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[ROM] [ULTIMATE Note 5 Hybrid] [N920PVPS2AOK3] [Stock] [v1.2] [updated 3/14/2016]

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samep

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Dec 8, 2011
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Awesome, thinking this might be the one im looking for. Im on the latest stock, pg1. Do i need to odin back to ok1, or should i be good to go? Kind of confused by the op, saying to start there and fully update. Thanks...
I recommend the OK1 stock tar for anyone on marshmallow not having a backup of these Note 5 ports.

I also recommend factory reset, wipe internal memory and format data and power down first before Odin flash of OK1 stock tar so marshmallow doesn't interfere with Lollipop downgrade.

But Before you begin, make a TWRP backup to restore if this ROM should get a Marshmallow update. Make a stock backup and fully setup backup. You could go back and forth by factory resetting and wiping internal memory and restoring these backups on demand. However, you may also wish to replace the backups as needed to keep them current.

Follow this OP closely once you've got the stock tar booted.

Note: if you choose to keep backups to restore, remember to restore the appropriate bootloader from the bootloader and baseband thread in development forum when changing Android versions. You may also have to Odin stock tar to fully restore stock to update if this ROM gets Marshmallow update.

Note 2: When flashing full stock tar, bootloader and baseband is included so no need for additional tar flashes unless OP install instructions calls for that.

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LOWCOUNTRYDAVE

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So I used odin to flash the stock OK1 tar, and it wont boot. Gets stuck at sprint spark screen for like 5 minutes, then reboots and does it over and over. Any ideas on what is wrong?
 

herbiefilms

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Hey, just wanted to say i'm looking forward to your N7 Hybrid. I've been running this ROM for the past 5 months (played with other ROMs but always came back). Its fantastically reliable, stable, everything works perfectly, the best daily driver i've used out of the Note 4 forums. So...thanks very very much for all the hard work, thanks for keeping the Note 4 relevant, and can't wait to see what's next.
 

tx_dbs_tx

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How does one join your "test team"

I recruit help with testing from people who I feel can do what i need with little to no babysitting. I already have a good group of friends that are available to help test things. If i need more people i will post in the forum and anybody is welcome to reply and volunteer. But right now i'm not quite ready for testing.
 

ewkonzo

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Dar es salaam
I recruit help with testing from people who I feel can do what i need with little to no babysitting. I already have a good group of friends that are available to help test things. If i need more people i will post in the forum and anybody is welcome to reply and volunteer. But right now i'm not quite ready for testing.

Understood! But one more thing,

I really appreciate your time and efforts and is not that am complaining, i know N7 will be cool and all but this rom is perfect i feel sad that you abandoning it. :crying:

You even promised us radio soon, remember?
 
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TheNeatoBandito

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Hello everyone, how goes it? I'm a bit desperate for help at the moment, hoping to getting some insight from individuals that may have a bit more experience than I do.

Quick thanks to tx_dbs_tx for this ROM, it was going well for a solid min, but I've hit a major snag and I'm really trying to get things back to normal...

Basic background, I was on Marshmallow-PE2, following the instructions to properly flash this ROM, I used Odin to jump back to Lollipop OK1 using the .tar file here http://forum.xda-developers.com/note-4-sprint/general/stock-tar-odin-flashable-t3250864 and then followed the OP of this ROM to the letter and was up and running without any issues, and this ROM was doing great for over a month.

About a month in running this ROM I had sudden shutdowns under 20% battery life, sluggish performance, lock-ups, and all that jazz. Read up on what I could find and assumed it was a bad battery, of which I was still running a stock Samsung battery, so I got a new battery assuming that was the issue, inserted it and was hoping everything would go back to the level of function that the phone was experiencing the month previous, but no luck. The new battery charges great, holds a charge like a champ, and dropouts under 20% have all been corrected, but the reboots, the sluggish behavior, minor lock-ups, and all around strange issues all continued to dag on.

Decided that perhaps the ROM needed to be redone, so I went back to full stock using the TAR file hoping that the Note 5 Hybrid ROM was just freaking out, but no dice, even stock OS had the same issues. Then I proceeded to install the Note 5 Hybrid ROM hoping it would give me another environment to work with and see something change, and still having the same issues.

