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[Q] custom roms for Galaxy S5 prime?

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3rd September 2014, 08:10 PM   |  #1  
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are there custom roms for Galaxy S5 prime? I haven't seen any.. and there's no xda forum for the s5 prime right?
3rd September 2014, 08:29 PM   |  #2  
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are there custom roms for Galaxy S5 prime? I haven't seen any.. and there's no xda forum for the s5 prime right?


Officially the "S5 prime" isn't a S5 model at all. according to Samsung at least. We all know it is a derivative model though. No dedicated subform here. As the phone has now been designated an Asian market only phone, pretty much everything is in Chinese or Korean. There is a thread dedicted to the prime here (just do simple search for it) that tabulates what is available for the model. The last I looked it was just rooting methods plus a few semi-custom Chinese ROMs.

As a niche model limited to China and Korea; and with it's own firmware path and incompatible drivers we probably won't see a wealth of custom ROMs for it. More likely you will see a 900H type path with very little development simply because most developers won't own the variant.

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oic... this variant specs is pretty awesome though.. the galaxy s5 should have had these specs in the first place!
3rd September 2014, 09:53 PM   |  #4  
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the galaxy s5 should have had these specs in the first place!


Agreed. But Samsung took the safe, conservative way out and didn't break much real new ground with the S5. They just refined the S4 and added more apps. More to the point, amongst all the rumours of a S5 Prime model, Samsung blatantly lied and told us categorically that there would be no forthcoming S5 prime model, to boost initial S5 sales. They didn't want people holding off in wait for the Prime version.

That created a lot of anger and outrage when the deception was revealed. And a lot of us suspect that the S5 Prime was originally planned for wide release, but to save face was subsequently designated as an Asian market only handset. At the very least, it was criminal that Samsung released the original S5 with a 16 GB ROM in NA and less RAM than the existing N3. Criminal because the S5 was supposedly the flagship device, but the marketing people new thought that they could get away with the inferior specs.

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4th September 2014, 03:09 AM   |  #5  
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And as another nail in the coffin of the so called S5 Prime gaining wider distribution.. Samsung just announced (earlier today) a Note 3.5 model. If you look at the specs, it's really the S5 Prime with a 5.6" screen positioned as an intermediate Note model.

Obviously a face saving move allowing them to continue the charade that the S5 Prime was never intended for worldwide sales. The new model is being called the Note Edge and makes it even less likely that you will see many custom ROMs for the "S5 Prime".

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4th September 2014, 06:08 AM   |  #6  
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are there custom roms for Galaxy S5 prime? I haven't seen any.. and there's no xda forum for the s5 prime right?

I had spent some time looking as we'll but couldn't find anything.
4th September 2014, 01:29 PM   |  #7  
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And as another nail in the coffin of the so called S5 Prime gaining wider distribution.. Samsung just announced (earlier today) a Note 3.5 model. If you look at the specs, it's really the S5 Prime with a 5.6" screen positioned as an intermediate Note model.


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The note 4 has the same specs as the G906 (S5 "Prime", which is a Korea only model)... So maybe other than the S Pen it'll have similar hardware.... But who knows till we see a ROM!

Besides that Miscom has made a custom ROM for it (G906), just with root and a bit of de-bloating. It is super fast on it, so I'm not sure what you want from a custom rom.

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Originally Posted by fffft

And as another nail in the coffin of the so called S5 Prime gaining wider distribution.. Samsung just announced (earlier today) a Note 3.5 model. If you look at the specs, it's really the S5 Prime with a 5.6" screen positioned as an intermediate Note model.

Obviously a face saving move allowing them to continue the charade that the S5 Prime was never intended for worldwide sales. The new model is being called the Note Edge and makes it even less likely that you will see many custom ROMs for the "S5 Prime".

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Please explain how the S5 "Prime" is gaining wider distribution.

The Note edge is more than just a 5.6 inch S5 Prime. Have you seen it's defining software features? With what you're saying, this applies to the G3, M8, Find 7, Z2 and Z3 and pretty much most of the flagship devices coming out this year. The Note Edge and Note 4 are completely different devices to the Note 3 and S5 Prime, unless of course you are just looking at what brand chipset it has and how it has the iconic Galaxy design.

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Agreed. But Samsung took the safe, conservative way out and didn't break much real new ground with the S5. They just refined the S4 and added more apps. More to the point, amongst all the rumours of a S5 Prime model, Samsung blatantly lied and told us categorically that there would be no forthcoming S5 prime model, to boost initial S5 sales. They didn't want people holding off in wait for the Prime version.

That created a lot of anger and outrage when the deception was revealed. And a lot of us suspect that the S5 Prime was originally planned for wide release, but to save face was subsequently designated as an Asian market only handset. At the very least, it was criminal that Samsung released the original S5 with a 16 GB ROM in NA and less RAM than the existing N3. Criminal because the S5 was supposedly the flagship device, but the marketing people new thought that they could get away with the inferior specs.

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I wouldn't call it a Prime model, I would call it a region specific model. Aren't those two exclusive to South Korea and parts of Europe?
6th September 2014, 10:28 AM   |  #9  
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do you guys any chinese/korean forums where there are custom roms for the samsung galaxt s5 prime? I can get a prime for almost the same price as the galaxy s5 .. but I am hesitating because of the lack of roms
8th September 2014, 11:49 AM   |  #10  
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do you guys any chinese/korean forums where there are custom roms for the samsung galaxt s5 prime? I can get a prime for almost the same price as the galaxy s5 .. but I am hesitating because of the lack of roms

U can go to the S5 Android development forums you'll get both root and ROM from Miscom for your Samsung galaxy S5 prime SM-G906K/S/L

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