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Update Galaxy S5 LTE G900F to Android 7.1.1 CosmicOS Nougat Custom Firmware

CosmicOS is a brand new branch of ever-growing tree of custom firmwares. This particular ROM is built using Android 7.1.1 Nougat AOSP source. It includes all Nougat sweet treats plus some more to keep you entertained. A lot of customisation features so that you can modify your device according to your own personal preferences. Its a very stable, fast and smooth ROM. If interested in Android 7.1.1 for other phones, check out our new Custom ROMs section. You can update Galaxy S5 G900F to CosmicOS Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom firmware using the tutorial below. Your Galaxy S5 G900F LTE should be rooted and have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod recovery / TWRP recovery) installed. This is not an official release by Samsung, but just a custom ROM which would require a custom recovery in order to flash the ROM zip and Google Apps zip files on your phone.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install CosmicOS Android 7.1.1 Nougat on Galaxy S5 G900F LTE with complete steps. Don’t forget to read all the tips below that you have to keep in mind before proceeding. Please make sure you backup all your data as given below because this tutorial will wipe your data. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s get to the tutorial now.


Update Galaxy S5 LTE G900F to Android 7.1.1 CosmicOS Nougat Custom Firmware 7

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

CosmicOS Android 7.1.1 Nougat ROM Details:

This amazing CosmicOS custom ROM comes with tons of new features and is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. A quick list of the main features in CosmicOS is given below and we are sure you’d love to use this on your Galaxy S5 G900F:

  • Based On AOSP 7.1.1_r22
    Custom Camera HAL
    Cosmic-OS Customizations:
    Statusbar customizations
    Brightness Slider
    Enable/Disable Show Notification Count
    SuperUser Indicator Switch
    Double Tap To sleep Statusbar
    Carrier Label
    Carrier Label Switch
    Clock Customizations
    Time & date
    Day & date Toogle
    Center/Right/Left Clock Choice
    Date Format
    Battery % Text
    Network Traffic Indicator
    Network Traffic Arrows Switch
    Incoming/OutGoing Traffic
    Statusbar Cosmic Logo
    Cosmic logo Color
    Cosmic logo Position
    StatusBar Ticker
    Ticker Text color
    Ticker Icon Color
    Recents Panel
    Full Screen Recents
    Recents Styles
    Clock Widget
    CLock And Alarm Customizations
    Weather Panel Customizations
    Calender Events
    Navbar Tuner
    LockScreen Customizations
    Lockscreen Bottom Shortcuts
    Lockscreen General Shorcuts
    100+ Icons for Shortcuts
    Lockscreen Media Art/Enable Disable
    Quick PIN/Pattern Unlock
    LockScreen Wallpaper
    Lockscreen Weather Widget
    Lockscreen Icons Color
    Quick Settings Draggable Tiles
    Customizable Tiles
    SuperSU root
    Dyanamic Tiles Adjustment
    Number of columns/rows
    Notification Drawer
    LongPress Toogles to Enter Settings
    Disable Immersive Mode Messages
    Force Expand Notification
    Quick PullDown
    Smart Pulldown
    Buttons Customisations
    Advanced Reboot Menu
    Power Menu Customizations
    Power Off
    Reboot(Recovery, Bootloader, Soft Reboot)
    Power Menu End Calls Switch
    Restart SystemUI
    Airplane Mode
    On the Go Mode
    Sound Panel
    Long Press Actions
    Double Tap Actions
    Menu Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
    Volume Buttons
    Wake Up Device
    Playback Control
    Ringtone Volume Control
    Swap Buttons on Landscape mode
    Volume Key Answer
    Clock Shortcut
    Camera Shutter Sound Enable/Disable
    SystemUI Tuner Icon Settings
    Enabled By default
    Removed Demo mode and Tweaked SystemUI Tuner
    StatusBar Icons Custmizations
    Quick Settings Customizations
    Other Features
    Perfomance Profiles
    LCD Density
    Expanded Desktop Mode
    Heads Up Switch and customizations
    Configurable 0,90,180,270 Degree Rotation
    Lock Screen Autorotate Switch
    Battery Light Customizations
    Notification Light Customizations
    Font Size
    Performance Tweaks (Kernel Aduitor Inbuilt)
    SuperSU Inbuilt
    Pixel Launcher
    Blur Personalisation
    Snap Camera
    Working screen-off Gestures
    Overall Smoothness Improvements

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Samsung Galaxy S5, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

Like this CosmicOS ROM based on the latest Android 7.1.1? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

Samsung Galaxy S5 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S5 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy S5 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and KitKat.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy S5 G900F to CosmicOS Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom firmware.

About the author

Saad Khan

A geek that has converted into a Software Engineer. An audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff.

1 Comment

  • I did everything as instructed and it has rebooted and now I can’t get past the get started section. It won’t get past the kep your apps and data section. Any advice?

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