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I recommend using flashify to download/automatically flash new recovery images. That's how i usually do it, but if not, here's the latest 18.104.22.168 image
I cannot speak for CM Downloader, but I use Flashify on my Nexus 5 (hammerhead), mostly because the built-in updater is broken on CM 12.1 (fun times indeed!).
As far as I can tell, CyanDelta, CM Download, and Flashify are all safe. If they weren't, you would hear about it from a fellow Redditor. I usually download my nightlies directly from Cyanogenmod and use the mentioned apps to install the update, rather than allowing the app to download the update for me. I'm just weird like that.
I'd check out Flashify. It will allow you to flash multiple zips at once. Once you have your update.zip created, you can queue it up with your other zips and have them flash all at once.
Worth a shot.
I just us an app called flashify https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cgollner.flashify&hl=en
and download the recovery img for 2.8.7 from here https://dl.twrp.me/manta/
and us the flashify app to flash it.
You will get LG Bridge, get your G4 into Download Mode(phone off, vol down as you plug in the USB cable) and it will auto detect and update it to stock 6.0. After this is done you can start again.
This time you will boot into TWRP instead of flashing it. While in TWRP you will flash either SuperSu or Magisk, I prefer Magisk nowadays. Reboot into your fresh 6.0 with root, install Magisk manager/SuperSu manager and install Flashify and use it to flash TWRP's .img (flash recovery image>choose file)
Through Flashify you will boot into recovery (3 dots top right>Boot recovery) to make sure it's installed properly because if you use the button combination and you DON'T have TWRP installed and you go through the LG menu that tells you it will wipe EVERYTHING, it will actually wipe everything instead of booting into TWRP.
After this is done, get your LOS and Gapps and proceed to factory reset in TWRP and flash your OS and Gapps and root if you like.
Let me know if you need more help.
Sounds like your recovery image is corrupt. If you have root, you can try an app like flashify to flash a new one. If not, you may have to use fastboot to push a new image to your phone. Should be able to google tutorials for your specific phone (though I think the procedure is universal). I recommend anything from the XDA developer forums if you can find one.
Hello you must be using an older recovery use this app from the play store to update your recovery https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cgollner.flashify
You need root for that app to work if you don't have root I'll tell you how to update your ROM with your recovery just now
OK make sure you downloaded the update
Go into recovery and hit install look for a folder called cmupdater your .zip file will be in there just flash it and reboot your phone
You should defiantly update your recovery tho
Use the flashify app and find recovery of your device and then flash it ....make sure you find exactly the same device recovery otherwise you will brick your phone ..good luck
and one more thing use TWRP over CWM as its more user friendly
here is the link--
Same happened to me. I use the app flashify and hit the option to copy to the location before installing and that's been the easiest way I've found to keep updating my phone.
-Leaps across the internet and jumps on the OP before he updates his phone- "Nooooo!"
I am running CM 12.1 on my Nexus 5 (hammerhead) right now, and I am having a lot of problems with it. My buddy sold me on Cyanogenmod 12.1 BEFORE he mentioned there was no stable build... Now I am too deeply invested in my install to downgrade. Whoops!
Thankfully we're both experienced with command line developer utilities and are investigating some of the issues on it. Right now, the main (what I think is a kernel) issue are random reboots caused by a wdog_reset. The built-in updater is also broken, but I am using Flashify to get around that.
tl;dr: Unless you're adventurous and want to spend ~~too much of~~ your time submitting bug reports to help get to a stable release, hold of on upgrading to Lollipop.
You've been warned...
you probably don't need to unlock it's bootloader, I didn't have to on mine. find the xda forum specifically for the model number of your phone stated in settings>about phone. you should probably be able to download a tiny app called Towelroot to gain root and then download an app called flashify from play store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cgollner.flashify this app can be used to flash TWRP or CWM custom recovery. then those recoveries can be used to flash a very early version of magisk zip.
step learning curve, the plus side is you can do it all from just the phone, no PC needed. please be aware that a custom rom is almost certain to run like garbage on that phone as it's so OOOOOLLLD!
root won't help with your audiobooks, ask r/androidapps for something that supports their formats
if you want to do it anyway, link to the guide you're using so we can see the steps. it may have glossed over something like unlocking the bootloader, in which case use the instructions here (but don't use that twrp unless you're willing to get an adapter and use your mouse)
kingroot works too, but as the bot will tell you that's not a trusted app so you should only use it to flash twrp with https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cgollner.flashify and then switch to magisk
Wait, you rooted your phone but you didn't installed a custom recovery?
