The ROMs are stock and will stay that way. Please don't ask for mods, changes, etc in this thread. These roms are intended for those people who want the stock ROM in it's original form with the addition of root and removal of Knox as well as other dev's/chefs who need a good solid base for their own ROM project. I give permission for other dev's to use this rom as your base and I highly recommend that you do so because it is bug-free and built from the official Samsung .tar. However, I do expect credit if you use this rom for any other project. If you appreciate my work please press that Thanks button and consider making a kind donation. using the link under my profile pic. Enjoy!
Important Note: Before flashing ANY Lollipop ROM. including this one, you MUST first have done one of the following: Taken the Lollipop ota update OR odin flashed the stock N900PVPUEOC5_N900PSPTEOC5_N900PVPUEOC5_HOME.tar. If you are still on a KK based rom (including any KK AOSP/CM based roms) then you MUST first update to Lollipop by one of the two methods I mentioned BEFORE flashing this ROM.
Flashing instructions: ***Before beginning the flash/setup process MAKE SURE your battery has at least 50% charge and/or connected to the charger!!!***
1. Backup anything you don't want to lose off your internal storage to another location.
2. Download the ROM using your pc. (downloading with your phone has a much higher risk of file corruption. Not recommended with large files).
3. VERIFY the md5!!! Once the download has finished, compare the AFH md5 using a md5 tool on your pc. (Google is your friend).
4. Put the downloaded ROM onto your internal storage or external micro sd card.
5. With phone powered off, reboot into recovery by pressing and holding volume up, power and the home button until you see the samsusung logo then release all buttons.
6. Once in recovery choose the wipe button and do a factory reset three times. Optional but recommended is to do a "Data" wipe. This will wipe all of your internal storage so MAKE SURE you backed up first like i said in step #1 above! Then go to "advanced wipe" and select all of the partitions EXCEPT micro-sd card and internal storage. Internal storage is optional but recommended on first time flashing Lollipop.
7. Choose the "Install" option and select the ROM "STOCK_DEODEXED_N900PVPUEOC5" from either your internal or external micro-sd card. It will flash the rom and give a confirmation once completed.
8. Press "Reboot" then "reboot system".
9. Initial rom setup will take several minutes and remain on the yellow Sprint Spark screen for several minutes (definately much longer than what you are used to). Let the phone setup/optimizes and the screen WILL eventually turn off once it finishes or show the setup wizard.
10. When you see the screen turn off or the setup wizard, you can begin setting up your phone for first boot.. Once finished with setup wizard wait a few moments and the phone will automatically install the sprint apps. You must either "accept" or "disagree" with each and every google prompt for these apps or else the installs pause untill you do so.. Also you will be prompted for the "connections optimizer". Quickly set it to what you want and close it. That's it! You're done!
flashing anything on your device is done at your own risk. There is no way myself or any other developer can guarantee that flashing this ROM or any other file will not brick your device or otherwise cause some other type of damage. This is just a standard warning. I am not responsible for anything that you do to your device. However I do my best to ensure all of my roms, mods, etc are 100% safe and fully tested before allowing public access.
STOCK_DEODEXED_N900PVPUEOC5, ROM for the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 3
tx_dbs_tx, Chaz187, evilvoice, Josephigloe, SupermanTW
ROM OS Version: Lollipop
ROM Firmware Required: OC5
Current Stable Version: 1.0
Stable Release Date: 2015-06-11
Last Updated 2015-08-02