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How To Install Omega Custom ROM On Samsung Galaxy S5

If you’ve been using the Samsung Galaxy S5 for a while, then I’m sure you’ll be interested in getting a fresh new experience on your phone. The way you can improve your phone’s performance and get lots of new features is by installing a custom ROM. Even if you’re happy with the user interface on your Galaxy S5, I’m sure installing a custom ROM will help you make the most out of your phone. If you’re looking to install one of the best custom ROMs on the Galaxy S5, then continue reading to find out how to install Omega custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy S5!

Why Install Omega ROM On Your Galaxy S5?

The Omega ROM is one of the most popular custom ROMs available for the Galaxy S5 and if you’re not sure whether it is the right option, then consider these features.

  • The ROM is fully customizable. You can choose whether you want everything or remove bloatware.
  • Cool wallpapers, boot animation and shut down animation.
  • Lots of add-on apps available
  • Various mods including a four-way reboot menu, unlimited contacts joining and camera mod.

Prerequisites

Before proceeding with the installation process, you should keep several things in mind. In order to install a custom ROM, you’ll need root acces on your Galaxy S5. If you haven’t rooted your phone, then you can read my guide on how to root the Galaxy S5. You’ll also need a custom recovery installed in order to flash the ROM on your phone. Installing a custom ROM and rooting your phone are both risky and you should only continue at your own responsibility.

Make sure that you create a full backup of all your important files. You can use your Galaxy S5’s default backup feature or a third-party app from the Google Play Store. You can read our list of the ten best backup apps in order to backup your Galaxy S5. Also, make sure that your phone is charged at least 70% before proceeding with the installation process. This guide is only for the G900F Galaxy S5 variant and if you try to install this on any other variant, chances are that you’ll end up bricking your phone. In order to learn more about the Omega ROM, you can visit the official XDA thread.


How To Install The Omega ROM

Make sure that you follow the steps mentioned below carefully. If the instructions are not properly followed, then you might end up bricking your phone. That being said, the overall installation process isn’t that difficult and you’ll be done in just several minutes.

Step 1

Download the Omega ROM on your PC. You can download the latest version of the ROM from here. The file size is about 1.7 GB so downloading it might take a while.

Step 2

Connect your Galaxy S5 to your PC using a micro USB cable and click on Open folder to view files if you get an AutoPlay popup.

AutoPlay

Step 3

Transfer the ROM zip file to your phone’s root directory. Disconnect your phone from the PC.

Step 4

Switch off your Galaxy S5. Press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons simultaneously in order to boot your Galaxy S5 in recovery.

s5 recovery

Step 5

While in recovery, go to the Wipe data/factory reset option using the Volume keys and select it using the Power button.

recovery wipe

Step 6

Go to Wipe cache partition using the Volume keys and select it through the Power button.

recovery cache

Step 7

Go to Advanced and select the Wipe dalvik cache option.

recovery wipe dalvik

Step 8

Select Install zip from sdcard.

recovery install

Step 9

Select the Choose zip from sdcard option, navigate to the directory where you transferred the ROM zip file and select it.

recovery zip

Step 10

Wait for the installation process to complete. This might take a while. Once completed, select the Reboot system now option. Your phone will now reboot. That’s it! You have successfully installed Omega ROM on your Galaxy S5. If the reboot takes a long time, you don’t need to worry because this is normal.

recovery reboot


Conclusion

One of my favorite features on Android is installing custom ROMs and even if your phone is really old, you can liven it up by installing a custom ROM. If you’re looking to make the most out of your Galaxy S5, then I highly recommend installing a custom ROM in order to improve your overall experience. If you’re looking for other ROMs for the Galaxy S5, then you can read my list of the ten best custom ROMs for the Galaxy S5. Follow all the instructions properly on how to install Omega custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy S5 and feel free to ask any questions below.

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5 Comments

  1. Hi

    I`m very happy that you give us all this tutorials and helpp us enjoy our hendset.

    I have root my SGS5 4 days a go via ODIN.

    After that i have install the ROM app from Market. But just download nothing more.

    I have find your tutorial and i was very happy thet i can folow everithing and i understend. BUt i have a problem in the process.

    I have done STEP 1, 2 , 3, 4 at STEP 5 i have first problem.

    STEP-5 (Wipe data/factory reset option) i have done this with no problem
    STEP-6 (Wipe cache partition ) Done with no problem

    But here is the problem. Let me mention something. I DONT HAVE A MEMORY CARD IN MY PHONE. JUST THE PHONE MEMORY

    After i have enter in recovery mode i have here only
    1. reboot system now
    2. apply update from ADB
    3. apply update from external storage
    4. wipe data/factory reset
    5. wipe cache partition
    6. apply update from cache

    This is the only option i have. It dos not look like in the picture from STEP- 5.

    Any way o have done the step 5 and 6 but insted to do step 7 like that i have done the step 3, 2, 6 from my post. I was scare thet i have brik my phone, but it was ok after 20 min….

    SORRY FOR MY BAD ENGLISH. THANKS IF YOU CAN HELP ME

  2. i can not believe how dumb you should be to not know this YOU CAN NOT INSTALL A CUSTOM ROM (at last the .zip ) WITHOUT MICRO SD CARD !!!!!\

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