You guys are my last hope!
Got the Galaxy S5 from Straight Talk, after being fed up with a lousy upgrade experience with Virgin Mobile. Although the phone functions great, I have a real issue with ST not rolling out firmware updates like every. single. other. carrier.
First off, is there really no hope of a stable firmware update to Android 5.0?
Second, is it possible to root? Towelroot fails, and I can't find any straight answers anywhere else. Has anybody had any luck rooting?
You need to install TWRP first through odin. then its rooted. I am using android noughat on my sm902L model s5. The rom i use is called Resurrection remix. There are some posts on here about it. Go back through this posts there is download links to the TWRP version you need.
Hello I was wondering if the version of the twrp you listed, will work with my Samsung Galaxy s5 sm-s902l tracfone thanksWhat I did to root my SM-S902L.
1. Install and run Samsung Kies, follow instructions. Do not update phone with Kies. http://www.samsung.com/in/support/usefulsoftware/KIES/ Kies should Install the correct Windows Drivers for the phone
2. Download TWRP. https://twrp.me/devices/samsunggalaxys5qualcomm.html Follow the Odin method instructions.
3. Use Odin to flash TWRP. Odin Download. http://www.droidviews.com/download-odin-tool-for-samsung-galaxy-devices-all-versions/
I used ODIN 3.10 for my phone.
Instructions for ODIN are on that page.
Just unzip the file and Click on the .exe ODIN should run. ODIN DOES NOT need to be installed. If you download a version of Odin that has a installer, DO NOT install. It may contain Malware.
4. After you flash TWRP it will ask to install Super SU. Select yes. Phone should reboot.
$. Now you should be rooted.
Sammobile has posted the Android 4.4.2 firmware, get them while they are hot.
I'm not new to custom ROMs or anything like that I'm just new to this phone. I've had plenty of other android devices I've played around with. And I love custom ROMs and mods and stuff like that. But I will try what you said and let you know what happens. Did you unlock the bootloader before flashing TWRP ?
Have you read this thread?
I have Resurection Remix Marshmallow running on my wifes S5 902L. RR 5.8 did not work. I am guessing firmware. i was able to flash Marshmallow version today. Everything works EXCEPT maps for GPS.. This is a big one for us. The Snap Camera also only has HDR or Auto.... I am searching for a solution - hoping Official LineageOS official when it comes out will help. All I know, is I cant stand Samsungs with Odin / Heimdall.... Too used to my Oneplus One or HTC M9. Hopefully someone has a known flash modem working with a stable Marshmallow or Nougat ROM for the SM-902L
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KLTEVZ works.... THAT is the version you want on the SM-902L (I have it working but went to Resurrection Remix now). Mine had issues with CM14 / RR 5.8 Nougat recognizing the SIM. I went back to Marshmallow Resurection Remix (based on CM13) and after a clean wipe and install the phone came to life. GPS can tell where I am, but it does not track. Flashed this morning Jan 2, 2017... Still looking for better Camera then Snap (only auto and HDR mode on the S5 SM-902L).
I've been having the exact same problems. Used moar rom for weeks without any issues, then data is gone. Oddly enough, I can connect to 1x data by using the idoneapps Testing/Phone Info > Device Info feature to turn the preferred network type to CDMA Only. It ain't perfect (slower than molasses), but it's something.
For those of you looking to functional roms, I've had luck with moar rom and Phoenix rom.
I also can't change my APNs, and using the "vzwinternet" input didn't work for me either.
I must admit, it's kind of comforting to see that so many people are having the same issues! Crappy, but comforting...
I Need the Files pleaseJust a little update for u guys ive done alot of digging and cant find/or make stock firmware for this device so if you brick and cant get into recovery your screwed.
That being said if you make a full backup with twrp you should be ok to flash roms for the verizon s5 but you would still be taking a moderate risk something could allways go wrong. And youd be ok if you could still get into your recovery and use your backups.
Now with that out of the way i know theres people out there that can unbrick these phones with the right tools and files if anyone with the ability wants the files needed (if i havnt provided the right ones all ready) please pm me and ill give any stock files u need.
That goes for anyone else 2 i have twrp backups of system, modem, ect. If you need files to restore your phone. I also have the PIT file
Ill keep tinkering because its fun and ill post any success or failures here in the future