How to install LineageOS 14.1 (Android N) for Galaxy E5 (E500H)

Samsung Galaxy E5 was launched in January 2015 as one of the budget Smartphone from Samsung. The devices comes with Android KitKat; which is pretty outdated in 2016. We are kick starting 2016 with Android Marshmallow ROM on Galaxy E5. LineageOS is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device. Finally the wait has been over for Galaxy E5 (E500H) users. They can now taste the all new Resurrection Remix 5.8.5 (Android 7.1.2) ROM which is very stable.

Lineage OS 14.1 ROM for Galaxy E5 (E500H)

Resurrection Remix ROM is based on Lineage OS along with many more customizations. It is designed to increase performance, customization, power and the most new features and it is based on LineageOS, SlimRoms, Omni and original Remix ROM. Before starting off with Installing Resurrection Remix 5.8.5 in Galaxy E5, make sure you comply with all the prerequisites. Lets begin with Updating Galaxy E5 to Android N 7.1.2!

ROM details:

  • ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat
  • ROM Firmware Required: Lollipop Firmware
  • ROM Kernel: Linux 3.10.x

Prerequisites before Installing RR 5.8.5 ROM:

  • Unlocked Bootloader.
  • Root Galaxy E5 (E500H) with custom recovery like TWRP, CWM, Philiz etc. (Download)
  • How to unlock Bootloader and install TWRP (Guide)
  • Backup all your important data so that if in case anything goes wrong, you can switch back to stock ROM & restore the backup data.
  • Galaxy E5 (E500H) charged upto 50% to avoid shutdown during the flashing process.
  • Required ROM file & GApps package

Download Android N ROM for Galaxy E5

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Cyanogenmod 13 ROM for Galaxy E5 (E500H)

ROM details:

  • ROM OS Version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • ROM Firmware Required: Stock 5.1.1 Firmware
  • ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
  • Status: Beta

Prerequisites before Installing CM13 ROM:

  • Unlocked Bootloader.
  • Rooted Galaxy E5 (E500H) with custom recovery like TWRP, CWM, Philiz etc. (Guide)
  • Backup all your important data so that if in case anything goes wrong, you can switch back to stock ROM & restore the backup data.
  • Galaxy E5 (E500H) charged upto 50% to avoid shutdown during the flashing process.
  • Required ROM file & GApps package
  • You must be on Android Lollipop 5.1.1
Note: We won’t be responsible for anything happening to your device during this process as you are the one who have decided to do this modifications. This ROM is only for E500H variant. Don’t install in any other variant. If you are new to Rooting, you must refer to Complete guide about Rooting. After this process, your warranty will be void & in most cases, you won’t be able to get it back.

Download CM 13 (Android M) for Galaxy E5

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Bugs in CM 13 for Galaxy E5

  • No Audio on Speaker
  • FM Radio is broken

How to install LOS 14.1/CM13 in Samsung Galaxy E5

Step 1: Download the ROM file & GApps package from the links given in the Download section. Make sure you use a proper download manager & good internet connection to avoid data corruption while downloading files.

Step 2: Transfer the downloaded zip files in your Internal storage & boot into recovery. You can boot into recovery mode by two methods, Use TWRP Recovery only

  1. Download Rebooter App from Google Play Store & grant root access. Launch the app & select, Reboot to recovery.
  2. Switch off your device, Press and hold Vol UP + Home + Power button simultaneously. Leave the keys after 5 secs.

Step 3: Once you have booted into recovery mode, Optional: Go to “Backup & Restore” and select System, data, boot.

Step 4: Now its time to flash LOS1 4.1/CM 13 in Galaxy E5 But before doing that, go to Wipe (in TWRP Recovery) & select cache, system (Select system only if you are coming from other ROMs), data dalvik cache. Swipe to confirm wiping.

Step 5: Go to TWRP Homescreen & click on Install. Select the LOS 14.1/CM 13 ROM for Galaxy E5 zip from the list of files. Swipe to confirm flashing. This might take around 5mins.

Step 6: Once you have completed flashing the ROM, flash the GApps package by again going into Install and locate the GApps zip file. Swipe to confirm & you’re done with Installation part.

Step 7: Now clear cache & boot your device. First boot might take sometime so no need to panic.

Lineage 15.1.0 (Android Oreo) for Samsung Galaxy E5

If you are using your Samsung Galaxy E5 as your secondary device, you can upgrade to Android 8.1.0 as it has enhanced features such as Wi-Fi sharing via QR codes, Dark mode, Smart Reply for all messaging apps & many more. You can go ahead and download the experimental version of the LineageOS 15.1.0 ROM from below.

You can try all the new features that come along with the ROM, but there are many problems with this experimental ROM version, such as sim not working, camera not working, audio not working(work in headphones), flashlight not working.

LineageOS 15.1.0 ROMDownload

Conclusion

I have personally used the ROM & I didn’t feel any lag or instability in Lineage OS 14.1. To enable root access, Go to Developer options (Settings>About Phone>Tap build no. 7 times)>Root access. Please don’t complain about known bugs as developers already know those bugs. For any queries/issues, please comment below.

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