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[ROM] [N910PVPU4COG5] [100% Stock, Root, Odexed&Deodexed, No KNOX/Itson] [8/23/2015]

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richardjrdeal

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Yes, this is the case. Read the OP here and/or the OP in the link above for the solution to that. If you're intent on being able to take OTA's then just go stock.

I personally wouldn't do that as sometimes as many have found an OTA can really screw things up.

I ALWAYS waited to see what updates were all about before taking that plunge. Fortunately @tx_dbs_tx does his research/homework. The correct thing to do is have patience. Wait to see what tx cooks up. And remember... Vote your conscience (yes, that is code) . Lotta hard work going on around here. ?
@mikeprius I second the whole OTA's can screw things up statement...and add...or increase my odds of screwing things up. I was an unfortunate one that took the 0E1 OTA update. Tried to Odin twrp, custom ROM, revert back, blah, blah, blah and bricked my (this) phone. It took the hard work @freeza and @tx_dbs_tx to finnally bring us (me) something that could be flashed via Odin to restore/revert from that crappy OTA and now complete custom ROMs you can flash in recovery straight from your extSDcard. Definitely wait, research and read ahead, if you're just a enthusiast like myself. Let these pros test them (OTA's), break them down, fix, rewrite, and create new ROMs from them, and serve them up for us in a nice .zip/tar package. Otherwise, you may have to carry a brick for a couple of months. Lol
 
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jhill110

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@mikeprius I second the whole OTA's can screw things up statement...and add...or increase my odds of screwing things up. I was an unfortunate one that took the 0E1 OTA update. Tried to Odin twrp, custom ROM, revert back, blah, blah, blah and bricked my (this) phone. It took the hard work @freeza and @tx_dbs_tx to finnally bring us (me) something that could be flashed via Odin to restore/revert from that crappy OTA and now complete custom ROMs you can flash in recovery straight from your extSDcard. Definitely wait, research and read ahead, if you're just a enthusiast like myself. Let these pros test them (OTA's), break them down, fix, rewrite, and create new ROMs from them, and serve them up for us in a nice .zip/tar package. Otherwise, you may have to carry a brick for a couple of months. Lol

Well, patients is alway a plus. @tx_dbs_tx has his work down and tight. Brick no longer means what it really means (did I really say that?)
If anyone finds themselves in a bad situation... It's as simple as starting from scratch. Twrp and flash is the ticket back to GN4 awesomeness. That simple.
 

nerys71

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Just a confirmation. I am running 4.4 kitkat.

I want to install the odex (that is the normal one right?) rom with root.

I understand I need to FIRST install the do one of the 2 (I can't do OTA since I am rooted and modded already on 4.4)

so I download this first

http://forum.xda-developers.com/note-4-sprint/general/n910p-c0g5-tar-files-return-to-stock-t3174291

then I install that after doing wipes cleans resets.

once that is installed

then I install YOUR rom from this page.

is that correct? am I missing an important step? do I need the modem files he links for any reason?
 
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jhill110

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Just a confirmation. I am running 4.4 kitkat.

I want to install the odex (that is the normal one right?) rom with root.

I understand I need to FIRST install the do one of the 2 (I can't do OTA since I am rooted and modded already on 4.4)

so I download this first

http://forum.xda-developers.com/note-4-sprint/general/n910p-c0g5-tar-files-return-to-stock-t3174291

then I install that after doing wipes cleans resets.

once that is installed

then I install YOUR rom from this page.

is that correct? am I missing an important step? do I need the modem files he links for any reason?

Ok, newbies or otherwise....

Go here :
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=3176288

Read the OP VERY CARFULLY. Flashing this rom WILL Get your partitions set properly for 5.1 based roms.
After, flash away....

Profit!
 
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krakerx

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AHHHHHHHHH!

So I was on BOF5 rooted, and downloaded, and installed the deodexed ROM via the instructions on post 1. Let the system do it's thing, reboots and all, it's snappy, so happy I upgraded! Buttttttttttttttt, I lost WiFi Calling. I've tried everything that I could think of:

1) Update PRL
2) Update Config
3) Activate Device -> Reset Cellular Data
4) Refresh Customization downloaded via Google Play Store

I wouldn't care if I didn't use it, service by me isn't so great

Any help would be great!
 

samep

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AHHHHHHHHH!

So I was on BOF5 rooted, and downloaded, and installed the deodexed ROM via the instructions on post 1. Let the system do it's thing, reboots and all, it's snappy, so happy I upgraded! Buttttttttttttttt, I lost WiFi Calling. I've tried everything that I could think of:

1) Update PRL
2) Update Config
3) Activate Device -> Reset Cellular Data
4) Refresh Customization downloaded via Google Play Store

I wouldn't care if I didn't use it, service by me isn't so great

Any help would be great!

