Exodus ROM for Galaxy S5! [Android 5.1.1]


If you want to run your Galaxy S5 at the speed of light, you should definitely check out the Exodus ROM.

Based on latest Android 5.1.1, Exodus ROM is an excellent AOSP ROM (What is AOSP?) that combines speedy performance, great battery life, and customization.  First, you will find excellent performance and extract the most out of your Galaxy S5’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, getting near Note 4 performance without any overlocking (near 49K on Antutu).

For customization, you will get fully-customizable navigation bar, status bar, LED notifications by color, system animations, and much much more.  ROM Control settings bring you even more stuff like LCd density changer, system app remover (for advanced users only, make a backup ROM before using this!!!), ad blocker, and OTA ROM updates.

Overal, Exodus ROM is another excellent choice for those of you who want to be on the best and latest Android 5.1.1 so give this guy a test drive this week(end) and do let me know what you think!


Download Exodus ROM for Galaxy S5 (for SM-G900F/I/M, T-Mobile SM-G900T, Canadian SM-G900W8)

Download Exodus ROM for Sprint Galaxy S5 SM-G900P

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?

Installation Instructions:

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!

Extra MODs:


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!

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51 Responses

  1. Jason says:

    What makes this ROM different from the last one? (AICP)

  2. samy says:

    hi , urgent question please. does it have wifi hotspot feature?

  3. elijahwan says:

    not a fan of the exodus rom–i had to manually set up the network and there is no camera app…very bare bones.

    • Max Lee says:

      That’s easy to do, most AOSP ROMs require you to do that anyways and just download Google Camera app on Play Store.

  4. Lars Panzerbjørn says:

    I wonder if I’ll get malware again when clicking on the ‘play now’ captcha…

    I guess I’ll give this one a miss unless I can find a torrent…

  5. Pd says:

    I’m not able to boot my phone, it get stuck on boot loop,, any thoughts?

  6. Rutty says:

    This is by far the best rom for s5, I have a single big problem, the low speaker volume, any help please?

  7. KsalTech says:

    Is there any way of getting the Samsung app’s like Milk or S health to work on Exodus rom for Sprint? I loved using the Milk Music app.

  8. Mike says:

    I’m having problem with my Canadian SM-G900W8.. it’s not connecting to Rogers Data. I’ve checked the access points and nothing was selected so i selected the LTE one and still nothing.. any suggestions

  9. canyn says:

    can you change the boot animation with this rom to a custom one

  10. jebjosh says:

    Lock screen doesn’t work in settings

  11. randallclay says:

    My phone wont allow me to install any new roms it gives me a install abort after what can I do to fix this

  12. Negrin82 says:

    Does this ROM have unlimited WiFi tethering mode? US The Only Thing I need to switch over.

    Thanks in advance.

  13. Pete says:

    There is a new version of the M.OA.R. Rom V7.0 sprint galaxys5. Head over to XDA.

  14. Marwan Ahmed says:

    hey max,thanks for ur hard work. does this rom has pie controls like blisspop rom? i got addicted to pie controls.

  15. Villmos says:

    hey if i download this rom and i have SM-G900H galaxy its work in my phone or not?

  16. Daniel says:

    Hi, have this ROM installed but finding multi window function stops working and enter button won’t let me exit at all please fix both of these in a update many thanks

  17. Sayyaf says:

    The lock screen in settings doesn’t work..
    How to solve this!??

    • Daniel says:

      I downloaded a app for it ” Sayyaf ” also did the same for Auto rotation and all is good now! Viper4X works well and Xda volume Mod made things even better listening to music and video so all good there too. 😉 thanks to Max and the team for this super fast rom.

      • Daniel says:

        Well… After using this ROM for near a week now its still got a lot of bugs the ” Rebinding ” the home & back buttons work for a short time then suddenly stop working until I reboot me phone then they suddenly start working again! Had a few freeze ups this ROM needs a good update: to iron these problems out! But other than that its a decent ROM but if these problems get resolved soon! I will be changing roms

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    • Jibran says:

      Update to a nightly, that fixed it for me

  18. Daniel says:

    After useing this rom for the time i did i figured it’s NOT for daily use so i wiped it off and put and ported S6 rom on me galaxy S5 and wow! All the problems i had on this rom have gone and i now have and 900f now rom 》 g928 lol this rom is rock solid! Glad i changed it and Xposed framework etc… etc… all work happy man 48.5k in benchmarks so near Note 4 performance too :)))

  19. Joe says:

    Does anyone know how to turn off the capacitive button lights for this rom. I have searched every setting multiple times and not found anything. The only thing I have found online states if you go into Hardware > General Button Options > then supposedly there should be a setting to turn On Screen Buttons on and once they are turned on then the option to turn off the capacitive lights shows up. The forums I have found that state this are for the OnePlus One so I’m not sure if the rom for the S5 and the OnePlus One has different options. I REALLY want to be able to turn off the capacitive lights. Other than this issue, I am really liking this rom. Thanks to anyone who can help!

  20. Ron says:

    How do you get the mms picture messaging working? I installed on my gf’s S5 and this is the only problem. TIA

  21. Steph says:

    Certain setting dont work? Location and lock screen? GPS does not work with Waze navigation?

  22. Ruben R says:

    Installed this ROM, ran it for about a week, and almost daily, would randomly get restarts that landed me in a boot loop. Would only happen once in a while, for seemingly no reason. I mean my phone would be in my pocket, not being used, I would take it out to use and would just see the boot logo. Started looking through settings to see if something was on that shouldn’t be, and found Exodus updater. Installed the latest nightly build, and problem was solved. No boot loop since then, and the phone seems even faster. Even gps works without the gps.conf fix. Now just have to find the xda volume mod, and I am set

  23. Brenden says:

    Canadian SM-G900W8. I’ve liked this ROM so far but the bugs are starting to get to me. I download and install the dailies but still no fix. In the Settings: System Profiles, Location, Lock Screen and Accessibility do not work and the recent calls/call history doesn’t work either. I could work with no Camera or Music app, but even downloading a call history app wont fix the issue. Starting to look for a better rom.

  24. Sonam Zangpo says:

    I have one question. In many posts I have seen roms working with international version i.e. g900f, but i have dual sim variant. i.e. g900fd, so i am wondering roms will work with my phone. Thanks

  25. Chetan says:

    What about SMG900H??

  26. MohammadReza says:

    If I install it on my phone SM-G900H I’m having trouble?

  27. MyS5Droid says:

    The nightlies are now monthlies, and that is IF the developer decides to release it… Havent had update since Dec. 31, 2015… I am hoping the developer is just taking a break…

    Beware, the updater app is flagged as a virus, you may not want to trust this rom because of it…

    Use at own risk!

    • Molotovgod says:

      nice tutorial . I have a couple of questions. if I’m already running a custom recovery and install this, will it erase everything to install this rom as a fresh wipe, right I can just use titanium? would it work with apps such as nova launcher? what items other than finger print would you lose? and lastly, will I lose the ability to use certain apps? sorry for all the questions I just installed my fresh rom and don’t want to mess it up. thanks again

  28. Steven says:

    Anyone else having issues with the Bluetooth not wanting to turn on?

  29. Emmanuel says:

    I’m having trouble getting into the accessibility settings…

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