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Developers edition - possible to extract goodness from ota?

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20th May 2014, 01:15 AM   |  #1  
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Figuring that the stock one is so locked down, is it possible to take new features of an ota of the regular s5 and flash it to a dev edition one without messing up root? Things like updated boot, going from 4.4.x to 4.5, etc?

I recall but never fully understood that was the problem with the s4, they never sent out ota update for the dev edition....

Just debating getting an s5 dev edition, but don't want to be stuck with original firmware/software

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20th May 2014, 01:49 AM   |  #2  
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Figuring that the stock one is so locked down, is it possible to take new features of an ota of the regular s5 and flash it to a dev edition one without messing up root? Things like updated boot, going from 4.4.x to 4.5, etc?

I recall but never fully understood that was the problem with the s4, they never sent out ota update for the dev edition....

Just debating getting an s5 dev edition, but don't want to be stuck with original firmware/software

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I believe you can upgrade from 4.4 to 4.5 but have to flash a unlocked bootloader like one from t-mobile or a international version. From what I gather from the Note 3 thread that's pretty much how they do it.
20th May 2014, 08:23 PM   |  #3  
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Well I know the s4 dev edition's problem was that they wouldn't update firmware for it, stuff like the boot (I forget which other things weren't able to get updated since they weren't sending out otas), which left the device with only it's original firmware

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22nd May 2014, 04:00 PM   |  #4  
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You'll be able to do some stuff. Consider how cm releases updated firmware even though the carrier doesn't make a release. It's tough but possible.

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