Samsung has recently launched the latest budget smartphone Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. These devices come with the latest TouchWiz UI and many new features, applications, user interface and based on Android 7.0 Nougat. If you want to have the same software experience as that on the Galaxy S8 or you want to get the all these latest features on your old device (Galaxy S5) that the only way to install the custom ROM. As you know that Samsung has stopped the official Android support for the Galaxy S5 due to hardware limitations but all thanks to the XDA developer “huaminhquan93” to build the DreamUX ROM for all Galaxy S5 variants that look like Galaxy S8 style ROM. The DreamUX custom ROM comes with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS but also the firmware brings all the features and capabilities ported from the new Galaxy S8 device like Weather widgets, SBrowser, Music player, Video player, Video recorder, the fonts and much more. The DreamUX custom firmware is light, fast and secured and can be used as a daily driver. This ROM is not officially announced by Samsung but just a custom ROM, so you may face some minor bugs. Make sure that your device must be rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM (ClockworkMod) to flash this DreamUX custom ROM on Galaxy S5.
The DreamUX custom ROM is a full Galaxy S8 ROM and you can enjoy Galaxy S8 UI on your own Galaxy S5. The Android 7.0 Nougat OS is stable and smoothly runs on your Galaxy S5. This latest custom firmware comes with all official Android Nougat features and also brings custom applications and capabilities through which you can tweak your Galaxy S5, upgrade general performance and improve the battery life. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing DreamUX Galaxy S8 Style Nougat custom ROM on Galaxy S5 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
The DreamUX Galaxy S8 Android 7.0 Nougat custom ROM and instructions are given in this guide can be used only for the Galaxy S5. Check the model number of your Galaxy S5 from Settings > About Phone.
Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before moving on to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on the Galaxy S5 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy S5 USB Drivers on the PC.
- The Galaxy S5 should be rooted with the latest version of the custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- The bootloader of your Galaxy S5 must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of the Galaxy S5 is at least above 80% before going ahead.
Steps to Update Official DreamUX Galaxy S8 Nougat on Samsung Galaxy S5:
Step No 1: – First, download DreamUX Galaxy S8 Nougat custom ROM for Galaxy S5 on the desktop of the PC.
Step No 2: – Plug your device to the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.
Step No 3: – Transfer DreamUX Galaxy S8 Nougat ROM .zip file which you’ve already downloaded from the above link to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.
Step No 4: – Unplug the Galaxy S5 from the PC and power it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5: – Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time to enter into Recovery Mode.
Step No 6: – While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform a wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe Dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced> Wipe Dalvik Cache.
Note: – Wipe Dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors during ROM installation.
Step No 7: – Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose to install zip from SD card → choose zip from sd card.
Step No 8: – Navigate to the DreamUX Galaxy S8 Nougat custom ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.
Step No 9:- Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.
Your Galaxy S5 will be reset and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.
Done! You’ve successfully updated Galaxy S5 to the latest DreamUX Galaxy S8 Nougat ROM.