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By Sirus2012, Member on 4th July 2013, 04:25 AM
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I decided to make this post to help people bring life back to the I9505X live demo unit. I know how conflicting some some sites are so I just wanted to write something all can follow step for step. Hope it helps like it helped me

1 Download rom from www.sammobile.com
2 Once file is downloaded you will have something looking like this I9505XXUAMDM_I9505OXXAMDB_BTU.zip (this is one i used) http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/?...ode=0#firmware
3 Extract the zip file
4 You will now have somthing like this I9505XXUAMDM_I9505OXXAMDB_I9505XXUAMDM_HOME.tar.md 5
5 Rename file to samrom.tar
6 Place this file on your desktop (this will be the tar file we want to edit)
7 Download cygwin from here http://cygwin.com/setup.exe and install
8 Move the tar file to C:\cygwin\home
10 Open cygwin
11 We need to delete some files from the tar file. to do so i will list the commands below and files that need deleting. after typing each line command please wait while the action completes as it will look like its doing nothing. commands as follows

$ tar --delete --file=samrom.tar NON-HLOS.bin

$ tar --delete --file=samrom.tar modem.bin

12 Once the last command is done just close cygwin (depending on the rom you download there maybe other files that need deleting)

the files remaining should be
boot.img
cache.img.ext4
hidden.img.ext4
recovery.img
system.img.ext4
(you can check this by opening the samrom.tar file with winrar)

13 Download odin and install from http://www.android.gs/download-odin-3-07/
14 Make sure samsung drivers are installed if they are not download em from http://www.mediafire.com/download/d2..._Phones(3).exe
15 Open odin and connect your S4
16 Click on PDA and place the samrom.tar file in there and click start (it will flash)
17 after it has flashed install TWRP and install adams kernel explained here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...256252&page=14

i hope this helps people who are having trouble installing roms on there S4 live demo unit. if you would like to know anything or having trouble message me im happy to try help.

Thanks to marian_86 for helping me sort out this problem for me

If this helped you please hit thank me
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23rd August 2013, 06:32 PM |#2  
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Hi!
is everything works fine after you did this?
I have live demo unit, I'm afraid bricking it.
28th August 2013, 11:39 PM |#3  
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Thumbs up there is the possibility of making a video demo?
there is the possibility of making a video demo?



QUOTE=Sirus2012;43240081]I decided to make this post to help people bring life back to the I9505X live demo unit. I know how conflicting some some sites are so I just wanted to write something all can follow step for step. Hope it helps like it helped me

1 Download rom from www.sammobile.com
2 Once file is downloaded you will have something looking like this I9505XXUAMDM_I9505OXXAMDB_BTU.zip (this is one i used) http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/?...ode=0#firmware
3 Extract the zip file
4 You will now have somthing like this I9505XXUAMDM_I9505OXXAMDB_I9505XXUAMDM_HOME.tar.md 5
5 Rename file to samrom.tar
6 Place this file on your desktop (this will be the tar file we want to edit)
7 Download cygwin from here http://cygwin.com/setup.exe and install
8 Move the tar file to C:\cygwin\home
10 Open cygwin
11 We need to delete some files from the tar file. to do so i will list the commands below and files that need deleting. after typing each line command please wait while the action completes as it will look like its doing nothing. commands as follows

$ tar --delete --file=samrom.tar NON-HLOS.bin

$ tar --delete --file=samrom.tar modem.bin

12 Once the last command is done just close cygwin (depending on the rom you download there maybe other files that need deleting)

the files remaining should be
boot.img
cache.img.ext4
hidden.img.ext4
recovery.img
system.img.ext4
(you can check this by opening the samrom.tar file with winrar)

13 Download odin and install from http://www.android.gs/download-odin-3-07/
14 Make sure samsung drivers are installed if they are not download em from http://www.mediafire.com/download/d2..._Phones(3).exe
15 Open odin and connect your S4
16 Click on PDA and place the samrom.tar file in there and click start (it will flash)
17 after it has flashed install TWRP and install adams kernel explained here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...256252&page=14

i hope this helps people who are having trouble installing roms on there S4 live demo unit. if you would like to know anything or having trouble message me im happy to try help.

Thanks to marian_86 for helping me sort out this problem for me

If this helped you please hit thank me [/QUOTE]
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2nd September 2013, 08:49 AM |#5  
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Every thing is working fine for me only one prob.

when i reboot it . it stuck into the first logo. i have waited for more than 10 min.

than if i got recvoery and format the data. it boot than normally once.

Again if i had to reboot it. i have to goto recovery and format the data to boot the phone.


how to get rid of this?

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15th September 2013, 09:39 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by Deduxma

there is the possibility of making a video demo?



QUOTE=Sirus2012;43240081]I decided to make this post to help people bring life back to the I9505X live demo unit. I know how conflicting some some sites are so I just wanted to write something all can follow step for step. Hope it helps like it helped me

1 Download rom from www.sammobile.com
2 Once file is downloaded you will have something looking like this I9505XXUAMDM_I9505OXXAMDB_BTU.zip (this is one i used) http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/?...ode=0#firmware
3 Extract the zip file
4 You will now have somthing like this I9505XXUAMDM_I9505OXXAMDB_I9505XXUAMDM_HOME.tar.md 5
5 Rename file to samrom.tar
6 Place this file on your desktop (this will be the tar file we want to edit)
7 Download cygwin from here http://cygwin.com/setup.exe and install
8 Move the tar file to C:\cygwin\home
10 Open cygwin
11 We need to delete some files from the tar file. to do so i will list the commands below and files that need deleting. after typing each line command please wait while the action completes as it will look like its doing nothing. commands as follows

$ tar --delete --file=samrom.tar NON-HLOS.bin

$ tar --delete --file=samrom.tar modem.bin

12 Once the last command is done just close cygwin (depending on the rom you download there maybe other files that need deleting)

the files remaining should be
boot.img
cache.img.ext4
hidden.img.ext4
recovery.img
system.img.ext4
(you can check this by opening the samrom.tar file with winrar)

13 Download odin and install from http://www.android.gs/download-odin-3-07/
14 Make sure samsung drivers are installed if they are not download em from http://www.mediafire.com/download/d2..._Phones(3).exe
15 Open odin and connect your S4
16 Click on PDA and place the samrom.tar file in there and click start (it will flash)
17 after it has flashed install TWRP and install adams kernel explained here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...256252&page=14

i hope this helps people who are having trouble installing roms on there S4 live demo unit. if you would like to know anything or having trouble message me im happy to try help.

Thanks to marian_86 for helping me sort out this problem for me

If this helped you please hit thank me

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please dose it mean my live s4 live demo unit will now behave like a normal phone and make or receive calls? after intalling this rom?
29th September 2013, 03:42 PM |#7  
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Help!
Just picked up a i9505x live demo unit.....does this process still work??
4th October 2013, 06:17 PM |#8  
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Demos don't have imeis do they I know our 3 s4s don't so calls can't be made

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19th October 2013, 11:45 AM |#9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by s4sajii

Every thing is working fine for me only one prob.

when i reboot it . it stuck into the first logo. i have waited for more than 10 min.

than if i got recvoery and format the data. it boot than normally once.

Again if i had to reboot it. i have to goto recovery and format the data to boot the phone.


how to get rid of this?

br


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22nd October 2013, 12:21 PM |#10  
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Yes

Already did that. As described in the first post.

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16th January 2014, 10:58 AM |#11  
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Works but...

Everything works as it should but no WiFi.When flash Adam Kernel just get a black screen and that's it
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