For those of you who have rooted your AT&T or Verizon Galaxy S5, you are probably wondering how in the world you are going to install custom ROMs when the bootloader is still locked.
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FINALLY! Thank to XDA user GeoHot, we now have a new root method for AT&T SM-G900A or Verizon SM-G900V Galaxy S5. If you have been waiting for a long time for this root (as I have) don’t forget to donate to GeoHot for breaking the code and giving us root.
This will work on all Galaxy S5 models with Android 4.4.2 and does not trip KNOX. DOE NOT WORK WITH Android 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.1, 5.1.1 Lollipop!
I know some of you tweeted/e-mailed me last week on how to get Adobe Flash Player working on your Galaxy S5 so let me show you “exactly” how to do it using a Galaxy S5 on stock TouchWiz ROM.
Step 1. Download the Adobe Flash Player APK File.
For this Week’s Galaxy S5 ROM of the Week, check out Project Infinity ROM by XDA user Tp2215, available for T-Mobile Galaxy S5 SM-G900T, Canadian SM-G900W8, and international variants like SM-G900F, SM-G900I, SM-G900M.
Based on latest T-Mobile Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware, Project Infinity ROM gives you an “infinite” number of options in its AROMA installer to give you the apps you want (remove all your bloatware) and add cool features like Loud Sound MOD, custom boot animations, custom kernels, different cameras, music players, and a ton more.
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.
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).
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.
For this week’s Galaxy S5 ROM of the week, check out Alliance ROM.
Based on SM-G900F European Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware, Alliance ROM can be installed on European (SM-G900F), Asian (SM-900I), T-Mobile (SM-G900T), Canadian (SM-G900W8), and probably any other Qualcomm-based GSM Galaxy S5.
For those of you who love TWRP Recovery, TWRP Recovery is now available for any Qualcomm-based Galaxy S5.
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.