Tar Install Instructions:
1: Download Odin and Verizon S5 Retail Tar from the links below. Then extract the Odin.zip file ..
2: Run Odin and pick the AP button then navigate to where you saved the file you want to flash and chose that file. Let Odin verify the file.
3: Turn off your phone and enter download mode by holding the home, volume down and the power buttons until the enter download mode screen appears. Then enter download mode by letting go of the buttons and then press the volume up key.
4: Now you should be in download mode, connect your phone to your PC now. Odin should say connected in the message box, if not you need to install your Samsung phone drivers.
5: After connecting your phone and loading the tar file select the Start button and let Odin do it's job. This will take about 5 to to 10 minutes to complete. Please be patient and do not disconnect your phone until the phone reboots and the word Pass appears in the upper left corner of Odin.
6: That's it, you should now be in the phone setup screen with the words Pass in Odin if all went well.
** Safestrap will no longer work after updating to OA8. You can access Safestrap by flashing back the NK2_Kernel_Only and then the OC4_Kernel when you are done using Safestrap.**
If you get stuck in a bootloop after flashing a tar file DO NOT pull the battery. Enter the maintenance menu by holding the volume down, home and power keys for about 10 seconds. Then clear cache and factory data reset.
How To ROOT NK2 and below. This will not work for Lollipop.
To root 5.0 Lollipop please use this guide.
1: Download the RootS5.zip file and unzip it to your desktop. Do not use any other files other than the ones in the zip, they might not work.
2: Copy tr_v2.apk, BusyBox.apk, Safestrap-G900V-3.75-KitKat.apk and UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip to your extSd card on your phone.
3: Run Odin3 and load G900V_NCG_Stock_Kernel.tar.md5 in the AP slot. Towelroot will not work with anything newer than NCG.
4: Shut your phone off and enter download mode by holding down the power, home and volume down buttons until it boots to download mode and then press the volume up key.
5: While in download mode connect your phone to your PC and Odin should say you are connected. Now press the start button to flash G900V_NCG_Stock_Kernel.tar.md5 to your phone. The phone will now reboot and update some apps, let it finish. After this there will be a bunch of force closes. Just close them until they go away.
6: Open your file browser, go to your extSD, install and run tr_v2.apk, BusyBox.apk and then Safestrap-G900V-3.75-KitKat.apk in that order.
7: Shut down the phone, enter download mode again, flash NI2_stock_kernel.tar.md5 or whatever kernel you were on in step 1 and reboot into safestrap.
8: While in safestrap install UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip from your extSD card and reboot.
If all went well you should be on your original firmware, rooted and safestrap installed. For those who do not want to install safestrap you can skip those steps and update superSU from the playsotre.
If towelroot v2 dose not work for you install towelroot v3 and input the code 1337 0 1 7380 4 0 by tapping towelroot v3 at the top of the app 3 times.
Samsung Drivers (Chose the downloads tab)
Free MD5 Check Software
Download ALL_VZW_G900VVRU1ANCG_G900VVZW1ANCG_964333_REV00_u ser_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar stock retail tar
Download G900VVRU1ANE9_G900VVZW1ANE9_Home_VZW.zip stock retail tar.
Download G900VVRU1ANHA_G900VVZW1ANHA_HOME_VZW.zip stock retail tar.
Download NHA Firmware
Download G900VVRU1ANI2_G900VVZW1ANI2_G900VVRU1ANI2_HOME.zip stock retail tar
Download G900VVRU1ANK2_G900VVZW1ANK2_G900VVRU1ANK2_HOME.tar stock retail tar
Download NK2 Retail Firmware Only
Download NK2 Modem
Download NK2 Kernel Only
OA8 Files Lollipop 5.0
Download G900VVRU1BOA8_G900VVZW1BOA8_G900VVRU1BOA8_HOME.zip Stock Retail tar
OC4 Files Lollipop 5.0
Download ALL_VZW_G900VVRU1BOC4_G900VVZW1BOC4_CL3846539_QB43 92815_REV00_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.zip OC4 Stock retail tar
Download OC4 Retail Firmware Only
Download OC4 Dev-Edition Firmware Only
Download OC4 Stock Restore contains all stock images except bootloader mainly for the dev edition
Download OC4 Modem
Download OC4 Kernel Only