GPE Android 5.0.1 Lollipop ROM for Galaxy S4!

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For those of you with a Qualcomm-based Galaxy S4, you are in luck this week as the GPE (Google Play Edition) 5.0.1 Lollipop ROM is available. This will work on the GT-i9505, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, and Canadian models.

For AT&T and Verizon S4, you do need to have loki’d device, if you have CWM or TWRP installed you are good to go (but DOES NOT WORK WITH SAFESTRAP!!!). This is also a custom version by XDA user Danvdh, who is an excellent ROM developer who has been making many ROMs for the last few years.

Inside you will find everything you would find with Android 5.0 Lollipop plus a bit of customization including battery, boot animation, buttons (you can enable soft buttons and disable hard buttons), clock, music controls, network traffic, and status bar.

Not only that, this ROM comes with an AROMA graphical installer, allowing you to easily choose from three different cameras (I recommend the OnePlus One camera as you can store your photos/videos in SD card and also has HDR mode).

GPE, Google Play Edition is much more solid and stable way to go if you want to experience Android 5.0 Lollipop without all the bugs and whatnot. ย So, definitely give it a go this weekend and do let me know what you think!

What is a Custom ROM?

A custom ROM is a custom, modified operating system that you can install on your Android device. Basically it's like installing Windows OS on a Macbook. By installing a custom ROM, you can bypass stock factory settings like locked hotspot tether, install new Android versions early, or even convert your phone into another OS.

With a custom ROM, you can really maximize the capabilities of your smartphone by adding custom features that have been developed by open source developers.

How to Install Custom ROMs

First, you will need to root your device, if it is not rooted yet, follow our root tutorial and root your phone.

Once rooted, you should have TWRP installed on your phone. Installation of a custom ROM is easy if you learn the basic of it. If you don't know how to install custom ROMs using TWRP recovery, see our tutorial on How to Install Custom ROM using TWRP!

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97 Responses

  1. mark says:

    Been using this ROM, and its regular updates, since before Christmas and it is solid. Love it.

  2. CLmssan says:

    One question: Does this work on s4 the value edition gt-i9515 ??

    Am so excited about this, my only concern is its compatability with my phone.

    Plz reply soon i dont wana go through
    wiping my phone’s data for nothing

  3. Pael says:

    Excuse my ignorance but will this one work on US Cellular?

  4. andrew says:

    sorry for my noob question but do you have any lollipop roms for the s4 gt-i9506.i see you have a lot for 9505 but not 9506 thanks

  5. Ken says:

    Will this work on the Verizon i545

  6. Matt says:

    Being GPE will it let you move apps to SD? Or does a 3rd
    Party move 2SD type app work? For the Gs4 storage
    Constraints are still an issue regardless. Thanks.

  7. Bruno says:

    When you say Canadian S4 it includes SGH-I337M from Canada (Virgin Mobile)?

    • Just tried this version on SGH-I337M with Telus. No any problem, all is set right after installation. I made a full reset factory and wipe all data before the installation.

      Be careful when you install the OTA updates : it reboot in recovery and show you the same install wizard than the first time. You can so wipe again all date. Choose option 3 that will clean juste system folder. I tried the first option and it have installed the update by doing a factory reset. have to reinstall all my apps and settings !

    • John Evangelista says:

      It will work on the Sgh-i337m. I have been downloading lots of custom roms from here for my SGH-I337M, including this one. Works great.

  8. Doug says:

    Does this work with verizon sch-i545 thats already rooted?

  9. rob says:

    Can you go back to 4.4.2 after using this rom. I heard it was hard to go back

  10. Tim says:

    This is a solid rom. It is smooth and fast with great battery life. Make the s4 feel new again. Thanks!

  11. Alien says:

    Please
    make it for “GT I9500”
    Please

  12. kogge says:

    will this work on the gt i9506 LTE-A?

  13. Vlad says:

    Awesome!!! This is a VERY solid ROM (GPE Android 5.0.1 Lollipop ROM for S4). No lags, no bugs after installing it on my Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505G) – Rogers (Canada). It works so well, a way better than SlimLP works. Go for it guys. Once again, thank you!

  14. Rick says:

    Please excuse my ignorance, but I am running the stock i337 + root. Will I need just the L 5 download or the L5 + root? Also, would I need to take the bootstrap off and put on CWM or TWRP?

  15. Gustavo says:

    The service of impression does not work in me gt-i9505. Did the same happen to anybody and could it solve it? In spite of that, excellent ROM

  16. Ranger says:

    I downloaded and flashed the lollipop ROM on my flashed sprint galaxy S4 on the straight talk network using AT&T sim card…and I love this ROM I think the best as far a speed and the features I like….but…I can not get on the internet unless on WiFi and can’t send or receive MMS messages. When I try to change APN settings they don’t save…network status always says disconnected and has a “!” In the signal bar. Anybody have any ideas how to fix this or can it be fix if it can not be fixed and recommendations on a custom ROM to flash for my set up. Thank you.