I can turn the phone on, leave it running, don't touch it, and more or less things seem fine most of the time (may or may not suddenly decide to reboot or not respond to the power button). If I'm lucky I can swipe around the primary screens, maybe send a text or something, look at my gallery or read something, but eventually something will catch, could be Google search, could be my settings, sometimes even texting can cause issues, and the phone will lock and not function, maybe reboot (maybe not). Sometimes the phone will completely shutdown and won't respond to the power button until a battery pull is performed.

This one has me stumped. I've got experience rooting and un-rooting my Note 2 from way back when, tried several different ROMs on it, I've even had it completely crash on me and lose all my stuff only to rebuild it and start over. Most of what I'm doing with my Note 4 seems to be on track with what I've done in the past with my Note 2, but I've hit a serious wall and cannot afford to screw this phone up. So any help or insight is greatly appreciated, as I would love to have this ROM fully functioning again on my phone. Thanks in advance for taking any time to talk to me. Peace!
 

ninja_unmatched

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@TheNeatoBandito

I was running into those issues on the N5 Moar hybrid port with each kernel option. While making sure I did his instructions for the battery. Only thing different was the phone ran hotter on the stock kernel& for me it was at about 30% when the phone would do those things.

I have flashed the Marshmallow update (official) then odin'd TWRP so I could flash TX. ... Mr......Slimmed Marshmallow PE1 ROM & the battery seems okay now. Still goes pretty quickly to me but it doesn't reboot or do those things anymore. Only thing I noticed is apps suddenly FCn at random without that message. I can be playing Madden Mobile and it just closed........... no biggie so far cause reopening the app it runs fine.

Just to give you ideas......

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TheNeatoBandito

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Just to be sure, have you created a nandroid backup and done a clean wipe? (cache, dalvik-cache, system, etc)

I did actually create a nandroid just before going back to the stock OK1 ROM. Since the stock ROM left my phone unrooted and without superuser permissions, I opted not to try restoring that nandroid until I had rerun the install on the Note 5 Hybrid ROM. Both the stock OK1 ROM and the Note 5 Hybrid seemed to have issues with the sluggish behavior and the sudden "going dead" as I would call it, where the phone won't respond to the power button without a battery pull. I did eventually restore the nandroid, but it didn't last long as nothing really changed.

Currently I have used Odin to reflash the stock OK1 ROM, and for the better part of the day the phone was seemingly doing fine, no lagging or non-responsive button issues, and about an hour ago it wouldn't respond to the power button without a battery pull again. Nothing running, not using the phone, just picked it up and tried to turn it on and nothing much happened.

I'm starting to get concerned that this is getting down to a hardware issue and not a software issue (as many people seem to be doing just fine with the ROM's I've been using through all of this), which I don't want to drag a hardware issue out on a thread that doesn't actually cover those circumstances. I've got one or two more ideas to try, but may end up just switching lines to an older phone to get a working line again.

@TheNeatoBandito

I was running into those issues on the N5 Moar hybrid port with each kernel option. While making sure I did his instructions for the battery. Only thing different was the phone ran hotter on the stock kernel& for me it was at about 30% when the phone would do those things.

I have flashed the Marshmallow update (official) then odin'd TWRP so I could flash TX. ... Mr......Slimmed Marshmallow PE1 ROM & the battery seems okay now. Still goes pretty quickly to me but it doesn't reboot or do those things anymore. Only thing I noticed is apps suddenly FCn at random without that message. I can be playing Madden Mobile and it just closed........... no biggie so far cause reopening the app it runs fine.

Just to give you ideas......