How do you intended to flash a new ROM?
Whatever. You can download flashify from the play store and grant it root permissions and it would help you to flash TWRP. Just make sure to pick the correct version for your phone.
Install flashify > grant root > select recovery Image > select TWRP > Look your device and version > download the .IMG, flash and restart.
That's one way.
You can also go to https://twrp.me/Devices/ and look for your phone, download the recovery and flash it with odin.
And wouldn't hurt if you download your S5 stock rom to flash back to normal in case something goes wrong.
Use flashify: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cgollner.flashify
There's also one by chainfire. Just beware, I've never personally used these apps. Use at your own risk. But as long as you have root enabled. You should be good.
Dev options > root access
Well, if you're already rooted, you can use Flashify and there's an option for installing TWRP. But make sure you have SuperSU or some other root
You don't necessarily need ADB to boot into recovery. I'm pretty sure Flashify can do this for you. Alternatively, if you have a G3, you can power it off, then hold power + volume down until you feel/hear a vibration, let go for just a second and then hold power + volume down again.
When you say you "tried doing this", what specifically? Flashing TWRP?
You could try psychoi3oy's suggestion of getting the latest Heimdall. Since you're on Windows, you may have better luck using Odin. Alternatively, you could try Flashify.
Edit: Also there's TWRP Manager.
Try Xposed if you want your phone really ad free.
You can also use Flashify to flash a recovery, a kernel and make a backup from your recovery and your kernel.
You can use it also to flash xposed on your phone.
Just try it, there are a lot of tweaks :)
Are you sure those commands are correct? https://twrp.me/devices/oneplustwo.html
Also, you can install TWRP with Flashify in a few taps: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cgollner.flashify
well in order to flash anything you would have to have a custom recovery, i'm guessing since you're already rooted, you probably have a custom recovery. (I use TWRP)
to flash a zip you gotta have the zip file to flash (it must be a flashable zip you can't just throw an apk into a zip file and flash it), just from the recovery menu go to install and then select which zip to flash, it's pretty simple.
i havent used it but this might be helpful, or check this out which might be even more helpful
Can you still boot into CM12.1??? If so try updating your recovery using flashify (playstore https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cgollner.flashify&hl=en) of course it needs root but since you have CM you should have enabled root for one thing or another
ALSO - I've had this issue before and it was cause by the .zip not downloading completely/correctly (I would suggest checking the MD5 but the xda link did not show it
Find your device and download here
Then if your device is rooted install flashify
Open flashify and select recovery and choose the twrp you downloaded
> to clear things up, I have cyanogen 12.0, which kernel do I get? Franco or ak? Thanks!
use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cgollner.flashify&hl=en to back up original kernel then flash franco or any other. try out which every serves u best go for it
on boot, kernel has control over color
if you are rooted try https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cgollner.flashify&hl=en
back up current kernel and flash http://www.boeffla-kernel.de/
if this fails to restore color then it must be hardware
I had the exact same problem, and I solved this way:
Do these steps only if you're not rooted (yet)
Boot your phone into Fastboot mode.
Connect it to your PC.
Open a CMD and type
fastboot boot <twrp_image_filename>.img
When your phone boots into TWRP, install the SuperSU ZIP (you can find it here)
Reboot your phone.
If you're already rooted, start from here
Install Flashify app from Play Store.
Flash TWRP via Flashify.
Use Flashify (for root users) and have it flash TWRP. Once TWRP is in boot to it via Flashify and flash the *20b.zip files. Easy peasy.
Flashify. This is a must have app for me, useful if you frequently flash roms and mods.
Other apps which I like are:
* Titanium Backup
* ES File Explorer
download flashify from the playstore, it will get you on TWRP easily and quickly. it really simplifies the process.
custom kernels are usually just a zip file you flash in recovery. you can use a kernel manager like franco to backup kernels and switch to different kernels just to try them out. not sure what's available for the note 2.
Or you can simplify the installation using Flashify since you now have root.
It certainly is! I'm bored and procrastinating before going to bed, so here's what I did in exactly the same situation as you are in now. I also have no idea how much you know about this sort of stuff, so forgive me if I sound patronising. This is also assuming you have a windows machine, so apologies if not.
First, make a backup of everything you want to keep off of your current phone setup (pictures etc.).
Then you'll want to download the LG Flash Tool 2014.
