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I don't have an sdcard and I like to flash my S5 with a custom rom.

Do you think thats possible and how?

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Yes it is possible. Just do standard procedure by following instructions provided
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Quite a few ROMs don't require you to have a SD card to install a custom ROM. Read the directions in the custom ROM threads and go from there.


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Hi,
I don't have an sdcard and I like to flash my S5 with a custom rom.

Do you think thats possible and how?

Thanks
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It may be a problem if you have to do a data factory reset before the flash, you can push a rom after the reset with adb though in recovery. Just buy a sdcard, you can also store CWM backups on the card then wich saves internal storage space.
USE Search: /this thread /all threads/Google before posting your question, you`re most likely not the first one having this issue
 
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My S5 gave me in recovery mode only access to an folder called "SDCARD", I can't browse my file system, even if I don't do the factory reset. I will buy an SDCard but the will deliver the next week, so in the mean time I have a bit time to give it a try.
 
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You didn't give us a detailed description, so it's impossible to be certain. But likely what you describe is normal i.e. you would need root permissions to browse the SD card file system. It sounds like you looking through the directory without root permissions and the OS therefore restricts you to a base folder there.

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You didn't give us a detailed description, so it's impossible to be certain. But likely what you describe is normal i.e. you would need root permissions to browse the SD card file system. It sounds like you looking through the directory without root permissions and the OS therefore restricts you to a base folder there.

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I rooted the device, than I copy the zip file from the custom rom and the google apps to the root folder of the device. I will try again. Is there any specific folder which I sould use for this?
 
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But I use SuperSU for the root access is that maybe an issue?
 
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For the purposes of installing a custom ROM from the SD card, the zip file can be in any directory. It is perhaps easiest to subsequently find it if you use the root directory.

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