and thanks for your work.
I read many of you here writing about HVJ5 FW
, but I'm confused about the term firmware
(FW), because it is rather polysemic. I often see it as synonims with ROM, and I never know when people write FW when they want to write ROM, and vice-versa. (To be perfectly honest, I am also not sure what exactly the "firmware" consists of in the mobile phone's world, though I'm pretty familiar with it in the computer's world.)
So, to clarify, by HVJ5 FW do you mean the full Samsung stock rom
with build number G97X-etc-etc-HVJ5? Or simply the non-system bits of that (i.e. modem, bootloader, recovery, boot, whatever)? In other words: do I need to flash Samsung's latest stock ROM beofe going ahead and try to install BR9.4 as per OP's instructions, or can I simply update (I guess via Odin) the "firmware" (or some parts of it, depending on the meaning we give to "firmware")?
That much for trying to install BR9.4
Now, let's say I want to install BR9.3 (which I downloaded some weeks ago). I am presently on LOS 19.1 (which I flashed over Samsung's full stock SGHVI1 ROM). So, assuming I am already on the appropriate "firmware", can I install BR9.3 directly over LOS, or again, must I revert to Samsung's stock ROM?
Sorry for the long post, but I am always so confused about the (correct or incorrect) interchangeability of the words "ROM" and "FW", as well as by the ambiguous word "stock".
Thank you in advance.