Install Android 5.0 Lollipop on Samsung Galaxy Core i8262

October 12, 2020

Install Android 5.0 Lollipop custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy Core GT-i8262 smartphone. Many third-party Android developers are busy in developing the recently announced Android 5.0 Lollipop OS on different smartphones.

As only the flagship devices with some devastating features will get the Android L update officially the other low-end devices have only one option to experience this new update. Yes, it is via the unofficial Custom ROMs.

The Smartphones for which these Lollipop updates aren’t available yet, are expected to get the same in few months. Meanwhile, many third-party Android developers are working hard to roll out Custom ROMs.

This way you can enjoy the new advanced features on your device. It was a year ago when the Samsung Company launched the Galaxy Core i8262 in the market. This smartphone was a combination of the best available specs and a completely redesigned Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.

The 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM that this phone had made it quite famous within a few months of its release. It boasts a 4.3-inch screen, a 5-megapixel camera, 8 GB of built-in storage, and up to 32 GB memory expansion were some of its noticeable features.

The Core i8262 users had no chances to experience the Lollipop flavor on their device. This is when the development team took a major step and launched the stable Lollipop Custom ROM named Lollicop for Samsung Galaxy Core i8262 smartphone. This ROM is stable, fast, and almost bug-free.

How to Install Android 5.0 Lollipop on Samsung Galaxy Core GT-i8262

Interested users can proceed to our guide on how to install Lollipop ROM on Galaxy Core GT-i8262.


Install Android 5.0 Lollipop on Samsung Galaxy Core i8262Flash Android 5.0 Lollipop custom ROM on Galaxy Core GT-I8262Install Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM on Samsung Galaxy Core screenshot


The method given below for Galaxy Core i8262 is risky and must be performed with an attentive mind. If you are new to this stuff and don’t know what you are doing then I suggest you stop right at this point. Neither we at Droid Thunder nor the developers will be liable for any damage. Proceed with caution.


This ROM is only for Samsung Galaxy Core with the model number GT-I8262. Don’t flash this unofficial custom firmware on any other device or variant. It might damage or brick your device.


  • Charge your device to at least 60%.
  • Backup your contacts, messages, apps, accounts, settings, etc. for safety.
  • Besides, backup the EFS folder present in your phones system directory.
  • Install the latest Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
  • Enable the USB Debugging mode on your device.
  • Root Galaxy Core i8262 and install CWM recovery.


Android 5.0 Lollicop

Google Apps

Steps to install Lollicop ROM on Galaxy Core i8262

  1. Download the Lollipop ROM as well GApps package files on your phone.
  2. Boot Galaxy Core into recovery mode now.
  3. To do so, press and hold the Volume up + Home button (middle button) + Power button altogether.
  4. Touch does not work in recovery. So use the Volume keys for navigation and the Home button for selection.
  5. Moreover, make a complete Nandroid backup of your current ROM.
  6. After taking the backup, return to the main menu select the ‘install zip from SD card ‘ option using the Home button.
  7. On the next screen select ‘choose zip from SD card’ option.
  8. As soon as you select it, all the files present on your external SD card will appear.
  9. So navigate to the Android 5.0 Lollicop ROM package file and select it using the Home button.
  10. Select the ‘Yes’ option on the next screen to start the Android L ROM flashing process.
  11. Wait until the process completes fully.
  12. Now select the ‘wipe data/factory reset’ option followed by the ‘wipe cache partition’ option on the recovery mode.
  13. This will wipe out all your data & caches from the phone’s memory respectively.
  14. So remember to back up everything before doing this step.
  15. Now similarly flash the GApps zip file as you’ve installed the custom ROM.
  16. Just remember not to wipe data after that.
  17. Restart your device now by selecting the ‘reboot system now’ option from the recovery mode.
  18. You’ll notice that the first boot takes more time to start than usual.
  19. If you don’t like this ROM and want to restore your previous ROM you can do that by simply going back to the recovery mode.
  20. Then, select the ‘Backup and Restore’ option and on the next screen select the ‘Restore’ option to restore the ROM you want.

How to Change picture in Status bar live tiles

Change picture in Status bar live tiles Core

  1. Firstly create your image file in .PNG format size of 106×100 pixel.
  2. Rename it with my_prof_normal.png.
  3. Get your SystemUI.apk and copy it on your PC.
  4. Then open it using 7zip.
  5. From 7zip, go to res/drawable-mdpi
  6. Then drag your image file “my_prof_normal.png” inside the 7zip window and overwrite it.
  7. Close 7zip, push it to /system/app & set permission to rw-r–r–
  8. Finally, reboot your phone once.

Related: Update Galaxy Core i8262 to the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXBNC1 firmware.


Finally! You’ve successfully flashed the Android 5.0 Lollipop based ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Core i8262. To confirm the same, go to Menu > Settings > About Phone. Enjoy and experience the newly added Lollipop features with this ROM. Ask your questions in the comment section mentioned below.

