Samsung’s Galaxy A5 2017 is a decent mid-range device, and now it is in for a treat as the device is now getting the official LineageOS 14.1 release which is now available for download. This is a great chance for someone who is into Stock Android and doesn’t like skinned UI on their device, especially Samsung’s heavy skin and want to get a taste of vanilla Android then this one is for you.
However, the only thing here to note is that the LineageOS 14.1 is based on Android Nougat 7.1.2 which is not the latest version of Android. And the Galaxy A5 2017 is already getting the Android Oreo 8.0 update in many regions, so it might feel like a bit of downgrading for some, who are looking on to run the latest version of Android, so this won’t wow to those users.
Moreover, the LineageOS 14.1 not only brings the standard features of Android Nougat 7.1.X, but also a whole host of next level customization features, which allows you to tinker every aspect of your UI/UX and make it however you like. Don’t forget the LineageOS is what Cyanogen Mod use to be and offers the same degree of high-level of modding abilities.
To flash this Custom ROM on your Samsung Galaxy A5 2017, your phone needs to be rooted and you will also a custom recovery such as TWRP or CWM to flash it on your system. Make sure to take a backup of everything on your device, before you proceed any further to install LineageOS 14.1 on your Galaxy A5 2017.