[DISCONTINUED][ROM][MOD] S8+_U1_Unbranded_Rom_PlayStore_Addon_Mods_ADB & Odin_Install

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[DISCONTINUED][ROM][MOD] S8+_U1_Unbranded_Rom_PlayStore_Addon_Mods_ADB & Odin_Install

THE FIRMWARE IN THIS OP IS FOR VERZIZON S8+ ONLY
The PlayStore Nougat Mods Zip Or The S8 Nougat Mods Zip Can Be Used On Any Carrier
This involves some knowledge of using odin and adb if you do not how to use these please read up before attempting this as this thread is not going to be a how to use odin/adb thread​

How I Achieved This If You Want The Technical Stuff
I found that Older CSC zips pulled from the cache.img of the S7 model phone will install using adb sideload.
I dont flash a S8 CSC file in odin because this contains the carrier stuff
I have to flash 2 different csc files from the S7. The first one flashes the correct stuff to blacklist unwanted other carrier Apps and install vital verizon apps. But the first csc zip blocks samsung cloud so by flashing the second csc zip which is from S7 MM firmware Samsung cloud was not blocked then. Finally the 3_Install.bat zip removes unwanted carrier files that cause problems with verizon VoLTE.


This Will Wipe Your Phone!
Leave Phone Connected To Computer The Whole Time

Download
SM-G955U1_System.zip
S8_PlayStoreNougatMods_V2.zip Replaces Samsung Apps With Google Apps
S8_NougatMods_V2.zip Keeps All Samsung Apps Does Not Install Google Apps
Odin.zip
VoLTE_Fix.zip Updated zip Replaces the VoLTE_Fix.zip that came in the SM-G955U1_System.zip. Unzip this new zip and replace the old VoLTE_Fix folder with this new one

Directions
Unzip SM-G955U1_System.zip
Unzip Odin.zip
Unzip S8_PlayStoreNougatMods.zip Or S8_NougatMods_V2.zip

Reboot Phone to download mode/bootloader (Press Bixby+Pwr+VolDwn)
Use the Odin3_v3.12_5_PrinceComsy
Load the AP_Modified_G955U1OYM1AQE3_System_Firmware.tar.md5 In AP Slot
Load BL_G955U1UEU1AQE3_CL11465547_QB13691305_REV00_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 In BL Slot
Load CP_G955U1UEU1AQE3_CP6566449_CL11465547_QB13691305_REV00_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 In CP Slot
In Odin In Options Tab Uncheck Auto Reboot
Click Flash
When Finished Manually Reboot Phone To Recovery This is tricky I had to hold down buttons to boot to download mode then immediately when phone starts to reboot switch to Bixby+Pwr+VolUp until you see S8 Screen
In recovery wipe data then click Apply Update From ADB

Now Unzip the VoLTE_Fix.zip Inside the SM-G955U1_System folder
Click and run 1_Install.bat
After zip is installed phone will reboot
Once phone is at setup screen reboot back to recovery
In recovery click Apply Update From ADB
Click and run 2_Install.bat Inside the SM-G955U1_System folder

Now once phone is rebooted
Go through setup
In settings go to about phone
Click on Build like 5 times to enable developer Options
In Developer Options Enable USB Debugging Make sure to watch phone screen and accept USB Debugging Key This is important!
If you dont see the promt for key in developer options click revoke USB debugging Unplug Phone From Computer And replug in and watch for Promt again
In developer options unclick verify apps over usb
Click and run 3_Install.bat Inside the SM-G955U1_System folder

Once phone has rebooted
Open Rom Control
Click on IMS Settings
Click On IMs Service Switch
Enable All these Options
Click Back Button
Click On Self Provisioning
Click Toggle Wifi Activation and Make sure Wifi Activation says ENABLED Also Make Sure The Ones Above it are enabled
Reboot Phone
Open Rom Control
Click on IMS Settings
Click On Self Provisioning and Make sure all are still ENABLED
Now You can Stop Here Or you can continue on install S8 PlayStore Mods Or S8_Nougat Mods