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243 thoughts on “Install Android 5.0 Lollipop on Samsung Galaxy Core i8262

  1. Hi Abhijeet,

    Its wqorking fine or not? . I want to install in this custom ROM . Please let me know, Its a stabled one or not?

  2. Hi Sir
    My Galaxy cores model is : Galaxy Core GT-i8262 is it the same whit which one you said ?
    can i install that custom ROM on it or not ?

  3. Hi, Thanks 4 Helping ,Really u r so Helpful Person Abhijeet. So Now I Only Want To Ask u About
    1: is That Custom Firmware Work Or Not.. ??
    2: After rooting My Galaxy Core The Yellow Warning Bar Appear’s How to Disable It Without UnRooting … 🙂 Thanks

  4. Really Really Thanks to u … So Helpful.
    Today i’m Happy After Did That…. My Core Became DualCore..
    its Awesome.. Thanks u Abhijeet…. Lots of luv….

  5. bro which recovery to use and while installing rom recovery reboots and shows e cant mount error ……. do i have to root first and then use triangle away and then start over again

  6. Hi
    my friend had all ready installed custom rom 4.4.2 on his galaxy core i8262 he wants to change it and install lollipop on it
    should he needs to flash it and install the driver or just install it with the guide above ??

  7. Hi, THe Gallery app doesn`t work well. When i open the photo the app stops and show this message: “ stop”.
    What can i do to fix it? thanks for tour help.

  8. Hey , m unable to download the lollicop rom which u have provided with a link
    problem is that, for authorize download we have to type captcha but there is no captcha visible, so I was unable to proceed
    plz help me in downloading the rom.

  9. Thanks for the update.
    But when in Galary folder while swiping there is an error. Unfortunately the process hass stopped. How to overcome this.

  10. i installed cm11 after install i got some problem that was.. my wireless and netwrk were not working so. let me conferm after install this lolipop . will i face the same problem ?

  11. Hello Sir,

    I wanted to ask that (i have recently bought Galaxy Core I8262)
    does this ROM support WhatsApp, Calling, WiFi, Messaging and all the other cellular features ?

  12. Thanks Abhijeet,
    It is not working for me. While installing the ROM It is showing
    Can’t open ….ROM….
    Installation aborted

    It seems the zip file is corrupted… I’m downloading again but can you give also the md5 just to be sure? Do I need to set any chown/chmod to the zip?

    • Remove battery
      Wait for 30 seconds.
      Boot in recovery by pressing volume up +home button +power button
      Go to backup and restore and restore the nandroid backup
      Your phone will now boot normally

  13. please help me….my galaxy core duos gt-i8262 always hang,,,every 3-5mins the screen freeze then i press the the power button to go to sleep mode after i press again the home button to wakeup my galaxy core will go back again to normal…i already flash it on stock firmware…but nothings happen…the same problem…always freezing…any solution???tia

  14. Hola amigo mire e tenido un errror al paracer e entrado en un bucle de encendido se me va al modo recovery todo el rato incluso al haver restaurado el backup que puedo hacer???

  15. Hii program ya huyu msee haifanyi anaenjoyi tu watu hapa, ukicomment kumcriticise anadelete comment yako ndio watu wasijue upuzi wake

  16. Hi bro its just starting up thats it, it doesent gets on hangs in booting up please help me n now when i press the volume up + power n menu button it shows samsung with triangle symbol and it doesent goes to recovery mode also its stuck in bootin image

  17. Hola mira me aparece error al intentar instalar la rom e:untable to mount ‘ /system alguna solución? tengo esta rom y el firmware oficial que lo uso con odin cada vez que intento instalar una Rom

  18. Hey Abhijeet, looks like your post on rooting and installing CWM is an year old (it says page not found) and i see people posting about their phones hanging in between the entire process. So i just wanna get confirmed if i can still proceed with it and face no problem as such, as this is my first rooting on my first ever smartphone. I’ve been waiting to upgrade my i8262 with some good guidance which i luckily have happened to found from your post 🙂 reply ASAP

    • Don’t worry just freely follow my guide and in case if you come across any problem just comment me and I’ll help you out.. 🙂

  19. sir plss confirm that my phone will not get any trouble ..
    will my phone be healty
    n plss sir give me ur no. lss if any problem then i can whats aap

  20. after installing this rom i m not able to get root access. it always tells to update su binary. how can i update su binary? please someone help me….

    • 1. Download and place this file on your phones external sd card.
      2. Boot your phone in recovery mode and flash the zip file.
      3. Restart the phone.
      4. Launch Play Store and install Super SU app.
      5. Launch the app and press continue option.
      6. Next press the Normal option.
      7. That’s it! You’ve successfully updated su binaries..

