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[Q] Attained root with TowelRoot, how to install custom recovery and ROM?

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By rfkrocktk, Junior Member on 18th June 2014, 04:52 AM
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I've just been able to (finally) get root on my AT&T G900A Galaxy S5. (And I tipped TowelRoot, because this is awesome.)

I just tried installing a custom recovery with "dd," and Sammy's secure boot broke everything until I was able to restore the stock recovery via Odin. How can I install a custom recovery on this device? Is there a way to stop and deactivate Samsung's secure boot now that I have root?

I'm really looking to get started trying out Team Hydra's CM 11 implementation for the device, but first need a recovery and a way to bypass the secure boot feature on the device. How do I do that?
 
 
18th June 2014, 06:09 AM |#2  
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Yeah, this is going to suck to hear, but you can't. The G900A has a locked bootloader, which means the best you'll be able to do is use Safe Strap and other TouchWiz based roms only.
18th June 2014, 06:18 AM |#3  
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Just wait on hash code once he gets done we can put cm on I'm this phone lol

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18th June 2014, 11:25 PM |#4  
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I'm hearing mixed replies: one says that it's not possible, one says that it is.

Will we ever be able to flash custom recoveries and ROMs to the G900A?
18th June 2014, 11:56 PM |#5  
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I'm hearing mixed replies: one says that it's not possible, one says that it is.

Will we ever be able to flash custom recoveries and ROMs to the G900A?

If you have the AT&T S5 it has a locked boot loader which means sadly that you are not able to flash a custom recovery.
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Ever? As in "permanently, no you will NEVER EVER EVER be able to flash a custom recovery?"
19th June 2014, 01:08 AM |#7  
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Ever? As in "permanently, no you will NEVER EVER EVER be able to flash a custom recovery?"

As in, "Everybody's working on it"
19th June 2014, 01:35 AM |#8  
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Understood. Sorry, I was just trying to clarify whether I should completely give up on the idea of possibly running CyanogenMod on my phone.

By the way, how does unlocking the bootloader work? Can they just dd the bootloader and brute-force it, or what's typically done?
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