Android 5.0 for Galaxy S5 leaked and available, sort of
OEMs are still hard at work to bring Android 5.0 Lollipop to existing flagship handsets. We already know that HTC is a few weeks away from sharing some love with us all, and we’ve already seen OEMs like Motorola beat Google to the punch in some cases. That said, we know that the Android space is full of Samsung Galaxy smartphones, and if you’re sporting a Galaxy S5, you might be in luck.
An early build of Android 5.0 Lollipop was recently leaked at XDA-Developers, and the ROM is actually fully flashable if you don’t mind voiding your warranty and exploring bugs here and there. Sadly the problem is that this ROM is specific to the Sprint variant of the Galaxy S5, so you’ll have to have this specific model in order to give it a test drive.
This is a full restore image, so keep in mind that it will wipe your device. The ROM has already been tested for basic functionality like phone calls and SMS messages, but sadly there is still no word on how the sensors work. It is fully packed with Samsung’s TouchWIZ skin though, so proceed with caution in case you’re not a fan.