For those of you who want to revamp your old Galaxy S5 or want to buy a cheap Galaxy S5 on ebay and put the latest Android 8.1 Oreo, here’s a quick review/install guide. No root required!
Installation is really easy, you do NOT need to root your phone. Simply install TWRP recovery then install ROM/Gapps and reboot. Will work on any Galaxy S5 supported below. This is the Resurrection Remix ROM which comes with all the standard features of latest Android 8.1 Oreo along with slew of customization. For example, you will be able to customize your status bar(center clock) or even customize your hardware buttons(e.g. back button become camera button).
Performance also much improved with Antutu scores nearing 70K so you will have lag-free performance. Now, this is NOT a TouchWiz-based ROM, meaning you will get nearly pure Google OS just like on Nexus devices but even better since you get the added customization from Resurrection Remix team. Also, camera works flawless and 4K video recording is supported. In my testing, I found everything working out of the box including WiFi, calls, 4G LTE, etc…etc… If you are still on laggy Samsung TouchWiz or older Android OS, this is definitely the best way to make your phone new and start over.
This will work on the following models:
- SM-G900F, SM-G900M, SM-G900I
- Canadian SM-G900W8
- T-Mobile SM-G900T
- Sprint SM-G900P
- Verizon SM-G900V (MUST UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER FIRST SEE HERE)
- Resurrection Remix ROM for all S5 listed above – Link
- TWRP Recovery – Link
- Download Android 8.1 Gapps – Link
- ODIN Program – Link
- Samsung USB Drivers – Link
- Download Magisk – Link (optional if you want root and also hide root)
Special Thanks to the Resurrection Remix Team, please hit Thanks here on XDA and donate!
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