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

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2nd April 2014, 09:42 AM   |  #1  
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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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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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3rd April 2014, 06:31 AM   |  #6  
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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?
9th April 2014, 12:29 PM   |  #8  
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Originally Posted by coreygunz23

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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