The Samsung Galaxy Alpha It is a mobile launched in August 2014 that had a very good acceptance worldwide. It is actually a device with Android which has very good features, but unfortunately this device being a bit old stopped receiving updates from Samsung. However, this is no longer a problem, as we will teach you how to install Android 6.0 on Samsung Galaxy Alpha so that you have the most current operating system on your mobile.
And it is really worth keeping this mobile up to date, since its Hardware is very good, since it has a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It also has a 12-megapixel camera and a 2.1-megapixel front camera, 32GB internal storage and an 8-core processor. At first this mobile had Android 4.4 KitKat and then it could be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop, but after this there were no updates available for this device.
Is it possible to update the Samsung Galaxy Alpha to Android 6.0?
It is normal for manufacturers to stop releasing updates for their old devices, thus restricting the user to software updates. But Android keeps releasing new versions, so it is frustrating to continue with the same software without being able to update it.
To end this problem, a custom ROM has been created by various developers who always want to keep the firmware of various mobiles that are not officially supported. For our Samsung Galaxy Alpha A ROM has been developed by an XDA user, this ROM is based on Android 6.0.1 MarsMallow and it will be the new Operating System of our Samsung.
Install Android 6.0 on Samsung Galaxy Alpha
To the install a ROM on Samsung Galaxy Alpha you can enjoy the new features of Android 6.0 MarshMallow. In addition, this ROM does not only bring this benefit, but it has many improvements in terms of stability, it is lighter and improves battery consumption and performance.
But are you ready to install this ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Alpha? This guide will help you install Android 6.0 on Samsung Galaxy Alpha is compatible with the G850F, G850FQ, G850M and G850Y models with a Custom ROM.
But before starting you must take into consideration certain very important points, this so you know how to avoid damaging your mobile in the process. Let’s see:
1.- This ROM is only compatible with the variants of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, so if you try it on another mobile you can damage your device.
2.- Your mobile must have at least 50% battery (if it is fully charged much better). This is very important, since if the mobile is turned off during the process it can damage the system.
3.- You must have rooted your Samsung Galaxy Alpha, if you haven’t here is a guide to achieve it quickly and without a PC.
4.- This process will void the warranty of your mobile¸ so you must be sure you want to continue.
5.- You must download TWRP Recovery.img from this link for your Galaxy Alpha.
6.- The tool we will use is Flashify that you can download from here. This will help install the recovery.img.
7.- You must perform a backup with TWRPsuch as contacts, call logs and text messages.
8.- You must enable the Unknown sources option¸ you can do this from the menu Settings -> Security -> Unknown sources.
9.- You must enable USB Debugging option, for this you just have to go to the menu Settings -> About device and press 5 times on compilation number.
10.- You must download gapps.zip from this link.
Steps to flash Android 6.0 ROM on Galaxy Alpha
With all of this in mind and if you’re ready to get started, then let’s get started. Doing this is very easy, You just have to follow the steps as I will indicate them and you won’t have any problem.
1.- You must copy all the downloaded files to the mobile’s SD card.
2.- Now, you must start your mobile in Recovery mode. For this you must turn on the mobile by pressing the Home, Volume Up and Power buttons.
3.- In the TWRP Recovery you must select install and search ROM. You must copy the ZIP file, select it and click on Flash.
4.- When the ROM has been installed, you must return to the main menu. Then you must again click on install and look for the gapps file, the file is in .zip format and then press to flash.
5.- When you have finished, you must return to the main menu and select Wipe Caché and Wipe Dalvik Caché.
6.- Having done all this, there is only restart the mobile by selecting Reboot System.
This is all you need to install Android 6.0 on Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Don’t worry if it takes a long time to start, it will take a maximum of 10 minutes, but if something goes wrong you can leave a comment and we will help you. At the end remember restore Android backup and you won’t have any problem.