Install Renovate ICE 9.1 on Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo Custom ROM

Samsung’s 2017 flagship got Oreo update a few months ago, and the developers were eager to continue developing Oreo-based custom ROMs for this device. Renovate is one of the best Android 8.0 Oreo-based custom firmware for Galaxy S8 which is released on XDA Developer forum. This ROM comes with some significant tweaks which are not available on Official Oreo firmware.

Galaxy S8

The current Renovate ICE version 9.1 is quite stable, and the recognized XDA developer has added an International Telegraph support for bugs reporting. If you are a ROM fan, you will surely love to use this Android 8.0 Oreo-based custom firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S8.Just read the instructions below to get this awesome firmware installed on your device.

You would require a custom recovery like TWRP to flash this custom ROM.Renovate 9.1 Android 8.0 Oreo for Galaxy S8 is highly optimized for more excellent battery life and performance. The developers have added some tweaking apps with which you can control the phone performance for a better experience.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you how to install Renovate ICE 9.1 Android 8.0.0 Oreo Custom Firmware on Galaxy S8 with an easy tutorial.

We have written the guide very carefully so that you don’t get stuck during the installation process.

If flashing via TWRP Recovery is not a new task for you, this guide won’t be much difficult. We have covered entire step-by-step tutorial so that a new user can perform the flash easily.

You can quickly install Renovate ICE 9.1 Oreo Custom Firmware on Galaxy S8 using the tutorial below!

WARNING: All the custom ROMs, Official Firmware, How-to guides, tutorials, roots, hacks, and tricks mentioned on our site belong to the respective developers. We are not responsible if anything goes wrong with your device. Perform it at your own risk.

Renovate ICE 9.1 for Galaxy S8 Details

Renovate ICE CRb7 based Android 8.0 Oreo ROM comes with a lot of added features with great optimization. Below is the list of some key features for Galaxy S8, and we hope you would love to use it on your phone.

Base Details

Firmware Details

  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Knox set to 0x0 when booted
  • Support for G95XF/FD/N variants
  • Customizable AROMA installer with an option to debloat & remove Knox
  • Choose from magisk or Supersu
  • Choose from different CSC features
  • Optimized for improved battery/performance
  • Tweaks app to control your experience
  • 5-way reboot menu added
  • Added app lock
  • Added screen recorder quick settings tile
  • Much more!
  • Completely rebased on CRb7 base
  • Notification text colour tweaks
  • Back Camera flash battery level tweak
  • Disable MTP Popup tweak
  • Missing secure screenshot tweak
  • Missing hide Iris preview tweak
  • All rotations tweaks
  • Android 8.1 emojis in Aroma Installer
  • Removed Live Wallpapers
  • Improved compatibility with substratum themes
  • Fixed battery values for G955

Renovate ICE 9.1 for Galaxy S8 (Supported models)

To make sure you own the correct Galaxy S8  model with Exynos or Snapdragon chipset, please confirm your variant from the list below:

  • SM-G950A (Snapdragon 835) AT&T (United States)
  • SM-G950T T-Mobile (United States)
  • SM-G950P (Snapdragon 835) Sprint (United States)
  • SM-G950R4 (Snapdragon 835) US Cellular (United States)
  • SM-G950V (Snapdragon 835) Verizon (United States)
  • SM-G950W8 Canada
  • SM-G950F Global
  • SM-G950FD Southeast Asia (India, Pakistan)
  • SM-G950L Korea
  • SM-G950K Korea KT+
  • SM-G950S Korea SKT
  • SM-G9500 (Snapdragon 835) China (Hong Kong)
  • SM-G9508 China
  • SM-G9509 China

Proceed to the tutorial below, ONLY if you own any of the above-mentioned Galaxy S8 models.

Galaxy S8 – Android USB Driver

Make sure you have correctly installed Samsung Galaxy USB Driver on your computer. If not, please download it from our USB Driver Section below and install it correctly. Otherwise, your computer will not be able to detect your device.

Backup your Android Device

We don’t want you to lose any data, or anything could go wrong unexpectedly. Before starting the tutorial, we strongly recommend you to make a full backup of your phone. If possible, take a full Nandroid Backup via TWRP or you can try out some of the Hand-Picked Android Backup Apps to secure your data quickly.

Things to Remember

  1. Make sure your phone has at least 80 – 85% charge. If not, please do charge it before starting the experiment.
  2. This tutorial will WIPE OUT all your DATA. Make sure to create a Backup of everything before starting the tutorial.
  3. Make sure your device has TWRP Custom Recovery installed from before. Otherwise, this tutorial will not work!
  4. You need to perform a Dalvik Cache wipe in recovery mode before installing the ROM.
  5. You need to enable USB Debugging mode to connect your Android phone to computer. (Settings > About Phone > Build number > Tap it 7 times to become developer; Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging).

How to Install Renovate ICE 9.1 Android 8.0 Oreo Custom ROM on Galaxy S8

We have mentioned full step-by-step instructions on How to install Renovate ICE 9.1 Android 8.0 Oreo Custom ROM on Galaxy S8. If you are entirely new to rooting, flashing a Custom ROM or an Official Firmware, please read the entire tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.

TUTORIAL: (Step by Step Guide)

Step 1: Download Renovate ICE 9.1 Android 8.0 Custom ROM and GApps for Galaxy S8 Robin on your computer.

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Step 2: Now, connect the device to your PC using USB Cable.

Step 3: Copy and paste the downloaded zip file to the internal storage of your phone.

Step 4: Switch Off your phone and disconnect the cable.

Step 5: Press and Hold Volume Down + Power Button together to enter into the recovery mode!

Step 6: Once you are in the TWRP recovery mode, perform a full data wipe by tapping on “WIPE” Button. Also, perform a factory reset by swiping on the “Swipe to Factory Reset” option at the bottom.

Step 7: Go back to main menu (TWRP Home) and tap on “Install” button. From the list, choose the zip file that you have copied in Step 3.

Step 8: Confirm the installation by swiping the “Swipe to Confirm Flash” option on the next screen.

Step 9: Now, tap on the “Wipe cache/dalvik” button to clean the ROM and stay away from any boot loop issues.

Google Apps: Repeat the above step (Step 7 to Step 9) for the Gapps zip file as well and install it on your phone.

Step 10: Hit on “Reboot System” button!

Wait a while, and your phone will not take more than 10 minutes to boot for the first time.

Hurray! Your Galaxy S8 should have got Renovate ICE 9.1 installed by now. Go to Settings > About phone to verify.

If you encounter any problem, please comment below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Saeed Ashif Ahmed
Saeed Ashif Ahmed is a Blogger who has a keen interest in how emerging technology can help the world become a more just, equitable, and kind place. He enjoys interviewing CEOs of tech startups asking them what they are doing to bring greater opportunity and equity to our society.
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