01 February, 2015

Android 5.0 in my Samsung Galaxy Note II (N7105)

The official online color is: #A4C639 . 한국어: 공...
The official online color is: #A4C639 . 한국어: 공식 온라인 색은: #A4C639 . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today seems a good day to write about this article... before it is forgotten...

A year or so after I flashed Android 4.4.2 ROM in my GT-N7105 phone, I started looking for some update to the OS. I believe there was one or two upgrades in the past year, and since I am getting none when I checked using my phone, I searched from the web using my PC.

Found that there is the UNOFFICIAL release for Android 5.0 - Lolllipop code name.

Read through the posts, and the found the installers. Saw that GApps is also available, so what am I waiting for?

I mean, I am more of the curious type, than the cautious one...

I went to the download sites, took the ROM and GApps files, and the supposeldy CWM recovery file that goes along with this Android 5.0 version.

It was a breeze!

But not before I had to check on how to do things altogether, I mean, after a year without actually doing it, just updates.

Which means my phone had rested for some time.

I like the new OS. Grouping of apps is naturally a function. And I found that this is already taken out from the 'All Apps' view. You cannot uninstall anymore from there. So you would have to open the apps group, and if you tap-hold, you get to drag it up to 'Uninstall' or 'Homescreen' - and it does just what you chooses. OF course, system apps would tell you that you can't do an unistallation.

Notifications also get the clear all button (is that what it is called in Android?) and you do double-tap to an item in the list to open it.

I also installed CM Launcher, after so long using Go Launcher EX. With CM Launcher, I installed Battery Doctor, to replace Green Power apps. I like CM Launcher in its simplicity. I like Battery Doctor in its verboseness of info. Charged will tell me if it is fully charged, and when it is in trickle mode, a few minutes after full charging. And when done, totally, will tell you to unplug.

For the curious one like me, here are the links:


Lollipop ROM:

Lollipop GApps:

Installing Custom ROM:

Odin v3.04 – 3.07 for Windows

Salute to the team for getting ahead of the rest!