You lost me on first sentence. Did you upgrade to OG5? Starting with important notes and then the flashing instructions?

If you did do all that, did you flash Xposed and also the Wanam module? If so, give this a try:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=62749229&postcount=190

Sent from my SM-N910P using Tapatalk
 

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samep

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Sorry, got a little scattered. But I will try the Xposed w/ Wanam module and report back
Not to mislead you, I meant Wanam Xposed module had been known to cause Wi-Fi calling to drop off the settings menu.

If you haven't flashed Xposed and the Wanam module, your Wi-Fi calling shouldn't be broken. Something else would have to be the cause.

Sent from my SM-N910P using Tapatalk
 

krakerx

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LOL, it's OK. I should have mentioned that it was a clean, like clean clean, ROM install, no bells and whistles.

Going through some settings, I noticed that my APNs are grayed out, as in, I can't select a single one, nor reset to default, now I noticed someone made mention to some posts back, but didn't really post a resolution.

I've already tried reflashing the ROM, but to no avail. I can still make and receive calls, though my coverage is horrible, so I know my phone is provisioned, and it was working before I decided to jump to COG5. I'm just confused.
 

samep

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LOL, it's OK. I should have mentioned that it was a clean, like clean clean, ROM install, no bells and whistles.

Going through some settings, I noticed that my APNs are grayed out, as in, I can't select a single one, nor reset to default, now I noticed someone made mention to some posts back, but didn't really post a resolution.

I've already tried reflashing the ROM, but to no avail. I can still make and receive calls, though my coverage is horrible, so I know my phone is provisioned, and it was working before I decided to jump to COG5. I'm just confused.
PM sent.

Sent from my SM-N910P using Tapatalk
 
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ChodaBoyUSA

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I cannot seem to link my PayPal account to my fingerprint. Is this because of the removal of Knox?

Is anyone else having this problem?

Edit: I have the same problem with the Hybrid ROMs.
 
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ChodaBoyUSA

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Also, was Wi-Fi Calling removed in 5.1.1? I no longer have the option to use it.

Edit: OK, I see above I am not the only one with this problem. I have also done the same things he described. Something is odd here. Does Wi-Fi Calling appear for others?
 
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Wifi Calling

Also, was Wi-Fi Calling removed in 5.1.1? I no longer have the option to use it.

Edit: OK, I see above I am not the only one with this problem. I have also done the same things he described. Something is odd here. Does Wi-Fi Calling appear for others?

Wifi calling was not taken out, sounds like you xposed installed!?
 

[Vann]

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Is the lack of KNOX on this rom the issue with private mode? Should I flash a "vanilla" stock rom instead?
 

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Is the lack of KNOX on this rom the issue with private mode? Should I flash a "vanilla" stock rom instead?
No. Private mode is fixed inside smali code inside the appropriate apk. in system files. Private mode should work just fine. You should not have to reflash the rom or anything but i don't know what all you have done since flashing this rom so i can't say what could be causing your problem. It has nothing to do with knox.
 
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DaggettBeaver

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Is the lack of KNOX on this rom the issue with private mode? Should I flash a "vanilla" stock rom instead?

Knox isn't about private mode. It's a method of keeping your personal data and work data isolated and separate from each other. But it doesn't do anything unless your phone is managed by a Knox-aware server that manages your work data.

You'll get Knox errors with root methods, but that's not because Knox is activated. It's because Knox checks to see if the phone is secure enough so Knox can do its job IF it is needed. But, like I said, it doesn't do its job unless your phone is managed.

The only benefit of having a no-Knox ROM is that Knox won't give you errors and isn't taking up space when it's not used or needed. It doesn't present a danger. Even if your phone was managed, the administrator should only have the ability to delete your work partition, not your personal data.
 
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    I bring to you completely stock builds of Android TW-Lollipop 5.1.1 (N910PVPU4COG5) for the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 4.. I built both of these stock rooted ROMs myself from the official Samsung tar ball. The ROM will self root upon flash and it has init.d/busybox support. Knox and Sprint Itson has been removed completely. Both ROMs are completely stock with all of the original factory installed apps. Available in odexed and deodexed . Both ROMs are identical other than one being odexed and the other deodexed. Also included in both ROMs in this thread is the stock OG5 modem and HLOS APN patch to ensure you have the latest modem & APN's from the latest OG5 software.

    Other than the removal of Knox and Sprint Itson, these roms are all stock in every other way. They are stock and will stay that way. Please don't ask for mods, changes, etc in this thread. These roms are intended for those people who want the stock roms in their original form with the addition of root and removal of Knox & itson, as well as other members who need a good solid base for their rom projects. I give permission for other dev's to use this rom as your base and I highly recommend that you do so because it is bug-free and built from the official Samsung tar ball. However I do expect credit if you use this rom for any other project. If you like my work please press that Thanks button, rate this thread and consider a kind donation! Enjoy!

