If you have been looking to transform your Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge into a Galaxy S7 as long as software is concerned, you can do so by installing the ported Galaxy S7 Edge ROM.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are two of the most wanted Android smartphones at the moment, so it makes sense for developers to try and port their software to older phones such as the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Well, a few developers have done just that, managing to port a working build of the Galaxy S7 Edge firmware ROM to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.
What you get on S7 Edge ported ROM
The ported Galaxy S7 Edge ROM (Noble ROM) uses G935FXXU1APB6 as a base. It features a stock S7 edge framework and S7 edge apps including the famous edge screen. The ROM is rooted with iOS emojis. There are various CSC and build.prop tweaks for better performance as well as Advanced Power Menu.
The ROM works quite well. The only issue found at the moment is that Always-On Display is not working, however, you can follow the guide to learn how to install the Always-On Display app.
How To Install S7 Edge Ported ROM
The S7 Edge ported ROM has been tested on the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F and Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925F, however it might work on similar variants with other custom kernels.
What you need to do is to have a custom recovery installed such as TWRP. Download the ported ROM and move it to your phone.
- Turn the phone off and go into recovery mode.
- Make a Nandroid backup in case so you want to go back to the original ROM.
- Wipe data (factory reset), cache and dalvik cache.
- Go to ‘Install’ and choose the ported ROM. Swipe to flash.
Wait for the phone to flash the ROM. Once the installation process is over, restart the phone. Enjoy the full Galaxy S7 edge experience on your Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.