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By jmedlin, Junior Member on 7th June 2014, 11:36 PM
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10th February 2016, 11:52 PM |#41  
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Is it impossible to root while maintaining the Android 5.1.1?

Any tips on custom firmware for the SM-P907A?
 
 
11th February 2016, 01:04 AM |#42  
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Yes, at least for the time being.
11th February 2016, 05:43 AM |#43  
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Yes, at least for the time being.

Thanks, plus, is it impossible to use the "Unlocked features" while on AT&T's Android 5.1.1?

My phone is not complaining about my "other" sim-card but its not able to make calls or send text or USSD codes. Any clues? Custom 5.1.1 rom?
11th February 2016, 06:13 AM |#44  
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I could be wrong, but I don't believe any of the American carriers allow their tablets to perform telephony or message functions.
8th April 2016, 01:13 PM |#45  
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I'm in the market for a sm-907a used, but i want to be able to root, so i can remove bloatware. Can anybody tell me which android system i need to get that will be still rootable? I will only p/u one if i can root it.
8th April 2016, 03:02 PM |#46  
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You can definitely root it by flashing the Kit Kat firmware, which is available here on the forums.
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9th April 2016, 06:59 PM |#47  
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You can definitely root it by flashing the Kit Kat firmware, which is available here on the forums.

So, you are saying that even if the p907a has 5.1.1 lollipop installed, I can downgrade it back to kitkat? I have a place out by me that will sale me a samsung refurb 32gb p907a for $300. Great deal only thing is when I talked to the guy he checked and said of the 6 he open for me, 6 had lollipop. If I candowngrade that would be great. Still thing im going to get it even if I cant because thats a good price.
9th April 2016, 07:01 PM |#48  
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Yes, you can downgrade it using a computer and Odin.
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9th April 2016, 07:17 PM |#49  
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Yes, you can downgrade it using a computer and Odin.

Ok thanks 911jason. I wasn't sure, saw on some other places that the downgrade wasn't sticking with odin. With your confirmation I will be going to pick up one today. Currently use 10.1 2014 tmobile verison unlocked for att. So for this one all I have to do is pop in my sim and go.
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10th April 2016, 12:13 AM |#50  
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Ok, so i picked up the sm-907a and it is beautiful. Only problem now is after i downgraded to stock kitkat, i keep getting the random reboots every couple of minutes!!! i have rooted, removed knox and still. Even booted into recovery and did a cache wipe and a factory reset and still the reboots. Any ideas anybody???/ Also that leads me to this, i was not able to find a custom recovery that would work on or versions. Tried twrp and philz touch.
10th April 2016, 12:43 AM |#51  
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You won't have a custom recovery because the bootloader is still locked. Which root method did you use? If my memory serves, Towelroot was the best for not having problems later. Also leave Knox alone as I believe tinkering with it is what causes reboots.
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