Category Archives: Galaxy S5 Tips and Tutorials

Galaxy S5 Marshmallow Update Gets Root using TWRP recovery, Xposed Framework and SuperSU Apps

Some folks who have just upgraded their Galaxy S5 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update has achieved root on it.  Many advanced users were forcefully removed their root access on their own devices just to get the Marshmallow update.  The root method involves using a Xposed framework and the Super SU apps. The rooting process is just like installing an apps from Playstore … Continue reading Galaxy S5 Marshmallow Update Gets Root using TWRP recovery, Xposed Framework and SuperSU Apps

How to Root G900W8VLU1BOB3 Galaxy S5 Canadian Lollipop Update

Achieve root on G900W8VLU1BOB3 5.0 Lollipop update on Canadian Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-N900W8. To root the G900W8VLU1BOB3 Lollipop update, you can still use the CF-Auto-Root “hltecan-hlteevl-smn900w8” version. This root method have had been used on older 4.4.2 KitKat updates but the main consequences  on this root method is that it will trip the KNOX counter … Continue reading How to Root G900W8VLU1BOB3 Galaxy S5 Canadian Lollipop Update

G900FXXU1ANE2 Galaxy S5 SM-G900F 4.4.2 Firmware Update

Here are the  G900IDVU1AND2 firmware for  Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to those who are running with rooted, any ROMs and custom recovery and cannot get the update officially from Kies or over-the-air OTA.    The G900FXXU1ANE2 is an incremental update that may improved system stability and other enhancements. Again, the stock firmware below, are for those who might to … Continue reading G900FXXU1ANE2 Galaxy S5 SM-G900F 4.4.2 Firmware Update

How to Recover Samsung Galaxy S5 from Bootloop and Nearly Softbrick Fix

If it happens that your Samsung Galaxy S5 ended into bootloops, here is how to fix recover it and bring it back to life. Bootloop mainly only occurs on your Samsung Galaxy S5 if somehow you have messed-up from customizing the system files. Some modified system files are not compiled correctly or if it is it might does not matched with your Samsung Galaxy S5 versions. The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes in different model variants, each model version uses a different approach onto the system files.

When we have done far enough into customizing our Samsung Galaxy S5 such as rooting, installing custom recovery, custom ROM, other mods and even themes. So bootloops problem basically started here, if someone had missed figuring it out that each and every custom images has a different build versions that fits on each Samsung Galaxy S5 model variants.

Install Stock G900IDVU1AND2 4.4.2 Update Australia Galaxy S5 SM-G900I

Here is the stock 4.4.2 G900IDVU1AND2 for Australia’s unbranded  Galaxy S5 SM-G900I to those who are running with rooted, any ROMs and custom recovery and cannot get the update officially from Kies or over-the-air OTA.    The G900IDVU1AND2 is an incremental update that may improved system stability and other enhancements. Again, the stock firmware below, are for … Continue reading Install Stock G900IDVU1AND2 4.4.2 Update Australia Galaxy S5 SM-G900I

Install X-Note TMT 4.4.2 Based Firmware On Galaxy S5 SM-G900F

XDA-Developers has now started making it’s way for adding a lot of fun on Android devices. For Today’s treats we have X-Note TMT which is applicable for the international Galaxy S5 SM-G900F (Snapdragon). The X Note is based from the latest official 4.4.2 stock firmware G900FXXU1ANCF and it comes on its first public released build version 1.0. The X Note offers a True Multi Dpi Touchwiz that has the ability to select your screen density thru to its X-Transformer app. Not only that it also provides some features not available in the vendor-supplied firmwares, it allows you to avoid the bloatware that comes with vendor firmware, and it is highly customisable through the UI just almost anything if you want. So if you may want to give a try just read on as I will show you on how to install the X-Note on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900F.

X-Note TMT

As per X-Note general disclaimer, you modify your phone at your own risk!

Australia Galaxy S5 SM-G900I G900IDVU1ANC6 Original 4.4.2 Firmware

Here are Australia’s Galaxy S5 SM-G900I official and the original 4.4.2 factory firmware G900IDVU1ANC6 which is suitable to use when times comes that you need to unroot your phone. The stock 4.4.2 G900IDVU1ANC6 is the first firmware that has set foot on Australians Galaxy S5 during the market launch. Firmware is not only useful to remove root from the device but you can also use it to fully restore back your SGS 5 from any modification you have made to its original default settings from the first time you bought it.

One more thing, if you’ve missed-up your phone from customization and ended-up into soft bricks, this is also your other last resort to fix and regain your phone back to life.

Technical details of G900IDVU1ANC6 4.4.2 Firmware?

Here is what we have in Australia’s Galaxy S5 G900I 4.4.2 firmware build version of G900IDVU1ANC6 :

Android version: 4.4.2
Baseband version: G900IDVU1ANC6
Kernel version: 3.0.4-964941
Build number: KOT49H.G900IDVU1ANC6
AP: G900IDVU1ANC6
CP: G900IDVU1ANC6
CSC: G900IXSA1ANC6 (unbranded)
G900IVAU1ANC6 (Vodafone)
G900ITEL1ANC6 (Telstra)
G900IOPS1ANC6 (Optus)

How To Change the CSC Code on Samsung Galaxy S5

Changing the CSC code of Samsung Galaxy S5 is very important on some part, one important benefit to this is so it can receive the latest software update which is officially rolled out by Samsung. This is basically useful like if you just bought your Galaxy S5 from an online store or just sent to you as a gift without knowing the default firmware of the phone to where and what country it came from. Samsung was using an special CSC file included in Android firmware which are specifically built and designates to each country or mobile network providers.

Now, once and every while when the new software update arrives, it will check the default software build of your device. Yes it’s smart indeed, it will check your phone if still runs on official firmware or not. A software update will not allows you to download if it finds-out that your phone has been rooted or modified, this error message oftentimes appears “Your device have been modified, Software updates are not available” or “Your device have been modified, This device is not supported by Kies”. But sometimes even if you did not do anything or altered your phone by means of rooting, custom recovery and custom ROMs or any other modification you still having trouble getting the latest software update.

Install CWM Advanced Philz Touch Recovery on Galaxy S5 G900H, G900F International Variants

You can now install the CWM Advanced edition or Philz Touch Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H (Exynos) and the SM-G900 (Snapdragon) variants. The updated version of PhilZ Touch recovery to 6.26.6 has worked on International Galaxy S5 variants. The new unified (klte) basically built and work for International, Canada, Sprint, T-mobile, Verizon Galaxy S5 but due to some carrier bootloader locked issues it hasn’t perfectly tested yet, but I will try to cover for that on other Galaxy S5 when a due time comes.

If you knew about CWM (ClockWork Mod recovery) then I can be sure that you also knew Philz Touch Recovery. Philz Touch Recovery is actually the CWM recovery but added with numerous features you could ever miss in CWM such as the full touch interface and a completely configurable GUI experience. It has been tested and a well proven recovery for many phones before the Galaxy S5 exists.