  17. Joe Smo says:

    Looks like the download link points to the slightly outdated version. A new release is available as of 1/28/2015. Ended up having to flash twice, sigh ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. freshb says:

    Has anyone had any success getting NFC to work on lollipop? If not is there a way to get my galaxy gear smart watch to work with lollipop?

  19. m welch says:

    Best ROM I’ve seen by far. Max you’re awesome. Only thing is GPS is not working properly so you cannot use phone as a GPS. Other than that its almost perfect.
    Do you know if there is a fix for the gps?

  20. namanimano says:

    Have T-Mobile Galaxy S4 with AT&T sim. Having same issue as “Ranger”….can’t send/receive MMS messages. I did do a dirtyflash as “m welch” suggested, but I’m still having the same issue. I also get the “!” for network status intermittently. I reviewed APN settings with AT&T tech….he said they are correct. Any suggestions?

  21. kbacon says:

    I have cmw and Im running liquid smooth 4.4.4. and my phone will not install this rom I get a red triangle and ! saying unauthorized software I need help I want 5.0 Im on a att s4

  22. chill_allun says:

    Hey. I am planning on installing this rom. Just one question…Would I need to install gapps or not? Please answer me ASAP because I am installing today and need this information before I wipe all my data. Any help is greatly appreciated.

  23. Sean says:

    HELP! I installed this ROM and though I love it, I lose the screen/display when I make or receive a call, and cannot get the screen to come back on during or after the call. I need to either wait for the other party to disconnect first or I need to take the battery out to reboot it. There is no call option on the settings screen. Is there a fix to this? HELP!

  24. Manuel says:

    Hi,

    Do you know how I can enter to service mode, normally I could enter by dailing *#0011#.

    I want to sim unlock my Galaxy S4, any ideas how I can do it without using the service mode opciรณn.

    Regards
    Manu

  25. Avgoustinos says:

    Can someone please verify that this ROM works on the GT-I9515? (Value Edition)

  26. kurt says:

    Hi Everyone,

    I’m stuck in a boot loop. It keeps going into recovery after I installed this ROM. Any help ?

    • Masa1607 says:

      Same thing happend to me! This rom wipes your phone for you , so my guess would be you need to update your recovery.

      • Andy says:

        Same for me, stuck in boot loop. I am using AT&T Galaxy S4. Its loki’d with CWM recovery. What to do? any advice would be really great.

        • Masa1607 says:

          Get a micro SD card, go to your PC and download a reliable ROM put it on the SD card and never delete it! I found this helpful with my S4 as a lot of the Roms are for different vareients carried over to the ATT version. Once your back up and running get an app from the play store called T.W.R.P choose your device and update your recovery. I would bet money this ROM would work then.

  27. Masa1607 says:

    If your having trouble installing this update your recovery! if your like me and goo manager won’t find your phone because a lot of custom Roms change your model number get an app from then play store called t w r p.
    Smooth sailing from there.

  28. claudiu says:

    I just installed the rom but it doesn’t reboot. I have a message in red “Kernel is not seandroid enforcing” and in yellow “Set warranty bit: kernel”
    What should I do?

  29. Jason Mitchell says:

    A great, reliable and smooth ROM. It doesn’t provide the user with a whole gamut of customisation options but it doesn’t really affect the pleasure you get from it. Thanks.

  30. Russ says:

    Great ROM but lacks any form of mobile data network control. No menu to turn off data roaming or control auto sysc and auto app updates from google play store and more. Had to go back to carbon rom as my data usage skyrocked. ๐Ÿ™

  31. Abdunkish says:

    Please Help

    In this rom the WIFI direct dose not send or receive any files.

    Please help

  32. m welch says:

    ANYONE have an idea about the gps and how to fix it??

  33. Zaki says:

    I am a beginner into the world on using root… I already installed this rom about 15 days earlier n am receiving a notification for availability of update.. can anyone guide me what is the procedure to update the existing custom rom.. do i need to backup everything again!!?? please let me know.
    Thanks in advance.

  34. m welch says:

    got gps to work if anyone else is having problems let me know. How do you get the apps on the sd card??

    • Max says:

      Hi, m, how did you get the gps to work? It’s an awesome ROM otherwise, but this is killing me… ๐Ÿ™‚

      • m welch says:

        max i installed the oringal factory rom 1st downloaded gps fix and thats it and got a fix on my gps. then I clean wiped the s4 and installed the new gpe rom here. 1st app I downloaded was gps fix and got its location. BAM works perfectly

  35. tahseen says:

    how I instal GPE Android 5.0.1 Lollipop ROM using twrp recovery plzzz help.

  36. ryan says:

    I have this ROM running on my i337m Telus. Was easy to install and runs smooth, I would say one of the more complete Roms for lollipop. My only issue is getting the screen to light up during a call to access keyboard or speakerphone.
    Other than that great job and thanks

  37. mz says:

    I need to figure out how to move apps to sd anyone know?

  38. Jamt23 says:

    Does anyone have issues with otg(on the go) cables?

  39. Abdunkish says:

    Does any body know how to down grade?

    This rom won’t down grade !!

