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  SM-G900F.


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

Getting Started on How to Install X-Note TMT on Galaxy S5 SM-G900F


You should make sure that you have a back up copy of all of your irreplacable data stored from your phone. If you hadn't make any back-ups then its now the best time to do it. Also recharge your phone right now if its battery power is getting low, a power failure while installing the firmware to your phone may caused undesired outcomes.

This process needs root access and custom recovery installed on your phone, so your phone has not been rooted or installed with any custom recovery then this will not work. Consider to root first and then install a custom recovery like TWRP, CWM or the CWM Advanced Edition Philz Touch Recovery.

Prepare a Windows base OS computer or laptop, Odin flasher tool will not run on MAC and other OS.
Use the supplied USB cable, a bad USB cable will be causing flashing errors.
Unzip or extract the files, compressed file can be extracted using 7zip, winzip, winrar or any unzipping program in your computer.
Enable USB debugging mode if you are having issues connectingyour device to the computer try to enable the this option. In your Samsung Galaxy S5 go to Settings>> About device>> then look for the firmware build number and then tap that build number for around 7-times until a message pop-ups that says something “congratulations you are now a developer”.
Remove the external micro SD card if you have one, to avoid any failures and error during the flashing process.
TURN OFF the Reactivation Lock –  just tap on Settings>>Security>>Reactivation Lock and then uncheck the Turn Reactivation lock on. This is only needed if you already turned-it-ON, from which you cannot modify the system when it’s turned-ON.

Assuming that your phone is rooted and custom recovery image then you may proceed to the quick guide below!

Guide For Rooting and Installing Custom Recovery


Download CF-Auto root from hereCF-Auto-Root-klte-kltexx-smg900f.zip
Get the Philz Touch Recovery 6.26.6 or any newest update from
here: http://goo.im/devs/philz_touch/CWM_Advanced_Edition/klte
Select this file: “philz_touch_6.26.6-klte.tar.md5″ which is the Odin flashable.
You can read the full details about the Philz Touch recovery at XDA’s origina thread. You can also use CWM or TWRP recovery too.

Download Odin and USB driver:
Odin3_v3.09 download
Galaxy S5 USB Driver  download
Note: Installing root and custom recovery voids the phones warranty!
Phone Status: Custom
KNOX Warranty Counter: ox1

Install the USB Driver


Simply run the downloaded USB driver to install. Without the USB driver your computer will not recognize your Galaxy S5. You might also need to reboot your computer once the USB driver is installed.

Run and Configure Odin


Run Odin downloader Odin3_v3.09 on your PC desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘RE-PARTITION’ and the ‘AUTO-REBOOT , just leave alone the ‘F.RESET TIME’ check-box remained checked.

Reboot your Galaxy S5 into Download Mode


To reboot the Galaxy S5 into download mode , you need to turn the power off. After it completely shut off, just press and hold the Volume Down key, Home button and the Power ON/OFF button simultaneously.

You should then prompted into a warning screen and asking you to press volume up if you want to continue or volume down to cancel, just simply press volume up to get into download mode. The download mode then displays an Android robot and say’s “Downloading.. Do not turn off target!!”

Connect your Phone to Computer or Laptop


Once you already reboot the phone in download mode, simply connect the phone to your PC or laptop USB.
In Odin window – the ID:COM box will turn to blue color and indicates the COM port number and a word “Added” on a log box will prompt you that the device is already detected or recognized by Odin.

Your COM port number might be different from mine. If you do not see a COM port number then there’s something missing or wrong. You may read again from the top of this post.

Installing CF-Auto Root


1) Unzip the CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltexx-smg900f.zip.
2) Click on Odin's AP button and then load CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltexx-smg900f.tar.md5.
3) Proceed to flashing the firmware instructions below.


Installing Philz Touch Recovery


Simply click on the AP button, then browse to the folder where you put the “philz_touch_6.26.6-klte.tar.md5″ you have previously downloaded and then select and load it. Odin should look like this image below.

Flashing the firmware


Once if all set and ready to fire-up, hit the “START” button in Odin to begin flashing the Philz Touch Recovery.
Do not ever interrupt the phone while already in flashing progress, like disconnecting the cable or turning off the device. Just wait until it completely finish.

Lastly, Reboot the phone into recovery!

Once the CF-Auto Root and the Philz Touch Recovery installation successfully completes, you will then see a word “PASS” in Odin. This indicates that the flashing was already finish, and on the log box it says “All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)”. Now, once you see that word “PASS!” do not let it reboot into normal mode but instead directly reboot it into recovery. Do this:
- Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button.
- Use volume keys to select, Up and Down and Power or Home key to select the option
- Select “Reboot to system” using the Home button.
- It will then prompts you to fix root and recovery, then simply always answer “YES” to the given questions.
- Done.

From here you should have a rooted and running custom recovery on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900F. From here you can now  install X-Note TMT via Philz custom recovery.

Installing X-Note


Name: X-Note TMT build 1.0 public *True-Multidpi-Touchwiz* G900F NCF

Developer: [soloilmeglio]

Source: XDA-Developers

Download: XDA Original Thread

Copy the downloaded X-Note firmware file into your SD card. Then Reboot your Galaxy S5 into recovery by holding down Volume Up+Home+Power button simultaneously.  Once in recovery, you can select to make a back-up first (EFS,modemst01, modemst02) to keep your EFS and Modem files secured  and then wipe data to gain a fresher firmware installation. Now, simply select "Install from SD card" and lastly browse and choose the X-Note file from your SD card then perform the installation.

That's it, you may then reboot your phone and check if you have successfully installed the X-Note TMT on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900F.