Install PlayStore Mods Or S8_Nougat Mods
Open S8_PlayStoreNougatMods folder Or S8_Nougat Mods folder
Click Install_Playstore_Rom.bat (Same name is used in S8_Nougat Mods folder)
For S8 PlayStore Mods. Once Installed You can Either Keep the Samsung Incall Screen or you can goto Option and Default Apps and change to Google Dialer as the Incall Screen once you decide to use Google you cant go back to Samsung one without renabling some APPS
SystemUI Tuner And DPI Changer Apps will ask you if your roooted just click no or the rooted button it they will take you too a screen telling you you need to run adb commands to get them too work. This is already done on install so just click next

Features
U1 Unlocked Firmware Unbranded
International Boot Animation
Working WifiCalling
Working Video Calling
Working HD Calling
Samsung Cloud Access
No Verizon BS

PlayStore Mods
Google Dialer with working Nearby Places and Spam Calling
Google GBoard
Google Messages
Google Clock
Google Calendar
Google Calculator
Pixel Launcher
Advanced Settings and Mods In Rom Control Including
**Host Ad Blocking Via AdHell
**Option For VPN Ad Blocking Via DNS66
** Package Disabler Via AdHell
** Battery Bar
** SystemUI Tuner
** DPI Changer
**Outdoor Brightness
** Access To Phone Info To Change Network Settings
** Internet SpeedMeter
** Status Bar Mods Via Status App
** Torch On LockScreen
** LockScreen Mods Via Next LockScreen
** REcent Bar
**Snap Swype Drawer
** Activity Launcher
** Apk Extractor
And More

Bugs
Do Not Change Network Settings In Phone Settings. You Can Enable Data Roaming But dont change Network Settings . Use RomControl and Phone Testing Menu to change network settings
Verizon Visual Voice Mail Does Not Work
You may need to clear data on Google PlayStore and Google Play Services
Missed Call Notifications Dont Show in Status Bar or LockScreen With Google Dialer
FC Apps can usually be fixed by clearing app data




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I mean how else would you do it Verizon doesn't just put a button there and let you choose

Maybe I misunderstood some of the conversation in the other thread. Here is what you stated there:

I don't know of any other way to force WiFi calling other than turning off cell radio. On Verizon base rom you can put phone in airplane mode and connect back to WiFi but that don't work on unlocked firmware. The whole root thing depends on an unsecured eng boot image. Which the ones we have right now are not

So I thought that in order to get wifi calling working you would have to turn off cellular service. Maybe all you need to do is connect to wifi to get it to work since wifi would be preferred? Right now, when I am at home I get wifi calling and when I am not on my wifi I get cellular radio calling. I don't have to turn anything on or off. It just works.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.
 
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Maybe I misunderstood some of the conversation in the other thread. Here is what you stated there:

I don't know of any other way to force WiFi calling other than turning off cell radio. On Verizon base rom you can put phone in airplane mode and connect back to WiFi but that don't work on unlocked firmware. The whole root thing depends on an unsecured eng boot image. Which the ones we have right now are not

So I thought that in order to get wifi calling working you would have to turn off cellular service. Maybe all you need to do is connect to wifi to get it to work since wifi would be preferred? Right now, when I am at home I get wifi calling and when I am not on my wifi I get cellular radio calling. I don't have to turn anything on or off. It just works.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

I dont know how your getting wifi calls with verizon without either having no service or your roaming or you turned off the cellular radio. Verizon doesnt let you choose when the calls are made over wifi they choose for you the only settings you can control is if you want to use wificalling while roaming. Just because your connected to wifi doesnt mean the calls are being made over wif network. Unless this has changed in the latest update
 

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I dont know how your getting wifi calls with verizon without either having no service or your roaming or you turned off the cellular radio. Verizon doesnt let you choose when the calls are made over wifi they choose for you the only settings you can control is if you want to use wificalling while roaming. Just because your connected to wifi doesnt mean the calls are being made over wif network. Unless this has changed in the latest update

mine just seems to choose when to use wifi calling. still on stock atm, but when connected to wifi, it calls through wifi, and my data is still enabled from what i can tell. when i walk out of wifi range my call doesn't drop, just keeps going as normal. if that makes sense
 

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mine just seems to choose when to use wifi calling. still on stock atm, but when connected to wifi, it calls through wifi, and my data is still enabled from what i can tell. when i walk out of wifi range my call doesn't drop, just keeps going as normal. if that makes sense

Are you getting the wifi icon in the call logs. Thats how you know if its using wifi to call
 
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half have the wifi icon, the other half don't

Do you have bad service at your house. I have an s5 s7 and s8 and none will make wifi calls by simply being on wifi network unless signal is bad so I dont know what the deal is.
 