Next you'll want to download a KitKat version of the KDZ. I notice you have an AT&T D850, you can find your download at the top here. Download seems to be slow on that site though...
Once that has downloaded, boot your G3 into download mode by turning it off, then holding down the up volume while plugging it into your computer by USB. Then follow the instructions in the xda post about the flasher tool on flashing (making sure you use the CSE flash rather than the normal flash option).
You'll need to install ADB for this next step, so go to this blog post and pick a method! I found the 15 seconds adb installer to work quickly and flawlessly.
Make sure you've run through the initial setup for the phone and go into the dev options (activated by going to Settings>About phone>Software Info and then pressing multiple times on the build number) and activate usb debugging.
Plug your phone into your computer and open up your CMD (start menu, type cmd, then press return). Type "adb devices" and press return. Your device should show and say device next to it. If it says anything other than that, there should be a popup on your phone asking to grant permission or something like that. Obviously accept. If that isn't there (like it wasn't for me) go to dev options and click "Revoke USB debugging authorisation" then plug it in again.
Now to root. Go here and download PurpleDrake. Run it and follow the instructions for that. It should be fairly straight forward.
Now for the custom recovery. When your phone is rooted and rebooted, go and download Flashify. Next download TWRP to your phone from here. You'll obviously want the twrp-22.214.171.124_d850-signed.img. Flashing is really easy so I won't bother going into that.
Now you'll need to download a Lollipop ROM. As I have a D855, I don't have any experience with these, but you can find an index here. REMEMBER YOU'RE LOOKING FOR D550. I'd suggest ctrl+f D850 on that page.
One you have downloaded one of those to your phone, boot into recovery (which is easiest through something like this or this). It should be fairly straight forward once you are in the recovery. After I did a normal factory reset after I flashed the .zip, I had to format data as well for some reason, as it kept getting stuck at boot.
That's it! I probably missed something important out (or be completely wrong) as I'm sleepy... Hope I helped anyway.
Before you start, verify you are on the latest update (SU4TL-44, 3.10.40-perf-g90ddf4a kernel).
Disclaimer: Once you unlock your bootloader, your warranty is now void.
I am not liable if something goes wrong. Follow step-by-step, and you should have no issues.
For anyone wondering why this write-up doesn't include KingRoot, that's because Sunshine was updated and it gets the root access it needs on its own.
Bootloader Unlock for XT1254
Download Sunshine 3.2.1
Install Sunshine, reboot.
Run Sunshine, follow on screen prompts.
When Sunshine tells you it successfully unlocked. Your bootloader should be unlocked. It might reboot on its own instead of delivering a "Successful" message, I don't remember.
To see if the bootloader unlocked, Power off, then hold Power and Volume Down simultaneously to boot into the bootloader. In the group of text in the bottom left corner you should see the word "Unlocked" in yellow. This confirms Sunshine was successful, and your bootloader is in fact unlocked. The area above should say "Start," if it does press Power to start up your phone. If not, use either of the volume keys to scroll through the options, then the Power key to select. (The default upon booting into the bootloader is "Start.")
Custom Recovery, Root
You do not have to change to a custom recovery. You can use a computer and fastboot, but a custom recovery (TWRP in this case) does not need a computer at all.
Download Flashify from Play Store.
Download TWRP 126.96.36.199 for quark.
Run Sunshine again to gain temp root access. Do not pay for another license. Courtesy of /u/inowpronounceyou
Use Flashify to flash TWRP. IIRC, it will make you reboot. If not, reboot.
Download SuperSU 2.52 beta.
Boot into recovery (TWRP) by simultaneously holding Power and Volume Down. When the bootloader screens appear, press Volume Down twice and it should say "Recovery." Press Power to boot into recovery and you will now be in TWRP. In TWRP, tap Install, navigate to the folder where your download of SuperSU 2.52 beta is located, tap it, then swipe to flash it. Restart system. OR I believe you can use Flashify to install SuperSU 2.52 beta. (I don't remember.)
Use Root Checker to verify you are rooted with SuperSU.
Boot into TWRP, tap Backup and make a backup. Make note of where it says your backup will be located. Keep this backup on your phone, and copy it to a computer (or upload it to a cloud service, basically just have a backup of the backup). If you don't have a program on your computer to browse the root folders, use a file manager that can see the root folders. Navigate to your TWRP backup, copy it, and paste it in a regular folder, like your downloads folder. Then navigate to that folder on your computer and copy it to your computer.
