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    Galaxy S5 G900R4

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  1. ROM 8.0.0 KLTE Lineage 15.0

    Glad to see "they" are working on it - be a awhile before we can make it a daily driver though. People weren't sure the S5 would get Nougat, now it's getting Oreo?
  2. Thanks for the reply - I have tried Boefla kernel on other roms and it does work fine. I have not noticed significant benefits for me, so I usually just stick with the built in kernel of whatever rom I use. Right now it's been the latest LineageOS. Runs awesome, right out of the box! Good luck!
  3. it is quite nerve wracking the first time - and many other times if you find yourself in a bootloop! If you want to be sure you can return to as stock as possible, you might want to download and have the stock rom handy. This is flashed in Odin and puts things back. If you don't have the latest version of stock, maybe you want to do a little test of your Odin prowess and flash an update to stock first. If you want to, unzip the download and flash the md5 file in the AP slot of Odin. Good luck!
  4. [ROM] Cyanogenmod 13.0 [Official] [Nightly]

    All I can find is ONE klteusc CM13 snapshot at: I don't keep any old stuff, sorry!
  5. yes, all correct. I would put the latest LineageOS and opengapps version on my microSD. Then use Odin to write the TWRP file in download mode(downvol+home+power). Then reboot to TWRP (up vol+home+power). In TWRP, install the two zips of Lineage and opengapps. I'd do a factory reset and even wipe data and also all the caches. Reboot - it will take 10-15 minutes to boot. If you want root, you can reboot back to recovery and add/remove any time. for updates, they are released lately every Wednesday. You don't have to update, but you can if you want. You can use settings-about phone-lineageos updates and it will download and reboot into recovery and install. I also usually download the latest opengapps and install that also but thats just me So far everything works great for me. Sometimes a minor hiccup I didn't use in awhile - a couple builds back someone mentioned 360VR videos were slow and blocky - Yep, it was for me too. I haven't tried it since then. I can't think of any other issues right now. Our phones are still on Marshmallow officially, and an update to Nouget is unlikely from Samsung. I very highly doubt O in the future will be offered. The biggest concern is if you want to sell your phone. Once a special Knox counter is tripped, it CANNOT be reset. Search the net for more info on this if you want. My son just bought a mint S5 for $90 on ebay, so I cant imagine it being worth selling anyway. I can always use it as a remote camera or something. Hope it works for you - I am just some guy on the internet so if you follow my instructions and they don't work, it's not my fault!
  6. I had an issue with Textra a couple weeks ago so I switched back to the stock messaging and so far it works great all the time. I don't text a ton, but I want it to work all the time!
  7. Yes I run this. Got it from here. From what I remember, I installed the custom TWRP from that first post using Odin, then install Lineage and opengapps in the recovery. If you want there is also a root package for Lineage - you can or not, your preference. Great ROM - the klteusc version is currently being merged with klte, and I run klte now. Works great. New versions come out on Wednesdays. edit with links: samsung usb windows driver: ODIN: TWRP (custom for LineageOS): LineageOS: opengapps (arm, 7.1, I use mini): root (use one for arm): Any more questions, feel free!

    latest cqc2 firmware file here EDIT: I just installed this version of firmware and it seems fine. I can make and receive calls. I'm not a very accomplished script writer, but here's what I got so far to extract firmware: #!/bin/bash # - extract only parts of an official Samsung firmware file # usage: SM***.zip # will output G900R4_$ext_firmware.tar.md5 which is only the modem stuff # - no system, kernel, or recovery. Uses the zip file, not the tar or md5. mkdir -p firmtmp unzip $1 -d firmtmp cd firmtmp tar xf * f=$(ls -t -x *.md5) ext=${f:10:4} echo $ext tar -H ustar -c tz.mbn modem.bin NON-HLOS.bin rpm.mbn sbl1.mbn sdi.mbn > G900R4_"$ext"_firmware.tar md5sum -t G900R4_"$ext"_firmware.tar >> G900R4_"$ext"_firmware.tar mv G900R4_"$ext"_firmware.tar ../G900R4_"$ext"_firmware.tar.md5 cd ../ ls -lh G900R4_"$ext"_firmware.tar.md5 rm -r firmtmp
  9. G900R4_CQC_firmware.tar.md5

    Version 1.0.0


    OS Version Marshmallow(Android 6.0.1) Release Date 28.03.2017 PDA G900R4VXS2CQC2 CSC G900R4USC2CQC2 Phone G900R4VXS2CQC2
  10. G900R4_CQC_firmware.tar.md5 View File OS Version Marshmallow(Android 6.0.1) Release Date 28.03.2017 PDA G900R4VXS2CQC2 CSC G900R4USC2CQC2 Phone G900R4VXS2CQC2 Submitter brianinmaine Submitted 04/06/2017 Category Galaxy S5  

    I like to be notified whenever a new firmware is released - Does anyone know of a good RSS feed to watch for just that? I read lots of feeds everyday on Feedly... Also I like to download the zip version of the firmware from here as the tar.md5 is about twice as large to download?

    Interesting (to me at least) is that one CAN use a linux tool called Heimdall instead of Odin. I don't see any benefit unless you don't have access to Windows somewhere - I dual boot for as long as I can remember... It looks like I could flash all the custom firmware files with a gui or command-line, the phone needs to be put into download mode then flashed. Very simple. Just a FYI as I was exploring alternative ways to flash these files. Have fun!

    New firmware file: based on QB2 which is out now. Flash at your own risk of course, but this is the same way I did it before in the previous link. I didn't try it yet either. Good luck! ps: anyone know if it's possible to flash this kind of file with TWRP or do we have to use ODIN? I know TWRP can do zips AND images? Think this counts as an image?
  14. (Discussion) Nougat for the Galaxy S5 #5110 I would like to help out but I'm not able to try until tomorrow evening. Just posting here to help look for volunteers?
  15. (Discussion) Nougat for the Galaxy S5

    Aha! That explains a bunch! I thought it was like aboot.img which goes into the boot partition, then there's sbl1.img which is the secondary boot loader, then ... WHO NAMES THIS STUFF??? Oh well And another thing - "dev love bubble" !!!