CyanogenMod 12 Nightly build is now available for Galaxy Note 4 N910F in Europe. The most popular CyanogenMod team’s CM12 Nightly custom ROM is based on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. The Official Android 5.0 Lollipop update was previously released for the Galaxy Note 4 (N910F) / Note 3 LTE (N9005). So those people who have updated the stock Lollipop already from Samsung, can install AOSP based 5.0.2 Lollipop with CyanogenMod 12 Nightly ROM on their devices to get more cool features that you can’t find in the stock builds. The size of this custom ROM is 257MB.
But if you are from a certain region where you’ve not yet received the stock Lollipop update, then don’t worry you can easily update your Note 4 to CM12 Nightly build by following this detailed step-by-step guide. If you are interested then follow the given instructions to update Galaxy Note 4 N910F to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop via AOSP-based CyanogenMod 12 Nightly custom ROM. Please note that this is just a custom ROM which is not officially released by Samsung, thus some bugs or not functioning features are expected. But nightly builds means that these bugs will be fixed soon in the upcoming versions.
This guide having the instructions and download link is working with only Galaxy Note 4 N910F (European variant). Do not try to install this ROM on any other device or incorrect variant. You can verify the model number of your device by navigating to Settings > About Phone.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage or mishap occurred to your Galaxy Note 4 N910F while installing CyanogenMod 12 Android 5.0.2 custom Lollipop ROM.
Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper back up of all your existing data and settings using a custom recovery such as CWM or TWRP. In case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data.
- Download and install Galaxy Note 4 USB Drivers on your PC.
- Enable USB Debugging mode by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- The Galaxy Note 4 should be rooted with the latest version of CWM recovery installed.
- The bootloader of your Note 4 must be unlocked.
- The battery level of your phone should be at least 80% charged before proceeding to the installation guide.
Steps to Update Galaxy Note 4 N910F to official CyanogenMod 12 based on Android 5.0.2 custom ROM:
Follow the given step-by-step guide to update Galaxy Note 4 to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop via Official CM12 custom ROM:
Step No 1:- First, download Android 5.0.2 Lollipop CM12 Nightly custom ROM (cm-12-20150305-NIGHTLY-trltexx.zip) for Galaxy Note 4 (N910F) 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 Android 5.0.2 CM12 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 Note 4 (N910F) from the PC and power it OFF in order 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 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 while ROM installation.
Step No 7:- Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose install zip from SD card → choose zip from sdcard.
Step No 8:- Navigate to the Android 5.0.2 CyanogenMod 12 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 Note 4 SM-N910F will be rebooted and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot.
That’s All! You’ve successfully updated Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910F to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop via CM12 Nightly custom ROM.
Let us know in the comments section below if you have any query or problem regarding the above tutorial to install Official CyanogenMod 12 custom ROM based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on your Galaxy Note 4 (N910F).