    Important Notes: Before flashing ANY Lollipop 5.1.1 TW-based ROM, including this one, you MUST first do one of the following:
    1. Take the Lollipop OG5 ota update on your phone.
    2. Odin flash the stock ALL_SPT_N910PVPU4COG5_N910PSPT4COG5_CL5303209_QB5691107_REV00_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5
    Thanks to @Sunderwear for the tar ball!!! Without him we would NOT have the official rom img's to build from. :highfive:

    Once you have correctly updated your Note 4 to Lollipop 5.1.1, DO NOT... I repeat, DO NOT attempt to root your phone before flashing any of my OG5 Android 5.1.1 ROMs. ONLY flash the latest TWRP recovery using odin on your pc. Nothing else. the ROM zip will pre-root your phone as well as flash the stock OG5 pre-rooted OG5 kernel by @freeza

    If you are still on any KK or Lollipop 5.0 TW-based ROM such as NIE, OB7, OE1 , OF5 or OB7 (including any KK AOSP/CM-based roms) then you MUST first update to Lollipop 5.1.1 OG5 by one of the two methods I mentioned above BEFORE flashing this ROM. Failure to properly update your device partitions to 5.1.1 OG5 firmware absolutely WILL cause problems. You have been warned, Please don't ask for help if you did not follow my simple instructions above.


    Flashing instructions: ***Before beginning the flash/setup process MAKE SURE your battery has at least 50% charge and/or connected to the charger!!!***

    1. Backup anything you don't want to lose off your internal and external storage to another location just to be safe.

    2. Download the rom using your pc. (downloading with your phone has a much higher risk of file corruption. Not recommended with large files).

    3. VERIFY the md5!!! Once the download has finished, compare the AFH md5 using a md5 tool on your pc. (Google "md5 checksum windows").

    4. Put the downloaded rom onto your internal storage or external micro sd card.

    5. With phone powered off, reboot into recovery by pressing and holding volume up, power and the home button until you see the Samsung logo then release all buttons.

    6. Once in recovery choose the wipe button and do a factory reset three times. Optional but recommended is to wipe "Data". This will wipe all of your user data such as google accounts so MAKE SURE you backed up first like I said in step #1 above! Next go to "advanced wipe" and select all of the partitions EXCEPT micro-sd card and internal storage. Internal storage is optional but recommended when first updating to a major software revision such as 4.3 to 4.4 or 5.0.1 to 5.1.1. The reason is to remove left-over data from previous version of Android and start with a clean slate.

    7. Choose the "Install" option and select the rom "Sprint_Stock_N910PVPU4COG5_xxx" from either your internal or external micro-sd card. It will flash the rom and give a confirmation once completed.

    8. Press "Reboot" then "reboot system". You should get no prompts or warnings about not having root.

    9. Initial rom "optimization" will take several minutes while ART builds its cache and the phone will remain on the yellow Sprint Spark screen for about 10 minutes (for the deodexed ROM). Let the phone optimize for at least 10 minutes and the screen WILL eventually turn off or show the setup wizard once it finishes. If the screen turns off then simply turn it on and proceed to setup your phone.

    10. Once finished with the setup wizard, wait a few moments and the phone will automatically install the Sprint apps. You must either "accept" or "disagree" with each and every google prompt for these apps or else the installs pause until you do so.. Also you will be prompted for the "connections optimizer". Quickly set it to what you want and close it. That's it! You're done!


    flashing anything on your device is done at your own risk. There is no way myself or any other developer can guarantee that flashing this ROM or any other file will not brick your device or otherwise cause some other type of damage. This is just a standard warning. I am not responsible for anything that you do to your device.






    XDA:DevDB Information
    Stock-Rooted-N910PVPU4COG5, ROM for the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 4

    Contributors
    tx_dbs_tx
    ROM OS Version: 5.1.x Lollipop
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.10.x
    ROM Firmware Required: OG5 or newer!
    Based On: ALL_SPT_N910PVPU4COG5_N910PSPT4COG5_CL5303209_QB5691107_REV00_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5

    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Current Stable Version: 1.0
    Stable Release Date: 2015-08-23

    Created 2015-08-24
    Last Updated 2015-08-24
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    General info for those new to building custom roms

    Feel free to use this is a base for your rom projects. Here is some basic info for newcomers wanting to make their own custom rom.

    # CSC is already setup correctly for sprint as the bootloader has a mind of it's own and I have to lie to it in order for it to properly flash the correct csc for the sprint version.