Sent from my SM-N910P using Tapatalk

Thanks for the insight, I may play around with the idea of going to another ROM series entirely, not overly excited about the idea. In all honesty the biggest issue I have with Marshmallow is the default app design... by far the dumbest thing I've ever dealt with and left me enraged when I first used the Marshmallow OS. I'd be willing to use an outdated Kit-Kat setup to avoid that again. If someone has fixed the default app system in Marshmallow, then I'll give it a run.
 

ninja_unmatched

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I did actually create a nandroid just before going back to the stock OK1 ROM. Since the stock ROM left my phone unrooted and without superuser permissions, I opted not to try restoring that nandroid until I had rerun the install on the Note 5 Hybrid ROM. Both the stock OK1 ROM and the Note 5 Hybrid seemed to have issues with the sluggish behavior and the sudden "going dead" as I would call it, where the phone won't respond to the power button without a battery pull. I did eventually restore the nandroid, but it didn't last long as nothing really changed.

Currently I have used Odin to reflash the stock OK1 ROM, and for the better part of the day the phone was seemingly doing fine, no lagging or non-responsive button issues, and about an hour ago it wouldn't respond to the power button without a battery pull again. Nothing running, not using the phone, just picked it up and tried to turn it on and nothing much happened.

I'm starting to get concerned that this is getting down to a hardware issue and not a software issue (as many people seem to be doing just fine with the ROM's I've been using through all of this), which I don't want to drag a hardware issue out on a thread that doesn't actually cover those circumstances. I've got one or two more ideas to try, but may end up just switching lines to an older phone to get a working line again.



Thanks for the insight, I may play around with the idea of going to another ROM series entirely, not overly excited about the idea. In all honesty the biggest issue I have with Marshmallow is the default app design... by far the dumbest thing I've ever dealt with and left me enraged when I first used the Marshmallow OS. I'd be willing to use an outdated Kit-Kat setup to avoid that again. If someone has fixed the default app system in Marshmallow, then I'll give it a run.
Actually so far I don't have a problem with it. I like that it asks for each permission when installing an app. Some apps Like Facebook messenger do not need all those permissions.

I'm also not totally sure what you mean though. I'm a little behind in my stuff right now. You talking about the auto closing of apps?

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TheNeatoBandito

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Actually so far I don't have a problem with it. I like that it asks for each permission when installing an app. Some apps Like Facebook messenger do not need all those permissions.

I'm also not totally sure what you mean though. I'm a little behind in my stuff right now. You talking about the auto closing of apps?

Sent from my SM-N910P using Tapatalk

What I was referring to in my previous post was the default app preference design between Lollipop and Marshmallow. On Lollipop (and to the best of my memory from back in the day on Kit-Kat as well) when select a file such as a video or PDF, or pressed a link in Google, the phone would offer a selection of apps that you could use to either view the file or open a link or whatever. You could then choose to say "just once" or "always" after selecting the app you wanted to use.

On Marshmallow the first app you select automatically becomes your "always" app and you have to clear your app preferences literally every time you want to use a different app for any reason. I searched online for a solution for a short minute and the only option was to use a 3rd-party app to regain the basic function of the "just once" option. As simple an issue as it sounds, this one single function was a deal breaker for me with Marshmallow, at least until it's corrected.

I will agree with you that I do like the permissions system they introduced in Marshmallow, where apps are given permission one at a time, but I knew I was going to root the phone and use a custom ROM at some point, so I opted to go with Lollipop to regain the default app selection design.
 

ninja_unmatched

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What I was referring to in my previous post was the default app preference design between Lollipop and Marshmallow. On Lollipop (and to the best of my memory from back in the day on Kit-Kat as well) when select a file such as a video or PDF, or pressed a link in Google, the phone would offer a selection of apps that you could use to either view the file or open a link or whatever. You could then choose to say "just once" or "always" after selecting the app you wanted to use.

On Marshmallow the first app you select automatically becomes your "always" app and you have to clear your app preferences literally every time you want to use a different app for any reason. I searched online for a solution for a short minute and the only option was to use a 3rd-party app to regain the basic function of the "just once" option. As simple an issue as it sounds, this one single function was a deal breaker for me with Marshmallow, at least until it's corrected.

I will agree with you that I do like the permissions system they introduced in Marshmallow, where apps are given permission one at a time, but I knew I was going to root the phone and use a custom ROM at some point, so I opted to go with Lollipop to regain the default app selection design.
Oh okay yeah it doesn't always do that with everything. I've been given a choice of a few apps at times & other times it just gives you that popup showing you where you can change it.

