For those of you looking to try experience the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop today, you are in luck as there’s several Android 5.1 custom ROMs floating around. Of all the ones I’ve tried so far, I can recommend you the CM Remix ROM, which comes with latest Android 5.1 and root.
The CM Remix ROM is a custom AOSP ROM (What is AOSP?), so you will lose all of your Samsung TouchWiz features like heart rate monitor, IR blaster, etc…etc… This ROM is really for those of you who want to convert your Note 4 into a full-fledged Nexus device and anyone who wants to try Android 5.1 (you can make a backup ROM then try the ROM, restore ROM after trying).
The CM Remix ROM is a beast when it comes to performance, both in benchmarks (I got near 52,000 on Antutu) and real life. The UI is so fast, you will love how fast your Note 4 runs after installing this ROM.
Of course, CM Remix ROM comes loaded with more features than you can ask for, you can expect every AOSP feature you’ve tried before to be on it including full status bar, notification drawer, sounds, display, lockscreen, and button customizations. Also there are nifty features like App Circle Sidebar, App Sidebar, Viper4Android, and much much more.
Now, there is one thing missing, the default camera does not work, it comes with Open Camera app, which works well for everything except 4K. If you need 4K video recording, this ROM will not be able to do it correctly. But this should be fixed in future updates for sure.
If you want to be on the bleeding edge of Android OS along with a ton of customization, CM Remix is definitely the way to go. This ROM will make your phone fly so definitely give it a flash this week(end) and do let me know what you think!
Download Android 5.1 Gapps (DO NOT USE older Gapp as you will FC!!!)
*Note – If you have AT&T or Verizon Developer’s edition, then you can use SM-N910F version.
To install, make sure to make a backup ROM first, then follow my guide on How to Install Custom ROM with TWRP! Make sure to install the theme zip file after installing ROM also otherwise you won’t get the BobCat theme!!!
Want Flash Player? See How to Install Flash Player on Android Lollipop!
Want latest Android L Preview Keyboard? See How to Install Android L Preview Keyboard on rooted Android!
Want to enable all apps for Multi-Window? See How to Enable all apps for Multi-Window!
If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.
If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.
Need to run apps that check for root? Check out How to Run Apps that’s don’t run on rooted Android!
If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.
Q: My 3G/4G LTE data is not working!!!
A: See How to Fix 3G/4G LTE data by Manually Setting APN on Android!
Q:My wifi is not connecting!
A: Download and Install BuildProp Editor app from Play Store then change the line “ro.securestorage.support” value from “true” to “false” then reboot. That will fix the wifi issues.
Q: I have no Play Store!
A: Make sure you install Gapps zip file in TWRP Recovery!!! Download link in this post above.