For those of you looking for the best Android 5.0.2 Lollipop ROM, here’s a quick update on the latest CM12 and similar builds.
Note: GPS is broke on all CM12 builds currently including UB ROM!!! If this is an issue, do not flash this ROM!!!
For Sprint and Verizon Note 2, there are now “official” CM12 builds, these are nearly perfect and everything should work out of the box.
For AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Canadian, and GT-N7105 users, try Team UB ROM, which is essentially CM12 ROM but with lots more customization added.
The UB ROM comes with additional features like AudioFX app (for tweaking your sound, taken from OnePlus One), App bar, Head up notifications, Gesture Anywhere, lockscreen customization, custom system animations, and some more. And yes, mobile hotspot/wifi tether works out of the box for all carriers and models.
Overall, this is a nice development, although not perfect yet (as GPS is still in the works), if you don’t use your navigation much (perhaps you commute to work) then definitely give these guys a go this week(end) and do let me know what you think!
Download Android 5.0 Gapps (grab standard)
To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, format system, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install kernel, install Gapps, and reboot. (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop or get force-closed keyboard error on boot, reboot into CWM recovery, go to Mounts & Storage->format /system. For TWRP, go to Wipe->Advanced Wipe->Wipe /system.)
First time installing a custom ROM? See our Custom ROM Install Guide first!
For TWRP recovery, see How to Install Custom ROM using TWRP!
Q: My 3G/4G LTE data is not working!!!
A: See How to Fix 3G/4G LTE data by Manually Setting APN on Android!
Q: I don’t have Play Store nor any of the Google apps!
A: You forgot to install Gapps, reboot into recovery and install it! (See above for download.)
Q: The ROM is not booting!
A: Try formatting /system and re-install ROM, sometimes the system partition gets corrupt and you may have to try 2 or 3 times before the ROM boots.