Samsung is all over the news as it seems the OEM is on a mission to provide Android 11 updates to supported Galaxy phones. Every week Samsung releases updates for at least two Galaxy phones. But what if your Galaxy phone is not eligible for the Android 11 update. Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A8 also not going to get the update. But you can still enjoy the latest Android 11 on your phone. Here you will know how to get Android 11 on Galaxy A7/A8/A8+.
Galaxy A7 and A8 phones now come under the old smartphones category and Samsung already stopped official updates for both series. Even both devices didn’t get the official Android 10 update. And in this situation, custom development helps users to keep their phones updated with the latest Android in the market. And if you want to try Android 11 on Galaxy A7 or A8, then there are no other options than GSI and custom ROM.
Fortunately, there is already a custom ROM available for Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A8 that brings Android 11 on both phones. All thanks to the developer VDavid003 for the Android 11 based Custom ROM for Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, and Galaxy A8+. And not only Android 11, but it also brings the latest One UI 3.1 update. It means if you have a Galaxy A7 or Galaxy A8 device, you can taste the Android 11.
Android 11 for Galaxy A7/A8/A8+
The custom ROM for Galaxy A7 & A8 called TreeUI which is based on Android 11. And it is a port of Galaxy M31’s One UI 3.1 firmware (Galaxy S20 port is also available now). It means the features available on Galaxy M31 will also be available on Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A8 phones. Yes, some features may not work considering the hardware limitations. But you can get most of the Android 11 & One UI 3.1 features.
Are you already imagining the fun when you use a new UI on your Galaxy A7, A8 or A8+. You can make your imagination come true with the TreeUI ROM. So, get ready for a new experience by following the method given below.
How to Install Android 11 ROM on Galaxy A7 & Galaxy A8 (Plus)
If you have used custom ROMs before, then you can easily install the TreeUI ROM on your phone. But if not, don’t worry you can just follow the guide given below. Before we head to the installation steps, check out the requirements.
- Download Android 11 ROM for Galaxy A7/A8/A8+
- Take a full backup of your phone
- Unlock Bootloader of Galaxy A7/A8/A8+
- Install TWRP custom recovery on your phone
- Charge your phone to at least 60% or connect to a power source for the process
- It works for model A530F, A530W, A730F, A750x
As you can see it requires unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery which is mandatory for this guide. You can follow out unlock bootloader guides and also, we have shared some custom recovery installation guides. So, make sure to check it, if the custom recovery is not already installed.
Steps to Install One UI 3.1 on Galaxy A7/A8/A8+
- Copy the downloaded TreeUI ROM+Vendor file to your Galaxy phone storage.
- I assume you have installed TWRP Recovery. If yes power off your phone. Then press & hold Volume Up + Power button together.
- Release buttons when Samsung/TWRP logo appears.
- It will boot the Galaxy A7 or A8 into the Recovery Mode.
- Now go to the Install option in TWRP Recovery.
- Select the Tree UI ROM zip file and flash it on your phone.
- After flashing the Android 11 ROM go back to TWRP home and choose the Wipe option.
- Swipe the slider to wipe data from your phone. It will delete all your data from the phone.
- Go back to TWRP home and reboot into the system.
- That’s it, set up your phone and enjoy Android 11.
Similarly, you can install Android 11 ports from different Galaxy phones like A51, S20 etc.
Since the TreeUI ROM is still in beta, you may find some minor bugs. The developer has already fixed many bugs in the latest update. So, make sure to try the latest build from the download link.
So that’s all in the guide on how to get Android 11 on Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, and Galaxy A8+. If you are using Android 11 on any of these three phones, then let us know your experience. And in case if you have any queries regarding the guide, let us know in the comment section.