  21. hey bro …plzz help
    i have installed cwm recovery and paste your rom is sd card …after installing the rom …it i have done factory reset,wipe cache and dalvik cache…..but when i press reboot it shows samung logo with and ! sign in triangle …….and it again go to cwm recovery…..its not booting …its just going in cwm recovery plzzz help

  22. Thanks for the Rom, just installed and everything works as expected…. but i wanted to know how to change the picture in the live tile..

    i followed your instructions… but in vain…

    btw im a newbie.

  23. sir as I am opening the boot menu of my phone …nothing is happening as I choose any option in it…I have before successfully rooted my galaxy y duos…but finding trouble in doing so in i8262..please help out as phone is has become very slow..thanx

  24. Hii Abhijeet.
    Agr mai apne core ko lolipop me upgrade kru toh kya mere saare contacts, messages and all the datas will be removed or not??

  25. amigo necesito con lollipop para mi samsung ace 4 lite duos por favor o cual le hace para que le instale…
    Gracias de ante mano…

  26. sir, i have done all the steps but when i press reboot system now it always return to recovery mode.please help me sir.

  27. my phone is galaxy core duos, model No. is GT-I8262
    can i flash this custom Rom on my phone..plzz help me

  28. hey dude i hv done as u said and lollipop is working bt der is no network connection of my sim…. plz hlp me out

  29. I downloaded lollipop rom . And went to odin v3.04 . It wants .tar file.
    How I get tar file. Or how ivcreate it.
    Please reply if you received my message.
    I really liked your information.

  30. Para aquellos que hablan español, les informo que probé la Rom, es perfecta y siempre que se instale tal como lo dice el pequeño tutorial al final del post va a funcionar de lujo. No me presentó ningún problema en cuanto a funcionalidad, en estética algunas aplicaciones tornan la barra blanca pero en general le daría un 8.5/10

  31. is it compulsory to install cwm recovery, can we just root the phone, sopy the lollipop rom on card and then update from fast boot recovery option from phone, why cwm is necessary

  32. hiii sir….
    mera phone samsung galaxy gt-i8262 h isme mai jb recovery mode karne ke liye volume up + home button +power botton ko same time p jb press karta hu to koi option nhi deta direct phone on ho jata h aisa kyu hota hai… plz… help me…

  33. Hi sir
    today i m rooting my samsung galaxy core i8262
    so i m not finding backup and restore option
    install zip form sd card so plss help me sir

  34. hi…i was installed lollipop rom using the above procedures..but,whenever i entered in “gallary” its hangedup…can you pls tell the solution to clear that bug..please urgent…..

  35. hii abhi thanx for this upload u gave life to galaxy core but i am getting 1 prob… when i rooted my phone after some time my phone got unrooted automatically and when i open superuser it is saying please update or reinstall super user binary. how to do it bro bcoz phone is unrooted and i am also unable to sign in google accounts so play store is also not working.
    plz help me bhai….

  36. bro do this procedur….
    and sccssflly nstalld 5.0 but this not 5.0 this is 5.1 and there are lots of bugs.
    phone become so slow and also draining so much battery.
    please let me know whether is is 5.1’s beta version or stable version.
    otherwise i am going to reflash stock rom.
    please reply as soon as possible.

  37. can I go to recovery mode after downloading dat lolliop zip file to my sd card & then flash it without cwm??? if no
    then how I use cwm???

  38. thnx..but i want to know dat I had already installed cm11 on my phone but when I tried to install this rom it stucks on galaxy core but when I again install cm11 the phone starts again..plzz help me bro

  39. hi
    thank for the post.

    i am having problem for downloading . just 2Mb is remaining but it stopped and say receiving data closed by server.

    what to do ?

  40. Hi, I followed all these steps and flashed CMW …after installing rom successfully when i reboot system my phone is not turning instead it goes to recovery mode and showing “clockworkmod recovery warning: no file_contexts” I thought to flash with TWRP and when i open Odin the color is not changing to Blue. how should i flash TWRP? as my phone is not connecting to Pc..please help TIA

    • Re-flashing an updated CWM will remove that warning..
      After connecting to PC, make sure device drivers are properly installed or try with different USB cable or port..

  41. i install all as well as u say..but after root the device samsung galaxy core gt-i8262 from

    1. How to root & install Clockworkmod (CWM) custom recovery on Samsung Galaxy Core i8262.

    by Method 1: Flash Clockworkmod (CWM) recovery using Odin

    after all doing this in the screen
    Procedure to update Samsung Galaxy Core i8262 to Android 5.0 Lollicop ROM:

    Step 4: To take a complete nandroid backup, navigate to the ‘backup & restore’ option on the recovery mode and select it using home button. Then on the next screen select ‘backup’ option. This will make a complete nandroid backup of your current ROM.

    here u can see a screen but in my phone i can find the saw another ..that means (( apply update )) option are disappear …plz help me bro

  42. hello sir,
    i am using samsung galaxy core gt-i8262 i download lollicop rom build 3 as u say but when i copy it to sd- card it showing error , y it happen???