Your bootloader should be unlocked, and you should be rooted with SuperSU.
Download XposedInstaller_3.0-alpha*.apk and xposed-v79-sdk22-arm.zip from: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=3034811
Flash xposed-v79-sdk22-arm.zip in TWRP
Install XposedInstaller_3.0-alpha*.apk like a normal apk.
xposed should be installed
Available Custom ROMs:
computerfreek274's ROM which is modified stock
Installing a Custom ROM
For the most part, you download the ROM the recommended GApps. Read all of the information carefully, as some may have extra tidbits or warnings. I personally use OpenGApps.org's 5.1 Stock package with a custom config file to remove certain apps. You don't have to use a custom ROM, you can also use xposed with stock for customization.
Choose a ROM, and download the ROM and GApps to your phone. Save it in a folder of your choice.
Boot into TWRP, tap Wipe, then tap Advanced Wipe, then check off System, Dalvik, and Cache. ONLY THESE 3.
Tap the on screen "home" button (bottom left), tap Install, navigate to the folder where you downloaded the ROM and GApps, tap the ROM and swipe to flash. Then go back and do the same for the GApps. For good measure, flash SuperSU again, and xposed. (If you aren't using xposed, or don't care for root, disregard whatever doesn't apply to you.)
Have fun with your new ROM!
I meant to post this the other day. I've updated my write-up to use only Sunshine as KingRoot is no longer needed. /u/Wood_Wine can you add this to your bootloader post in the sidebar? And include this link, should anyone need to fall back to the KingRoot and Sunshine method: https://www.reddit.com/r/droidturbo/comments/3vijz4/is_there_a_videotext_tutorial_for_bootloader/cxnvllf
Download the Sunshine 3.2.1
I figured I'd just repost a in-depth full write-up for you, and anyone that sees this thread. You're already unlocked, so disregard the bootloader unlock part.
Flashify is the way to go. Very easy to use.
Root your phone and when something goes wrong, use the factory reset/OTA update (which gets broken by you rooting) then sent it in. If you're willing to, you can manually unroot it which is far safer, as I've had some issues in the past with OTAs and Factory Resets when rooted. Problem solved.
Google/AT&T/T-Mobile/etc. aren't going to barge into your house and check if you rooted it, especially for a hardware issue. Heck, when you call them over the phone, if it's a hardware issue, 9 times out of 10, they'll just give you a replacement and a box with the replacement to send back the defective one to be scrapped, destroyed, or be refurbished. For software issue, you got us, your near-by friendly Reddit community. :)
Also, you can install Arch Linux for ARM. Basic Nexus 7 Guide Here. It's basically acts like a custom rom. You will NEED TO ROOT. You will be shit fucked unless you root. It is as simple as
That applies to any custom ROM, and instructions will vary depending on your phone. Only way to run from Google. CyanogenMod is the biggest and stablest of the custom ROMs out there. It isn't the most customizable or the most lightweight, but it is definitely the best all-rounder and choice for most of you guys out there. Only get Arch Linux ARM if you will be willing to do some research for on calling features, and the UI might be a bit to small for your liking depending on your preferences and screen size.
You can also keep stock your stock ROM. Just get some apps to delete the bloatware and the Google Apps you don't want. Then you can install some tweaks and custom action via apps like Flashify and Tasker. Don't bother with those linux installers in the store. They're garbage and basically emulators (not even Virtual Machines) and are very in-efficient and pointless.
If you really want to escape bloatware and Google, that is your only options that I know of. Without root, it's basically like trying to install updates or new applications without Super-User/Administrator access on your desktop. You just can't get shit done without it.
Can you use Flashify to flash the recovery?
Flashify is pretty great. You can even download and flash the latest recoveries within the app.
See if Flashify works for you. Good luck.
Is TWRP Manager better than flashify?
best thing to do is downgrade to kitkat or lollipop(i went to kit kat cuz it was an esier find to download), use something like king root to root use flashify to download and install twrp on your phone.
setp 1: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2785089
step 2 : downlaod kingroot http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/apps-games/one-click-root-tool-android-2-x-5-0-t3107461
step 3: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cgollner.flashify&hl=en
should be good after that.
Try Flashify out.
I had the same issue and downloading and flashing it thought it worked
its easy to downgrade.
get Flashify and chose the correct version.
Yes but you'll need root permissions.
Just use Flashify.
