How to Update Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 7.0 Nougat Custom ROM

Rafia Shaikh
Posted Nov 3, 2016
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Based on Android 7.0 Nougat, Zephyr custom firmware is now available for Samsung Galaxy S5. The ROM is rooted and debloated for faster performance and smoother experience. Bringing Nougat’s beautiful UI and new features, you can now update Galaxy S5 to Android 7.0 with Zephyr.

Zephyr Android 7.0 Nougat features

  • STATUSBAR
    -Carrier Label customisations
    -Quick Pulldown
    -AOSPA battery styles
    -Clock & Date customisation
    -Network Traffic indicator
    -status bar brightness control
    -Task Manager
  • NAVIGATION/RECENTS
    -DT2S on navbar
    -recents panel search bar toggle
    -Hardware buttons action (for HWnavkeys devices only)
    -Longpress recents button to switch between apps
  • LOCKSCREEN
    -Middle Lockscreen shortcuts (custom apps)
    -Quick unlock
    -Music seek control when screen locked
    -Volume rocker wake
    -LockScreen Music Visualizer
  • NOTIFICATION DRAWER
    -Customize quick settings tiles(add / delete / rearrange)
    -Brightness slider toggle
    -Vibrate on touch
    -toggle status bar icons
    -Time contextual Headers
    -Disable Quick Settings in secured lockscreen
  • MISCELLANEOUS
    – GESTURES (Hand Wave / Pocket mode)
    – Dashboard switches
    – SUBSTRATUM for theming
    – Per app expanded desktop control
    – Multi window mode
    – Paranoid Android’s Floating Window
    – Ability to pause / resume downloads
    – Custom Ambient Display settings
    – AppOps / Privacy Guard
    – Reset Battery Stats option

For more features, problems, bugs, and support, please visit the official thread.

Prerequisites to update Galaxy S5 to Android 7.0 ROM

  1.  Download and install USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F.
  2.  Enable USB debugging mode from developer menu.
  3.  You should have a custom recovery tool like TWRP or CWM installed on your device
  4.  Backup any important data before going forward for the tutorial.
  5.  Ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F carries more than 70% of charge.
Install Android 7.0 Nougat Custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F

How to update Galaxy S5 to Android 7.0 ZephyrOS ROM

Required file: download Zephyr Android 7.0 ROM and copy the zip file to your SD card

  1. Reboot your SGS5 into Recovery mode by pressing and holding down the Volume UpHome and Power keys until the screen flashes. After a few seconds, your phone will enter recovery mode.
  2. Once in the recovery mode, take a Nandroid backup of your existing ROM. This is necessary to enable you to recover your current ROM if you don’t like the new firmware. In order to perform a backup, select Backup and Restore Backup again. Go back to main recovery menu after backup is complete.
  3. Now, select wipe data/factory reset Yes to confirm your action. Wait for a few minutes until the phone wipes your data. Then, go back to CWM recovery menu and Wipe Cache Partition and then Wipe Dalvik Cache too.
  4. Select install zip from sdcard choose a zip from SD card. Locate the Zephyr custom ROM and select it by pressing the Power button. Confirm installation by selecting Yes. The ROM installation will now begin.
  5. When done, go back to the main recovery menu and select reboot system now to reboot the phone to the latest firmware.

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