    # For deodexing, I personally use SVA deodexer. It has been the most reliable 99.9% of the time with no fails. Make sure you use the correct version that's compatible with the Note 4... which is the 32bit version. Also, keep in mind that any deodexed apk or jar can still possibly be corrupt without any warnings or error reports from the deodexing tool. Remember this!!! If you suspect you have a bad deodexed file then replace it with the original odexed version from my stock odexed rom and see if the problem resolves. The odexed apk's & jars are 100% originals from the extracted img's of the official Samsung tar ball so they are 100% good. I don't typically deodex with rom kitchens unless they have been updated to fully support Lollipop 5.0 and newer including apktool. The stand-alone deodexers are easier and better in my opinion.

    # If you want to change out the kernel, simply swap out the boot.img in the kernel folder. (you will also need to edit the updater-script to remove or edit the ui_script credit to freeza for his stock root permissive kernel. (not mandatory but it would make sense to do this).

    # For debloating be careful what you remove from the rom. Don't just remove stuff willy nilly because you think you don't "need" it. Research the apk's and make an educated decision. "MobileInstaller.apk" and "ID.apk" are the two responsible for downloading the bulk of the bloat on first boot so you need to get rid of those two for sure. I personally leave Sprint zone in my roms in order to allow people to have access to their accounts as well as install any of the sprint apps if they do want some of them such as Sprint TV, etc. You can get most all Sprint apps from Google Play also.

    # You will obviously want to edit the updater script to change the name of the rom, credits, etc. Just leave the very top line alone as that is my signature and it needs to stay intact. Everything else feel free to edit, just know what you're doing so you don't bork the script.

    # Mods for Android 5.1.1 on TW based roms are going to come about as people make them and post guides, etc. Just know that ANY mod that is not specifically for android 5.1.1 on software OG5 WILL NOT work on our new OG5 software builds. All mods will need to be done from scratch specifically for the new OG5 software. So never flash or use a mod that was made for a previous software version or older version of Android. This includes mods for regular apps such as SecSettings, SystemUI, Samsung messaging, Samsung contacts, etc, etc.
    So don't do it! The reason is very simple. There is new and different java code in all of the smali/classes. The only time you may be able to use mods from previous software versions is when the latest revision is a small revision with only a few patches. You definitely can't use mods from Android 4.4 on a 5.0 Lollipop rom or a mod from a 5.0 rom on 5.1 without issues. This is your official warning!

    # Theming Lollipop (both 5.0 and 5.1) is easier in many ways than any previous version of Android. You will need to learn several things and do a lot of research before you get your feet wet, but I can say that theming is probably the funnest part of making a custom rom. You should definitely learn to theme first. I will not write any tutorials for theming or setting up apktool etc because this stuff can be too technical to explain here. Besides, other people have already written tutorials in the past. Most of the information still applies today. Just make sure you use the LATEST apktool and use a tool that is updated to support Lollipop. I will recommend
    3Minit Android Studio for it's all-in-one capabilities and ease of use for those new to decompiling & recompiling apk's. Give it a try. You will find it at http://3minit.com/ I have used it just to try it out but I use VTS mostly. It's more difficult to learn and definetely much more intimidating for beginners but it does a whole lot more and automates a lot of stuff once setup properly.

    # There are already guides, instructions, etc here at XDA to help you get started with building roms, working with apk's, jars etc, So do your own researching on the web and get the "latest" info you can find for Android development. The information is out there and it doesn't cost a penny... only a few brain cells to comprehend. However, If you need help with something and you can't find the answers you're looking for, feel free to PM me and I will try to help you or point you in the right direction.

    # Also know that there are a LOT of fellow XDA members who each specialize in one or more areas of Android development. If you take a look around you will soon see these smart and very talented people participating in other development threads. If you find a member who you think might be able to help you, just ask your question(s) in an appropriate thread and tag them in your post or perhaps send them a kind pm asking for their help. Generally, most people are willing to help you as long as you are willing to help yourself by way of searching and taking the initiative to figure things out on your own. Nobody wants to hold your hand so don't expect the red carpet treatment from anyone including myself, especially on basic things that you can easily figure out on your own.

    That's about it for now...
    HAPPY ROM BUILDING!!! My work here is done. Check please! :cool:
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    Thank you for the kind words! New deodexed rom is uploaded and the link has been updated. Both ROMs should be perfect. It's very late and I'm off to bed. Enjoy folks!
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    Just flashed deodexed..i dont have a status bar/notif panel. Ill re download and try again. Report back shortly
    Thank you for the report. I found the problem with the help of you and another friend and I am re-uploading the rom. It was a simple mistake on my part with the systemui folder. Sorry for the trouble. Deodexed rom link will be updated afterwhile or first thing in the morning since it's so late.

    If you want to fix the problem yourself just unzip the rom and go to system/priv-app/SystemUI folder and delete everything EXCEPT the "SystemUI.apk". The other "SystemUI-1.apk" and other "SystemUI" folder needs to be deleted leaving only the one real "SystemUI.apk". I deleted the rom so nobody else downloads it until I get the new rom uploaded . Thanks again for the report.