10 source code, plenty of custom ROMs were developed soon after. In this guide, we’ll assist you to install LineageOS 17 ROM based Android 10 on Samsung Galaxy M20 using easy steps.

All the credit goes to senior developer from XDA community for building this Lineage OS ROM. Most important, this is an unofficial software update and not an official Samsung firmware. Hence, there are chances that you might face few bugs or issues during its use. Fortunately, the developer of this ROM claims it to be the most sable Android 10 ROM ever.

Android 10 is the tenth version of the Android operating system. It comes with plenty of enhancement over its predecessor. Besides, this LineageOS 17 features some amazing customization which will definitely improve your device performance. To be specific, some of the Android 10 features are refreshed UI, system-wide dark mode, security update, improved battery with AI support, etc.

Galaxy M20 specs are completely compatible to experience such fast performance LineageOS ROM. However, if you do face any issues during the use of Android 10 on Samsung Galaxy M20, then don’t worry at all. This unofficial firmware is updated on a weekly basis. Hence, all those issues will be cleared up soon. Are you ready to enjoy Android 10 on Galaxy M20? Then head on to our detailed easy steps article mentioned below.

Disclaimer:

It is recommended to proceed at your own risk. Unfortunately, if your phone gets bricked, then we at Droid Thunder will not be held liable for that.

Compatibility:

This Android 10 based Lineage OS 17 ROM is only for Samsung Galaxy M20. Do NOT install this software update on any other device or variant. It will cause permanent damage.

Screenshot:Install LineageOS 17 ROM on Samsung Galaxy M20 screenshot 3

Pre-Requisites:

  • It is essential to charge your phone to minimum 50%.
  • Take backup of your important phone data. This process will wipe your contacts, apps, messages and accounts etc.
  • In order to recognize your device, install USB drivers on PC.
  1. Download Samsung Galaxy M20 USB drivers.
  • Enable USB debugging mode in your device settings.
  1. How to Enable USB Debugging on Samsung Galaxy M20.
  • It is recommended to flash latest TWRP recovery on your phone. Refer:
  1. How to install TWRP on Samsung Galaxy M20.
  • Your Galaxy M20 should be rooted before going further. Refer:
  1. How to Root Samsung Galaxy M20.

Let’s move to our Samsung Galaxy M20 Android 10 ROM installation process.

Steps to Install Android 10 on Samsung Galaxy M20:


Step 1: Download LineageOS 17 ROM.

Step 2: Download GApps.

Note: Do NOT extract the downloaded zip files.

Step 3: Boot Galaxy M20 into TWRP recovery mode. For that, switch it off first,

Step 4: Then press and hold Volume Up key + Power key simultaneously. As soon as you see the TWRP logo, let go both the keys.

Note: If you are not able to do so, use TWRP manager app from Google Play Store.

This is how you can reboot Galaxy M20 into TWRP recovery mode.

Step 5: Once you land into TWRP, take Nandroid backup. This is the backup of your current Android OS.

  1. How to take Nandroid Backup on Samsung Galaxy M20.

Step 6: Moreover, click the Wipe button from the main screen.

 Install Android 10 on Samsung Galaxy M20 via LineageOS 17

Step 7: Then swipe right to begin wiping.

 Install Android 10 on Samsung Galaxy M20 via LineageOS 17

Note: This step will delete your phone data. Hence ensure to make backup before doing this step.

Step 8: Again click on Wipe from the main screen.

Step 9: Then click the Advanced Wipe option.

 Install Android 10 on Samsung Galaxy M20 via LineageOS 17

Step 10: Tick Dalvik / ART cache, System, Data and cache partitions.

 Install Android 10 on Samsung Galaxy M20 via LineageOS 17

Note: Do not tick any other partitions other than the mentioned ones.

Step 11: Now swipe right to again start wiping.

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We’ll start Samsung Galaxy M20 Lineage OS 17 ROM flashing process.

Step 12: Just click on Install option.

 Install Android 10 on Samsung Galaxy M20 via LineageOS 17

This will show your files present on your device.

Step 13: Simply browse and select the downloaded Android 10 ROM.

Swipe right to start the Galaxy M20 Lineage OS ROM installation.

Install Android 10 on Samsung Galaxy M20 via LineageOS 17
 Install Android 10 on Samsung Galaxy M20 via LineageOS 17

Wait until the installation completes.

Step 14: Similarly flash downloaded GApps zip (Google Apps) package file.

Step 15: Reboot your phone from Reboot » System.

Install LineageOS 17 custom ROM on Galaxy M20 via Android 10 Q

Note: The first boot will take more time to start than usual.

If you didn’t like this Android 10 ROM, then you can restore back default stock ROM using our guide:

  1. Update Samsung Galaxy M20 to official Android 10 Q DDU3CSL4 firmware.

This is how you can download and install LineageOS 17 custom ROM based Android 10 on Samsung Galaxy M20 SM-M205F smartphone. If you face any issues, then do let me know.

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