The list of devices that have already received the Android 5.0 Lollipop update through custom ROMs like CyanogenMod 12 is now too long to mention all devices. Some of the most important phones that have received CyanogenMod 12 CM12 ROM are the Galaxy S3, HTC One M8, One M7, Xperia Z1, Z2, Z3 and the list goes on and on.
One important phone that just received this ROM is the Samsung Galaxy S5, one of Samsung’s best device ever. There were many speculations about the Galaxy S5 like a QHD screen, 3 GB RAM and aluminum body.
Even though it didn’t have the specifications that everyone speculated, it managed to be one of the most popular Android phones.
The S5 has Android 4.4.2 KitKat and Samsung hasn’t updated it to 4.4.4 or 5.0 Lollipop. In fact, Samsung released two videos a few weeks ago showing a preview build of Android 5.0 Lollipop Touchwiz firmware on the S5.
But until Samsung releases the Touchwiz Lollipop update, users can enjoy a working build of CM12 custom ROM.
Developers have managed to create a functional CyanogenMod 12 build for some of Galaxy S5 variants. Here are all supported CM12 Galaxy S5 variants:
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If your phone is listed above, than you can continue with the installation process. If your phone is not listed above, please do not continue with the guide below because you can permanently brick your phone.
Make sure you have a custom Recovery installed and at least 60% of battery left so your phone doesn’t die during the installation process.
There are only two things you need, the ROM zip file and Gapps.
- Download both files and move them to your phone.
- Turn your Galaxy S5 off.
- Press the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time to boot into Recovery mode.
- Wipe data, cache and dalvik cache.
- Using volume buttons, go to “Install zip from SD Card” and select the ROM file.
- Flash Gapps.
Once you flash Gapps, reboot your phone. Wait for your Galaxy S5 to boot up and go through the “Welcome” screen.