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13th April 2014, 05:59 AM   |  #1  
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Is there any way to get a stock Android ROM loaded onto the device?
13th April 2014, 06:10 AM   |  #2  
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Give it some time lol we can't even unlock the bootloader yet

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13th April 2014, 06:14 AM   |  #3  
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Give it some time lol we can't even unlock the bootloader yet

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The bootloader is actually unlocked.
That is why chainfire root method works.
13th April 2014, 06:24 AM   |  #4  
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The bootloader is actually unlocked.
That is why chainfire root method works.

How do I verify that I successfully rooted the phone with ODIN? So far so good, Knox went up and phone restarted and loaded up.
13th April 2014, 07:26 AM   |  #5  
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How do I verify that I successfully rooted the phone with ODIN? So far so good, Knox went up and phone restarted and loaded up.

The answer is the super user icon. I can't post an image because this forum has crap restrictions on new users but its there.
13th April 2014, 09:04 AM   |  #6  
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Google Experience Launcher:

I found a way to get most of the S5 fingerprints off of the phone.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexu...l-app-t2529594

Easiest way to install is to download the launcher (file size 11.82 MB). No need for the "google search app" since it is already installed.

No root required - APKs are signed by Google, are safe to install and were not tampered with in any way.

Now you have a "nexus" like phone complete with wallpaper. Camera (and other apps) as well as the system tray are still Touchwiz.

Samsung's magazine app (left of the home screen) is also replaced by "Google Now".

Best of both worlds.
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13th April 2014, 03:23 PM   |  #7  
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In addition you can look at the thread in my sig for the ported apps directory. You can install nearly all the stock Nexus apps. Then just disable all the built in S5 ones or uninstall if rooted. Also if your rooted, im sure by using Xposed mods you can change some of the theming back to aosp.
13th April 2014, 05:12 PM   |  #8  
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Coming from a long line of rooted Nexus phones, I picked up an S5 primarily to get wifi calling (no service at work otherwise).

Can anyone say if the GEL removes this capability? Any other feature losses?
13th April 2014, 05:43 PM   |  #9  
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Coming from a long line of rooted Nexus phones, I picked up an S5 primarily to get wifi calling (no service at work otherwise).

Can anyone say if the GEL removes this capability? Any other feature losses?

Wifi calling is "baked" into the firmware so changing your launcher has no affect on that. You may loose the Samsung widgets because you've changed the launcher.
13th April 2014, 11:46 PM   |  #10  
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Wifi calling is "baked" into the firmware so changing your launcher has no affect on that. You may loose the Samsung widgets because you've changed the launcher.

Cool... I could do without pretty much all the Samsung add-ons on the phone anyway!

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