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Install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H

Install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H. After the tremendous success of the Galaxy Core i8262 smartphone, Samsung launched the Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H phone with Android 4.4 KitKat OS. This phone had some amazing features and specs which made many users crazy. After the launch of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, it was expected from Samsung to upgrade the Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H smartphone to this latest Android OS.

Related: Install Android 8.0 Oreo ROM on Galaxy Core 2

But nothing happened which disappointed many Core 2 users. Finally, some well-known developers with their hard work launched the unofficial Android 5.0.2 Lollipop based custom ROM, especially for Samsung Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H smartphone. This ROM is completely stable, fast, and less laggy. If you are interested in flashing this latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop based ROM on your Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H then proceed ahead.

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Install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H

Disclaimer

Step given below are risky. Neither we at Droid Thunder nor the developers will be held liable for any damage. Proceed with caution.

Compatibility

This Android 5.0.2 Lollipop ROM is only for Samsung Galaxy Core 2 with model number SM-G355H. Do not flash this software update on any other device. It might brick your mobile.

Requirements

  • Make sure you’ve charged your phone at least up to 60% to decrease the risk of interruption.
  • Backup your contacts, messages, call logs, memos, etc. This is important as everything gets wiped in this process.
  • Moreover, backup the EFS folder present in your phone system directory.
  • Install Samsung USB drivers on your computer.
  • Moreover, enable USB debugging mode in your phone settings.
  • Besides, get root access and install CWM recovery on Galaxy Core 2.

Now let’s proceed to the actual article on how to install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop ROM on your Core 2.

Downloads

KitKat Deodexer

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

Steps to install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Galaxy Core 2

  • Download and extract the KitKat Deodexer (.zip) file on your computer.
  • You’ll see these three files after extracting: 1.cmd 2.deodex_install.zip 3.main.bat.
  • Now double click on the main.bat file.

Install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Galaxy Core 2 Main bat file

  • This will open a black command window.
  • Tap any key to continue.
  • This will open the main menu of KitKat Deodexer.
  • To create a working directory, press 1 key and hit enter.

Install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Galaxy Core 2 KitKat Deodexer 2

  • This will create the Work and System folders as shown below.

Work and System folder

  • Now open System folder.
  • You’ll see three sub-folders in it: 1.app 2.framework 3.priv-app.

System folder

  • Connect your phone to computer and copy the /system/app, /system/framework, /system/priv-app to appropriate folder.
  • You can also press 2 in the command window to automatically pull these files from your phone but I recommend doing it manually.
  • Furthermore, type 3 in the command window to start the deodex process.

Install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Galaxy Core 2 KitKat Deodexer 4

  • Finally, press 4 to create a flashable deodex_install zip file.

Install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Galaxy Core 2 KitKat Deodexer 6

  • Now copy this deodex_install zip file along with the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop ROM on your phone.

Install Deodex

  • Do not extract these two zip files.
  • Then safely disconnect your phone from the computer and switch it off completely.
  • Enter your mobile into recovery mode now.
  • For that, press and hold the Volume up+ Home button (middle button) + Power button simultaneously.
  • Touch won’t work in recovery mode. So use Volume keys for navigation and use the Home button for selection.
  • At first, take a Nandroid backup of your current ROM.
  • After taking the backup, we’ll wipe the data and cache partitions from your phones internal memory.
  • Hence, navigate to the ‘wipe data/factory reset’ option using volume keys. Select it using the Home button.
  • On the next screen press Yes option to start the wiping process.
  • Similarly, navigate to the ‘wipe cache partition’ option and clear the caches present.
  • Note that this step will clear entire data from your phones internal memory.
  • Return to the main menu and select the Advanced option.
  • On the next screen select the Reboot Recovery option.
  • Wait until you boot again into recovery.
  • Moreover, select the ‘install zip from SD card’ option.
  • On the next page, select ‘choose zip from SD card’ option.
  • This will show you all the data present on your external SD card.
  • Simply select the deodex_install zip file which you’ve copied earlier.
  • On the next screen select the ‘Yes’ option to start the flashing process.
  • Similarly, install the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Galaxy Core 2.
  • Finally, select the ‘reboot system now’ option to restart your device.
  • The first boot will take more time to start than usual.

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Update Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H to Official Android 4.4.2 Firmware

Conclusion

Finally! This is how you can install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H smartphone. To confirm the same, go to Menu > Settings > About Phone. Note that this is not an official firmware from Samsung but an unofficial custom ROM. Enjoy all the latest features of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Galaxy Core 2. At last, if you face any difficulty, then do comment below.

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