The Perfect ROM I found for SM-J500F

I have installed various custom ROMS and tried every feature, but none of them seemed to have enough stability to serve features and reliability as the stock. This is a ROM developed by XDA Developer SoUnd001.  Additional Credits include XDA Developers NickVerse, Bulgaricus and CyanogenMod/LineageOS Team.

So, let’s get started.


Absolutely none. USB Tethering, in-call audio, everything works fine and as expected. I have not been able to find even one bug in it. However, the creator does mention a Bluetooth audio bug but it does not bother me since I do not use any bluetooth audio devices. I have not been able to achieve root directly yet, despite the files provided from official LineageOS source. You can, however, use root from ADB, an option under Developer Options.


  • Low RAM consumption
  • Low storage consumption
  • Latest Android version: 7.1.1 Nougat
  • Fast and Stable
  • Easy customization of buttons, status bar and notification bar
  • Latest Android features
  • High-framerate camera recording (Upto 120 fps)
  • Noise cancellation for Camera
  • Screen Recorder Pre-installed
  • Pre-installed Privacy Manager
  • Highly customizable

What I’d Love To See Next

  • Better customization options such as that of CosmicOS and AospExtended ROM
  • Pre-rooted ROM

Download Links

Download LineageOS 14.1 ROM for J5 (Variants)

Download GApps (Choose 7.1 Version)

Download Add-ons for ROM

Installation Instructions

  1. Make sure that you are in J5 Stock ROM 5.1.1 Unmodified (SLK Version).
  2. Download ROM files and move them to an easily accessible folder in SDCard (External storage).
  3. Reboot to TWRP Recovery.
  4. Wipe System, Data, .android_secure, Cache and factory reset.
  5. Install ROM from SDCard (where you copied it).
  6. Install GApps (Optional).
  7. Wipe Cache/Dalvik Cache.
  8. Reboot.


Please see the XDA Thread for more information.






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