The ManuProN5 custom firmware has been released for the Samsung’s Galaxy S4 LTE bearing model number I9505. Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 was announced in 2013, having Quad-core 1.9 GHz Krait 300 CPU, 2GB RAM, 13MP Camera and Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery but there is no news from the company that when they are releasing the latest firmware update for this handset. Thanks to the custom ROM developers for providing this ROM which is based on the official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware that comes with all of the exclusive features found on Galaxy Note 5 to Galaxy S4 LTE I9505. This complete port of Galaxy Note 5 firmware also brings TouchWiz interface so if you want to taste the latest Lollipop experience on your Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 then we have a detailed step-by-step guide for you. Many users have tested this ROM and found it very stable, fast and smooth.
Please note that this is a custom ROM which is not officially released by Samsung, so you’ll be required to have the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM already installed in order to flash the Android 5.1.1 ManuProN5 Lollipop custom ROM and Google Apps zipped file on your S4. Before proceeding to the installation guide, it is highly recommended to take a proper backup of all your important data and its battery should be charged at about 80% to avoid unexpected shutdowns while installing ROM.
This guide containing the Android 5.1.1 ManuProN5 Lollipop ROM and instructions are compatible only with the Galaxy S4 GT-I9505. You must verify the device’s model number first by navigating to Settings > About Phone.
DroidGuides will not be held responsible for any kind of damage or mishap occurred to your Galaxy S4 LTE GT-I9505 during or after the installation of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ManuProN5 custom ROM. Proceed at your own risk.
- Make sure that you’ve taken proper backup of all your important data and settings on your device before proceeding to the installation of this custom ROM using a recommended custom recovery like ClockworkMod recovery. In case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data.
- Enable USB Debugging mode by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Make sure that you’ve properly installed USB Drivers for the Galaxy S4 I9505 on the PC.
- Your Galaxy S4 should be rooted with the latest version of CWM recovery already installed.
- The Bootloader of the phone should be unlocked.
- Verify the battery level of your Galaxy S4, it should be charged at least about 80% before going ahead to the installation instructions to prevent unexpected shutdowns while the firmware installation.
Steps to Flash Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 via ManuProN5 ROM:
Follow the given step by step guide to update Galaxy S4 with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop:
1:- First, download Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ManuProN5 custom ROM (N5_PORT_Alpha_v1.0.zip) for Galaxy S4 (I9505) on the desktop of the PC.
2:- Plug your device to the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.
3:- Transfer Android 5.1.1 ManuProN5 ROM .zip file which you’ve already downloaded from the above link, to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.
4:- Unplug the Galaxy S4 (I9505) from the PC and power it OFF in order to boot into Recovery Mode.
5:- Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Up +Home + Power buttons at the same time to enter into Recovery Mode.
6:- While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache.
Note:- wipe dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors while ROM installation.
7:- Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose install zip from SD card → choose zip from sdcard.
8:- Navigate to the Android 5.1.1 ManuPro5 custom ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.
9:- Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.
Your Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 will be rebooted and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.
Done! You’ve successfully updated Galaxy S4 I9505 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop via ManuProN5 custom ROM.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any question or trouble while installing ManuProN5 ROM featuring Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on your Galaxy S4.