Want the latest Android 5.1.1 with blazing speeds and a ton of customization your Galaxy S5 was intended for?
Then check out the latest BlissPop ROM. Based on latest Android 5.1.1, you will get all of CM12.1 ROM features along with even faster performance and a load of extra customization. For flashaholics like myself, this is a dream come true as you mix the best of latest Android and best of AOSP custom features all in one ROM!
As far as performance, BlissPop ROM scores near 47-48K on Antutu for benchmarking aside from its super-fast UI. And that’s all without overclocking, your Galaxy S5 will run just as fast as a Note 4, if not just a tad slower. Also by installing an AOSP ROM (What is AOSP?) such as BlissPop ROM, you will be able to rejuvenate/convert your phone into a full-fledged Nexus device.
For customization, BlissPop ROM is one of the most customizable ROMs out there. You can find a full customization option for your status bar, navigation bar, notification drawer, power menu, and much much more. For Lollipop notifications, you will be able to explicitly control which apps can give you notifications and blacklist ones that are annoying. Also don’t forget many of the popular AOSP custom features like App Circle Bar, App Bar, Gesture Anywhere, and some more. And yes, root is included via SuperSU app.
Battery life is insanely awesome and you can even extend it by turning on Dark Bliss, which will give you a dark theme with black background to save you a ton of battery life (as AMOLED screen on S5 uses zero energy on black pixels).
Overall, BlissPop is an excellent example of why rooting and custom ROMs can transform your phone into something else. It’s amazing what can be done with open source and this ROM is proof of that so definitely give it a go this week(end) and do let me know what you think!
Download Android 5.1 Gapps (DO NOT USE older Gapp as you will FC!!!)
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!
Want Flash Player? See How to Install Flash Player on 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 have no Root!
A: For CM12.1 ROMs, see How to Enable Root on CM12.1!