For this week’s Galaxy S5 ROM of the Week, check out latest CM11 ROM. They actually have been around for few months now but I was reluctant to recommend them as camera wasn’t working. Recently, camera has been fixed, which I am sure many of you guys need to run as daily driver.
This CM11 ROM is not official but still will get you the ability to run pure Google OS without TouchWiz. And no, you will lose all of your TouchWiz features as CM11 ROM is an AOSP ROM (What is AOSP?).
Now, CM11 ROM can be installed on most Galaxy S5 models, any S5 with Qualcomm-based processor. But does not work with locked bootloaders and SafeStrap recovery, which means you won’t be able to install it if you have retail version of AT&T or Verizon Galaxy S5.
Supported Galaxy S5 models:
- SM-G900F, SM-G900I, SM-G900M, T-Mobille SM-G900T, Sprint SM-G900P, and Canadian SM-G900W8
- If your model is not listed, it may still work if you have Qualcomm-based Galaxy S5 (like US Celluar) but DO NOT INSTALL if you have Exynos-model SM-G900H as it will HARD BRICK YOUR PHONE! YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!
- If you have developer’s edition of AT&T SM-G900A or Verizon SM-G900V, you can install it but if you have regular, retail version, you cannot install as your bootloader is unlocked and CM11 ROM does not work with SafeStrap Recovery. (If you feel sad about this, send AT&T and Verizon a letter that you want your bootloader unlocked on a device you paid full price for!!!)