While Samsung Electronics Co Ltd may have rolled out the official Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy S7 Edge phones, a custom ROM has been made available for the device. Decent UltraLite is based on Android 7.0 Nougat but offers more functionalities and features than the official firmware.
As seen on its changelog, Decent UltraLite renders Galaxy S7 Edge debloated, smooth and battery-friendly. It also features a couple of tweaks and features like Per App Lock, Galaxy S8 style power menu and fully functional Private Mode among others.
Before installing this custom ROM, please take note of the following reminders. First, back up all of your phone's valuable data as the process will require you to clean install or remove everything from your phone. Second, turn on USB debugging through Settings > Development Options > USB debugging.
Third, Galaxy S7 Edge should be rooted, unlocked and installed with a recovery tool like ClockworkMod or TWRP. Fourth, charge your phone to at least 60 per cent. Fifth, this guide is intended for Galaxy S7 Edge; this may cause damage to an incompatible device.
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How to flash Android 7.0 Decent UltraLite on Galaxy S7 Edge
If you have decided to continue with the installation, follow this step-by-step guide on how you can flash Nougat-based Decent UltraLite custom ROM.
Step 1: Download the Decent Nougat ROM for Galaxy S7 Edge on your PC. Do not extract the file.
Step 2: Plug your phone to your PC using a USB cable and copy and paste the downloaded ROM zip file to your phone's SD card.
Step 3: Disconnect the cable and turn off your phone.
Step 4: Boot phone into recovery mode by pressing the power, home and volume up buttons altogether at the same time.
Step 5: Perform wipe tasks three times using 3x Wipe Cache, Dalvik/ART Cache, Internal Storage, System & Data.
Step 6: Tap Install and look for the ROM. Click on it, then confirm flashing. Wait to finish.
Step 7: Select Reboot now. It might take several minutes.
Check your phone's Settings to see if the flashing is successful.