Install CyanogenMod 12 Android 5.0 Lollipop on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 (hlte)

Android 5.0 Lollipop is making its way to some of the devices at the moment. Developers at XDA are doing their best to provide users  with the Android 5.0 Lollipop based ROMs, or the Factory Images. In Past we have seen Nexus devices receiving the Factory Images of Android 5.0 Lollipop, along with LG G3 and Moto X 2014, while some other devices received the update via AOSP sources, some received the update via OmniROM 5.0 and most of the flagship or non-flagship device are running Android 5.0 Lollipop via CyanogenMod 12, which is by far the most stable ROM. Just like Android 5.0 based ROM on Moto G, almost every basic thing doesn’t work in these custom ROMs for now.However, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has only Random Reboots while running CyanogenMod 12.

As I mentioned above, CyanogenMod 12 is now available for Galaxy Note 3 and you can install it by following our guide below. A lot of functions are working in it. This device will face random Reboots, especially if the device feels any sort of load on it. Home Button might be a little glitchy, and Audio Codecs might stop working during playback. Furthermore, Video Recording won’t work as long as you are using the Stock Camera App. Everything else works fine. This ROM can be stated as a Daily Driver, however, If you are interested in Other ROMs, you can Visit our Custom ROMs section or you can install this ROM on your Galaxy Note 3 by following our tutorial below. This is not an official release from Samsung but a Custom ROM. You need to install a Custom Recovery on your device to install this. Your device must be rooted. Let’s go through the ROM features and early preparations and then flash this ROM.

Install CyanogenMod 12 Android 5.0 Lollipop on Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Early Preparations:

1. This is only for Galaxy Note 3!

This custom ROM is only for the device mentioned above. Make sure that your model number matches the one listed above. To do so, go to Settings > About Device on your device and see your model number. Flashing this ROM on any other device will result in bricking it so make sure that you meet this requirement first of all.

2. Battery should be charged at least over 60%

Make sure that your battery is charged enough to complete the flashing process. In case your battery is low and your device goes dead during the flashing process, you may end up soft bricking your device as it won’t complete the flashing process.

3. Flash a Custom Recovery and Root Your device

A custom recovery, whether a TWRP or  CWM is required to flash this ROM. Also Follow the Link to root your device: Link

4. Backup everything!

Just to be on the safe side, you may consider backing up each and everything from your Android device. This is highly recommended so that in case anything goes wrong, you still have the access to all of your data and you can restore it immediately. You may backup everything as listed below.

5. Disclaimer

The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, 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.

Downloads Required:

 CM 12: Link

Android 5.0 Gapps: Link

Installation Process:

  • Connect your device with PC.
  • Copy and Paste the Above zip files to the root of your sdcard.
  • Disconnect the cable.
  • Turn Off your Device
  • Open Recovery mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons until you see some text on screen.

CWM/PhilZ Touch Recovery Users.

  1. Back-up your ROM using the Recovery.
  2. To Perform a Back-up, Navigate to Back-up and Restore on Next screen, Choose Back-up again.
  3. Go back to Main Screen after the Back-up is complete.
  4. Then Navigate to ‘advance’ and choose ‘Wipe Dalvik Cache’, so you won’t get in any bootloop.
  5. Finally Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset
  6. Navigate to ‘Install zip from sd card’ another windows will open in front of you.
  7. Select ‘choose zip from sd card’ from the Options.
  8. Select the CM file and confirm the installation on next screen.
  9. Go Back and Flash the
  10. Once the Installation is Over, Select +++++Go Back+++++
  11. Select Reboot Now to Reboot the System.

TWRP Users.

  1. Tap On Back-Up and Select System and Data
  2. Swipe the Confirmation Slider
  3. Tap on Wipe Button and Select Cache, System, Data.
  4. Swipe the Confirmation Slider.
  5. Go back to Main Menu and Tap Install Button.
  6. Locate the CM, and Swipe the Slider To install it.
  7. Once the Installation is Over, you will be promoted to Reboot System Now
  8. Select Reboot Now to Reboot the System.

Solve Signature Verification Error:

  1. Open Recovery.
  2. Navigate to install zip from Sdcard
  3. Navigate to Toggle Signature Verification and Press Power Button and See if it is disabled or not. Disable it and then Install the Zip without any Error.

First Boot might take up-to 5-minutes, so let your device rest for 5-minutes as you do something else.

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