CM12 Android 5.0.2 Released for Samsung Galaxy S4

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Samsung Galaxy S4 will soon receive the official Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update, but until then you can choose a great alternative. Those of xda-developers just released CM12 for Galaxy S4, the custom ROM being already available for download. Thus, if you are interested, you can anytime choose to install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS on your Galaxy S4 through CM12 custom ROM firmware.

CM12 is a free aftermarket distribution of Android 5.0 Lollipop software. Usually, the CM team is releasing compatible ROMs for various Android powered devices, but in this case, the CM 12 launch is supported by those of xda-developers. Nightly build of CM 12 is still in development stage so that’s why, now you have an unofficial port of the ROM available for your Samsung Galaxy S4.

Anyway, don’t worry as this unofficial release is stable and will smoothly work and run on your Galaxy S4. According to those who have already flashed the CM12 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop ROM, everything is working without major problems; there are only minor bugs and issues and you can safely flash the ROM for a daily use.

As far as the update process involves, your Galaxy S4 must be rooted and also installed with a custom recovery image like CWM or TWRP recovery. Moreover you must save the current ROM via Nandroid backup before installing CM12 and you should apply a general backup too in order to avoid any unpleasant situations from taking place. For other info and assistance, use the comments field from below – if you need our help, we can bring a dedicated step by step guide for you. You can download the update file from this page.

So, that was all for now; bottom line, CM12 based on stock Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS is available for the Samsung Galaxy S4. You can apply the firmware anytime you want, or you can just wait for the official Android update to be released. Do share your plans with us by using the comments section from down below.

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