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You can now install the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 ROM on the Galaxy S6
It’s normal for Samsung Galaxy S6 users to feel a bit envious of the Galaxy Note 5 features. After all, these larger handsets come with no shortage of UI optimizations and extra capabilities. Thankfully, there’s nothing our beloved developer community can’t do. The guys at XDA Developers have found a way to port the Note 5 ROM to the Galaxy S6, making it possible to take advantage of all Note 5 features in the smaller flagship phone.
But why would anyone want to do this? Isn’t the software pretty much the same? Well, the UI is pretty similar in both handsets, but let’s keep in mind the Note 5 is larger and newer, hence it comes with improved features and adaptations. In this case, Galaxy Note 5 users will enjoy SideSync 4.0, improved camera controls and UI optimizations. In addition, XDA member arter97 (who is behind this port) has already found some improvements in memory management and performance, as the Note 5 software carries more bug fixes and performance improvements.
Feeling adventurous? You can join the action by testing this port on your own Samsung Galaxy S6, but you will need root. Just keep in mind tinkering with your device’s hardware and software can be a bit dangerous. There is always some risk of temporarily or permanently damaging your device. Not to mention the fact that doing this can void your warranty, and you will be left alone shall anything bad happen. Also, keep in mind this ROM is likely not to be 100% stable.
Now, if that disclaimer doesn’t scare you, let’s jump right into the instructions.
How to Install Note 5 ROM on Galaxy S6:
- Install ClockworkMod(or PhilZ) recovery
- Put ROM on your SD card
- Enter recovery
- Perform a full data wipe(except you’re running previous versions of back-to-n0t3)
- Flash ROM
- Flash custom kernel that supports Note 5 firmware (mandatory)
- Flash SuperSU (optional)
How many of you guys are doing this? Hit the comments to tell us how your experience went! And if you have any questions or doubts, you can always refer to the main forum post on XDA Developers.
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