IodéOS + Galaxy A5 2017

Hello, is it possible to install IodéOS on any Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 model ?

Versions: A520F (Europe, Global Single-SIM); A520F/DS (Global Dual-SIM); A520K/L/S (South Korea). A520W (Canada)

Yes, it is possible to install IodéOS on any Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 model

Hello iodèOS.-Team, Samsung’s Galaxy A5 2017 model is no longer in the list of devices supported by iodèOS. What does this mean End Of Life (EOL), or what else?

No the device was not present in the french page version. Now it should be listed.

Hello iodé-Team.

The A520F ‘a5y17lte’ is a delightfully handy 5.2" Super AMOLED phone with glass front (Gorilla Glass 4), glass back, aluminium frame, IP68 dust/water resistant, dedicated slot microSDXC and FM radio.

Is there any chance that the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 will get an upgrade to iodéOS 3.x or at least another update to 2.4.x?

It is very unlikely, but who knows… From LineageOS – LineageOS Android Distribution “for devices using kernel versions 3.18 and below, this may be the end of the road”.

Does this mean that iodèOS-2.4-20220408-a5y17lte was the last ROM, so support will be discontinued immediately and accordingly there will be no update higher 2.4 (based on Android 11)?

It may be the end of the road, but it doesn’t have to be, because clever minds show that all theory is gray - and green the golden tree of life.

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F (a5y17lte)
Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F (a7y17lte)
released 2017, Jan., last Stock ROM Android 8.0


For the original article on XDA, please click on the image.
For the original article on XDA, please click on the image.

]([ROM][A5|7 2017] LineageOS 18.1 Official / 19 Preview | XDA Forums)

also works with LineageOS 19.1, Kernel Version ↯↯ 3.18.140 ↯↯

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Yes, I’m aware of this work. But keep in mind that there is no guarantee of success for a completely usable rom.
In all cases, lineage 18.1 will be supported for several years, and so will be iodé 2.x on all the devices we support.

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@vince31fr ,
Thank you for this clear statement. I’m completely satisfied with iodéOS 2.4x.

From my point of view, it doesn’t always have to be the next possible higher software version. Android 13 already sends its regards …

I just successfully installed latest iode on my Samsung A5.
So even if Android 12 (Lineage 19) will not be available for this nice device - it will probably supported for the next years by iode?
I am asking because I am wondering if it is worth to spend the effort.
Thanx in adavnce!

The Galaxy A5 2017 (a5y17lte), released 1.2017, is worth every effort, because a powerful and, by today’s standards, small slim and puristic IP68 protection class degoogled smartphone with 5.2" Super AMOLED is hard to find.

I’m not aware of any official policy as to how long a particular Android version will be supported, and no official announcement as to when support will be discontinued. Looking at the security bulletins, I conclude that no security patches will be applied after a little more than three years after the initial release.

Android 11 'Red Velvet Cake', released 2020-09-08, is expected to have an Estimated Last Security Update 2023-12-28, but that doesn’t mean OFF for iodéOS 2.x at the same time, because experts like the iodé team can port security patches from higher¹² Android versions.

¹Android 12 (Snow Cone), released 2020-09-08, Estimated Last Security Update: 2025-01-22
²Android 12.1 'Snow Cone v2' (aka 12L), released 2021-10-04, Estimated Last Security Update 2025-06-25

The theoretical chances for a long Galaxy A520F life are given. We will see what is made of it in practice.

A long and thus sustainable smartphone life can be enjoyed among other things :clinking_glasses:

Galaxy Note 3 LTE "hlte" released 2013
Galaxy S4 "jfltexx" released 2013
Galaxy S4 Active "jactivelte" released 2013
Galaxy S5 LTE Int. "klte" released 2014
Galaxy S7 "herolte" released 2016
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