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[Q] Can i flash a SM-G900F firmware in the t-mo variant?

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29th April 2014, 11:14 PM   |  #1  
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As the title says, can I flash a firmware from the European qualcomm S5 SM-G900F in my t mobile SM-G900T??

I want to flash the uk version SM-G900FXXU1ANCE since those from europe are mostly bloatware-free (the ones that are not from a carrier)
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As the title says, can I flash a firmware from the European qualcomm S5 SM-G900F in my t mobile SM-G900T??

I want to flash the uk version SM-G900FXXU1ANCE since those from europe are mostly bloatware-free (the ones that are not from a carrier)

Whatever you try, don't flash the bootloaders from any other phone to your device, unless you absolutely know what you're doing.

Otherwise, you might just give it a shot. If you have a good recovery (e.g. TWRP) or something that you can use to get back to stock easily, then there's little risk. Keep in mind that you'll only want to flash the Kernel and the ROM, but you'll want to leave everything else alone (bootloaders and recovery for example).

If by "firmware from...", you mean the odin/kies firmware package, then these typically include the whole shebang. These will probably have bootloaders, recovery, and every partition included. I don't recommend using these unless you know how to dissect them and remove the bad parts.
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Originally Posted by francescopp

As the title says, can I flash a firmware from the European qualcomm S5 SM-G900F in my t mobile SM-G900T??

I want to flash the uk version SM-G900FXXU1ANCE since those from europe are mostly bloatware-free (the ones that are not from a carrier)

Yes, all ROMs from international S5 forum will work. Just don't flash anything Exynos based as far as recoveries go.

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Yes, all ROMs from international S5 forum will work. Just don't flash anything Exynos based as far as recoveries go.

Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

so, if i go to sammobile and download any sm-g900f firmware is safe to flash it as is? or should i remove the bootloader as aou recommends in the previous answer?
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so, if i go to sammobile and download any sm-g900f firmware is safe to flash it as is? or should i remove the bootloader as aou recommends in the previous answer?

Read my first response, only ROMS from the international S5 forum on XDA. DO NOT flash firmware for a different model from SamMobile.
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I tried to flash the last firmware from G900F and got fail on ODIN. The thing is, if I use Mobile Odin I'll be able to flash only parts of the firmware. I mean, in order to change only the android, not anything else like bootloader or things that can brick the phone..., which options should I check on Mobile Odin? Kernel, Recovery, System, Cache, Modem, Modem #2, Hidden?
Thanks in advance
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hi i have the same issue
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Read my first response, only ROMS from the international S5 forum on XDA. DO NOT flash firmware for a different model from SamMobile.

i have the g900t and i want to use g900f firmware unbranded where can i find it and what are the possibility of it to work cause here u say on sammobile isnt going to work ?? thanks in advance
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i have the g900t and i want to use g900f firmware unbranded where can i find it and what are the possibility of it to work cause here u say on sammobile isnt going to work ?? thanks in advance

If you look in the S5 (G900F) threads you will find many, many ROMs. Most of them will work on the G900T. You need to do a lot of reading about ROMs and how to install them. I like Omega ROM and use it on my G900T on AT&T's network.

It's all about research. You will need to read a lot so you understand what you can and cannot do with your device.
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If you look in the S5 (G900F) threads you will find many, many ROMs. Most of them will work on the G900T. You need to do a lot of reading about ROMs and how to install them. I like Omega ROM and use it on my G900T on AT&T's network.

It's all about research. You will need to read a lot so you understand what you can and cannot do with your device.

thanks for your response im currently using cyanogenmod 12 kinda ok maybe ill try the omega rom after finals thanks again for ur answer
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thanks for your response im currently using cyanogenmod 12 kinda ok maybe ill try the omega rom after finals thanks again for ur answer

No problem, but to warn you, Omega is a touchwiz ROM. I'm sure that's part of the reason why it's so dependable. I started off with straight android but I've had a Samsung device since the S2 so I'm used to and enjoy touchwiz.

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