Download LineageOS 18.1 on Galaxy S5 & How To Install (CrDroid)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 (klte) has received the first Android 11 ROM thanks to CrDroid. CrDROID is a custom ROM created and maintained by khalvat. It is based on LineageOS 18 and it has all the features that come with it. Below you can download and install the CrDroid ROM alongside the latest Google apps on your Samsung Galaxy S5.

How To Install CrDroid (LineageOS 18) on the Samsung Galaxy S5

WARNING!

You are about to install a custom ROM on your Galaxy S5. If you properly follow the tutorial below, you will be running the latest ROM in no time. However, please note that there might be issues along the way. We shall not be held responsible if you damage or brick your phone. Please proceed at your own risk.

Known Issues

  • VoLTE not implemented
  • VoWiFi not implemented

Prerequisites

In order to flash this ROM on your phone, you need to have an unlocked bootloader. You cannot do this if you have a locked bootloader. Furthermore, you need a custom recovery to flash the flashable ZIP file. For this, you need a custom recovery. We recommend you to use TWRP (guide).

  • Backup everything on your phone before you do anything. A factory reset is always recommended when installing a new ROM, especially if the old ROM is not the same as the old one.
  • Charge your phone to at least 60%. In case something goes wrong and the phone gets stuck, it will not turn off due to low battery.
  • Make sure you have a custom recovery installed. TWRP is the recommended recovery for ROM installation.

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Install LineageOS 18 on the Galaxy S5

This version of LineageOS ROM only works on the Galaxy S5. Please do not install this ROM on any other Samsung devices, because you might brick your device.

  1. Download all the necessary files and transfer them to the internal storage of your Galaxy S5.
  2. Press and hold the power button. Tap on power off to turn off the phone.
    1. Hold and press the volume up + power buttons at the same time. Release them when you see the Samsung boot animation logo. The phone will go into recovery mode.
  3. Before you flash the ROM, you need to wipe data. To do so, tap on Wipe and then choose Advanced Wipe. Select Dalvik / ART cache, System, Vendor and Data. Swipe to wipe.
    Do not select the Internal Storage option. If you do so, everything in your phone’s internal storage will get deleted including any photos and videos.
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  4. After wiping the data on your phone, tap on Install. and select the downloaded LineageOS 18 ROM file. Swipe to flash. Wait for the ROM to be installed.
  5. After the ROM is installed, tap on Install once again. This time, select the Android 11 Gapps package. Again, swipe right to install.
  6. Reboot your phone after you have performed everything above.

That is all you need to do to install LineageOS 18 on your S5. If you go to the app drawer, you will also see apps such as YouTube, Google Maps, and Google Play Services, thanks to the Google Apps package that you installed.

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