Install CyanogenMod 12 Android Lollipop 5.0.1 On Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910F/N910G

Google is already rolling out Android 5.1 Lollipop for Nexus devices, and the aftermarket version of Android, CyanogenMod 12 has reached Android 5.0.1 officially now. CM 12 is being compiled for a handful of devices by some great devlopers. Manufacturers are doing their best to update their flagships to the latest and greatest version of Android at the moment, but if you own some flagship device of Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG or Motorola or any other manufacturer and your device hasn’t received update to Android 5.0 Lollipop yet, CyanogenMod 12 might be able to save your device a life if its available for your device. Let’s talk a little bit about Samsung for now, Samsung is already done rolling out the update for Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3 & Note 4, but some variants of these devices are missing the update. One of the unlucky variants is the Indian variant of the Galaxy Note 4, that comes labeled as N910G. Samsung has rolled out Lollipop update for almost all variants of the Note 4, but the N910G owners are still drowned in disappointment.

Official CyanogenMod 12 is now available for the Galaxy Note 4 N910F/N910G. Although this is a custom ROM, but it’s worth upgrading to have a taste and feel of Android 5.0.1 Lollipop for the Galaxy Note 4 N910G owners, while N910F users also have the official firmware. In the following post, we are going to install this official CyangenMod 12 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware on our beloved Galaxy Note 4 N910F & N910G. If you’ve been looking for a way to do so, this maybe the chance for you. Let’s go through some quick early preparations and then flash this firmware.

Early Preparations

  1. This custom ROM is only for the Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910G & SM-N910F. Do not try installing it on any other device as it may result in bricking it. Check your device’s model number in settings > general > about device.
  2. Proceed with the installation only if you’re an Android power user. This ROM is a nightly build, and may not be kept for everyday use. We may not be held responsible if something goes wrong, make sure that you’re doing everything at your own risk.
  3. Your phone’s battery must be charged, at least 60% in order to prevent any power issues during the flashing process.
  4. Your device must have a custom recovery installed first. We recommend TWRP, use our guide to install it right now.
  5. You need to backup each and everything before you proceed. Use the following links to be on the safe side.
    1. Backup EFS
    2. Backup Nandroid
    3. Backup Media Content
    4. Backup Contacts
    5. Backup Call Logs
    6. Backup Text Messages
  6. Follow the instructions carefully.

Disclaimer: The methods involved in flashing custom roms and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is SAMSUNG in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

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How To Install CyanogenMod 12 Custom Android 5.0.1 Lollipop On Galaxy Note 4 N910F/G

  1. Download latest CM-12-ROM.zip file.
  2. Download Gapps.zip file for Android 5.0 Lollipop.
  3. Connect your phone to your PC now.
  4. Copy the both the .zip files to the storage of your phone.
  5. Now disconnect your phone and turn it off complete.
  6. Boot into TWRP recovery now, in order to do so, turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home Button + Power Key. You should see the recovery mode in a while.
  7. Now in TWRP  recovery, wipe cache, factory data reset and advanced options > dalvik cache.
  8. After wiping all these three, select “Install” option.
  9. Now select “Install > Choose Zip from SD card > Select cm-12…file.zip > Yes”.
  10. This will flash the ROM in your phone, once done get back to the main menu in recovery.
  11. Now once again select “Install > Choose Zip from SD card > Select Gapps.zip file > Yes”
  12. This will flash the Gapps in your phone.
  13. Reboot your device.
  14. You should see the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop running on your device in a while.
  15. That’s all!

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  • Anuj Chopra

    Trltexx seems to be for the 910f model and trltedt is for the Indian model. I can’t find cm 12 for the Indian model. The link u posted takes us to the 910f model. So you saying a 910f rom will work on 910g rom ?

    • @anujchopra:disqus this ROM will work on both N910G & F variants.

  • Anuj Chopra

    Trltexx seems to be for the 910f model and trltedt is for the Indian model. I can’t find cm 12 for the Indian model. The link u posted takes us to the 910f model. So you saying a 910f rom will work on 910g rom ?

  • ashu

    N910g Indian version rooted not working it says this version is trltexx and trltedt and this device is trltetmo I have checked that it is n910g in settings

  • babu here

    Thanks guys… I successfully flashed cm 12 nightly on my Samsung galaxy note 4 n910g Indian version. Google apps pack couldn’t flash so I downloaded from another one site and flashed it too. No finger print option. No s health. Little camera options. Pop up window. Pls in ur next update include these things. Thanks a lot for ur efforts.

  • babu here

    No need rooting. Just flash twrp recovery and then flash cm 12 and then.gapps pack. That’s it. Your phone now runs on 5.0.2

  • Hasan Ibrahim

    I’ve been using the nightlies on my 910G (Virgin Mobile Aus) for almost 3 weeks now. Runs beautifully (with the occasional hiccup – they are nightlies after all). Stable enough to use as a daily driver. Flashed back to 4.4.4 TouchWiz since I was missing some S-Pen features (which was the main reason I got the brick).

    To answer your question – yes, it does support the S-Pen. But functionality is limited to say the least. You basically just use it as a stylus to navigate – the natural writing “flow” is not lost since that’s more to do with the hardware so you can install alternative apps like Papyrus if you want to scribble like you would in S-Note (people hate the app but I missed it so bloody much). I’ve mainly been just using the handwriting option in Evernote since all my S-Note note were being synced to it anyway.

    Other apps like Note Buddy and CM SPen Add-on allow you to get some of that functionality back but they’re not overly reliable to work every single time plus it’s just not the same.

    Sammy’s TouchWiz maybe the stray dog of Android but they sure as hell made the Note 4 a whole lot useful with the feature set specifically geared towards the larger screen. I just flashed CM12 to experience Vanilla(ish) Android L. It was fun but it made the Note useless (for me – just another large phone). I can live with the lag and the fugly UI in exchange for the awesome functionality TW gives me on the large screen that actually made me NOT regret getting such a massive phone.

  • tanmay

    during installation of cm 12 it showing an error signature verification failed

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