How to Flash Resurrection Remix Android 5.1.1 on Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505

Rafia Shaikh
Posted May 26, 2015
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Possibly one of the most popular custom ROMs based on the very latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop is Resurrection Remix. Based on CyanogenMod, you will get all the loveliness of Lollipop with CM features on top. Here is how you can flash Resurrection Remix Android 5.1.1 on Galaxy S4 I9505.

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Resurrection Remix Android 5.1.1 features:

  • Navigation Bar
  • Statusbar
  • Brightness Slider
  • Enable/Disable Show Notification Count
  • Clock Customizations
  • Time & date
  • Battery
  • Battery Bar customization
  • Battery Icon Customization(circle/landscape/Potrait and more)
  • Animations
  • Gestures Anywhere Feature
  • Clock Widget
  • LockScreen
  • Lockscreen Shortcuts
  • Notification Drawer
  • Quick Settings
  • Backlight Timer
  • Home Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
  • Home Button Wake Up
  • Home Button answer call
  • LCD Density
  • Expanded Desktop Mode
  • All New CM Audio FX App
  • Heads Up Customizations
  • OverAll Smoothness Improvements
  • Quick Unlock
  • Optimizations to Improve Battery
  • ALL CM12 features
  • and many many more…

Prerequisites to flash Resurrection Remix Android 5.1.1 on SGS4:

  • Backup any important data from your Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 as a complete wipe will be required during the flashing process.
  • Enable USB debugging option on your device: Settings > Development Options > USB debugging.
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 must be rooted, unlocked and installed with a recovery tool like TWRP or CWM.
  • Your device must be charged to at least 60% of power.

Note: this tutorial is focused on Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505; kindly do not try this guide on other Android & Samsung devices.

How to update Galaxy S4 I9505 to Resurrection Remix Android 5.1.1:

Required files: download the Android 5.1 Lollipop custom firmware for Galaxy S4 from here and save it on your computer. Do not extract the contents. Also download Google Apps Package.

  • Connect your Galaxy S4 to your computer using a USB cable and copy the zip file to your phone’s SD card.
  • Disconnect the USB cord and power off your Galaxy S4.
  • Boot it into recovery mode: switch the phone on while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons simultaneously.
  • Perform a Nandroid backup of your current OS: Backup backup and restore on ClockworkMod recovery.
  • Wipe data task: from CWM recovery menu, select wipe data / factory reset and confirm the process.
  • From recovery menu, select install zip from sdcard followed by choose zip from sdcard. Locate the Resurrection Remix Android 5.1.1 Lollipop custom firmware and confirm the flashing process.
  • Return back to main recovery menu and reboot your Galaxy S4 I9505 into the new custom ROM. First boot takes a good 5 minutes so please be patient.

Recommended: Some of the Best Lollipop Based Custom ROMs

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