Lenovo A5000 CM 12.1 Custom Rom

Lenovo A5000 has got official Lollipop update, and we have got a custom ROM based on Android Lollipop 5.1. Lenovo A5000 CM 12.1 Custom Rom is one of the best regarding performance and stability and battery life. It uses fewer resources resulting in good battery backup and killing unused background apps which are not being used for prolonged time. We’ve not tested this ROM personally and cannot assure that it will work properly, we’re just sharing it from Lenovo Forums.

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About The ROM

ROM Type: Cyanogenmod 12.1

Rom Version: 12.1

Android Version : 5.1 (Lollipop)

Author /Credits: Unknown/LenovoForums

Size: 360 MB


TWRP Recovery

Gapps 5.1.1

Lenovo A5000 CM 12.1 Custom Rom – Mirror 1 or Mirror 2


  • Pre-rooted (SuperSu installed)
  • Heads bar notification
  • SlimLauncher
  • GPS working
  • FM radio working
  • Root privileges under developer option

How To Install CM 12.1 On Lenovo A5000

Things to do before you Flash CM 12.1 On Lenovo A5000:

  • Take a backup of your data. Because system will be wiped during the process
  • Enable USB Debugging on your device.
    • Goto > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging.
      • If Developer Options is not located under settings then enable it by going toSettings > About Phone > Device Info and tap on Build Number for about 7-8 times. And then go back and follow the previous step.lenovo-a7000-root
        • Make sure the battery is 50% charged or more.
        • Go to Settings > Security and enable Unknown Sources option.

How to Install Lenovo A5000 CM 12.1 Custom Rom

Step 1: Copy the zip file downloaded to your SD Card

Step 2: Now go to TWRP recovery menu

Step 3: Now Advance wipe & select system, data, Dalvik cache, cache.

Step 4: Go back and click Install and select the ROM and flash

Step 5: Reboot

Congratulations now you have successfully installed CM 12.1 on your device

Steps to enter Recovery mode in Lenovo A5000

  • Press and hold the Volume Down Button  + Volume Up Button + Power Button.
  • When you see the Boot Screen, Release the Power Button but keep the Volume Buttons pressed until you see the Recovery Screen.


1 thought on “Lenovo A5000 CM 12.1 Custom Rom”

  1. These are the issues I faced while using Lenovo A5000 CM 12.1 Custom Rom :-
    1) SIM Cards not working sometimes (Have to reboot to fix each time).
    2) Touch Sensitivity is really low (Around the edges of the Screen and while scrolling).
    3) No Keyboard.
    4) Gapps not installing.
    5) File Manager looks terrible.
    6) Unable to download Apps from Play Store.
    7) Unable to Swipe to answer/reject calls.
    8) Unable to see Recent Apps.
    9) Sound Recording not working (it says, “Internal Application error. Microphone may be in use.”)/
    10) Not sure if Bluetooth is actually working.
    11) I had to download Keyboard App from PC and sent it to Phone using USB Cable, but after installing Keyboard App, Phone needed to restart to make the Keyboard App work.

    There could be more issues that I didn’t notice. Please fix. With this many errors Lenovo A5000 CM 12.1 Custom Rom is not worth installing. I AM NOT TRYING TO OFFEND THE DEVELOPERS HARD WORK BUT JUST ASKING TO CORRECT YOUR MISTAKES.
    Thank you.

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