For those of you who want to get the latest Android 7.1 Nougat on your Galaxy S5, you can grab the latest CM14.1 ROM which will give you all the goodness of Nougat and even run the latest Pixel launcher along with Google Assistant.
Although not official build of CM14.1, this build includes everything working out of the box including data, voice, bluetooth, wifi, camera, etc…etc… Yes, even fingerprint works but I don’t like to use it much on the S5.
Performance is excellent on the CM14.1 ROM along with excellent battery life. For camera, everything works including 4K video recording so you should have no problems daily driving. CM14.1 also comes with usual CyanogenMod apps like screen recording, audio recording, AudioFX for tweaking sound on your speakers/headphones, status bar customization, and some more.
While Samsung has stopped updating the Galaxy S5, you should be able to still enjoy the latest Android OS fully with the CM14.1 ROM. Overall, this is an excellent way to upgrade your Galaxy S5 manually yourself so if you are still on Marshmallow or Lollipop, definitely give this a test drive this week(end) and do let me know what you think!
Note: For Verizon Galaxy S5, you MUST UNLOCK BOOTLOADER FIRST! – See Instructions here.
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 Marshmallow Custom ROM using TWRP! (Same for Nougat)
Credits – XDA <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!
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 CM13! (Same for CM14.1)
- Install Pixel Launcher – Want to make it look exactly like a real Pixel smartphone? Grab the Pixel Launcher APK and install. (See tutorial on how to install Pixel Launcher here.)
- Install Google Assistant – Want to get the same Google Assistant like a real Pixel smartphone? This is one of the biggest features of the Pixel phone and you can get it on the Galaxy S5! (See tutorial on how to install Google Assistant here.)