EDIT: link added
sudo apt-get install android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot -y
Put phone into bootloader. Turn it off completely, press and hold Volume Up, and while still holding Volume UP, press and hold Power. You can let go of power when you see the logo, but keep holding Volume Up till you see a very dim Cyanogen Logo and the words "Fastboot".
From your terminal, type:
sudo fastboot oem unlock
Follow prompt on phone to unlock (if there is one). Let it finish, it will reboot.
Don't bother signing in to anything when it reboots. Go back to bootloader mode as described above.
Download TWRP for the Bacon here: http://techerrata.com/file/twrp2/bacon/openrecovery-twrp-188.8.131.52-bacon.img
In terminal, with phone connected in Fastboot Mode, run:
sudo fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-184.108.40.206-bacon.img
Recovery will flash. Press and hold Power, and this time, when you turn it back on again, hold Volume Down.
You're now in TWRP. Connect it to your computer, download and place SuperSu.zip (http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu) on your phone in any folder.
Go to Flash > Find the SuperSu Zip > Swipe to Flash. Hit Reboot.
You're rooted. You don't need a custom ROM to have root. Custom ROMs pack more features though.
Please note that the TWRP I linked you to is out of date (at the time of this writing, the official twrp.me host is down). You will need to update it. I suggest using the Flashify Android App to do it (you can update recovery through Android as long as you are already rooted).
I have only had luck with the blastgator variant of TWRP. I flash it with Flashify.
FIXING TOUCH SCREEN FOR CM12S:
● Is your Oneplus One rooted?
○ If not:
!WARNING: ROOTING FOR THE FIRST TIME WILL WIPE ALL YOUR DATA (UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER)!
<strong>OPO Toolbox</strong> does everything for you, you just need to install the drivers first.
○ If it is:
Download <strong>Flashify</strong> and <strong>Franco r43</strong>.
Open Flashify and go to Boot Image, select the boot.img that you downloaded and click "YUP!" to flash, reboot the device.
After this, all your touch screen issues are gone and you have a better kernel (that improves your battery life).
Use this to root the phone.
Download the latest TWRP version for d855
Then use flashify to flash TWRP
It's definitely possible. You just have to install a custom recovery and then install a custom Lollipop rom for your device. I personally recommend BlissPop. I can quickly show you how to install a custom recovery and install BlissPop if that's the route you want to take.
Installing TWRP (Custom Recovery):
If you ever need to boot into recovery just follow these steps:
How to install the BlissPop Rom and Gapps:
Not sure if this will help, but I used Flashify and flashed the .img for my device. (AT&T) Followed this guide.
You need root, but there's a few free apps for flashing zips without twrp.
> it is being ported to pie as well.
Has it stopped being updated? Last update was in 2015 on GP.
Read what u/creed10 said.
Knowing the risks, you can try Flashify
After rooting download this twrp http://forum.xda-developers.com/lg-g3/development/recovery-twrp-3-0-0-0-t3309475 then install this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cgollner.flashify when you finish downloading the app you go to it and select recovery image and install the twrp I told you to download after that it will tell you to check to see if you can go into recovery (aka twrp), if you can get to it then all you have to do now is follow this video https://youtu.be/YirNYfIwADk but skip to 8:44 since you already rooted your phone and got twrp
Try flashify. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cgollner.flashify
You can install the boot.img from inside the app. Pretty easy to use
This one, right? Because there's two Flahifys shown up for me.
If you want to go between flashing roms you can just wipe the partitions I mentioned earlier and reflash.
However if you want to reflash to stock, use this guide
Also, if you want, you can upgrade your TWRP to 3.2 here:
You will need root and an app like flashify to install the image.
This version supports ADB sideloading so you can use adb to push zips and install them.
I think I rooted and flashed from Kitkat honestly. Most of the root methods support Kitkat and I am not sure which are supported on Marshmallow. First you will want to back everything you want saved up, next for the easiest one-click root method you might want to revert your phone to Kitkat using this method:
Then after that the way I obtained root was with Stump:
But there are many other methods that might be better, as it looks like Stump was discontinued. You've just gotta search around or try using Stump.
Then once you are rooted install a custom recovery of your choice, I usually choose TWRP as it's the best in my opinion. So download the latest img file from here:
Now install Flashify:
And flash the custom recovery with Flashify.
