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[SOFTWARE GUIDE]**Odin Back To Stock**Root KitKat**Retail Verizon S5 Firmware Files

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18th June 2015, 04:17 PM |#561  
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Thanks, Misterxtc. I'll try flashfire instead of safestrap. I did see a thread about that. My question is this: Since I've been using the phone a few days since rooting KK, will moving to Lollipop, delete the apps and data? I'm wondering if I need to titanium backup my apps first. Ion second thought, I'll backup things just to be on the safe side.
 
 
18th June 2015, 04:25 PM |#562  
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Thanks, Misterxtc. I'll try flashfire instead of safestrap. I did see a thread about that. My question is this: Since I've been using the phone a few days since rooting KK, will moving to Lollipop, delete the apps and data? I'm wondering if I need to titanium backup my apps first. Ion second thought, I'll backup things just to be on the safe side.

TiBu doesn't work on SG5 with LP, for me anyway. You can use FF to back up and restore apps, but when moving from KK to LP it might be better to allow the Play Store to reinstall apps.

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18th June 2015, 08:36 PM |#563  
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UI have not rebooted until today and am wondering if what I'm seeing is normal:

The splash screen that says Samsung Galaxy s5 powered by android, has a broken lock and the word custom under it.

After that screen disappears, I get a screen that informs me that safestrap has been disabled and that the system will boot in 10 seconds. I can either boot to recovery or continue. If I press the recovery button, I am taken to safestrap, else the phone boots as expected.

The phone has rooted 4.4.2 kitkat and functions normally. Is this to be expected or did I do something wrong when rooting?

The reason I'm asking is that I managed to get through installing rooted lp rom which failed, leaving phone with rooted kk.

A quick search told me that the custom message appears when APT is enabled instead of Delvic. I checked my developer settings and I'm on Delvic. what gives?

Edit: I uninstalled safestrap and the screen telling me that it has been disabled went away.
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20th June 2015, 02:55 AM |#564  
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why are the download links so complicated? instructions says Download Odin and Verizon S5 Retail Tar
Out of the 10 links there is no download link labeled " Verizon S5 Retail Tar"
20th June 2015, 03:10 AM |#565  
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why are the download links so complicated? instructions says Download Odin and Verizon S5 Retail Tar
Out of the 10 links there is no download link labeled " Verizon S5 Retail Tar"

every file is clearly named...

you need to choose which firmware you want if you want to flash full stock...

he also broke down kernel only, modem only etc. some of the modems work with other firmware versions some do not.. plus with ss only working on kk* kernels, sometimes ppl need just the kernels..

i say hes done an awesome job with the repository.. i used it every day i had my vzw s5

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Originally Posted by droodski

why are the download links so complicated? instructions says Download Odin and Verizon S5 Retail Tar
Out of the 10 links there is no download link labeled " Verizon S5 Retail Tar"

fyi to answer your question:

1) choose the s5 retail tar you want be it ne9 or w.e.

2) if you have a regular s5 do not download a file that says dev ed

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22nd June 2015, 05:21 AM |#566  
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why are the download links so complicated? instructions says Download Odin and Verizon S5 Retail Tar
Out of the 10 links there is no download link labeled " Verizon S5 Retail Tar"

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22nd June 2015, 03:08 PM |#567  
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I will not be updating this thread any further and will be closing the thread for discussion. Between the directions in the OP and questions in the thread there are more than enough answers and instructions. So to cut down on further clutter and complaints the thread is now closed. The files will remain so there is no need to repost them.
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