  43. hi abhijeet
    first of all thank you bro.
    after update my samsung galaxy core some apps are missing like gmail,google drive,music player,google chrome,hangouts
    i download other apps from google play store.but i couls not found music player in play store (the old music player which is comes with newly mobile).Is caz of that i not update properly.Pls suggest . how can i find that music player. waiting for reply

  44. please help me I have completed all process but iam still on the boot image I always see
    ‘ Samsung
    core i8262’ please help me dude

  45. hi sir. my android system recovery dont have a backup and restore i dont know why . the only thing i have is reboot system now, apply update from ADB?, WIPE data/factory reset,wipe cache partition, apply update from external storage,and apply update from cache. i dont know what will i do cause in the step here i dont have back and restore . pls help me tnx

  46. Hello Abhijeet, Its been around 6 months that I had upgraded to Lollipop on my i8262.
    I have some issues.
    Which FM radio app can I use. As the native FM is lost due to upgrade. Old one down’t work on this.
    Kies no longer recognises.
    Phone is slow now.
    I have 16 GB memory card as well
    May I request you to , suggest me the methods to speed up the response of phone.
    Many times it hangs, particularly gallery
    pl help

  47. Sir I try to update my galaxy core gt I8262. With lollipop version 5.0.
    But when I install odin software in my computer it does not work or install on my computer.
    I download odin in my computer. But it does not show or open and show it is not valid in bit 84

  48. Mr. Abhijeet can you tell me about what is EFS and how to backup these and after backup how we can reuse this
    And more question from my side that can we re use samsung like before??

  49. hello sr
    plz help me i dont knw what is going with my damn phone now i did everything you said bbut when i installed the rom after choosing the zip it take 3o sec and it restart to the model logo and stop so i went to the recovery mode and when i choose to restore it do the same thing what the hell happend plz reply fassssssst

  50. Hi, Abhijeet
    Thank you for the ‘Lolicop’
    I installed the OS in my Core i 8262. Most of the process is working without any problem. The notification on the pull down bar is not showing real time download details etc.. Is there any option in this OS which we have to enable to display the progress bar like things on the notification zone. Thank You again for a detailed step by step explanation.

  51. When I tried to root with FRAMAROOT app id didn’t root…. So I tried to root it using iRoot app… But it shows that there is no permission to root.

  52. I am not able to get the lollipop easter egg in the about device option and i didn’t understand how to Change picture in Status bar live tiles

  53. hi.very good and tanks for you.
    i have problem with intall apps in memory card or transfer to it. and with 4.4.2 citcat rom too..would do i have this problem whith your lolicup rom????
    plz answer me.tanks alot.

  54. dear i got a bad virus in my GT I 8262 and i cannot operate wifi get on automatic even mobile date too get on and application get dowload automatic wht i can do for this issue

    so plz reply me as soon as possible

  55. hello my phone not start. this process time isue .only first boot screen show please give me answer in 7778926670

  56. friend i got stucked in samsung logo screen.
    here are my steps
    1. i flash CWM by odin but i still cannot enter to the recovery mod by pressing vol up + home + power button (it shows a ‘ ! ‘ mark under samsung logo)
    2. i download and install rom manager app and i reboot to the recovery mod from that app
    3. after i succesfully entered to recovery mod
    4. but afer i reboot my phone i cannot enter to os because recovery mod got bootloop.
    5. i backup my data and flash lollycop and wipe data/cache and after i tried to flash gapps
    6. but 5.0 gapps are error when install then i download 4.0 gapps and it successfully installed
    7. but when i reboot from recovery mod it again bootloop recovery mod.
    8. i tried many times and one time i press vol up button when rebooting after that it stucks on samsung logo screen than 6 hours now.
    how i stop recovery screen bootloop and enter lollypop os.

    please help me abhi

    • There might be a problem with the CWM recovery.
      1. Boot your phone into download mode.
      2. Flash this updated CWM recovery using Odin.
      Do let me know if the problem still persists.

      • oh WoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooW!!!!!!! amazing interface..
        thanq so much abhi thanq a lot..

        i have another issue to solve with your help. can you please help me please..
        the main reason i upgrade the OS to 5.0 is i cannot install apps like IQ option in my old 4.0 OS. but lollycop isnt solve that. play store indicate that “your device isnt compatible with this version” and i download that app on outside web and try to install, and also it says package parsing problem occurs. how i solve this issue now.

        • I’m sorry to say but due to hardware incompatibility the IQ option app won’t be installed on your device. Still you can refer my guide on how to install incompatible apps
          Hope this helps 🙂

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