Install CyanogenMod 12 (Android 5.0 Lollipop) on Galaxy Grand Duos I9082/I9082L

Samsung’s mid-range Android smartphone, Galaxy Grand Duos (GT-I9082/I9082L) might not see an official Android 5.0 Lollipop update, but you can now download and install the CyanogenMod CM12 Android 5.0 Lollipop custom ROM unofficially from XDA developers on your Galaxy Grand Duos (GT-I9082) and enjoy the latest Lollipop OS version.

Though, the CyanogenMod 12 will give you taste about Android 5.0 Lollipop on your Galaxy Grand Duos (GT-I9082/ I9082L), please note that this is not a fully functional ROM, which means it is not ready to be used as a daily driver yet. A number of things do not work, so use them at your own risk.

cm12-for-grand-duos

What does works (as of November 27):

Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
RIL (Calls, SMS, Mobile Data)
Dual SIM
Sensors (Accelerometer, Compass, Light, Proximity, etc.)
Camera (photo)
Video playback
Audio (playback & recording)
GPS

What does not work (As of November 27)

Screen record
FM Radio
Wi-Fi HAL (i.e. Scanning MAC Address Randomization)
Sim Tool Kit (STK) not fully working
Video in YouTube app sometimes freeze
Camera app sometimes crash on close
Unable to un-pin screen without rebooting
2G/3G toggle does not work properly in non-English language
Swipe typing and face unlock
SIM with PIN may not work properly

Disclaimer: Flash the ROM at your own risk. We can’t take responsibility for anything that goes wrong. This guide is intended for technically talented users only.

Important: Back up any important data before installing the ROM

Installation Instruction :

Note: Before installing this ROM, download [HERE] and install the CWM recovery with SELinux support. Older CWM recovery will result in a “status 7” error.

Does not work on 4.1 stock ROM’s bootloader, please upgrade to 4.2 before flashing.

1. Download the CWM 12 ROM zip file [HERE] [HERE] and copy the zip file to root of your SD card (not in any folder)

2. Now, boot your Grand Duos into custom recovery mode. To do so, switch Off  your device and press Volume (+), Menu, Power buttons together.

3. From recovery, do a full wipe (cache partition, data wipe/factory reset, dalvic cache)

4. Now, choose install ZIP from SD card and select the “cm-12-20141116-UNOFFICIAL-i9082.zip” (use Vol buttons for navigation) and flash it.

5. If you want, flash Google Apps [Download here] and Superuser too.

6. Once again, do a full wipe (Data wipe/ Factory reset, cache partition and dalvic cache)

7. Now, go to the main menu and select ‘reboot system now’.

That is it. Your Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos will boot into Android 5.0 Lollipop OS version.

Important Note: Keep in mind that, currently above mentioned ROM is experimental and contain several bugs. It may brick your device, so use at your own risk! (Source – XDA)

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

23 Comments

  1. royal jack

    Jul 16, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    i download and install lolipop 5.0 but it not work so how to reinstall rom & not turn on my samsung i9082

  2. ravi

    Apr 26, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    I ned my galxy grand douse tm lolipop varshon

  3. xneo

    Apr 3, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    When will get 5.1 lollipop ROM on i9082

  4. Aaqib

    Mar 27, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    when i select clear cache from recovery mode its seems error and it does’t work please tell me the way.i9082

  5. Yaqoob khan

    Mar 13, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    I have upgraded my galaxy grand i9082 from android 4.1.2 to Android 5.0.2 aka Lollipop.Everything mentioned working fine but i wanted to know how to unpin the screen which i have tried already but still unable to unpin the same without rebooting,

    Kindly advice accordingly. Waiting for positive response.

    Thanks in advance. 🙂

    • amalan

      Mar 24, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      Hi frd i also using gt-i9082 i also like to uptate my celll give me instruction (step)

    • amrinder

      May 15, 2016 at 11:38 am

      Hyy I dont knew how to update version of samsung glaxay grand tell me about this

  6. Ricardo

    Mar 11, 2015 at 1:33 am

    After updating to CM12 my BT and Wireless do not work. Constantly keep getting error unfortunately bluetooth share has stopped working — found fix and downloaded BLE crash fix apk but unable to install it — Kindly help.

    • Kannan

      Mar 11, 2015 at 7:59 am

      The ROM currently isn’t a stable version. There might have bugs which was mentioned in the post

  7. Vinod

    Feb 3, 2015 at 10:49 am

    I have 4.1.2, but it says compatible over 4.2.
    when i check for updates it says no updates available.
    How do i install it now??

    • Kannan

      Feb 3, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      The device received Android 4.2 a year ago. If not got on you check via Keis. If you are technically savvy, download the firmware for your region [http://samsung-updates.com/device/?id=GT-I9082] and install via Odin

  8. xneo

    Jan 27, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Music vol increase after notiftn.. Still not fixed after new update….

  9. xneo

    Jan 12, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Can we again install official 4.2.2 jeallybean after instalng cm12…..?

  10. xneo

    Jan 11, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    So when will u fix this crashing prob?????

    • Kannan

      Jan 12, 2015 at 8:06 am

      We will update the post (or write a new post) once the final version released

  11. xneo

    Jan 10, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Sir I have installed this cm12 its awsmm but my music player n galary is unfortunatly forced close again n again… Plzz fix this..plzz

    • Kannan

      Jan 11, 2015 at 10:14 am

      This ROM is experimental

  12. RKGARG

    Jan 6, 2015 at 11:56 am

    but please tell me how to install my inbuilt radio app.

    • Kannan

      Jan 6, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      No solution for this ROM.

  13. RKGARG

    Jan 6, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Nice Working on my Samsung GT-i9082. google app download from xda site. gr 8 work.

  14. Bhavesh Syal

    Dec 27, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    When I will able to download full version

    • Kannan

      Dec 28, 2014 at 12:34 pm

      We will update the post (or publish a seperate post) when it arrived

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *