Good news for all the owners of Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500F) because Android 7.1.2 Nougat is now live for your device via unofficial build of Lineage OS 14.1 custom firmware. If you are not happy with your old ROM and want to change your ROM and get the latest Android Nougat OS experience on your device then you are at right place. The Lineage OS 14.1 released the latest custom firmware based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat for all the Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500F). Now you can taste the sweetness of Nougat before the official stock firmware is released. This latest custom firmware is a stable build through which you can enjoy the real features made from the Lineage OS gerrit. Also, the Android 7.1.2 Nougat ROM packed with many handy features such as Multi Window support, Notification Redesigned panel, Enhanced Doze Mode, System UI Tuner, Don Not Disturb, New Settings Panel Redesigned, Data Saver per App and much more. This ROM is not officially announced by Samsung but just a custom ROM. Your device should be rooted and have already the latest custom recovery (CWM / TWRP recovery) installed to flash the Lineage OS 14.1 ROM and Google Apps zip files on your Galaxy J5.
By following this step by step guide, you can easily update your Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500F) to Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM. This latest custom firmware is stable, smooth and fast run on your device and can be used as a daily driver. This latest custom ROM comes with all the official features from Android Nougat as well as Lineage OS features. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing the Android 7.1.2 Nougat on Galaxy J5 (SM-J500F) via Lineage OS 14.1 custom ROM then go ahead and follow the given steps.
The Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM and instructions given in this guide can be used only for the Galaxy J5 SM- J500F. Check the model number of your Galaxy J5 SM- J500F from Settings > About Phone.
Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before moving on to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on the Galaxy J5 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy J5 SM- J500F USB Drivers
- The Galaxy J5 should be rooted with the latest version of the custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- The bootloader of your J5 must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of the Galaxy J5 is at least above 80% before going ahead.
Steps to Update Android 7.1.2 Lineage OS 14.1 Nougat on Samsung Galaxy J5 SM- J500F:
Step No 1: – First, download Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM for Galaxy J5 on the desktop of the PC.
Step No 2: – Plug your device to the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.
Step No 3: – Transfer Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 ROM .zip file which you’ve already downloaded from the above link to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.
Step No 4: – Unplug the Galaxy J5 from the PC and power it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5: – Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time to enter into Recovery Mode.
Step No 6: – While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform a wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe Dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced> Wipe Dalvik Cache.
Note: – Wipe Dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors during ROM installation.
Step No 7: – Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose to install zip from SD card → choose zip from sd card.
Step No 8: – Navigate to the Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 custom ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.
Step No 9:- Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.
Your Galaxy J5 SM- J500F will be reset and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.
Done! You’ve successfully updated Galaxy J5 SM- J500F to the latest Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 Nougat ROM.