We all know that Galaxy J5 2015 is not going to get the official Nougat update from Samsung. This is not the case with the 2016’s Galaxy J5 2016, the device already got updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. Determining the specifications of the device Developers have successfully ported the stock Nougat firmware from J5 2016 and run it on 2015 Galaxy J5 units including variants, SM-J500F, SM-J500FN, SM-J500H, and SM-J500M. So if you own a Galaxy J5 2015 and wish to install official looking TouchWiz based Nougat firmware on your device then you have landed at the right page.
The Galaxy J5 2016’s Android 7.1.1 Nougat ported ROM for Galaxy J5 2015 includes all the stock feature like Split screen feature, integrated Doze mode, revamped notifications shade and alot more. Just go ahead and follow the instructions to install Galaxy J5 2016’s Android 7.1.1 Nougat ported ROM on Galaxy J5 2015.
Note: If you are new to process then we recommend you to carefully follow the whole process in sequence.
You can also: Download the official CyanogenMod 14.1 builds
How to install Galaxy J5 2016’s Android 7.1.1 Nougat ported ROM on Galaxy J5 2015
Some pre-requisites before you begin:
- Your device battery should be in good health (70%) to avoid the shutting down while in flashing process.
- A TWRP custom recovery must be installed on your device, if you haven’t, download twrp recovery from here and then follow this guide to install it.
- Create a Nandroid back up of important data including complete System with all apps and messages, follow this guide to create a Nandroid backup via TWRP recovery.
- Install latest USB drivers for your device on PC. Download latest Samsung USB drivers here [For a stable PC-phone connection].
Process to install Galaxy J5 2016’s Nougat ported ROM on Galaxy J5 2015
Download the ROM file from the end of post.
Turn off your device and boot into TWRP recovery, follow this guide to see how to boot your Galaxy J5 2015 into recovery mode.
Once your device boots into recovery mode then follow this guide to flash Android 7.1.1 Nougat ported ROM on Galaxy J5 2015 via TWRP recovery.
Solution to a failed boot issue.
Follow this guide to solve the bootloop issue. [If you think your device stuck at boot animation for quite a long time]
That’s it! If you have successfully installed the Android 7.1.1 Nougat ported ROM on Galaxy J5 2015 give us your feedback and share this guide.
Download J5 2016’s Android 7.1.1 Nougat ported ROM for Galaxy J5 2015. [Nougat 7.1.1 ROM V1.5] Here