You can now update Sprint Galaxy Note 4 to the SlimLP custom ROM. SlimLP team developed this ROM which is based on the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop AOSP builds. The new SlimLP brings a lot of features and functions that you can’t find in stock builds. This ROM was previously released for the Galaxy S4 LTE and Galaxy Tab 2 etc. DroidGuides is always dedicated to share guides for Android fans to update their devices with the latest ROMs and Official updates. So if you want to update Sprint Galaxy Note 4 to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop SlimLP custom ROM then follow the given guide.
Remember that this is just a custom ROM which is developed by the third-party developers, not officially released by Samsung. Thus, you’ll need to have a custom recovery already installed on your Galaxy Note 4 in order to flash the ROM and Google Apps zipped files. As this SlimLP custom ROM is still under development (alpha stage), so you might face some bugs or not functioning features but its team is busy to cover these bugs in the upcoming versions. You can read more details about this ROM on the developing team’s website.
This guide containing SlimLP custom ROM is working with the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone only. Do not try to install it on any other device or incorrect variant, as it might brick your device. Verify the model number of your device before proceeding to the installation guide.
DroidGuides will not responsible for any kind of damage occurred to the device while or after the installation of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop based SlimLP custom ROM on your Sprint Galaxy Note 4. Proceed at your own risk.
- Make a proper backup of all your important data and settings on the phone before proceeding to flash your device using a custom Recovery like ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP.
- Ensure that you’ve properly installed correct USB Drivers on the PC for your Galaxy Note 4.
- Enable USB Debugging mode by going to Settings > Developer Options.
- Your device should be Rooted with the latest CWM Recovery installed.
- The bootloader of your Galaxy Note 4 should be Unlocked.
- Verify the battery level of your phone, it should be charged at least about 80% before going ahead to the following instructions.
Steps to Update Sprint Galaxy Note 4 to SlimLP Android 5.0.2 Alpha 1 ROM:
Follow the given instructions to update Galaxy Note 4 (Sprint) to Android 5.0.2 SlimLP Lollipop custom firmware:
1:- First, plug your Galaxy Note 4 with the PC and mount the USB Mass Storage of the phone.
2:- Transfer the SlimLP Android 5.0.2 custom ROM .zip file (Slim-trltespr-5.0.2.alpha.1.0-WEEKLY-8621.zip)
that you’ve already downloaded from the above links to the root folder of SD Card on the phone.
3:- Disconnect your Galaxy Note 4 from PC.
4:- Turn Off the device in order to boot it into Recovery Mode.
5:- Turn On the device by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power keys at the same time.
6:- While your Galaxy Note 4 is now in CWM Recovery, perform Wipe Data/Factory Reset, Wipe Cache Partition and Wipe Dalvik Cache by navigating to Advanced and select Wipe Dalvik Cache.
Note:- Please note that Wipe Dalvik Cache will help you to prevent boot loop issues or any errors related to boot ROM during firmware installation.
7:- Go back to the main recovery menu and select Install Zip from SD Card -> Choose Zip from SD Card. Navigate to the SlimLP custom ROM .zip file which you have already transferred to SD card of your phone. Select it by tapping the Power button and confirm to proceed the ROM installation.
8:- Install Google Apps (Gapps) Package by repeating the above steps on your phone.
9:- Go to “+++++Go Back+++++” and in the Recovery menu, select Reboot System Now once the ROM and Gapps installation complete.
Your Sprint Galaxy Note 4 will not be restarted and will take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot up.
Done! You’ve updated Galaxy Note 4 (Sprint) to the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop via SlimLP custom ROM.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any problem or query regarding the above tutorial to flash Android 5.0.2 based SlimLP ROM on Galaxy Note 4.