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By systemshock869, Senior Member on 21st May 2015, 06:53 PM
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Hi all,
Sorry if this has been posted before but I haven't been able to find my answer by searching.
I am considering an S5 and am hoping to be able to run custom ROMs and have a real recovery. I would like to get service with Cricket as they are significantly cheaper than ATT or TMOB. Will ROMs work across carriers, or do they have carrier-specific code?
Also, I am hoping to run a vanilla Lollipop ROM, do these use a custom kernel or are they based on stock? I have always had issues with non-stock based kernels and tend to go for 'GPE' type ROMS.
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Hi all,
Sorry if this has been posted before but I haven't been able to find my answer by searching.
I am considering an S5 and am hoping to be able to run custom ROMs and have a real recovery. I would like to get service with Cricket as they are significantly cheaper than ATT or TMOB. Will ROMs work across carriers, or do they have carrier-specific code?
Also, I am hoping to run a vanilla Lollipop ROM, do these use a custom kernel or are they based on stock? I have always had issues with non-stock based kernels and tend to go for 'GPE' type ROMS.
Thanks!

If you want an AOSP ROM for the S5 you must buy one that isn't the G900A. The ATT one has a locked bootloader and can not run a custom kernel. The only option you have is a touchwiz rom on the G900A. If you get the tmobile one you can use whatever you like I believe.
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If you want an AOSP ROM for the S5 you must buy one that isn't the G900A. The ATT one has a locked bootloader and can not run a custom kernel. The only option you have is a touchwiz rom on the G900A. If you get the tmobile one you can use whatever you like I believe.

I'm sorry, originally I put G900T in the title, thought I had specified that. I definitely don't want an AT&T phone unless I go with an active. Hoping to find out if the vanilla lollipop kernels for this phone are stock or not and if any/all custom roms are able to be used on Cricket with a simple SIM swap or if there is another procedure for it.
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I'm sorry, originally I put G900T in the title, thought I had specified that. I definitely don't want an AT&T phone unless I go with an active. Hoping to find out if the vanilla lollipop kernels for this phone are stock or not and if any/all custom roms are able to be used on Cricket with a simple SIM swap or if there is another procedure for it.

Buy a T-mobile one, then you can run whatever you want. Make sure you get it SIM unlocked so your Cricket SIM will work. As for Carriers, there is no difference what SIM you have in there. It will still work.
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I'm sorry, originally I put G900T in the title, thought I had specified that. I definitely don't want an AT&T phone unless I go with an active. Hoping to find out if the vanilla lollipop kernels for this phone are stock or not and if any/all custom roms are able to be used on Cricket with a simple SIM swap or if there is another procedure for it.

I'll ask a mod to move this to the tmobile forum for you. I think they may be more helpful. We are strictly touchwiz here on the G900A whether we like it or not sadly.
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