For those of you who have been waiting for Android 6.0 Marshmallow with root for your Samsung Galaxy S5, your long wait is over! VRToxin ROM brings you almost a flawless Android 6.0 Marshmallow experience if you have a Galaxy S5 model that is supported. (Currently, you can install this on the T-Mobile SM-G900T, Canadian SM-G900W8, and international SM-G900F/M/I.)
First, 4G LTE/data and voice works flawless out of the box. For data, it didn’t work initially for me but after fiddling with APNs and also driving around, it started working just fine after that. You will also find bluetooth and NFC working flawless.
Second, root will also work fine with Marshmallow but make sure you flash SuperSU zip file right after installing the ROM.
Third, performance and battery life is excellent. You will get super, fast experience along with excellent battery life, nevermind the new DOZE mode that comes by default with Android 6.0.
Fourth, there’s also customization through VRToxinMods in Settings that allows you to fully tweak your phone. Now, not everything is working in the customization mods as some are still being developed but most of it is working to give you a fun Android 6.0 experience.
Only thing not working? The video camera does not work. If you can live with that and also still camera works just fine, you should be able to daily drive this ROM no problem. So, definitely give this guy a go this week(end) and do let me know how your first Android 6.0 Marshmallow experience goes for you!
Download VR Toxin ROM for Galaxy S5 (for T-Mobile SM-G900T, Canadian SM-G900W8, and SM-G900F/G900M/G900I)
Download VR Toxin Gapps (Do not use other Gapps as they will FC!!!)
Download SuperSU (You have to flash this to get ROOT!)
Sorry, not available for AT&T or Verizon S5 as they have locked bootloaders, try switching carriers?
To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, install SuperSU and reboot. (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop or get force-closed keyboard error on boot, reboot into CWM recovery, go to Mounts & Storage->format /system. For TWRP, go to Wipe->Advanced Wipe->Wipe /system.)
First time installing a custom ROM? See How to Install Custom ROM on Galaxy S5! Using TWRP? See our universal fail-proof method on installing custom ROM and boot the first time!
Credits – XDA <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!
- Want Flash Player? See How to Install Flash Player on Android Lollipop!
- Want Xposed for Lollipop? See How to Install Xposed for Android Lollipop!
- If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.
- If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.
- Need to run apps that check for root? Check out How to Run Apps that’s don’t run on rooted Android!
- If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.
Q: My 3G/4G LTE data is not working!!!
A: See How to Fix 3G/4G LTE data by Manually Setting APN on Android!
Q: I have no Play Store!
A: Make sure you install Gapps zip file in TWRP or CWM Recovery!!! Download link in this post above.
Q: I am getting Status 7 error in CWM/TWRP!
A: Sometimes, ROM developers put restrictions by accident, you can try this guide to get around it.
Q: I have no root access!
A: Missing root? See How to Enable Root on CM12.1!