The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is the direct successor to the yesteryear blockbuster. Although it’s presence wasn’t as loud as the original Galaxy Grand but to be very honest, this was all about getting all those boxes ticked. The Galaxy Grand 2 was a major update over the original Grand as what it brought to the table was a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset and bumped up RAM and a beautiful display with as much as 4 times the number of pixels as the original blockbuster.
Although the Galaxy Grand 2 currently runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat and is already touted to receive an official Android Lollipop upgrade, we thought it would make you all a bit more happier to get a serve of the Google confectionery before the bloatware loaded Samsung stock firmware makes a rollout.
Cyanogenmod is an after market firmware known for providing more utility and functionality over stock Android while keeping the overall experience as close to Vanilla as possible. Cyanogenmod 12 is based on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Pre Instllation Requirements:
- 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.
How To Install CyanogenMod 12 Android 5.0 Lollipop Custom ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Grand 2:
- Place the files downloaded above in the root folder of your phone’s memory.
- Boot your phone to Recovery mode.
- Try navigating around in the recovery mode using the Volume keys. To make a selection, use the power key.
- Now to make the installation hassle free, we would suggest you to have all your data backed up before you proceed.
- Wipe all the data and do a Factory Reset for a clean installation(Recommended to avoid memory issues!).
- Now go to “Install zip from SD card” and select the ROM zip file that you placed in the root folder in step #1.
- Proceed to flash the file on the follow up screen.
- Done with that, flash the gapps file in a similar fashion.
- Now go back to the recovery menu and reboot your phone.
Once your phone is done with the reboot, you’ll land up on the Cyanogenmod welcome screen. Make a note that the first boot might take a bit longer than usual as the phone prepares the files for first time use.
In case you end up in a bootloop or any problems during the installation process, make sure you’ve followed all the steps above in the manner that they’ve been mentioned above.
However, never hesitate to leave us a word in the comments section! We’ll always be happy to help.