Samsung Galaxy S5 is an amazing device with decent specification, it’s harware is capable of running any latest firmware(whether stock or custom) smoothly. The device is still being used by millions of users all around the world even I have this device for 2 years and still working fine. So lets come to the topic, if you are a frequent ROM changer or searching for the latest Nougat update for your Verizon Galaxy S5 then you would be happy to know that Official CyanogenMod 14.1 is now available for Verizon Galaxy S5 G900V. CyanogenMod Team officially released this CyanogenMod 14.1 build for Galaxy S5 G900V. The CM14.1 ROM for Galaxy S5 G900V is based on Android 7.1 Nougat so if you own Galaxy S5 G900V, cheer up, in this guide we are going to guide you step by step process to update your Galaxy S5 G900V on Android 7.1 Nougat via official CM14.1 ROM.
The ROM is based on Android 7.1 Nougat and is the first Official CM14.1 build for Galaxy S5 G900V as other unofficial builds are already available for a wide range of devices like this one. Here at droididea.com we will help you on complete installation of CyanogenMod 14.1 ROM on your Galaxy S5 G900V by following the same process we have previously used for other devices.
How to install Official CM14.1 ROM on Galaxy S5 G900V
Disclaimer: This guide includes flashing custom ROM on your device, it is not an official firmware but will flash the custom firmware. The writer is not responsible for any damage happens to your device during the whole operation neither we are forcing you to perform such operation.
Before you begin:
A custom recovery is the most necessary element while installing custom ROMs or any .zip file in your device so a custom recovery like ClockworkMod or TWRP must be installed on your device or simply
Visit our custom recovery section and see the guide to flash TWRP on Galaxy S5 G900V
Android USB drivers for your device should be installed on your PC, or you can download the latest USB drivers for your device from the below provided link.
Create a Backup of your complete Android device
Backup is the most necessary part for your device you need to create a Nandroid backup of your device through custom recovery. We prefer Nandroid backup over other many apps because you don’t need to download multiple backup apps for specific purpose, the Nandroid backup will let you create backup of your device including; Messages, call log, settings and calendar including whole Android OS. Click the below link to create a Nandroid backup.
You can easily restore your backup when ever you wish to do so, this is good in aspect if your device accidentally met some issue during the flashing process.
Keep your battery charged or at least your device should contain at least 80% charge before the flashing operation.
If the PC is unable to unable to detect your device after even after installing Android USB drivers for your device, then you need to perform one more step,
Enable USB debugging, go to Settings >> Developer options >> USB debugging.
Once you done with the above preparations now it’s time to flash Android 7.1 Nougat CyanogenMod 14.1 ROM on your Galaxy S5 G900V. Just go ahead and follow the steps in sequence to avoid any issue while flashing Android 7.1 Nougat CyanogenMod 14.1 ROM on Galaxy S5 G900V.
Process to install Android 7.1 Nougat on Galaxy S5 G900V via CyanogenMod 14.1 ROM
The Official CyanogenMod 14.1 is a Nightly build released by Team CyanogenMod but all the features are working perfect. If you think you are good enough to perform such operation with your device then what are you waiting for just go ahead and follow the below description.
Step 1- Download the Android 7.1 Nougat CyanogenMod 14.1 ROM for Galaxy S5 G900V from below along Google apps.
Step 2- Once you successfully downloaded the Android 7.1 Nougat CyanogenMod 14.1 ROM along Google Apps on PC, Step 3- Now connect your device to PC and move the downloaded files on the internal storage of your device. [If you downloaded it via phone then skip this step]
Step 4- Its time to reboot your device into recovery Mode, to do so you can search for it or use hardware buttons combination. (If your device is rooted then its super easy, just visit Google Play and download any third party reboot app for this purpose)
Step 5- Once your device successfully boots into recovery mode, select the downloaded Android 7.1 Nougat ROM .zip file and confirm it by swiping the slider for (TWRP) or yes for (CWM).
Step 6- Wait for the process to complete, now perform the same step to flash Google apps zip file on your device.
Step 7- Once successfully done with the installation procedure simply reboot your device, please note the first boot up may take 5 to 7 minutes so be patient as things needs to be settled up for boot.
Download Google Apps [Gapps]
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