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Do you have bad service at your house. I have an s5 s7 and s8 and none will make wifi calls by simply being on wifi network unless signal is bad so I dont know what the deal is.

full bars at the house, 2 or 3 at work. rechecked my call log, and they were all while i was at work. so i guess 2 or 3 bars makes a difference in when wifi calling is used?
 

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full bars at the house, 2 or 3 at work. rechecked my call log, and they were all while i was at work. so i guess 2 or 3 bars makes a difference in when wifi calling is used?

I really wish verizon would make it so you could pick one or the other with out having to force it with disabling cell radio
 
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VoLTE_Fix.zip this is an updated zip to replace the one that came in the System zip. Unzip this and replace your old VoLTE_Fix folder with this new one and the rerun the 3_Install.bat. This will fix wificalling issue not activating

To test wifi calling open rom control app click on Phone Testing Menu
Turn Cellular Radio Power off
If working Properly your setting will look like thisView attachment 4195477
Notice Data Network Type =IWLAN This means your connect to Wifi Calling Network
If your phone is ready to make a WifiCall your Voice Service=In service
If your Voice Service= unknown then go and try and make a call it will fall to call try a couple of times then come back here turn cell radio back on. Wait a few seconds to connect then turn cell radio back off and wait a few seconds it should show Voice Service=In service and you should be good to go. Then try and make a call and wificalling should now work



Also updated the S8_PlayStoreNougatMods_V2.zip. Added a few more things
 
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    [DISCONTINUED][ROM][MOD] S8+_U1_Unbranded_Rom_PlayStore_Addon_Mods_ADB & Odin_Install

    THE FIRMWARE IN THIS OP IS FOR VERZIZON S8+ ONLY
    The PlayStore Nougat Mods Zip Or The S8 Nougat Mods Zip Can Be Used On Any Carrier
    This involves some knowledge of using odin and adb if you do not how to use these please read up before attempting this as this thread is not going to be a how to use odin/adb thread​

    How I Achieved This If You Want The Technical Stuff
    I found that Older CSC zips pulled from the cache.img of the S7 model phone will install using adb sideload.
    I dont flash a S8 CSC file in odin because this contains the carrier stuff
    I have to flash 2 different csc files from the S7. The first one flashes the correct stuff to blacklist unwanted other carrier Apps and install vital verizon apps. But the first csc zip blocks samsung cloud so by flashing the second csc zip which is from S7 MM firmware Samsung cloud was not blocked then. Finally the 3_Install.bat zip removes unwanted carrier files that cause problems with verizon VoLTE.


    This Will Wipe Your Phone!
    Leave Phone Connected To Computer The Whole Time

    Download
    SM-G955U1_System.zip
    S8_PlayStoreNougatMods_V2.zip Replaces Samsung Apps With Google Apps
    S8_NougatMods_V2.zip Keeps All Samsung Apps Does Not Install Google Apps
    Odin.zip
    VoLTE_Fix.zip Updated zip Replaces the VoLTE_Fix.zip that came in the SM-G955U1_System.zip. Unzip this new zip and replace the old VoLTE_Fix folder with this new one

    Directions
    Unzip SM-G955U1_System.zip
    Unzip Odin.zip
    Unzip S8_PlayStoreNougatMods.zip Or S8_NougatMods_V2.zip

    Reboot Phone to download mode/bootloader (Press Bixby+Pwr+VolDwn)
    Use the Odin3_v3.12_5_PrinceComsy
    Load the AP_Modified_G955U1OYM1AQE3_System_Firmware.tar.md5 In AP Slot
    Load BL_G955U1UEU1AQE3_CL11465547_QB13691305_REV00_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 In BL Slot
    Load CP_G955U1UEU1AQE3_CP6566449_CL11465547_QB13691305_REV00_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 In CP Slot
    In Odin In Options Tab Uncheck Auto Reboot
    Click Flash
    When Finished Manually Reboot Phone To Recovery This is tricky I had to hold down buttons to boot to download mode then immediately when phone starts to reboot switch to Bixby+Pwr+VolUp until you see S8 Screen
    In recovery wipe data then click Apply Update From ADB