So far as I can tell if you do have more than one option installed it will ask you which one to use. If not the popup shows. Other times if an app needs another app to do something so far that has not given you the option. The times it has asked me it was the initial question but never again asked. That actually starts to get on my nerve when being asked each and every time to open the same app. If say I choose to use another app one day to open a PDF I'll just use the app itself to open it.

I get it though but it's more about finding your favorite & best ways to open & handle files you use. Once you do that it saves you that extra finger tap from doing what you do repetitively. If you change your mind about an app just clear the default for the action...

I notice though certain actions it will ask each time. Sharing of course & related actions. PDF files I noticed it does do that if you say open it through the default My Files manager. But if you open through ES File Explorer it will ask each time unless you check off that box. I bought ES File Explorer cause it was good & like the extra features plus the paid version looks better anyways. So that auto default hasn't been a real issue for me so far...... but asking everytime has been a Lil annoying lately.... especially if I'm rushing through the day. Maybe the ES File Explorer will be what makes Marshmallow okay for you.

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sliverr7x

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Well don't think of it as me abandoning it. Think of it as an evolution. With newer TW software available, I like to stay as current as possible. but i agree, this rom is as perfect as can be for a port rom. However the new N7 port will be even better ;)

Hey i know this isnt all request hour tx if and when u do make a n7 port anyway way i can implement the mipop app that was in your moar port.. that was very handiest app. That would be awsome thanks

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liquid307

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Can someone hook me up with the InCallUI.apk from this rom, it's in system/app?
I need it to replace the one in Moar rom.

Thanks in advance
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Edit: Nevermind got it already.


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hammerchucker

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Note 5 ROM: "Activate this device", "More", "Reset Cellular Data"

So I went and chose this option b/c I was throwing back on 3g.

I backed up my ROM before I did this. Afterward, after a few days I realized I had no phone and text, only data. I restored to no avail.

I flashed OK1 via ODIN, wiped internal, and flashed OK1 and it booted and now have all services. Then restored my OK3 Note 5 OS with no probs.

I am assuming that the option I chose in "activate device" was never ported and N5 stuff was written when I chose this option it wrote to a Note 5 partition address.
 

Consumers

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Was having problems not receiving texts from iPhones so I tried resetting the carrier through the ##72786# dialer code knowing that it could mess with the working cell services moving from OK1 to OK3. It did and now I can't reactivate; is the only choice to Odin and reflash? Just want to check if there's an easy fix first.

Also was wondering if anyone had similar issues with receiving iPhone SMS on this ROM or in general. Never registered any devices or numbers with Apple but wondering if deregistering iMessage worked in this case (tried on Apple's site quickly but didn't get the verification code back).
 

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    Ultimate Note5 Hybrid aka UN5
    A new era for the Sprint Galaxy Note 4!
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    After months, weeks, days and hundreds of hours of long & tedius work, I introduce the first properly ported Note 5 rom for the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 4!!! With all of the current N5/S6 ports out there that have various major issues, I set out on a mission to conquer and masterfully port the Note 5 software version N920PVPS2AOK3. This has been a long hard journey to say the least. I have spent countless amounts of time on this and i'm quite confident that no other developer has taken as much time and devotion to a rom project as I have with this one. I guarantee there is no other Note 5 rom out there that operates and functions as flawless as this rom. Period. With great pride and a sense of accomplishment, I officially announce a new era of roms for the Sprint Note 4! (and possibly other variants in the future)

    Before we get started, please take note: I do NOT give permission for anyone to use any portion of this rom in any other public rom projects. Period. My work here IS and should be considered THE authority of Note 5 ports without question. The proof is in the rom and it speaks for itself. Others will likely steal my work here and try to pass it off as their own work. I promise you that nobody would be able to port the N5 rom like this on their own in such short amount of time after this official release. I guarantee this will happen and I also guarantee that nobody else (aka rom chef/developer) here in the XDA Note 4 forums or any other tech site has contributed nor done any of the work & procedures to properly port their N5 roms. So be informed from this day forward that any future Note 5 roms that pop up here on XDA or elsewhere will most likely be using my work and formula without my permission or proper credit. Any other N5 based rom that is based on my work here that is approved by me WITH my permission will be stated as such in that rom thread's OP with a link to this official thread. If there is no credit given in the rom's OP it is being reproduced and shared WITHOUT my permission or approval.

