Samsung’s latest flagships, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, are the talk of the town.
Importantly, the Samsung Galaxy S9 devices are Samsung’s first to launch with Android 8.0 Oreo on board, meaning they are Project Treble compatible.
In the screenshots above, our tester, XDA Senior Member iamnotkurtcobain, was able to boot up AOSP Android 8.0 on his Exynos Galaxy S9 device thanks to help from XDA Recognized Developer minz1.
Currently, the Android 8.1 Oreo ROM didn’t boot on the device, so the tester had to use the latest 8.0 system image (which is why the security patch version seems so old.) The developers in our Telegram group are working on fixing that issue soon, however given that there is only one tester at the moment, it’s a bit difficult to coordinate bug-fixing.
The current TWRP builds don’t seem to work for this initiative, so we had to run our tester through flashing the image directly to his system partition via root access—in other words, the process is currently a major pain.