    Now Unzip the VoLTE_Fix.zip Inside the SM-G955U1_System folder
    Click and run 1_Install.bat
    After zip is installed phone will reboot
    Once phone is at setup screen reboot back to recovery
    In recovery click Apply Update From ADB
    Click and run 2_Install.bat Inside the SM-G955U1_System folder

    Now once phone is rebooted
    Go through setup
    In settings go to about phone
    Click on Build like 5 times to enable developer Options
    In Developer Options Enable USB Debugging Make sure to watch phone screen and accept USB Debugging Key This is important!
    If you dont see the promt for key in developer options click revoke USB debugging Unplug Phone From Computer And replug in and watch for Promt again
    In developer options unclick verify apps over usb
    Click and run 3_Install.bat Inside the SM-G955U1_System folder

    Once phone has rebooted
    Open Rom Control
    Click on IMS Settings
    Click On IMs Service Switch
    Enable All these Options
    Click Back Button
    Click On Self Provisioning
    Click Toggle Wifi Activation and Make sure Wifi Activation says ENABLED Also Make Sure The Ones Above it are enabled
    Reboot Phone
    Open Rom Control
    Click on IMS Settings
    Click On Self Provisioning and Make sure all are still ENABLED
    Now You can Stop Here Or you can continue on install S8 PlayStore Mods Or S8_Nougat Mods

    Install PlayStore Mods Or S8_Nougat Mods
    Open S8_PlayStoreNougatMods folder Or S8_Nougat Mods folder
    Click Install_Playstore_Rom.bat (Same name is used in S8_Nougat Mods folder)
    For S8 PlayStore Mods. Once Installed You can Either Keep the Samsung Incall Screen or you can goto Option and Default Apps and change to Google Dialer as the Incall Screen once you decide to use Google you cant go back to Samsung one without renabling some APPS
    SystemUI Tuner And DPI Changer Apps will ask you if your roooted just click no or the rooted button it they will take you too a screen telling you you need to run adb commands to get them too work. This is already done on install so just click next

    Features
    U1 Unlocked Firmware Unbranded
    International Boot Animation
    Working WifiCalling
    Working Video Calling
    Working HD Calling
    Samsung Cloud Access
    No Verizon BS

    PlayStore Mods
    Google Dialer with working Nearby Places and Spam Calling
    Google GBoard
    Google Messages
    Google Clock
    Google Calendar
    Google Calculator
    Pixel Launcher
    Advanced Settings and Mods In Rom Control Including
    **Host Ad Blocking Via AdHell
    **Option For VPN Ad Blocking Via DNS66
    ** Package Disabler Via AdHell
    ** Battery Bar
    ** SystemUI Tuner
    ** DPI Changer
    **Outdoor Brightness
    ** Access To Phone Info To Change Network Settings
    ** Internet SpeedMeter
    ** Status Bar Mods Via Status App
    ** Torch On LockScreen
    ** LockScreen Mods Via Next LockScreen
    ** REcent Bar
    **Snap Swype Drawer
    ** Activity Launcher
    ** Apk Extractor
    And More

    Bugs
    Do Not Change Network Settings In Phone Settings. You Can Enable Data Roaming But dont change Network Settings . Use RomControl and Phone Testing Menu to change network settings
    Verizon Visual Voice Mail Does Not Work
    You may need to clear data on Google PlayStore and Google Play Services
    Missed Call Notifications Dont Show in Status Bar or LockScreen With Google Dialer
    FC Apps can usually be fixed by clearing app data




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    Its a start my friends!
    4
    I will update soon
    3
    Does anyone know how to revert back to the stock Verizon ROM if I choose to go back?

    Download the Latest VZW Firmware
    and flash it with Odin3_v3.12.7 from the OP
    3
    Mine hung at checking network settings so I reflashed everything and it worked again.
    Is there a more pico approach that only has the google play store framework and nothing else google (i.e. chrome, drive, etc.)
    Download package disabler and disable What you don't want. There is no way to permanently get rid of the stuff without root. All my install is doing is disabling stuff. It's all still there.
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