If you have been looking for a stable custom ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, then CyanogenMod 12 is a great choice. A new version of CyanogenMod 12 is out every time a new version of Android gets released.
Before Lollipop, CyanogenMod was only CM11 but after the release of Android 5.0, developers created CyanogenMod 12 which is based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project). CM12 aims to bring an experience as close as possible to stock Android. The user interface, applications and everything else is the same as on a Nexus device.
During these months, a lot of Samsung Galaxy devices have been able to enjoy almost stable CyanogenMod 12 Lollipop builds and now it is time for the Galaxy Note 4 to get a piece of Android 5.0.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the latest device from Samsung. It comes with Android 4.4.4 KitKat and Samsung has planned to update it to 5.0 Lollipop very soon.
Until the phone receives the stable and official update, users can download and install CM12 ROM. Although it is not a stable release from the CyanogenMod team, the CM12 build can be used as a daily driver.
How to install CyanogenMod 12 CM12 Lollipop ROM on Galaxy Note 4
Make sure that you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910F trltexx. If yes, continue with the guide below. If not, then please stop because flashing the ROM below might cause serious damage to your phone.
Rooted Galaxy Note 4: link
Custom recovery: link
- Download CM12 ROM here and Gapps here.
- Turn off your Galaxy Note 4. Press the power button and select “Shut Down”.
- Once the phone is off, boot to recovery by pressing and holding power, volume up and home buttons at the same time.
- In recovery, wipe data, cache and dalvik cache. This will prevent your phone from entering a bootloop.
- Go to “Install zip” and choose zip from SD card. Select the ROM file and flash it.
- Then select Lollipop Gapps and press “Install”.
- Reboot your phone.