Samsung is no longer the laggard it was a few years ago when it comes to rolling out major Android OS updates. Sure, not as timely as Google, but with Android 10, things have been way better than previous years.

Make no mistake, Samsung is nowhere near perfect. Matter of fact, being the industry leader it is, the Korean company still has some work to do to catch up with Google or even OnePlus.

For instance, whereas Google and OnePlus smartphones receive three major OS updates, Samsung, despite selling some of the most expensive smartphones on the planet, only guarantees two major OS updates.

oneplus 5T oxygen OS 10.0
OnePlus 5 & 5T have received 3 OS updates, including Android 10

While the promise of regular security patches for up to four years takes some pressure off Samsung’s shoulders, two years of OS updates for devices that cost in the regions of $1,000 and increasingly more is simply unacceptable.

Luckily, the massive Android developer community hardly disappoints on this front. Plenty of custom ROM developers live for this moment where they can step in and provide abandoned device owners with Android OS updates for years.

LineageOS is one such custom ROM. For years, Samsung devices that didn’t get a chance to switch to the next official Android OS version have relied on LineageOS to get a taste of the new features that ship in updated OS versions.

The latest version is LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10. Having been around for months, quite a good number of Samsung devices have hopped onto the official bandwagon and in this article, we share their details with you.

Samsung devices with official LineageOS 17.1 support

Note that Samsung devices with official LineageOS 17.1 support will receive OTA updates on the regular. As for those with unofficial LineageOS support, one must manually update their devices whenever a new version is available.

For devices listed below, you will receive OTA updates whenever a new update is available to download and install.

1. Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) [Codename a3xelte]
2. Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) [Codename a5xelte]
3. Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) [Codename a5y17lte]
4. Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) [Codename a7y17lte]
5. Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 [Codename ms013g]
6. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE (N9005/P) [Codename hlte]
7. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE (N9008V) [Codename hltechn]
8. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE (N900K/L/S) [Codename hltekor]
9. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE (N900T/V/W8) [Codename hltetmo]
10. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (N960F/N/F/DS) [Codename crownlte]
11. Samsung Galaxy S III Neo (Dual SIM) [Codename s3ve3gds]
12. Samsung Galaxy S III Neo (Samsung Camera) [Codename s3ve3gjv]
13. Samsung Galaxy S III Neo (Sony Camera) [Codename s3ve3gxx]
14. Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505/G, SGH-I337M, SGH-M919) [Codename jfltexx]
15. Samsung Galaxy S4 (SCH-I545) [Codename jfltevzw]
16. Samsung Galaxy S4 (SCH-R970, SPH-L720) [Codename jfltespr]
17. Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-I337) [Codename jflteatt]
18. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active [Codename jactivelte]
19. Samsung Galaxy S4 Value Edition (GT-I9515/L) [Codename jfvelte]
20. Samsung Galaxy S5 Active [Codename klteactivexx]
21. Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE (G9006V/8V) [Codename kltechn]
22. Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE (G900AZ/F/M/R4/R7/T/V/W8,S902L) [Codename klte]
23. Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE (G900I/P) [Codename kltedv]
24. Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE (G900K/L/S) [Codename kltekor]
25. Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE (SCL23) [Codename kltekdi]
26. Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE Duos (G9006W/8W) [Codename kltechnduo]
27. Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE Duos (G900FD/MD) [Codename klteduos]
28. Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A [Codename lentislte]
29. Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo [Codename s5neolte]
30. Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus [Codename kccat6]
31. Samsung Galaxy S9 [Codename starlte]
32. Samsung Galaxy S9+ [Codename star2lte]
33. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Wi-Fi (2016) [Codename gts28vewifi]
34. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 Wi-Fi (2016) [Codename gts210vewifi]
35. Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (Wi-Fi) [Codename gts4lvwifi]

Chances of the devices above receiving official LineageOS 18 based on Android 11 are pretty much high, but that’s a story for another day. Officially, feel free to check our Samsung Android 11 (One UI 3.0) update coverage here.

NOTE: This article will be updated regularly to reflect the latest changes as and when available.

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