    WARNING!

    This is a public warning to select individuals who are known to steal and "kang" other people's work. Do not even think about trying to copy or redistribute my roms or my work here! I WILL know if my rom/files are being used in other publicly shared rom projects. There is no way anyone can avoid me finding out. So don't make a fool of yourself in front of millions of XDA members around the world by trying to pull off an amazingly perfected N5 port rom as "your work" that you have downloaded and used without my approval or permission and place in your op that nobody has permission toy use "your" work. This is immature and flat out WRONG.. The way we do things here at XDA is very simple. Ask for permission to use other peoples' work and absolutely give them the credit that they truly deserve. However, due to the high number of "copycat" roms here on XDA I am publically announcing here and now that NOBODY has my permission to copy, mimic or reproduce the work in this rom or any of my future N5 ports. Period. I have been forced to make this decision by the actions of others.

    Let's be respectful to one another and avoid you getting your reputation destroyed and XDA membership suspended or banned for these kind of immature actions. I absolutely WILL be watching along with many other people here at XDA. I will immediately report suspicious new rom threads once I have the information I need to verify that you stole my work. People are almost always willing to share their hard work with you if you just give them the credit they deserve. If this is beyond your way of thinking then you don't belong in this community and nobody will ever respect you or your work. That is NOT how the evolution of XDA developers works. Yes android is opensource and I understand all of that. That is not the point. The issue is moral and ethical and has nothing to do with opensource. You have been warned!

    Now that's all out of the way let's get straight to business! First and foremost I want to Thank all of my friends and testers
    here at XDA who have helped with testing and just being all around good friends. I will list these people below. Secondly I want to thank the many developers here at XDA that have contributed so much over the years. Without these specific people we would not be able to build or flash custom roms! Again, their credits will also be found below. Now let's get to the rom shall we?

    About ROM
    Warning: This ROM is ONLY for the Sprint SM-N910P!!! DO NOT FLASH THIS ROM ON ANY OTHER MODEL!!! If you do then please don't ask for help in this thread. You are on your own! Know what you are doing before flashing and modifying your phone!!! Yes this is an amazing rom BUT it is for the Sprint network model SM-N910P ONLY!!! Please resist the urge to flash this rom on any other model. This is your fair warning.
    Initial Release: v1.0
    This is a "stock" build with no mods other than XtremeMusic audio technologies by @androidexpert35
    Fully deodexed framework and system apps
    Root by @Chainfire
    Busybox
    Init.d support
    Native Hotspot unlocked. (you can update prl and profile without breaking hotspot)
    100% Sprint Note 5 framework and system apps.
    100% Sprint Note 4 system files for hardware & feature dependecies. Are we sensing a pattern here???
    Absolutely ZERO international or non Sprint specific N4/N5 rom files where used in the making of this rom!
    This rom is guaranteed to bring new life into your Note 4 and make you love it again.

    Software version: N920PVPS2AOK3/N910PVPS4COK1 A true "Hybrid"
    Kernel: Official Samsung N910PVPS4COK1 with root enabled by @freeza
    Rom package Includes the latest OK1 modem & apn's that will flash along with the rom.

    Features
    This is a stock rom running the stock samsung kernel. Nothing has been done to the rom that would break features or cause any other kinds of undesirable results. Although there are no significant problems in the rom, I do plan to continue making fine adjustments with libraries etc in order to make this rom as pefect as I can. Afterall it is a port and many things have to be done precicely for the smoothest and most trouble-free operation of the rom. Currently this rom is amazing. In the future it will be even more amazing. Rom includes all working features of the Sprint Note 5 software version N920PVPS2AOK3.
    (No broken S6 Edge features will be included at this time until all of it's features are fixed)
    All pre-installed Samsung apps have been updated to their latest versions as of the release date of this rom. This is why the rom is larger than your average rom. Some 64 bit apps can't be installed from the Galaxy apps store, therefore I have converted and pre-installed the latest versions of SNote, SNote Extension, SNote add-ons etc. Please be aware that If you delete or uninstall some of these specific apps, you will not be able to install them again from the Galaxy apps store. So back them up first!

