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[=ROM=][5.0-OG5][900V] OptimalROM 15-5 *SILKY SMOOTH*FAST*STABLE*

BigBot96

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Images are in Post # 4!


***Disclaimer***
I am not responsible for nuclear battery detonation or the rise of the machines. As always, use at own risk

I am not a developer and do not pretend to be one. I'm an Android enthusiast.

No complaints
I do this in my spare time. If you don't like it, don't use it.

Special requests
No special requests, please.

Bug Reports
Bug reports are welcome! Keep in mind: This is mostly stock and most bugs will be official firmware bugs.

Older builds support
I will not be providing any support for builds prior to the current release. If you are experiencing problems on an older build, upgrade.

Updates will come along when I have time :good:


An Optimized Stock Experience!
The main purpose of this ROM is to deliver a ROM that makes the device the way it was meant to be.. that includes all of the stock features while at the same time removing as much garbage as possible (ehem... VZW...) and with optimizations.​


ODEX EDITION
SYSTEM
Native Call Recording
DeKnoxed system
Removed 200mb Worth of How-To Videos
SuperSu by chainfire
Performance Improvements
Image Quality Improvements
Video Quality Improvements
Battery Conservation Improvements
Slimmed down
Busybox
init.d support
Removed Verizon OTA updater
Read/Write to external storage
Galaxy S6 Keyboard
Galaxy S6 Browser (S Browser)

INTERFACE
Hidden Toggles
Galaxy Tab S2 UI sounds
Removed power on sound
Samsung GS5 Boot Animation (not VZW branded)

DEODEX EDITION
SYSTEM
DeKnoxed system
Removed 200mb Worth of How-To Videos
SuperSu by chainfire
Performance Improvements
Image Quality Improvements
Video Quality Improvements
Battery Conservation Improvements
Slimmed down
Busybox
init.d support
Read/Write to external storage
Removed Verizon OTA updater
Native Call Recording
Disabled battery cover popup
Removed Tether Provisioning checks
zipalign /system/app, /system/priv-app, and /data/app at boot
Removed Volume Warning
Flashlight Toggle

INTERFACE
Hidden Toggles
Galaxy Tab S2 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ UI sounds
Removed power on sound
Samsung GS5 Boot Animation (not VZW branded)
Galaxy S6 Keyboard
Galaxy S6 Browser (S Browser)

NOTICE: I did not reinvent the wheel. Please have a look at the THANKS section! Post 2 Thanks Section



NOTICE
Any file listed below with an asterisk *: This means you have to place the firmware version (NI2, OC4, OE1, OG5, etc...) in place of the *. That will be the file you want to download. If you want OG5 files, then plugin OG5 in place of each * below. It's up to you to decide.


RETAIL
If coming from KitKat firmware (4.4):
You can use FlashFire if you wish, but this guide will focus on using SafeStrap

  • Download *_fw_bigbot96.tar.md5 to your computer
  • Download OptimalROM_*_BigBot96.zip to your SD Card
  • Reboot to SafeStrap and MAKE A BACKUP!!!
  • Flash OptimalROM_*_BigBot96.zip and reboot to Download mode / Bootloader mode / ODIN mode
  • Flash *_fw_bigbot96.tar.md5 via ODIN in AP slot and reboot back into Download mode / Bootloader mode / ODIN mode
  • Flash G900V_OD5_Bootloader.tar.md5 via ODIN in AP slot and reboot system (Thanks @muniz_ri)
  • For extra toggles and FLASHLIGHT toggle: flash OR_Extra_toggles.zip located in the downloads section below.

If you are ALREADY ON Lollipop firmware (5.0):
You can use FlashFire if you wish, but this guide will focus on using SafeStrap

  • Download OptimalROM_*_BigBot96.zip to your SD Card
  • Download and install NI2 Kernel Flasher
  • Follow the guide in the OP of the APP thread with the below modifications to the instructions
    [GUIDE] Safestrap access WITHOUT Odin
1. Download and install NI2Flasher.apk
2. Download and copy G900V_*_Stock_KERNEL_SafeStrap-Flashable.zip to sdcard.
3. Run NI2Flasher and select flash.
4. Grant root access for NI2flasher
5. After the app flashes the NI2 kernel tap the reboot button.
----This will reboot your device directly to Safestrap.
6. BACKUP YOUR CURRENT ROM!!!
7. Flash OptimalROM_*_BigBot96.zip
7. Do NOT forget to flash the G900V_*_Stock_KERNEL_SafeStrap-Flashable.zip afterwards.
----If you do forget you can always select recovery at the Safestrap splash screen.
8. Reboot system after flashing kernel
9. For extra toggles and FLASHLIGHT toggle: flash OR_Extra_toggles.zip located in the downloads section below.
IF HD CALLING IS NOT WORKING
HD Calling is working on my phone. It may not work on yours. Don't ask why, I don't know. Things to try:
  1. Clean flash OG5 ODEX rom and ensure HD calling is activated and working. Then dirty flash OR15-1 DEODEX latest build.
  2. You may have to reflash to NCG stock system. Activate HD Calling, reroot and upgrade directly to OG5.
  3. Still not working? I don't know...

