Yesterday itself we wrote home about a Cyanogenmod 11 installation for the Android One devices and after an official note from Google on the scheduled Lollipop update to these devices earlier this morning, it’s again XDA recognized developer Varun Chitre stealing the show here. The dev has turned up with a working build of Android 5.0 Lollipop via a Cyanogenmod 12 port for the Android One devices.
All these devices share the same piece of hardware and as mentioned in earlier posts, courtesy the sources released by Google, the development for these devices has really taken up a lot of pace. This pace can make life really tougher for the lives of Xiaomi who is counting it’s Redmi 1S in the same pricing segment which is still stuck on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean!
Please Note That Since this ROM is still under development, a few hiccups could be there anyways. Keep calm and believe in the developers, they do work hard everyday to keep this bugs in check.
How To Install Cyanogenmod 12 On Your Android One Device:
- Make sure you have backed up all the data and have a custom recovery ready on your device that’ll be required to complete the flashing process.
- Download the ROM file and Gapps Zip files.
- Put the files downloaded above in the root folder(preferable) of your sd card.
- Boot your phone up in recovery mode(Generally using Vol Up+Power Buttons).
- In the recovery mode try navigating using the Volume keys and for selection, use the Power key.
- Now in the recovery mode, wipe all the data/ Do a factory reset for a clean installation
- Now go to “Install zip from sd card” (We mean the external sd card here!).
- Select the ROM zip file that you downloaded in the above step and proceed to flash it.
- Flash the Gapps zip file in a similar fashion. This helps you runs all the Google services on your fresh installation.
- From the recovery menu, Click “Reboot System Now”.
- Sit back and relax, You’re home fella!
If you’ve gone through all the steps mentioned above in the order they’ve been given, you’ll land up on the Homescreen of your Cyanogenmod installation in a few minutes as the first boot usually takes around 2 minutes depending upon the ROM and the hardware. Just keep you calm and enjoy the ROM.
For more on this, you can drop us a word in the comments section or head over to the original thread if you’re keen enough. Happy to help!