    Removed Itson
    Removed Knox and related apk's & libs/modules
    Removed Sprint bloat installer and sprint ID
    Removed WhatsAppDownloader
    Removed Facebook and facebook feature apps (can be downloaded from google Play)
    Removed GameOptimizer (does not function on the Note 4's hardware without modifications. not important.)
    Removed Lookout (can be downloaded through Google Play or Sprint Zone app)
    Removed Samsung Kies (the stock preinstalled N5 Kies.apk does not function on our Note 4 so the latest version will need to be installed from Galaxy apps store)
    Removed Samsung Pay and Payment Framework apk's (they are useless on rooted roms since they don't work if you have a rooted system or have tripped knox flag)
    Replaced the Note 5 VoiceNote app with the Note 4's OK1 Voice Notes app because it supports the Note 4's 3 mics and has multiple recording scenarios unlike the Note 5 version. It's better. :)
    Default notification panel toggles updated with additional toggles Samsung decided to hide from us.
    (only functioning toggles are included. many of the extra toggles do not actually work because the features have been disabled or is for a different device/carrier)

    Added the following apps:
    Peel Smart Remote ( Why not? The Note 4 has a IR blaster unlike the note 5 :) )
    Backup app
    GifMaker app (is an add-on feature for the stock Samsung photo gallery and can be found in the stock gallery's menu)
    Samsung fonts package (can be accessed from fonts settings. There's a lot so it takes a few seconds to load them all. when you open fonts settings be patient, they will load)
    Video Editor full version (I fixed the internal linking from the stock samsung video app so it will take you straight to the video editor when pressing "edit" for a video)

    Added Features:
    XtremeMusic v7.0 by: @androidexpert35
    Dolby ATMOS

    Known issues:
    This is the list of known minor issues upon initial release. Some are beyond my control.
    non-issue but will mention... Sprint Zone will fc during initial rom setup. it is looking for the bloat installer and ID apps which are removed
    FM radio is broken (I plan to finish solving this problem in the future as I have a good sense of direction to solve this )
    World clock tab in the clock app does not work. (I know the cause of this problem and will try to fix it another time)
    Some Samsung apps (specifically 64bit versions) cannot be updated through Samsung galaxy app store. This is to be expected and they will fail to install. Please consider this before you remove any stock samsung apps!
    Did i miss anything? I think that's about it! Please report any issues or bugs if you find something. Also PM me so your report doesn't get overlooked.

    Changelog
    ***v1.0 Initial release (rom features listed above)***
    ***v1.1 (No longer available. Nothing to see here.)
    ***v1.2
    • Removed all audio mods
    • Fixed stock samsung audio
    • Fixed highest volume audio bug
    • Fixed Samsung SoundAlive (however the bass knob in SoundAlive has a bug where bass will drop if you turn it to the left. Leave it centered for the best results)
    • Added S6 Smart Manager
    • Fixed World Clock
    • Updated all apps
    • Fixed GPS issue
    • Rebuilt the entire rom and made underhood adjustments as needed

    Flashing instructions:
    Before you flash this rom you absolutely MUST be running the latest OK1 software for the Sprint Note 4 with the latest bootloader as well as having your phone fully activated. While on the stock un-rooted OK1 rom, you will need to go to Settings/System updates and update PRL then update Profile. Reboot your phone and then go to Settings/Activate this device and launch it to properly activate your phone on the sprint network. Once this completes, make sure data, calls and gps works as it should. Once everything is activated and working, then proceed with the flashing instructions below. If you ignore these requirements please expect issues and don't ask for help until you do these initial steps.