It's super smooth sailing from here as all you need to do is wipe your device and install Cyanogenmod. Download CM 13 from here:
And the latest Google Apps:
Once that is done you need to boot into recovery mode, so power off your device. Power it on while holding the volume down button and when the LG logo shows up, let go of the power button for a millisecond and then press and hold it again. You will see a screen asking if you want to format your device, use the arrow keys to scroll and the power button to accept (You will want to hit "yes"). Now you will boot into recovery!
Now that you are in recovery hit the "wipe" button and then "advanced wipe", you will want to tick the Dalvik, System, & Cache. (You can wipe everything but all the files on your phone will be lost, if you have everything backed up and you have CM 13 saved on your computer then wipe everything).
Now that the wipe is done head to the install option at the home and find where you have CM13 on your phone, if it is not on your phone:
Plug your phone into your computer and it should show up, if not head to the Mount option and enable MTP, then throw the Google Apps and CM 13 onto your phone and head back to install.
Install the CM13 zip first and then Google Apps after that, now you are done!
Just reboot and have fun man. Rooting and getting back to Kitkat will probably be the hardest part
FOR CDMA MOTO MAXX XT1250, AND GSM INTERNATIONAL MOTO MAXX / MOTO TURBO XT1225
For anyone looking to unlock the bootloader of the Droid Turbo XT1254, check this post. The lower portion about ROMs is universal, but read the ROM's thread carefully as some ROMs may not support the XT1254 yet, or at all.
I am not liable if something goes wrong. Follow step-by-step, and you should have no issues. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Questions about ROMs should be posted to their respective XDA thread.
BOOTLOADER UNLOCK AND ROOT
Go to Motorola's website for their official bootloader unlock. Google "Motorola bootloader unlock" and it should be the link to Motorola's support site. Follow those instructions, and your bootloader should be unlocked. To check, hold Power and Volume Down simultaneously for about 3 seconds. This will boot into the bootloader, and it should say "Unlocked" in yellow text. I have a Droid Turbo so the bootloader unlock utilized a third party unlock method (Sunshine) so I have zero experience with how the official Motorola bootloader unlock works.
Use Flashify to flash TWRP. IIRC, it will make you reboot, if not, reboot.
Boot into recovery (TWRP) by simultaneously holding Power and Volume Down, once in the bootloader press Volume Down twice and it should say "RECOVERY", press Power to select it. Once in TWRP, tap Install, navigate to the folder where your download of SuperSU 2.52 beta is located, tap it, then swipe to flash it. Restart system.
Use Root Checker to verify you are rooted with SuperSU. Check root status by downloading Root Checker from the Play Store.
Use this XDA post for Moto Maxx ROMs.
CUSTOM ROM For the most part, you download the ROM the recommended GApps. Read all of the information carefully, as some may have extra tidbits or warnings. Side note: CM12.1 AND RR are 5.1.1 Lollipop, I haven't looked in depth into the other 2, but I believe they're also 5.1.1 Lollipop.
Tap the on screen "home" button (bottom left), tap Install, navigate to the folder where you downloaded the ROM and GApps, tap the ROM and swipe to flash. Then go back and do the same for the GApps. For good measure, flash SuperSU again.
Try using Flashify (assuming you've root).
Yes u can with the flashify app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cgollner.flashify
I already unlocked the device with the androidrootz guide,could I use Flashify and just flash cm+the gapps with that?
Flashify will do it
Try downloading the latest TWRP and flashing it all through this app
download and install the toolbox ( don't worry is completely safe)
follow the video
only use the old version of twrp and supersu that comes with the toolbox, you can update them later ..+
unlock bootloader and root your phone with just one click ..super simple
after rooting , update the twrp , using flashify ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cgollner.flashify)
latest twpr version is 220.127.116.11
you can also update supersu using flashify ( it's one hell of an app )
after unlocking, rooting and updating twpr and supersu
install the new cm12 rom , its based on andorid 5.0
BB : I dont know shit about BB; who cares about bb these days
the S2 : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1650908 this should be ezpz
S4 : http://www.kingoapp.com/root-tutorials/how-to-root-galaxy-s4.htm; this will just root not install a custom recovery. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cgollner.flashify this + http://teamw.in/project/twrp2/182 .img file from here, flash and you are ready.
After the installation of a custom recovery, you will be assured you will never be in a bad situation like a soft-brick(which happens in most cases and people think OMG F**K WHAT I HAVE DONE) because you can always go to the recovery, flash a new rom or restore your backed up rom.
You can use something like Flashify to easily update.