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Download and Install Havoc OS ROM On Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 | Android 10 Q

Another Android 10 Q based ROM  named Havoc OS has been released for Samsung Galaxy J5 2017. If you are interested in the ROM and want to install it on your device, then do read the article carefully.

Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 has been getting many popular Custom ROMs like Lineage OS 17.1 and Resurrection Remix. Now Havoc-OS based On Android 20 is also made available. The ROM is shared by skulshady who is a senior developer. We are really thankful to him for the ROM.

The ROM is based on Android 10 Q. The Filename is Havoc-OS-v3.6-20200613-Official-GApps-arm64-ab.img.xz and it is around 1 GB in size. It is for the Global variant of the Samsung Galaxy J5 2017. We are sharing the bug list below.

[su_highlight background=”#78ffb1″ color=”#16181b”]NOTE: The ROM comes with img extension because its a image file (GSI). You need to flash this via custom recovery [/su_highlight]


  • Make sure the bootloader on your device is unlocked and your device is rooted and you have a custom recovery installed.
  • Make sure your device has more than 50% battery.
  • Make sure you have taken a backup of your important data. Now proceed To Install Havoc OS Pie ROM On your Moto

[note type=”important”] is not responsible for any damage happened to your device(s) while following this guide so please proceed at your own risk. However, we would be happy to help with any problems within our reach[/note]


[su_highlight background=”#78ffb1″ color=”#16181b”] Note: If the download link is broken, check the development page and download the newer version from there [/su_highlight]

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Steps To Install Havoc OS ROM On Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 | Android 10 Q Update

Install Havoc OS ROM On Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 | Android 10 Q Update

  • Make sure your device is rooted and have the latest TWRP recovery installed. (Check the Pre-Requirement Section Above)
  • First, download the files from the above link and extract them
  • Now transfer the downloaded files to the internal storage of your device.
  • Now reboot to the TWRP recovery
  • You may need to Decrypt and Re-Encrypt Data Partition on Samsung Galaxy J5 2017.
  • Now take a nandroid backup by selecting the option from the home screen and then your data and cache from the recovery menu.
  • Now return to the main menu of TWRP and wipe cache, data, and system before flashing the ROM


  • In order to Wipe data: Go to Wipe —> Advanced Wipe and select Dalvik/ART cache, cache, System, Vendor, and Data and then swipe to wipe. (Don’t select the internal storage)

TWRP Wipe Swipe

  • Now Return to the main menu of TWRP again and install the ROM which is just a system image.
    • Go to Install -> Install img -> select the ROM .img File

TWRP 3.0 RMG Install

  • Next flash the Gapps file like custom ROMs (Not needed)

Guide: How To Flash GApps (Zip) via TWRP Recovery

  • Last but not least, flash Magisk (optional) if you want to root (not recommended as all devices have different methods)

Guide: How To Install Magisk To Gain Root (Latest)

Once the flashing process is completed, reboot your phone and you will be booted into Havoc OS ROM Based on Android 10 Q. If you have any doubts regarding this process, feel free to comment below.

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Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela. For the past eight years, she has been blogging about Android, which she is really passionate about. She has built a good reputation as a reliable source. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

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