[GUIDE] Install Official Lollipop on P900 & TWRP & Root

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Update Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 P900 to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
(Not Tripping Knox)

  1. Make sure you downloaded and installed the Samsung usb drivers beforehand (http://www.android.gs/download-samsung-usb-drivers-for-android/)
  2. Download the firmware and extract it. ( http://samsung-updates.com/device/?id=SM-P900 or https://www.samdownloads.de/downloads/sm-p900/) (For USA users with tripped knox (no OTA update) just odin the "cellular south" SM-p900 5.0.2 sammobile rom.)
  3. Download ODIN v3.09 (http://androidhost.org/PVAIv)
  4. Reboot your phone into download mode. Do this by first switching off the phone, then pressing and holding the volume down + home button together and then pressing the power button. Press power again to enter download mode. (If you have problems go to the Troubleshoot section)
  5. Open ODIN on your computer. You’ll see the ID:COM box turning yellow with a COM port number upon successful connection with the phone.
  6. In ODIN click the AP button, select the extracted firmare file from step 2. It's a tar.md5 file
  7. Make sure Auto Reboot & F. Reset Time options are selected in ODIN
  8. Click on the start button. When the process is completed your phone will reboot. To confirm update Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 P900 to Android 5.0.2 official firmware simply check the settings > about.

How To Install TWRP + ROOT On Lollipop
(Tripping Knox)

Due To different bootloaders On Lollipop, installing TWRP is slightly different:
  1. Download the twrp.tar (https://dl.twrp.me/v1awifi/twrp-2.8.7.0-v1awifi.img.tar.html) on your pc and supersu.zip (http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu) on your device. Also, download odin on your pc
  2. Open odin on your pc.
  3. Put device into download mode by turning off the tablet first. Then hold power,home, volume down button all at the same time till download mode comes up.
  4. Hit volume up to continue
  5. Connect tablet to pc.
  6. Hit the ap or AP button in odin.
  7. Select the twrp recovery tar.
  8. Untick auto reboot in odin
  9. Hit start and let it flash all the way
  10. Now force reboot by holding power,home, volume up buttons at the same time till it reboots.
  11. Hit install button in twrp.
  12. Select the supersu zip you downloaded
  13. Swipe to install and reboot.

Troubleshooting:
Q: Can't boot into TWRP

A: In ODIN, uncheck automatic reboot then flash TWRP. So you have enough time to get ready to reboot into TWRP directly after ODIN finishes.
After TWRP is flashed, press power+vol.up buttons and hold them until the Samsung Logo appears then release them.
You should then automatically go into TWRP. Once into TWRP, you can install the root.zip file.

Q: Lollipop is unstable, I get force closes or the whole ROM is just bull****!

A: Go to Recovery Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Up+Power buttons together.
Now, perform Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before selecting the reboot system now option. In Recovery Mode use the Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select any option.

Q: Can't go into Download Mode

A: Actually on most devices, if you really press the three buttons constantly, it will reboot forever and not go into the download mode. It's better if you turn off your device completely, then press home, volume down. Keep them pressed. Now press the power button too. You're holding down all tree buttons now. The device boots about a second after you see the boot-logo, stop pressing the power button, but keep holding home and volume down. If it's not working try releasing the powerbutton earlier, or later than advised. But keep Home and Volume Down pressed constantly.

Q: Can't flash TWRP, it keeps booting into stock recovery!

A: Disable the Autoreboot option in ODIN
 
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hawkeye680

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Thank you for this.

I used to really get into this stuff when I had my OG Droid but these days I can't devote the time to it like that. This guide was clear and worked exactly like it said it would.
 
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Great thread - very helpful - I did have issues when flashing twrp - learned a lesson - make sure you read the whole thread. I didn't at first - I figured I had flashed TWRP so many times I knew what to do - but it didn't work - each time ODIN auto rebooted and I tried to go to recovery - it was back on stock recovery.

THEN I read the whole thread - and did what you said - uncheck Auto Reboot - and do the three finger reboot to recovery - home, power volume up - and viola' it worked just as advertised. Thanks for the guide - very useful!

EDIT - I am having issues and not sure what to do - when I attempt to make a nandroid in TWRP - before flashing a new rom - the backup ran for over 10 minutes and would not finish. its like it is hung up on the last step of the backup or somehting - looks like it is still backing up - but it never changes, Any suggestions?

EDIT 2- I was able to create a backup on internal SD Card - but all attempts to back up to EXT SD Card failed - has this happend to anyone else?
 
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billinaz

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Im not sure where I keep going wrong. Im trying to get into download mode. If I hold the power, volume down, and home button the tablet constantly reboots.

If I release the home button after a few seconds I wind up in download mode.

What am I doing wrong?
 

Blake1288

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Im not sure where I keep going wrong. Im trying to get into download mode. If I hold the power, volume down, and home button the tablet constantly reboots.

If I release the home button after a few seconds I wind up in download mode.

What am I doing wrong?

I'm having the exact same issue. I've been trying for a few days now.
 

87danp

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what kind of Region i need to download if my is not in the list?

im from israel, my current Version is P900ZSUANH2, what region i need to download for upgrade to lolipop? is there a difference?
 
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Is it possible to just update to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and not do the other part? (Rooting and such)
Also, is it possible to change the language when updated or will I be stuck with the language of the version I use to update with?
 

Tonv

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Is it possible to just update to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and not do the other part? (Rooting and such)
Also, is it possible to change the language when updated or will I be stuck with the language of the version I use to update with?
Yes it is! I just updated my stock 4.4.2 (Netherlands) to 5.0.2 using the Korean (BOG) version. Installed it with Odin and about 30 minutes later all apps were updated and my P900 is now a much improved one!
I was reluctant to do this as I feared Iwould lose my data and had to start from scratch, but as a very pleasant surprise all is preserved and all apps are working fine!
And it is really worth doing the upgrade, it is much smoother and access to SD is finally usable.

