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How to Use Private Mode on Galaxy S5!

For those of you who don’t know, did you know there’s a “Private Mode” on the Galaxy S5?

Basically Private Mode on the Galaxy S5 allows you to easily hide your photos, videos, and other personal files from others.  Whether you are trying to hide your photos/videos that you don’t want others to see or simply hide important documents, you can use the Private Mode to do so.

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X-Note ROM For Galaxy S5! [SM-G900F/G900I/G900T/G900W8]

For this week’s Galaxy S5 ROM of the Week, check out X-Note ROM by XDA user Soloilmeglio! He is an excellent developer who has been making some excellent custom ROMs for many other Samsung phones in the past like the Note 2, Note 3, and the S4.

Based on European SM-G900F KitKat Android 4.4.2 TouchWiz firmware, X-Note ROM brings you some nice customization along with DPI Switcher (run phone UI in Phone/Tablet/custom DPI).

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How to Install Custom ROM on Rooted Galaxy S5!

For those of you who’ve never installed a custom ROM before, here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to install a custom ROM on a rooted Galaxy S5.

Before we begin, you will need a rooted Galaxy S5 with CWM or TWRP recovery installed.  If you have not done this, see How to Root Galaxy S5! first.

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How to Unroot Galaxy S5 with ODIN and Stock Firmware!

For those of you who need to fix “firmware encountered” error or you simply want to re-install stock firmware on your Galaxy S5, you can easily do so using ODIN and stock firmware tar.md5 file.

This will get your Galaxy S5 completely back to 100% stock and unrooted.  This can also be very useful if you are returning your Galaxy S5 to the store for warranty purposes or you want to unroot your phone completely.

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TWRP Recovery now Available for Galaxy S5!

For those of you who love TWRP Recovery, TWRP Recovery is now available for any Qualcomm-based Galaxy S5.

Why TWRP?

TWRP Recovery does pretty much exactly same thing as CWM Recovery.  There’s one thing TWRP Recovery is better at, which is that you can connect OTG-cable to connect your USB Flash drive for storage.  Whether you are installing a new custom ROM or backing up your current ROM, with TWRP Recovery you will be able to use a completely external USB flash drive for storage.  Of course, you will need an OTG cable, which you can pick up on Amazon for couple bucks.

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Install International ROMs on T-Mobile/Canadian Galaxy S5!

For those of you wondering whether you can install international ROMs on the T-Mobile or Canadian Galaxy S5, let me tell you it is possible.

With previous Galaxy S4, doing this was possible also and with Galaxy S5, you can do the same.

This means you can install custom ROMs for SM-G900F/SM-G900I on the T-Mobile Galaxy S5 SM-G900T or Canadian Galaxy S5 SM-900W8. And yes, you should be able to install T-Mobile or Canadian custom ROMs also on international phones like SM-G900F/SM-G900I.

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How to Backup/Restore ROM on Rooted Galaxy S5!

If you have not used a rooted Galaxy S5 before, you probably want to read the rest of this tutorial on how to backup and restore ROM on your S5.

What is a ROM backup?

A ROM backup consists of everything on your phone, your whole OS along with all of your settings, apps, app data, and everything else except the contents of your personal files such as videos, photos, and others.  Backing up a ROM means you are making an exact 100% copy of your current OS.  Whether you are running stock ROM or CyanogenMod11, backing up ROM will backup your current ROM.  Think of it as System Backup for Windows or TimeMachine for OSX.