Galaxy S5 Android 8.1 Oreo Review/Install Guide!

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

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8 Responses

  1. Max says:

    Can u do a tutortual for s5 sm-gooh international model plz

  2. Paul says:

    Hi Max
    Would this work on galaxy s4?

  3. Matt says:

    Is there an option for S6?

  4. Kevin Lehman says:

    Does anyone know if this works on the S5 SM-G900A as well ???

  5. Maine says:

    How can I install this to note5

  6. Reggie says:

    Everything works great but mobile data is greyed out. Error states: (No SIM card – 123456) in upper left part of the screen. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in Advanced.

  7. John says:

    Does your IR blaster work on your S5? Flashed this ROM today and noticed my AnyMote isn’t recognizing the ability.

  8. George says:

    I have problems with autorotate. Is not going back to portrait. I need to lock and unlock the phone to come back to portrait.