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  1. 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
  2. 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  
  3. 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
  4. 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?
  5. 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!
  6. 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?
  7. #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?
  8. 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" !!!
  9. Just unzipped the latest 1/31 LOS and sure enough, there is a boot.img in there! I sure wish I could find a good explanation somewhere of the exact boot sequence and/or how all these partitions work together. Anyway, sure glad that issue of reboots was fixed, as now there will be more time for other improvements! I can't believe how much time developers like haggartk must spend on this stuff - for FREE! There spouses/others must go crazy too I'm sure glad they do, though!
  10. All so strange. I didn't think LOS changed the boot partition to begin with? The info from haggartk imply that /misc was mounted to a bad place, which is from fstab in boot. And why some phones but not others? Oh well, at least it's fixed! I did do the update just in case: Thanks!
  11. I just read a recovery is in the works, it will be a while. On another note, it looks like the version of gapps I used hosed my clock. I get constant FCs. I found another one for now that works fine. Maybe I jumped the gun a bit installing the latest of everything? Oh well! edit: so I was able to fix my clock issue. I tried reinstalling gapps 2/1/17 mini and nope. so I deleted the apk from /system for the google clock and then reinstalled gapps again. this time it works, alarms and all. Pretty simple solution, I don't know why it didn't overwrite the broken one? Must be in their install script by date or something? Seems like they should md5 instead? Anyway, all perfect now!
  12. So it looks like nightlies are going to come weekly.. JK. I just installed update on both the LOS 1/31 and a 1/31 gapps. I tried to do an OTA but it stayed in TWRP so I did a regular dirty flash. All good! Does anyone use a different recovery (and why)?
  13. Sure I'll try. I wish there was a decent changelog! What this they fix and/or break this time? EDIT: this is the firmware only for CQA1. I DID NOT TRY IT YET (might not even since I don't really need to), but I followed the previous setup which did work fine. Please let me know if you try it? Thanks! EDIT2: I just tried it and it works fine. I'm now on baseband G900R4VXS2CQA1 (and running LineageOS 14.1-20170125-NIGHTLY-klteusc and opengapps same date 1/25). All is well. Just couldn't stand not knowing! Flash with Odin in the AP slot. here's the commands used (make it easier for me next time ) unzip SM-G900R4_<whatever> tar xf G900R4<whatever> tar -H ustar -c tz.mbn modem.bin NON-HLOS.bin rpm.mbn sbl1.mbn sdi.mbn > G900R4<version>_firmware.tar md5sum -t G900R4<version>_firmware.tar >> G900R4<version>_firmware.tar mv G900R4<version>_firmware.tar G900R4<version>_firmware.tar.md5 ps: I did a "diff" on the previous firmware files which does a binary compare and all the files are different. No idea what they changed. Just FYI. pps: files from the update NOT in this firmware update (just for completeness): boot.img recovery.img aboot.bin cache.img.ext4 system.img.ext4
  14. Yep - I posted a link to it 2 posts before yours...
  15. I have 1/22 unofficial installed now and used opengapps mini from 1/22 also to dirty flash - no issues at all. Ive dirty flashed the past 4? 5? upgrades and always update gapps the same time/same day. I saw on xda people having trouble, I just haven't had any. I'm just waiting for root then ill do the official version. edit: VERY SOON! edit2: INSTALLED! 1. running unofficial 1/22, already had latest gapps 1/25 installed, did a complete backup. 2. installed 1/25 experimental from TWRP, wipe cache and reboot 3. back to twrp, installed nightly 1/25 AND root zip together, wiped cache and reboot. 4. prayer 5. all came up - connected to LTE, open Maps and had GPS, opened the play store and updated an app. All seems good! Good luck! Works for me!