    You can either take the ota updates in order on your phone via OTA updates, or use odin to flash the software in order of release until you are fully updated. OTA updates on your phone are installed differently than odin packages therefore you may only have to take one or two updates to become current. The OTA updates run scripts to patch your current rom unlike odin tar packages that completely write the entire partition replacing everything clean. I will not go into great detail about that here. I have covered this many times in my other threads so if you aren't sure then do some searching here in the Note 4 forums.

    ***Before you flash any rom, please make sure your battery has at least 50% charge***

    Lets begin...
    1. Download the rom
    2. Check the MD5!!! Use a MD5 checksum tool on your pc or phone (Google is your friend)
    3. Copy the downloaded rom to your phone's internal storage or micro-sd card
    Note: It has become apparent to me that if you are coming from another custom rom. especially another port rom, that you MUST also wipe your internal storage. Left over data from other roms do cause major problems! So if you want the best trouble-free experience with this rom, i highly recommend that you backup anything you need from you internal storage and wipe it in recovery. You should do this before placing this rom on your internal storage or else put the rom zip on your micro-sd card.
    4. Backup anything you need to backup from your internal storage and copy it to your pc or sd-card (DO NOT RESTORE BACKED UP APPS! INSTALL THEM FRESH FOR THE BEST TROUBLE-FREE EXPERIENCE!)
    5. Reboot to TWRP custom recovery. Press "Wipe". Do the "Factory Reset" several times then go into "Advanced Wipe" options and wipe Dalvic Cache, System, Data, and Cache several times.
    6. Go to recovery home screen and select "Install" and select the rom that you have already copied to your phone in step 3 above.
    7. Install the rom and the script will prompt you when it is finished flashing. WAIT!!! DO NOT REBOOT YOUR PHONE YET!!!

    ***THE NEXT STEP IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!!! It is done in order to clear the phone's current battery stats and prepare the phone for proper battery calibration***
    ***If you skip this step you will possibly have incorrect and misread battery capacity by your phone and will result in incorrect battery capacity problems*** Trust me. Do as I say and you will be perfectly fine.

    8. While still in recovery go back to the recovery homescreen and select "Reboot" then "Power Off".
    9. With your phone powered off remove your battery. With the battery removed press and hold the power button for AT LEAST 20 seconds then release it.
    10. Replace the battery and power on your phone. If the phone reboots into recovery then simply press "Reboot" then press reboot "System".
    11. The initial boot process will take around 10 minutes or so. Just be patient. It will boot.
    12. Once the phone has booted and you see the setup wizard screen, select your language then press the botton to continue to the next step. STOP HERE!

    ***THE NEXT STEP IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!***

    13. Stop at the wifi setup screen!!! Turn wifi off or leave it on, it doesn't matter. But STAY ON THIS SCREEN until your Sprint data has fully connected or else you will
    not be able to sign into your accounts and the setup wizard will not be happy.
    14. Once you have a data connection continue through setup wizard as usual.

    That's it! You're done!

    Enjoy the finest Note 5 port rom there is for the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 4! Please feel free to post rom feedback and support questions.

    Please consider making a kind donation for all of my time and hard work! Just click on the link right above. It is not required but is very much appreciated and it shows me that people do appreciate what I do for the community. Thank you!​


    Credits
    @tdunham for the stock deodexed base rom. Thank you!​
    @Chainfire for root and SuperSU. Thank you!​
    @iBotPeaches for the continued development and support of apktool. Thank you!​
    @JesusFreke for smali/baksmali tools! Thank you!​
    @freeza for the root-permissive OK1 kernel Thank you!​
    @millerboy3 for some of the proper N5 apk .9 image conversions. Thank you!​
    @androidexpert35 for XTREMEMusic v7.0 Thank you!​
    @ Myself for being so determined, devoted and persistent with the making of this rom! :))​
    If I have missed a credit to somebody please let me know so I can add them to this list!​


    ROM Development
    @tx_dbs_tx​

    Testing & Troubleshooting team: BIG Thanks!​
    (in random order)​
    @ianmb​
    @Qubanaso​
    @Jhill110​
    @Cflynt​
    @dgr581​
    @LMMT​
    @kenjesse​
    @ipodhacked86​
    @samep​
    @jc.m​

    Follow me on my google hangouts for current and up to date discussions on current and future rom projects! We have fun and talk about anything! Just PM me your gmail address and I can add you to my hangouts. Don't forget to introduce yourself with your XDA username so other people will know who you are. See you there!

