Install Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo SM-G903F/M/W Lineage OS 16.0 Android Pie 9.0 Official ROM

After Samsung Galaxy S4 hit, Samsung tried a lot of variants in the Samsung Galaxy S5. In this variant, Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo is one among them. The beauty is all options reached a different audience. S5 series is essential for Samsung. Because they made a strong foundation in the Android World with the Samsung Galaxy S Series, this Neo variant comes with Exynos 7580 processor. Regular S5 comes with Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801. But, It doesn’t mean, It is lag in performance. But, now you can notice a lot of lag issues. 20-50 Whatsapp messages at a time are enough to hang your mobile. The problem here is the software. You are using Old OS. We can Improve your device by flashing the latest Android OS. With the help of Lineage OS 16.0, you can use Android 9.0 in your mobile. 
Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo with Volcano Mountain Background

You should have Custom Recovery like TWRP, in your mobile. There are plenty of features that are added in this version. Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, and Improved Gestures are some essential features. Even If you are a regular user, I advise you to try this custom ROM. This is the official version, means; you will receive regular patch updates. It is free from Major bugs like Hardware compatibility issues.

Why should you flash Official Lineage OS 16.0 on Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo?

We are thanks for the Hard work of Lineage OS team. Without this team, this method is not possible. You have only 2 GB of RAM. It is not enough for some heavy usage. Samsung stopped updates for your device and also your warranty is expired, So there is no giveaway here. It has a Good Exynos 7580 Octa-Core processor. Custom Skin OS from Samsung consumes a lot of RAM Usage compare with the Stock ROM.

If we optimize correctly with correct Lineage OS after rooting, we can see some Improvements. So, after rooting, I can expect Lag-free experience? Probably. Also, if we hibernate and eliminate a lot of unwanted apps and optimize some apps, your device is hardware limited. But, within these limits, we can enhance the performance by 30-40% compared with your old usage. If you use Lineage Custom ROMs, you can expect a 50-80% improvement in performance.

How to Install Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo Lineage OS 16.0 Android Pie 9.0 Official ROM (SM-G903F, SM-G903M, SM-G903W)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo comes with a flexible bootloader other than Verizon devices. Verizon devices come with locked Bootloader. This means that different smartphone variants can be easily rooted. Also, the device can accept to install TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery file/app alike.

TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file which must be installed on Samsung Galaxy devices because you can root them successfully. In this article, we explained the easiest method to follow and install TWRP recovery on the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.

With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the latest version of Lineage OS into your S5 Neo. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that, with the TWRP recovery present on your device, you can easily install any custom ROM or firmware. Does it seem complicated? Relax, everything will be explained succinctly in bullets. If you didn’t root your mobile, Refer- Root Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo.

Things to check out for;

  • Check your device model number.

  • Should have TWRP installed on your mobile.
  • Make sure your device battery is charged above 50%

  • Backup your current files and data, just in case (save them on external storage using TWRP Backup).

Pre-Requirement Steps

Enabling developer option

  • Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock on your mobile. To do this; go to settings >>> about >>> Tap on the “Build Number” 7-10 times consistently to enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock. There is no complicated process in the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo.

  • Download Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo Lineage ROM 16.0 and copy it in your Mobile SD Card.

Flash Lineage OS using TWRP

Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo Recovery Mode

  • Switch off your device. Then, enter into Recovery mode. To do this; press and hold down the Volume Up + Home+ Power buttons at the same time for some time.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo TWRP

  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.

  • Now it Will Boot into TWRP Recovery Mode.
  • Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache, Dalvik, System Data. System Data will delete all files including your Current OS.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select Lineage OS.Zip.
  • After the Installation Reboot Your Mobile.
  • We have successfully Installed Lineage OS in our mobile.