DevED
DO NOT FLASH OE1 FIRMWARE ON A DEVELOPER EDITION UNLESS YOU WANT TO LOCK YOUR BOOTLOADER!!!
Flash a compatible kernel




Please hit the THANKS button!
Please rate the thread 5 stars!


ODEX EDITION
**Release 15 ODEX Final**


DEODEX EDITION
15-3 --> 15-4Upgrade ZIP to upgrade to latest release! Does not wipe anything.
OptimalROM-15-5_DEODEX_Upgrade_BigBot96.zip

Have a look at the Change Log for details for each individual release.
For extra toggles and FLASHLIGHT toggle: flash OR_Extra_toggles.zip located in the downloads section below AFTER the initial boot.

**Release 15-5**
OR_Extra_toggles.zip
OG5_fw_NO-BOOTLOADER_BigBot96.tar.md5


Don't forget to hit the thanks button!

XDA:DevDB Information
OptimalROM, ROM for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S 5

Contributors
MrHyde03
ROM OS Version: 5.0.x Lollipop
Based On: Official 5.0 OG5

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 15
Stable Release Date: 2015-09-25

Created 2014-06-27
Last Updated 2015-10-04
 

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Red denotes a key feature


2015-09-29
DEODEX
Release 15-5
-Merged in Galaxy S6 Edge+ sounds


2015-09-29
DEODEX
Release 15-4
-Working Private Mode

2015-09-25
DEODEX
Release 15-3
-Flashlight Toggle

2015-09-12
DEODEX
Release 15-2
-Fixed Tethering
-Removed SecurityLogAgent to stop "unauthorized changes" message on some phones.

2015-09-06
DEODEX
Release 15-1
Based on OG5
Added Galaxy Tab S2 UI sounds
Added remaining MODs (except flashlight, give me another week or so)
Fixed SuperSU


2015-08-19
Release 15 ODEX Edition
Based on OG5
ODEX release, final

2015-08-11
DEODEX
Release 14-4
Fixed Advanced/HD Calling

2015-08-10
Release 14-3
Fixed failure to boot issue from 14-2 clean flash

2015-08-06
Release 14-2
Removed Tether Provisioning checks that were left out in 14-1

2015-08-05
Release 14
Updated to Android 5.0 OE1
Removed Volume Warning
2015-05-18

Release 13
Updated to Android 5.0 OC4
Galaxy S6 Keyboard
Galaxy S6 S Browser

2014-11-24
Release 12-6
Fixed Private Mode
Updated all apps
New Material Design inspired default background


2014-11-15
Release 12-5
Updated all apps

2014-11-11
Release 12-4
Fixed root

2014-11-10
Release 12-3
Updated su binary
set: ro.config.tima=0 (Thanks @vacaloca for the tip!)

2014-11-01
Release 12-2
Minor update
Updated SuperSU

2014-09-23
Release 12
Renamed to OptimalROM
Rebased on NI2

All MODs from R11-2 PLUS:
Lockscreen Torch
Quick toggles Flashlight

2014-08-15
Release 11-2
REQUIRES NE9 FIRMWARE
Removed:
Bridge.apk (leftover knox)
SamsungLinkPlatform.apk (wakelock)
SCONE_Android_ProxyService_NoPersistent.apk (part of above wakelock)
Blurb.apk (WTF is it?)
SPPPushClient_Prod.apk (Don't need it)

Added:
Google Search bar on TouchWizHome homepage
Android L Keyboard is back (sorry!)

Added Options (located in Post 3:
Dark UI
Scrolling Wallpaper
Stock Lockscreen without widgets
No Call Recording

2014-08-13
You will need to flash the NE9 firmware located here: G900V_FirmwareOnly_NE9.tar.md5.zip - Thanks BeansTown106!
Release 11-1
No more problems with YouTube (tested over and over)
Added S Health fix
Removed AVS.apk to stop vzwavsservice force close with Google+
Removed the annoying text on blank TouchWiz pages


2014-08-12
You will need to flash the NE9 firmware located here: G900V_FirmwareOnly_NE9.tar.md5.zip - Thanks BeansTown106!
Release 11
Rebuilt on VRU1ANE9
All features of previous builds EXCEPT:
*Download Booster
*Flashlight Toggle
** These MODs are not compatible with NE9 just yet. Give it time :)
Themed a Teal/Black/White combination

2014-08-02
Release 10
Hidden Toggles including wifi hotspot
Disable Verizon Installer
Disabled Scrolling Wallpaper (download TouchWizHome(scrolling wallpaper)-MrHyde03.zip to re-enable scrolling wallpaper)
Enabled Flashlight Toggle
Made Notification Panel BG black instead of dark gray
Reverted to stock framework-res.apk theme to fix bright dialog issue
Updated Superuser
Made Download Booster toggle permanent, no need to flash the extra zip file!

