How to Convert Galaxy Note 5/S6 Edge+ into Galaxy S8 Plus!

For those of you who want to fully convert you Galaxy Note 5 or S6 Edge+ into Galaxy S8 Plus, here’s how to do it.  I will show you how to install TWRP recovery then install the S8 Plus ported ROM.  This will give you all new Galaxy S8 features including fully-working live infinity wallpapers, AOD, fully-working S8 Camera, S8 apps, s8 icons, etc…etc…

First, you will need a supported model, make sure you have a T-Mobile SM-N920T, Canadian SM-N920W8, international SM-N920C/SM-N920I/SM-N920G, Korean SM-N920S/SM-N920K/SM-N920L, dual-sim SM-N9208, T-Mobile SM-N928T, Canadian SM-N928W8, international SM-N928F, Korean SM-G928K, SM-G928L, or SM-G928S.  Sorry, AT&T or Verizon models will NOT WORK as they have locked bootloaders!

NOTE: Installing TWRP recovery will set off your KNOX counter and YOU WILL LOSE SAMSUNG PAY PERMANENTLY!!!  Also, we will be doing a factory reset that will ERASE ALL YOUR APPS and APP SETTINGS!!!

Step 1. Download the ROM on your phone.

Download:

UPDATE: Please use V5 instead of V4!  Also, please download Kernel V5  and install right after ROM V5!

Download KhongLoi ROM V5

Download KhongLoi Kernel V5

Download KhongLoi ROM V4

Download T-Mobile/Canadian LTE/Voice fix (ONLY for T-Mobile or Canadian models or Note 5 or S6 Edge+)

 

Step 2. Go into Settings->About Phone->Software Information and tap on the “Build number” about 5 times until it says, “Developer mode has been turned on.”

 

Step 3. Tap the back button twice then choose “Developer options”.

Step 4. If you have a menu option called “OEM Unlock”, make sure it is ON.  If you don’t see it you can skip this step.

Step 5. Next, we will be installing TWRP recovery so we can install a custom ROM.  If you already have TWRP recovery installed, skip to Step 12.

Power off your phone then hold down Volume Down, Center Home, and Power buttons together until you see a warning screen like below:

Step 6. Hit Volume up to enter Download mode and connect a micro-USB cable from your phone to a Windows computer.

Step 7. For Galaxy Note 5, download TWRP for your model of Note 5 on our TWRP recovery for Galaxy Note 5 page.

For S6 Edge Plus, please download latest TWRP tar file here.

Step 8. You will also need to download ODIN and Samsung USB drivers.

Download:

Download ODIN

Download Samsung USB drivers for Note 5 or S6 Edge+Direct Download

Once download, unzip/extra files of the ODIN zip file.

Step 9. Double-click on ODIN EXE file to run ODIN program.

Step 10. You should see a blue-highlighted box like below.  If you don’t see it, run the Samsung USB driver file you downloaded earlier and install drivers.

Step 11. Choose “AP” then choose the TWRP file you downloaded for your phone.  Hit Start.  Now, immediately after your phone’s screen goes off, hold down Volume Up, Center Home, and Power buttons so you boot into TWRP.  If you miss this step, reset your phone by holding down Volume Down and Power buttons and as soon as the phone resets, do the buttons again.

Step 12. Once in TWRP, you can also make a backup ROM of your stock firmware, which will save all of your apps and app data.  I am skipping that step in this tutorial but if you want to make a backup at this point, you can follow my TWRP backup/restore guide.

Choose “Wipe” and swipe to do factory reset.  This WILL ERASE ALL your APPS and settings!!!

Step 13. Next, install ROM.

Make sure you choose the correct model of the Note 5 or S6 Edge Plus that you are installing on.

If you want Galaxy S8 camera, choose that in the options also!

Step 14. Once done, you can reboot.  If you have T-Mobile or Canadian model, make sure you flash the Voice/LTE fix.

Step 15. Once rebooted, you should have a fully converted Note 5 or S6 Edge+ with Galaxy S8 firmware!

 

 

FAQ

Q: How do I get it back to my stock firmware?
A: If you made a TWRP backup, restore your stock firmware by restoring.  If you didn’t make a TWRP backup, you can unroot using our unroot guide.

ROM Credits – XDA <— Please donate to the developer or hit the Thanks button on XDA if you like this ROM, thx!

 

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