Install CyanogenMod 12.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Custom ROM on Galaxy E5 E500H

The latest CyanogenMod ROM based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow has already been released for various devices but still the Galaxy E5 and many other mid range smartphones have not yet received even the Lollipop firmware update. If you have Galaxy E5 model number E500H then we have a good news for you that these devices can be updated now to the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop via CyanogeMod 12.1 custom ROM. Keep in mind that CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM given in this guide is an unofficial custom firmware build which is not officially released by CyanogenMod team, thus you may face some bugs or not functioning features. But many users have tested this ROM and found it stable that has no major issues and can be used as a daily driver.

The source code of this CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM has been recompiled for the Galaxy E5 device and almost all functions are working fine. It is also expected that the minor bugs will be fixed with more improvements in future releases. You can check the future updates from here. In this guide we’ll flash the ROM and Google Apps .zip files using a custom recovery like TWRP. All you need to have a custom recovery already installed on your device. So if you are interested to install CyanogenMod 12.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on your Galaxy E5 E500H then go ahead and follow the given step-by-step guide.

Flash Android 5.1.1 Lollipop CM12.1 ROM on Galaxy E5


This guide containing the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop CM12.1 ROM and instructions can be used only for the Galaxy E5 E500H. Do not try this firmware file on any other device or incorrect variant. Check the model number of your device first before proceeding to the installation guide.

Warning: will not be held liable for any kind of damage occurred to your Galaxy E5 during or after the installation of this CyanogenMod 12.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop custom ROM. Proceed at your own risk.


  • Take a proper back up of your important data and settings on the phone using a custom recovery such as TWRP. In case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data.
  • Download and install proper USB Drivers for the Galaxy E5 on PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on Galaxy E5 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
  • The latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP should be installed on it.
  • Make sure that the battery level of your Galaxy E5 is at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.

Required Files:

Steps to Update Galaxy E5 E500H to CyanogenMod 12.1 Custom ROM:

1:- Download the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop CM 12.1 ROM and Google Apps zipped for Galaxy E5 from the above link on the desktop of your PC.

2:- Copy/paste the ROM .zip file to the root folder of internal storage of Galaxy E5.

3:- Turn OFF the phone to boot into TWRP recovery.

4:- Turn the device ON while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power keys altogether.

5:- While the Galaxy E5 is now in TWRP recovery, perform a nandroid backup.

Note:- Tap on backup option in TWRP and select all the partitions including System, Data, Boot, Recovery, EFS.

6:- Once the backup is finished, go back to the TWRP main menu. Tap on wipe button > select Advanced Wipe, Dalvik Cache, SystemData, and Cache.

7:- Navigate to the main menu of TWRP and tap on the install. Locate the ROM .zip file that you have already transferred to the internal storage of your device and select it.

8:- Confirm the installation by swiping it to proceed with the installation.

9:- Repeat the above steps to install Google Apps package on your Galaxy E5 E500H.

10:- After the ROM and Gapps installation is completed, select Reboot System in TWRP recovery.

Done! You have installed CM12.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Galaxy E5 successfully.

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or question while installing the CyanogenMod12.1 ROM on Galaxy E5.

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