Originally Posted by oscar996
can i just odin the firmware i used to root the phone the first time,the file name is something like G900pvp....._SPR and it about 2gb. I used it to root my device.
Can I use that instead of flashing the rom.
this no OS thing/NO superUS really threw me off has my brain spinning
Ive found that odin sometimes takes a minute to load in the .tar/.md5 file after you click ap and then select the firmware.
You can use the .tar/.md5 that you used to root your phone the first time. A question I would ask is what recovery are you using? Is it twrp or philz? I personally use twrp and there is an option for file browsing which should allow you to copy or move your internal storage to an sd card.
Now what I would suggest to you is to visit sammobile and download the NE5 firmware for the sprint gs5. Flash this firmware via odin 3.09 two times, as this is whar I had to do to upgrade my modem. Not sure why I had to do it twice but after the first flash my software was on NE5 and my modem was nd2. Once you have your phone back in working order, use towelroot or cf-autoroot to root your phone then flash twrp 2.7 in odin to get the custom recovery, and make your nandroid backup. I personally save my nandroid backups to a second microsd card I have this was I dont have to worry about accidentally deleting it.
There are a few custom roms that have the volume mod baked in I personally am running metalrom 1.1 and have done some extra debloating to fit my liking however the downloadable is fine how it is. I also like the RDDT line of roms however they arent NE5 yet so I would hold off until the respective developer releases something new.