How to install the Note5 ROM port to your Galaxy S6

How to install the Note5 ROM port to your Galaxy S6
Apart from the the new wallpaper set, there are plenty of visual upgrades, and a couple of new TouchWiz features that arrived with the announcement of the Galaxy Note5. These include, but are not limited to SideSync 4.0, which offers both wireless and wired PC-phone connectivity across most of your computing devices. Thanks to the auto-detection and quick setup functionality, you can instantly connect your Samsung device to your computer or tablet to respond to texts, answer calls, or swap files and backup data. The new interface on Note5 also introduces a bunch of novelties in the camera area like extra manual control, live broadcasting, and so on.

Well, if you want to test drive the new Note5 interface on your Galaxy S6, the enterprising folks over at XDA-Devs have already found a way. Developer arter97 has ported the Note5 ROM for Samsung's spring flagship, bringing with it the new look, themes, and some of the new functions that the Note5's TouchWiz interface boasts. Of course, you need S6 root and recovery installed to load the ROM, plus you shouldn't expect everything to work as if you are really rocking a Note5, especially in the camera area, but the ROM is just a few hours old, and already seems pretty stable for a beta version, so if you are interested in taking it for a spin, be it only for the better memory management, here's what you need to do:

1. On your rooted Galaxy S6, load ClockworkMod, or, better yet, PhilZ recovery;

2. Download the back-to-n0t3-V1.zip file for the ROM on your Galaxy S6 - be patient, as the file is 1.3 GB;

3. As usual, enter the recovery of choice you have installed on the phone, and make a full data wipe;

4. Flash the back-to-n0t3-V1.zip file that carries the Note5 ROM from where you have downloaded it;

5. Download the respective kernel for your Galaxy S6 model, and flash it as well - this one needs to be done in order for the Note5 ROM to work;

6. At the end, you can also flash SuperSU - that's it, now you can take the Note5 port for a spin on your Galaxy S6.


source: arte97 (XDA-Devs)

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