2014-07-15
Release 9
Lockscreen Widgets!
Viper4Android Audio Official Website - Main not work with Samsung Music Player.
-Don't know how to use V4A? Look Here
init.d support via init.qcom.post_boot.sh
zipalign /system/app, /system/priv-app, and /data/app at boot

2014-07-12
Release 8
Themed framework-res.apk a little: Dark Gray Background
Themed SecSettings.apk a little: Black/White Icons in settings menu
Added Camera Shutter Sound Toggle to Camera Settings Menu
Stock and Dark themes available in Post 3

2014-07-10
Release 7-1
Fixed an updater-script issue where dirty flashing was wiping out user preferences and accounts.

2014-07-08
Release 7
Themed SystemUI.apk some more. Full black/white. SystemUI ONLY! Not the whole rom!

2014-07-05
Release 6
Themed SystemUI.apk a bit. Added all white Quick Setting Tiles
Enabled Call Recording
Added "ro.securestorage.support=false" for xposed/S Health fix
Added Android L Notification, Ringtone, and Alarms

2014-07-04
Release 5
Special Independence Day default wallpapers! (see attachments on this post)
Download Booster (See post 3 for instructions on how to enable download booster)
Added Bash binary (for use with terminal emulator or adb)
Added SQLite3 (for use with terminal emulator or adb)
Removed SPDClient.apk (policy updates

2014-06-30
Release 4
Removed Samsung/Verizon boot animation
Added stock Samsung S5 boot animation
Removed 4-way Reboot to fix ART

2014-06-27
Release 3
Added Android L Keyboard
Added 4-way Reboot

2014-06-26
Release 2
Removed 2 more apks: accessories and help.

2014-06-26
Release 1
Initial release





@Hashcode - SafeStrap
@BeansTown106 - This ROMs base (4.4.4 and earlier)
@geohot - towelroot
chainfire - SuperSU
bejunk - Android L Keyboard - source
@chronicaust - Hacked services.jar for Download Booster - source
EMSploit - Call Recording Enabled - source
timeToy - Call Recording enabled APK with Graphic Fix - source
Another guy for the xposed S Health fix, but I don't know his XDA name. (PM me if it was you)
@fordtheriver - Camera Shutter sound toggle
The whole Viper4Android team! Official XDA thread
@emsploit and @Versatile1 - Disable Verizon Installer - source
@Versatile1 - All hidden toggles
@CNexus and @Misterxtc - Flashlight Toggle
@tdunham - Unified MODs thread
@Stavr0s91i and @Misterxtc - Lockscreen Torch
@Wuby986 - Private Mode fix
Manh_IT - S6 keyboard and browser source


 

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IF HD CALLING IS NOT WORKING
HD Calling is working on my phone. It may not work on yours. Don't ask why, I don't know. Things to try:
  1. Clean flash OG5 ODEX rom and ensure HD calling is activated and working. Then dirty flash OR15-1 DEODEX latest build.
  2. You may have to reflash to NCG stock system. Activate HD Calling, reroot and upgrade directly to OG5.
  3. Still not working? I don't know...

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BigBot96

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Downloading. Slowly.

Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
It's on my personal server right now. I've requested storage on android file host, hopefully I'll have better speeds soon.
R2 is coming soon, but the only difference is it'll have 2 more apks removed. Don't know how I missed 'em the first time.:good:

R2 posted
 
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evomattnc

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Getting ready to flash but did you pull the s health stuff? I use that a lot. If so, maybe a flashable apk? Though I suppose I could just not be lazy and do it myself...Lol

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Anyway you can add extra mirrors Hyde? Cause it is taking me forever to get to 50% it says that I'd gonna take almost 4hrs and 35mins to download the rest >
 

BigBot96

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Getting ready to flash but did you pull the s health stuff? I use that a lot. If so, maybe a flashable apk? Though I suppose I could just not be lazy and do it myself...Lol

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S Health is included.


Would you mind listing what APK's you've removed? I'm looking for a ROM that strips every last bit of that Verizon and Samsung crap out.
I'll see about compiling a list when I get home after work. But this does include quite a bit of Samsung, but only bare minimum of Verizon.


Anyway you can add extra mirrors Hyde? Cause it is taking me forever to get to 50% it says that I'd gonna take almost 4hrs and 35mins to download the rest >
+1
Been dling for about about a little over 2hrs an I'm at 40% an I have 20mb Internet speeds
I'm not sure why everyone's speed is so low. I'm getting ~10MB/s right now on my home internet. Regardless, I'm awaiting approval from Android File Host.. until then, my server is the only option.
If anyone else wants to mirror, send me the link and I'll post it in the OP.
 

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