About language you can choose this again when 5.0.2 boots, the list was extensive, I saw Dutch was there too, but I stuck to English...

So I'm happy with 5.0.2, not rooted and fully stock, and typing this on my Logitech bluetooth keyboard!
 

Paneachy

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I don't usually comment here but I had to say thank you so much for this! Whole thing went smoothly and the tablet feels a lot snappier and less laggy now, which is a nice change (although it might just be a placebo).
 

beachbouy

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I installed the Korean BOG version as well on my Australian tablet. It was the only one that would flash out of the 5.0.2's on Sammobile, the rest failed every time. I use a bluetooth keyboard and it still works - its a chinese cheap thing, works great. I had to do a factory reset to get everything running smooth again. There is English in the language options, but only UK English, which is ok for Australia. I do want to root though but one of the ways that wont trip knox. Previously I used kingroot, but it hasn't got a solution this time.
 

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    Update Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 P900 to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
    (Not Tripping Knox)

    1. Make sure you downloaded and installed the Samsung usb drivers beforehand (http://www.android.gs/download-samsung-usb-drivers-for-android/)
    2. Download the firmware and extract it. ( http://samsung-updates.com/device/?id=SM-P900 or https://www.samdownloads.de/downloads/sm-p900/) (For USA users with tripped knox (no OTA update) just odin the "cellular south" SM-p900 5.0.2 sammobile rom.)
    3. Download ODIN v3.09 (http://androidhost.org/PVAIv)
    4. Reboot your phone into download mode. Do this by first switching off the phone, then pressing and holding the volume down + home button together and then pressing the power button. Press power again to enter download mode. (If you have problems go to the Troubleshoot section)
    5. Open ODIN on your computer. You’ll see the ID:COM box turning yellow with a COM port number upon successful connection with the phone.
    6. In ODIN click the AP button, select the extracted firmare file from step 2. It's a tar.md5 file
    7. Make sure Auto Reboot & F. Reset Time options are selected in ODIN
    8. Click on the start button. When the process is completed your phone will reboot. To confirm update Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 P900 to Android 5.0.2 official firmware simply check the settings > about.

    How To Install TWRP + ROOT On Lollipop
    (Tripping Knox)

    Due To different bootloaders On Lollipop, installing TWRP is slightly different:
    1. Download the twrp.tar (https://dl.twrp.me/v1awifi/twrp-2.8.7.0-v1awifi.img.tar.html) on your pc and supersu.zip (http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu) on your device. Also, download odin on your pc
    2. Open odin on your pc.
    3. Put device into download mode by turning off the tablet first. Then hold power,home, volume down button all at the same time till download mode comes up.
    4. Hit volume up to continue
    5. Connect tablet to pc.
    6. Hit the ap or AP button in odin.
    7. Select the twrp recovery tar.
    8. Untick auto reboot in odin
    9. Hit start and let it flash all the way
    10. Now force reboot by holding power,home, volume up buttons at the same time till it reboots.
    11. Hit install button in twrp.
    12. Select the supersu zip you downloaded
    13. Swipe to install and reboot.

    Troubleshooting:
    Q: Can't boot into TWRP

    A: In ODIN, uncheck automatic reboot then flash TWRP. So you have enough time to get ready to reboot into TWRP directly after ODIN finishes.
    After TWRP is flashed, press power+vol.up buttons and hold them until the Samsung Logo appears then release them.
    You should then automatically go into TWRP. Once into TWRP, you can install the root.zip file.

    Q: Lollipop is unstable, I get force closes or the whole ROM is just bull****!

    A: Go to Recovery Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Up+Power buttons together.
    Now, perform Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before selecting the reboot system now option. In Recovery Mode use the Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select any option.

    Q: Can't go into Download Mode

    A: Actually on most devices, if you really press the three buttons constantly, it will reboot forever and not go into the download mode. It's better if you turn off your device completely, then press home, volume down. Keep them pressed. Now press the power button too. You're holding down all tree buttons now. The device boots about a second after you see the boot-logo, stop pressing the power button, but keep holding home and volume down. If it's not working try releasing the powerbutton earlier, or later than advised. But keep Home and Volume Down pressed constantly.

    Q: Can't flash TWRP, it keeps booting into stock recovery!

    A: Disable the Autoreboot option in ODIN
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    Thank you for this.

    I used to really get into this stuff when I had my OG Droid but these days I can't devote the time to it like that. This guide was clear and worked exactly like it said it would.
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    Great thread - very helpful - I did have issues when flashing twrp - learned a lesson - make sure you read the whole thread. I didn't at first - I figured I had flashed TWRP so many times I knew what to do - but it didn't work - each time ODIN auto rebooted and I tried to go to recovery - it was back on stock recovery.

    THEN I read the whole thread - and did what you said - uncheck Auto Reboot - and do the three finger reboot to recovery - home, power volume up - and viola' it worked just as advertised. Thanks for the guide - very useful!

    EDIT - I am having issues and not sure what to do - when I attempt to make a nandroid in TWRP - before flashing a new rom - the backup ran for over 10 minutes and would not finish. its like it is hung up on the last step of the backup or somehting - looks like it is still backing up - but it never changes, Any suggestions?

    EDIT 2- I was able to create a backup on internal SD Card - but all attempts to back up to EXT SD Card failed - has this happend to anyone else?
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    piece o cake. easier than juggling cfautoroot. Thanks dude.

    P.S. For USA users with tripped knox (no OTA update) just odin the "cellular south" SM-p900 5.0.2 sammobile rom.
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    Anyone tried using Flashfire?

    Envoyé de mon SM-G920F en utilisant Tapatalk