  40. Alapati Sai Varun says:

    Eagerly Waiting for Lolipop on GTi9500,Try to implement it As Soon As Possible……

  41. polo says:

    Works on my 720

  42. Lt.Eddy says:

    Flashed this as of yesterday on my Canadian i337m, and so far pretty great.
    Camera’s fine, phone’s fine, only thing is that audio (Mainly Play Music) crackle time to time.
    Looking at the XDA forum the devs are aware of the issue, and only recently started.

    Also for anyone wondering – GAPPS come with this.

  43. Kenneth says:

    This ROM is very smooth. Its interface really brings a new touch to my Samsung S4 GTi9505! But there is a problem with the screen display turning off during a call but it turns back on after the call disconnected. I know from previous comments some said to download ‘Proximity Sensor Fix’ App, but i tried that and didn’t work. If anyone knows a fix, please kindly reply!

    Cheers guys!

  44. JC says:

    I would have kept this ROM but some apps like Showbox and PAD (Puzzle and Dragons) won’t load properly. I guess it’s back to the ROM that keeps randomly restarting itself. Aka (Mahdi ROM)

  45. CJ says:

    AOSP ROMS DO WORK WITH 64GB CARD!!!! THEY HAVE TO BE FORMATTED TO NTFS TO WORK! Only problem, twrp doesnโ€™t read NTFS.

  46. azazel says:

    Just tell me why do you hate the I9500 variants? I mean I totally dunno why there is no cool costume ROMs for these variants even the cyanogen mod did not include it in the L builds ,just tell me why :/

  47. JDUB says:

    Is it normal that my SGH-1337M is now a GT-I9505G?

  48. Kamil says:

    hay
    how instal samsung gear ??

  49. chiva says:

    I have flashed this rom on my 1337m rogers s4. I cannot connect to rogers network anymore. I manually try to connect to it and it will connect for a minute then it gives me no service. I actually unrooted my phone and flashed rogers 4.2.2 official firmware and my signal was back. I re rooted and tried this rom again and I get the same issue. I used cwm to flash the rom and made sure a wiped all data and did a factory reset before I installed

    any suggestions?

  50. Luis says:

    Does this work with SGH I337M?
    thanks!

  51. Ryan says:

    This rom installs fine on SGH-1337m, but I can’t get mobile data working and I can’t make outgoing calls. It is stuck on “Emergency Calls Only”. I can receive calls/SMS just fine.

    Anyone else have this problem?

    • Ryan says:

      I have found the fix for this. Under . , , allow search to finish (my carrier doesn’t show up in results). Then click . I’m not sure why, but this made my data start working.

  52. paul says:

    The OTG is not working..

  53. Abbas says:

    I installed this on Canadian I337M and it doesn’t work, it doesn’t connect to my Bell network except momentarily when tried manually.

  54. tom (s4 black edition i9505 says:

    The sound and performance on this ROM is amazing!!!!! Reccomended to the max

  55. Bruno Aguiar says:

    Will this work on Galaxy S4 Active (GT-I9295) ???

  56. m_tarch says:

    LTE NOT WORKING Please HELP

    I flashed the ROM 5.0.1
    4G Icon is showing but LTE never shows
    Baseband version l337MVLUFNE1
    I made sure all the APN are correct and I set the Preferred Network type on GSM/WCDMA/LTE

  57. Brad says:

    I have an sgh-i337 (at&t). Did a full wipe install and it appeared to complete OK, but the phone won’t boot. It attempts a restart after install but after 30 seconds of looking at the SAMSUNG logo the screen goes blank and it reboots into Recovery mode. If I attempt to “reboot” normally from recovery, the process repeats.

    Ideas? I’d like to give it a try.

  58. ketan gupta says:

    this is a great rom
    i have been using this from 1 week now
    no lag and great smoothness

  59. JPLMTL says:

    After upgrading to GPE Lollipop 5.0.1 for my SGH-I377M, i have experiencing the same issue. I’m not getting LTE connection. It also gives my a new update available with is JFLTE-GPE-20150419. I try it and i had no cellular connection at all.

    Also my device is now showing has a GT-I9505G.
    other info
    I337MVLUG0C4
    5.0.1
    3.4.105-GoogyMax3_GE5-v.1.2.7
    adroid@gpe #26
    build: LRX22C.20150123

    please help.

  60. CrownedRoyal says:

    I’m also having the LTE issues. The fastest connection I can get is H+. APN and settings are correct.

    Other than the connection issues, this ROM is great, smooth and simple. Much better than my crashing Touch Wiz after the Lolilpop update. THANKS!

  61. Unknown says:

    Does GAPPS come with this rom?

  62. Greg says:

    Finally able to get a working bug free Touchwiz lollipop rom on my m919 (T-mobile) . I have tried many other 5.0 roms, and this is by far the best. I believe T-mobile is about the only company that has not given the S4 a official lollipop update. I could care less now that I’m running this GPE.

  63. Greg says:

    Yes gapps comes with

  64. Matija says:

    What is your experience with battery life with this rom when you compare it with stock lollipop??

  65. Timothy says:

    Started using this rom and can not get my gps to work correctly. It will place me close to where i am but not update as i move. Any way to fix this?

  66. belson says:

    Does it work on SGH-M919 T-mobile

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