brianinmaine

Member
  • Content count

    196
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    29

brianinmaine last won the day on May 7

brianinmaine had the most liked content!

About brianinmaine

  • Rank
    Kewl
  • Birthday 12/08/1965

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    West Gardiner, Maine

More Info

  • Device
    Galaxy S5 G900R4

Recent Profile Visitors

602 profile views
  1. 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!
  2. All I can find is ONE klteusc CM13 snapshot at: https://archive.org/download/cmarchive_snapshots I don't keep any old stuff, sorry!
  3. 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 $90 on ebay, so I cant imagine it being worth selling anyway. I can always use it as a remote camera or something. Hope it works for you - I am just some guy on the internet so if you follow my instructions and they don't work, it's not my fault!
  4. I had an issue with Textra a couple weeks ago so I switched back to the stock messaging and so far it works great all the time. I don't text a ton, but I want it to work all the time!
  5. Yes I run this. Got it from here. From what I remember, I installed the custom TWRP from that first post using Odin, then install Lineage and opengapps in the recovery. If you want there is also a root package for Lineage - you can or not, your preference. Great ROM - the klteusc version is currently being merged with klte, and I run klte now. Works great. New versions come out on Wednesdays. edit with links: samsung usb windows driver: http://www.samsung.com/us/business/support/owners/product/SM-G900RZKAUSC ODIN: http://odindownload.com/download/Odin3_v3.12.3.zip TWRP (custom for LineageOS): https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=457095661767150258 LineageOS: https://download.lineageos.org/klte opengapps (arm, 7.1, I use mini): http://opengapps.org/ root (use one for arm): https://download.lineageos.org/extras Any more questions, feel free!
  6. latest cqc2 firmware file here EDIT: I just installed this version of firmware and it seems fine. I can make and receive calls. I'm not a very accomplished script writer, but here's what I got so far to extract firmware: #!/bin/bash # mkfirm.sh - extract only parts of an official Samsung firmware file # usage: mkfirm.sh SM***.zip # will output G900R4_$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
  7. 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  
  8. G900R4_CQC_firmware.tar.md5

    Version 1.0.0

    11 downloads

    OS Version Marshmallow(Android 6.0.1) Release Date 28.03.2017 PDA G900R4VXS2CQC2 CSC G900R4USC2CQC2 Phone G900R4VXS2CQC2
  9. 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?
  10. 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!
  11. New firmware file: http://upload.teamuscellular.com/482 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?
  12. https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s5/unified-development/rom-cyanogenmod-14-0-galaxy-s5-android-t3476433/page511 #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?
  13. 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" !!!
  14. 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!
  15. 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: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=150763 Thanks!