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[GUIDE] How to get N9005 roms to work on N900T(Tmo) & N900W8(Canadian) Variants

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Many people know this but for those of you wondering why i am creating this guide let me tell you, if you flash a N9005 rom on a different variant it WILL flash BUT it will also wipe the internal sdcard and also some things(BT/NFC/WiFi) WON'T work. So i am making this guide to help users flash the N9005 roms and be able to use everything and also not wipe the internal sdcard.


NOTE- THIS IS ONLY FOR THE N900T & N900W8, DO NOT TRY THIS ON N900(EXYNOS) VARIANT!!


Requirments -

1. Either a N900T or N900W8

2. Computer

3. Notepad++

4. 7Zip


Instructions -

1. Download the N9005 rom that you want to flash.

2. Open the rom using a ZIP manager. DON'T unpack it.

3. Now you need to edit the updater script, which can be found in

Quote:

META-INF > com > google > android

3. Using 7zip open the updater script in Notepad++

4. You need to delete this command-

Quote:

mount("ext4", "EMMC", "/dev/block/mmcblk0p25", "/preload");
delete_recursive("/preload")

5. Close and save the updater script after deleting that command.

6. Now your rom is ready to be flashed.

7. But you will need a kernel specific for your variant(many people have reported N9005 stock works fine but better safe than sorry) & the BT/NFC/WiFi fix

8. Now move those 3 files to your phone and then flash in this order -

ROM > Kernel > Fix

NOTE - If the rom you flashed has an option to reboot after flashing just the rom, UNSELECT it. You MUST flash all 3 files and then reboot.
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2nd April 2014, 08:44 AM |#2  
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Great Work - Love this . Will help users alot.

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Do u mean by that I can install N9005 (LTE) on my N900 (3G) or I have misunderstood the post?

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Originally Posted by ra_eng

Do u mean by that I can install N9005 (LTE) on my N900 (3G) or I have misunderstood the post?

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Do not flash a n9005 rom on your n900. Ever.

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Originally Posted by ra_eng

Do u mean by that I can install N9005 (LTE) on my N900 (3G) or I have misunderstood the post?

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Originally Posted by celderic

Do not flash a n9005 rom on your n900. Ever.

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Flashing the snapdragon variants roms on the n900 can BRICK it. So DON'T FLASH THEM!!

PS- I will add this in the OP as well...

Edit- Added to OP.

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Can you flash n9005 on n900a at&t?
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Can you flash n9005 on n900a at&t?

Okay just did some research and yes its possible to flash n9005 roms on n900a. However since safe strap can't flash kernels, I would advice you to delete the kernel installation command from the updater script as well.

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So does that mean tmobile and sprint verizon roms can work on the at&t n900a also? And thanks for your hard research

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Originally Posted by Khizar

Many people know this but for those of you wondering why i am creating this guide let me tell you, if you flash a N9005 rom on a different variant it WILL flash BUT it will also wipe the internal sdcard and also some things(BT/NFC/WiFi) WON'T work. So i am making this guide to help users flash the N9005 roms and be able to use everything and also not wipe the internal sdcard.


NOTE- THIS IS ONLY FOR THE N900T & N900W8, DO NOT TRY THIS ON N900(EXYNOS) VARIANT!!


Requirments -

1. Either a N900T or N900W8

2. Computer

3. Notepad++

4. 7Zip


Instructions -

1. Download the N9005 rom that you want to flash.

2. Open the rom using a ZIP manager. DON'T unpack it.

3. Now you need to edit the updater script, which can be found in



3. Using 7zip open the updater script in Notepad++

4. You need to delete this command-



5. Close and save the updater script after deleting that command.

6. Now your rom is ready to be flashed.

7. But you will need a kernel specific for your variant(many people have reported N9005 stock works fine but better safe than sorry) & the BT/NFC/WiFi fix

8. Now move those 3 files to your phone and then flash in this order -

ROM > Kernel > Fix

NOTE - If the rom you flashed has an option to reboot after flashing just the rom, UNSELECT it. You MUST flash all 3 files and then reboot.

can i flash n9005 rom in n900t ?pls i need ur help give me ur skype
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Originally Posted by coreygunz23

So does that mean tmobile and sprint verizon roms can work on the at&t n900a also? And thanks for your hard research

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The issue with the AT&T variant is that it has a locked bootloader so it can be pretty random. But the tmo roms should work, the sprint ones might flash but you have issues with data since CDMA roms on GSM phones and GSM roms on CDMA phones don't go well.





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Originally Posted by delux_gsm

can i flash n9005 rom in n900t ?pls i need ur help give me ur skype

Mate this guide is made for that very reason. Follow it and you can easily flash n9005 roms on your variant.

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