Samsung Galaxy Note 9 LineageOS 17.1 (Android 10) support arrives; Galaxy S20 kernel source code for Snapdragon variants go live

Samsung is continuously working towards pushing the Android 10 update for the Galaxy Note 9 on a larger scale. The device has been able to bag the Android 10 update in some regions, but, it has not made its way to every user.

LineageOS, which is one of the popular custom ROMs has now officially extended its support for the Galaxy Note 9 as well. For naive, the LineageOS custom ROM grants tons of customization, security, and privacy, and developer features that you can tweak on your Android device after installing LineageOS.

Now talking about the LineageOS 17.1 for the Galaxy Note 9, almost all the features are working properly except a few, i.e. iris sensor and VoLTE, VoWIFI, etc. So, kindly make a note of that before flashing this ROM on your phone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

All thanks to XDA senior member, abtekk for sharing this LineageOS ROM for the device. Here is a list of features that are working and not working along with the bug that is present in this LineageOS 17.1 ROM for Galaxy Note 9:

What’s working:
– Wi-Fi
– Bluetooth
– Mobile Network (Calling, Data, etc.)
– Audio (Stereo Speakers)
– Camera
– Fingerprint Sensor
– S-Pen Basics
– Call Recording
– Signal Indicator

What’s not working:
– Iris sensor does not work because AOSP upstream does not support that yet.
– IMS services (VoLTE, VoWiFi, etc). Samsung has their own proprietary implementation. It is not really possible to easily port that to LineageOS.

– S-Pen/Mouse will cause small graphical glitches during button animations sometimes.

If you are eager to install this unofficial LineageOS 17.1 ROM on your Galaxy Note 9 then, you can follow the instructions below along with the download link:

– Galaxy Note 9 Exynos (N960F): Link

1. Make sure TWRP has been installed and functional
2. Reboot to recovery
3. Wipe data and cache (required if you switch from other ROMs)
4. Flash the latest build (then gapps and magisk if needed)
5. Reboot


Samsung Galaxy S20 kernel source code for Snapdragon variants go live as well

The kernel source code for the Snapdragon variants of the Galaxy S20 series is also now as well, giving the license to the developers to develop custom ROMs and mods for the units. Notably, earlier the kernel code went live for the Exynos models.

samsung kernel source for galaxy s20 series snapdragon

The source code can be found on the Samsung Open Source Release Center website here.

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