Resurrection Remix ROM
Galaxy S4 I9500 receives Android 5.1.1 update via Resurrection Remix ROM: How to install XDA Developers

The new Android 5.1.1 based Resurrection Remix ROM brings a host of exciting new features to Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) such as LCD Density changer, theme chooser and gesture control, which are missing, with all available official updates and factory images from Google.

Resurrection Remix ROM
Galaxy S4 I9500 receives Android 5.1.1 update via Resurrection Remix ROM XDA Developers

This ROM reportedly offers a fast and smooth Lollipop experience in a highly-stable release. Interested users can go ahead and download the latest Lollipop update via Resurrection Remix ROM, using the step-by-step guide posted below.

Some of the noteworthy features ported into the latest Resurrection Remix ROM are as follows:

IBTimes UK reminds readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to device during or after the ROM installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.

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Resurrection Remix Lollipop v5.4.5 ROM (dated 20/05/2015)

Google Apps

Prerequisites

Resurrection Remix ROM
Galaxy S4 I9500 receives Android 5.1.1 update via Resurrection Remix ROM XDA Developers
  • The Resurrection Remix ROM and the instructions given in this guide are meant for the Galaxy S4 I9500 models only. Verify device model number by navigating to Settings > About Phone.
  • Back up data and settings using a recommended custom recovery tool, like ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP, as it creates a complete image of the existing phone setup. In Recovery, choose Backup and Restore and tap Backup.
  • Verify correct USB drivers for the phone are installed on the computer (download necessary USB drivers from manufacturer's website).
  • Ensure USB debugging mode is enabled on the device, by navigating to Settings > Developer Options (NOTE: Tap the phone's Build Number seven times to unlock or reveal the hidden Developer Options under Settings.) Then select the checkbox to enable USB debugging mode under Settings > Developer Options.
  • Make sure the device has at least 80% battery charge to prevent unexpected device shutdown (due to battery drain) while installing the ROM.
  • Ensure the device is unlocked (not locked to a specific carrier) and rooted with the latest ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery installed. If you are installing the CWM recovery for the first time, check out the video tutorial below, courtesy of The Android Soul:

  • If the device is stuck at booting or is experiencing boot loop issues, perform Wipe Cache Partition and Wipe Dalvik Cache a few more times before rebooting.
  • Allow newly installed ROM to stabilise for five minutes before you start working on it.

Steps to Install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Update on Galaxy S4 I9500 with Resurrection Remix ROM

Step-1: Download Android 5.1.1 Resurrection Remix ROM for your Galaxy S4 (use download link above) on computer.

Step-2: Download Google Apps package.

Step-3: Connect the Galaxy S4 to computer via USB cable. Without extracting, copy the downloaded firmware zip and Google Apps zip files to the root folder of the phone's SD card.

The Android 5.1.1 Resurrection Remix ROM can be installed on your phone using either CWM or TWRP recovery. Follow any method based on the recovery mode installed on your device.

How to Install Android 5.1.1 Resurrection Remix ROM via ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery

  • Power off the device and wait for 5 to 10 seconds until the device shuts down completely.
  • Now boot the Galaxy S4 into Recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power button together until the recovery screen appears. NOTE: In recovery mode, use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the desired option.
  • Perform Wipe data/Factory reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress) and choose Yes on next screen to confirm the action. Then perform Wipe Cache Partition and once again hit Yes to confirm.
  • Return to CWM recovery main menu and select Mounts and Storage> Format / data and click Yes on next screen to confirm.
  • From the main menu of CWM recovery, go to Advanced and choose Wipe Dalvik Cache. Then hit Yes on next screen to confirm.
  • Select Install Zip from sdcard and then click Choose zip from sdcard. Browse to the location of the Resurrection Remix ROM firmware file which you copied earlier to your phone's SD card. Choose Yes on next screen to confirm the ROM installation.
  • Repeat the previous step to install Google Apps as well.
  • Once Google Apps is also installed, select "+++++Go Back+++++"and reboot the device by tapping reboot system now from the recovery menu. Your Galaxy S4 will restart and it may take about five minutes for first boot. So, do not interrupt the process.

Your Galaxy S4 is now running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop via Resurrection Remix ROM. Go to Settings > About Phone to verify the firmware installed.

NOTE: If the device gets stuck at boot loop (while rebooting), then just do a factory reset from recovery mode to fix the issue.

How to Install Android 5.1.1 Resurrection Remix ROM via TWRP Recovery

  • Power off the device and wait for 5 to 10 seconds until the device shuts down completely.
  • Now boot the Galaxy S4 into Recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home andPower buttons together until the recovery screen appears. NOTE: In recovery mode, use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the desired option.
  • Perform Wipe data/Factory reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). To do so, tap on Wipe and scroll down to the bottom of the screen and do a Swipe on "Swipe to factory reset" option.
  • Now perform a System format by selecting Wipe > Advanced Wipe and then tap on System option. Scroll to the bottom of screen and do a swipe on "Swipe to Wipe" option.
  • Tap on install and navigate to the Resurrection Remix ROM zip file you copied earlier to your phone's SD card. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and do a swipe on Swipe to confirm flash option to begin installing the firmware.
  • Repeat the previous step to flash Google apps as well.
  • Once Google Apps is also installed, select reboot and then tap on System to reboot your device. Your Galaxy S4 will restart and it may take about five minutes for the first boot to complete. So, do not interrupt the process.

Your Galaxy S4 is now running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop via Resurrection Remix ROM. Go to Settings > About Phone to verify the firmware installed.

NOTE: If the device gets stuck at boot loop (while rebooting), then just do a factory reset from recovery mode to fix the issue.

[Source: XDA]