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    XDA:DevDB Information
    ULTIMATE Note 5 Hybrid [N920PVPS2AOK3] Stock, 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: N910PVPS4COK1
    Based On: N920PVPS2AOK3_N920PSPT2AOK3_SPR/SPR-N910PVPS4COK1-20151209172046

    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Current Stable Version: 1.0
    Stable Release Date: 2016-02-03

    Created 2016-02-03
    Last Updated 2016-03-15
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    I want to thank everybody for helping one another here in the forum. Everybody here has something to offer and I have gotten tips and info on several things from people who you wouldn't expect to have much knowledge. So this goes to show that you should never look down on anybody or think they don't know anything and not to trust their input. The thing is, everybody uses their phone's differently and everybody learns through their own experiences. So everybody is able to contribute and i encourage it. Thanks for all of the support. enjoy your new Hybrid note 4! Updates and new custom roms will come soon.
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    Having trouble with something? Maybe you can find the answer here!

    My phone works data works and mms works but my phone won't activate either. I followed it to the letter, I'm not new to this. I wiped everything except my external and pulled the battery and waited for my lte signal. Everything works like a charm though. Can't update prl cause it goes to the hands free activation screen again and fails.
    had same problem, followed the op, and wiped everything plus internal sd card. odined ok1 rebooted and started the set up on stock rom. at the language screen let it connect mobile data then moved to next screen wifi connect let set up proceed skipped the google sign in and samsung sign in when everything settled in I updated prl then profile made a couple of calls .Rebooted to recovery followed the op on wipe and then reflashed the new rom and followed the op and everything was good

    Keeps trying to activate but fails but data and voice works. Any idea for a fix?
    Same here everything works except the hands free activation I'm on ok1 clean Install Followed every step in. The op

    Sent from my SM-N920P using JellyBombed Tapatalk 2
    I restored then updated my prl then wiped and flashed. I'm good to go now

    ---------- Post added at 07:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:34 PM ----------



    I had to restore then hands free activate update prl. Then i wiped and flashed this Rom again and all is well

    ---------- Post added at 07:37 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:35 PM ----------



    Thank you.
    Hands free just came up automatically. It kept failing so I restored my back up and it went through the hands free activation by itself and it updated my prl. I then re fladhed this rom and it is good to go now.

    ---------- Post added at 07:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:54 PM ----------



    Donate link? I'd like to send you a donation for all the work you do.

    Edit.........
    Donation sent
    Okay so I re downloaded the COK1.tar and ROM just in case I had a bad download. I wiped EVERYTHING 6 times, rebooted into download mode, Odin'd COK1, let it activate, set it up as a new device and did no restores or back ups, took the PRL/Profile updates, flashed TWRP, followed instructions to the T. Everything is working smooth like before, i'll update on battery life in a couple hours. :)

    If you want to add the N4 32bit camera modes... download and install them from this post.
    Thanks @ianmb! http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=65866353&postcount=1231



    more helpful post will be add as i can get to them...
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    Just a heads up. I updated the flashing instructions in the OP#1. So from this point forward just refer people with "activation" issues back to the OP#1. The correct steps to success are now clearly laid out. If you can read then you will have zero issues with rom flash, setup or activation. Sorry for not having this in the instructions until now. I've just been so busy with different things lately.

    Also, MOAR 2.1 will be available soon. I'm just crossing the "T's" and dotting the "i's" so that initial release is as perfect as i can make it. tdunham has been updating a lot of things in MOAR 2.1 so I have to get with him often to add these new changes/features. That and we have been working on aroma for the N4 and MOAR rom configs which is a job all on it's own. A new rom thread will be opened once the rom is ready for prime time.
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    Important information about my Google Hangouts

    Please read this post concerning my Google Hangouts.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/note-4-sprint/general/ultimate-note-5-hybrid-rom-google-t3309618