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By mariodarkblue, Junior Member on 27th August 2014, 06:56 PM
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Hi guys, i want to try the google play edition on my s4 gti9505.
Now, i've the original firmware, no root.
How can i flash the firmware that i've downloaded from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2557353
I've to root my phone? now, i've stock i9505xxugn2 firware.
thanks a lot!
 
 
27th August 2014, 07:14 PM |#2  
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Hi guys, i want to try the google play edition on my s4 gti9505.
Now, i've the original firmware, no root.
How can i flash the firmware that i've downloaded from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2557353
I've to root my phone? now, i've stock i9505xxugn2 firware.
thanks a lot!

hi

root is not necessary only if you need it , for flashing you need custom recovery (twrp) and rom

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Installation instructions

I only support the latest TWRP recovery, AT&T users must loki after flashing

-Full wipe
-Flash ROM
-Reboot
27th August 2014, 08:32 PM |#3  
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root is not necessary only if you need it , for flashing you need custom recovery (twrp) and rom

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Installation instructions

I only support the latest TWRP recovery, AT&T users must loki after flashing

-Full wipe
-Flash ROM
-Reboot

Hi man..thanks for answer...no..i don t need root. But how can i find twrp recovery? Instruction to flash it?
27th August 2014, 08:38 PM |#4  
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Hi man..thanks for answer...no..i don t need root. But how can i find twrp recovery? Instruction to flash it?

hi

here you go

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2468187

http://teamw.in/project/twrp2/182
27th August 2014, 09:39 PM |#5  
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Hi man..thanks for answer...no..i don t need root. But how can i find twrp recovery? Instruction to flash it?

You should root because only then you would be able to back up EFS, and EFS backup is very recommended before you Flash anything custom.

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27th August 2014, 10:20 PM |#6  
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You should root because only then you would be able to back up EFS, and EFS backup is very recommended before you Flash anything custom.

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