Install CyanogenMod 12 (Android Lollipop) on Galaxy S Plus GT I9001

Samsung Galaxy S Plus (GT-I9001) was one of the best devices running on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). It spots a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor with 512 MB of RAM, so the latest Android 5 Lollipop should work smoothly on this device. The CyanogenMod 12 ROM is the best choice for you to get Android 5.0.1 experience on your Galaxy S Plus.

Samsung Galaxy S Plus (GT-I9001) users can now enjoy Android Lollipop via unofficial CyanogenMod 12 ROM. This custom ROM brings the new Material Design interface and other Lollipop features to Galaxy S Plus. However, the ROM is still in its early build, so users should not look forward to enjoy the complete OS just yet.

cm12-for-galaxy-s-plus

Before you start installing this custom ROM on your phone, please note that, there are a number of bugs on this ROM such as slow call UI, Video recording at 720p quality, some apps force close, etc. however future update may fix them all.

WARNING: This procedure will void your device’s warranty. Follow the instruction at your own risk. We will not be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components. It is recommended for technically talented users only.

Important Note: As always, backup any important file stored on your device before flashing the ROM.

How to install CM12 on Galaxy S Plus

Downloads:
a) TWRP 2.8.1.0 recovery [Download here]
b) CyanogenMod 12 ROM (alpha) for Galaxy S Plus [Download here]
c) Android 5 Gapps [Download here]

1. Copy the downloaded TWRP recovery, CM12 ROM and Gapps to external SD card of your phone.

2. Boot your device into recovery mode and flash the TWRP 2.8.1.0 recovery. Then reboot your phone.

3. Reboot your phone into TWRP recovery again.

4. Wipe Data as ext4 partition (Wipe -> Advanced Wipe -> Select Data -> Repair/Change File System -> Change File System -> EXT4 )

5. Wipe Dalvik Cache, Cache, System and Android Secure (Wipe -> Advanced Wipe)

6. Now, flash the ROM package and then flash Gapps package.

7. Reboot your phone and enjoy Android 5 Lollipop.

For your information, CyanogenMod 12 is the most popular, AOSP based custom ROM built around stock Android 5.0 Lollipop. However, CyanogenMod 12 (CM12) is still in works, so you will find many CM features missing in this unofficial build. (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.

8 Comments

  1. Kiran Yewale

    Jun 5, 2016 at 7:26 am

    How solved encryption failed problem Plz!!!!

  2. Sandesh

    Dec 16, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    I have loaded the android 5.0 in Samsung galaxy splus gtI9001. While performing the first run, it gave me the compulsory option of reset the phone. After I touch that reset the phone option, my mobile restarted and a continuous loop of teamwin logo is giving me. I can only go in download mode and ramdump mode. Also the phone doesn’t connect to odin in both the modes. I want to go in recovery mode of TWRP. but doesn’t know the combination of keys of my mobile.
    Please help urgently………………

    • Kannan

      Dec 17, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      You can reboot into recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up and Power button few seconds, after switching off the phone.

      • Sandesh

        Dec 17, 2015 at 11:50 pm

        Kannan thanks for the suggestion given but it goes in ramdump mode and it gets detected in pc. Odin software gets detected with it, but the software doesn’t connects with the mobile.
        Alternate any idea or suggestion. Pls hlp.

        • Kannan

          Dec 18, 2015 at 12:39 pm

          For installing CyanogenMod, Odin isn’t needed. Want to install stock ROM?

          • sandesh

            Dec 19, 2015 at 4:53 pm

            I gone to hardware repairer of mobile phones and he told that he had flash the rom and installed gingerbread. The matter is closed now

          • sandesh

            Dec 20, 2015 at 11:07 pm

            Hardware engineer has done the trick by flashing the rom with hardware instruments. It cost me nearly 5usd…..

  3. rahul

    Apr 20, 2015 at 9:20 am

    hey! PLEASE HELP ME AFTER INSTALLING ANDRIOD 5.0 MY PHONE KEEPS ON RESTARTING IN RECOVERY MODE BUT IN RECOVERY MODE THE WHOLE SCREEN TURNS BLUE IN WHICH A NAME IS DISPLAYED TEAMWIN AND NOTING HAPPENS AND THE SCREEN KEEPS ON BLINKING PLEASE HELP AND WHEN THE FIRST 5.0 INSTALLEDMSCREEN SHOWS AN ERROR ENCRYPRION ERROR WHAT CAN I DO NOW!! SORY FOR MY BAD ENGLISH

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