CM12.1 Android 5.1.1 Custom ROM based on latest Android 5.1 Lollipop is out for Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 variant. Cyanogen MOD are based on stock Android without any Touch Wiz or other bloatware and comes with some additional features that pleases users.
If you want to install CM12.1 Android 5.1 Lollipop custom ROM on your Galaxy S4 LTE I9505, then follow the detailed instructions posted below. Before proceeding, I request to please go through the safety guidelines to be on safer end.
This custom ROM is only for Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 and practicing it on any other Samsung device will brick that device. Also since this is custom ROM, so make sure your phone is already rooted with custom recovery installed.
- Your Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 should be 70% or more charged.
- Ensure that you have complete backup of all your important data.
- Your Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 should be rooted with CWM recovery installed on it.
How to Install CM12.1 Android 5.1 Lollipop ROM on Galaxy S4 LTE I9505
Step 1: Download CM12.1 Android 5.1.1 Custom ROM and GAPPS and for convenience, place the downloaded zip files on desktop.
Step 2: Latest Samsung drivers should be installed on your Windows PC. If they are, then connect your Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 to your computer and transfer the download zip files to your phone SD card.
Step 3: Turn Off your phone and boot it to recovery mode.
Step 4: In recovery mode, first tap on “wipe data factory reset” option to perform a factory reset. Once this is completed, go to advanced options and select “wipe the cache” followed by “dalvik cache” options to clear the cache.
Step 5: Go back to main recovery menu and select “Install zip from sd card” followed by “choose zip from SD card” and select the ROM zip file you have transferred to SD card in Step 1. Once ROM flashing is completed, repeat the same step for GAPPS.
Step 6: Once the installation is completed, go back to main recovery menu and reboot your phone which might take few extra minutes for first reboot. Do don’t be panic.
So that all you need to install Cyanogen Mod 12.1 (CM12.1) Android 5.1 Lollipop Custom ROM on your Galaxy S4 LTE I9505. If you have any question, feel free to ask.