Finally CyanogenMod 12 Android 5.0 Lollipop made its way to Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Since Android Lollipop was announced we are seeing plethora of device receiving it. This Android version is not released officially yet, only through Custom Support. Custom ROMs sometime can be better than official stock ROMs because they have a lot of optimisations and features that the stock ROMs doesn’t.
In the past we have seen many devices receiving Android 5.0 through Custom ROMs like OmniROM, AOSP based ROM, and mostly of devices through CyanogenMod 12, which is the most stable ROM by far. But this ROMs are still in early stages and contains some bugs. In other devices are reported issues with few basics things, while in Galaxy Note 3 is reported only random reboots.
So if you want to install CyanogenMod 12 Android 5.0 Lollipop you might consider these few issues that can easily fixed. The only main problem is Random Reboots but it will occur only if you overload the device. If you use stock camera app, video recording won’t work. Try using third-party camera app to fix this. During playback audio codecs sometimes stop working and Home Button might be a little glitchy. Everything else is working fine, so this ROM can be used as a daily driver. So if you want to install CyanogenMod 12 Android 5.0 Lollipop on Galaxy Note 3 go ahead and follow carefully the guide below.
- This guide is only for Galaxy Note 3 N9005, Don’t try this guide in other devices because it will result in bricking your phone. To check device number go to Settings > About Phone > and checkmodel number.
- Your device must be rooted and a Custom Recover installed. So before continuing with the other steps make sure to root your device and install either CWM or TWRP.
- Perform a backup before continue. It is needed in case something goes wrong, so you will access your data and can easily restore them.
- The battery should be charged more than 70% so your phone will not go dead during the flashing process. If it goes dead it will result in bricking the phone.
How To Install CyanogenMod 12 Android 5.0 Lollipop On Galaxy Note 3
Note: Before continue with the installation we have to say that we are not responsible for anything happens to your phone. This procedure involved in flashing files like Recoveries and ROMs so it may result in bricking the phone. So do it with your own responsibility.
- CyanogenMod 12 Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM. Download from here.
- Google Android 5.0 Lollipop Gapps. Download from here.
- Download the ROM file from the link above and copy it somewhere on your SDcard where you can easily find it.
- Boot your phone into Recovery Mode, to do it turn off your phone and then turn in on again bu pressing and holding Volume Up + Home Key + Power Button until you see some text in the screen.
- Depending on the Custom Recovery you have installed either TWRP or CWM follow the guides below.
TWRP Custom Recovery UsersUsers
- Back Up System and Data.
- Tap on Wipe button and select Cache, System, Data then swipe the Confirmation Slider.
- Go back again to main menu and select Install Button.
- Navigate and find the CM12.zip and Gapps.zip and swipe the confirmation slider.
- Wait for the installation to finish.
- Then reboot your phone.
CMW or PhilZ Recovery Users
- Using the Recovery backup your ROM. Go to Backup and Restore and in the next screen, choosechoose Backup.
- Wait for the Backup to finish and go back to main screen.
- Navigate to Advance and choose Wipe Dalvik Cache, this is to prevent any bootloop.
- Then select Wipe Data/Factory Reset
- Navigate to ‘Install zip from SDcard’
- Choose the zip file you downloaded and confirm the installation.
- Go back to main screen and flash the Gapps.zip
- Wait for it to finish.
- Go back to main menu and select Reboot Now.
Sometimes users get a Signature Verification error. To solve it open Recovery and navigate to Install zip from SDcard.
Navigate to Toggle Signature Verification and press Power Button. Check if it is disable or not.
If not then disable it and you can flash the zip files without any problem.
First boot might take up more than 5 minutes so it’s nothing to worry if the first boot last more than usually.