Install Gapps For Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo

Google Apps Called Gapps. That are Pre-Installed on All Android Mobiles. Google apps are Gmail, Google Maps, Play Store, YouTube, Google+, Search, Google Docs, Google Music, etc. These Gapps are not Pre-Installed With Custom ROMs Like CyanogenMod and others, Due to Some License Problems. All the Gapps Applications are the property of Google. There is no Re-modification in the Gapps.

Steps

CPU-Z Hardware Info

  • Install CPU Hardware app in your mobile. Go to CPU and Note down your Architecture. It is essential to select the correct Gapps for your mobile.
  • Download Gapps For Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo Lineage Oreo Official ROM 16.0 Pie version and Copy it into your Internal Memory. If you are confused with the Packages, you can refer Official Gapps Package comparison.
  • Switch Off Your Mobile. Boot it into recovery mode->Volume Up+ Home+ Power Button.
  • Now it Will Boot into TWRP Recovery Mode.
  • Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install. Select Gapps.Zip.
  • After the Installation Reboot Your Mobile.

Lineage OS 16.0 Features

There are a lot of features added in Lineage OS 16.0. Here I mentioned some Important features.

Lineage OS 16 UI

  • Android Pie 9.0 Stock Android ROM with System-Wide Color options available. Dark, Grey themes are also available.
  • We have optimized Recent apps Switcher.
  • Volume Rocker contains Silent/Vibrate/Mute Options with Easy adjustable navigation.
  • Notification enhanced. Instead of replying to a single message, now you can reply to the whole conversation.
  • Lock Screen Visualizer for music.
  • New Set of Emoji.
  • Notification light can be configured with a lot of colors.
  • Reading mode is configured with greyscale. You can select this option from Quick settings.

Lineage OS encryption

  • Full device encryption supported.
  • Adaptive Battery- Better Battery optimization.
  • Digital Wellbeing- Optimize your time with Social Network interaction.

What More?

Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo is a Flagship branch device; We can expect Some Improvement. But, If you use Lineage Custom Roms, you can expect a considerable performance Improvement. So, If you have little knowledge in tech, I advise you to Root and flash Lineage Custom ROM. If you flash other Custom ROM, check what is working and what is not working. It is wise to use Some Official Custom ROMs like Lineage. If you feel you are limited with Hardware, Trust me 2 GB RAM is more than enough for regular usage. Refer- How Much RAM you need if you face any problem, comment below.

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12 thoughts on “Install Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo SM-G903F/M/W Lineage OS 16.0 Android Pie 9.0 Official ROM

  1. Thanks for your instructions. I followed your instructions, and it worked expected for, it recognizes my processor and a 32-bit processor. I have SM-G903M. The processor the 7580, as far as I am aware, there is no 32-bit version of that. I need your help.
    Thanks

    • Flash the latest TWRP. Make Clean installation by wiping system, Dalvik cache. Flash patched the latest Lineage OS version-lineage-16.0-20191029.

  2. Hi Selva Ganesh, something went wrong while trying to install lineage-16.0(-20191213-nightly-s5neolte-signed). Unfortunately, the formatted internal memory of S5 Neo SM-G903F.
    BTW at the time, it was rooted.

    TWRP-3.3.1-0-s5neolte is still working; it is possible to connect to a laptop and transfer files.

    Then tried your instructions to install lineage-16.0 via TWRP, couldn’t manage. Lineage-16.0 continues to play the boot logo loop.
    How to continue and get the S5 Neo working again?

    • Yes. You can sideload Lineage using TWRP and Install the OS Files. Try with the Latest OS version. You should clear System and User Data before the installation. Or Ese the Old OS files will make conflict with the lineage OS.

  3. Hey, I’ve been having problems installing this rom for my SM-G903W. If anyone can help me out, it would mean a lot, thanks.

  4. Hello Selva,
    Thank you for writing this article. Could you please confirm:
    1. Is video recording working now?
    2. Do phonecalls work properly (I’ve seen that some people had problems with the microphone on phonecalls)?
    Thanks,
    Suresh

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