How to Root Galaxy S5! | Recovery + Root

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This is a step-by-step guide to root the Galaxy S5. This process will install PhilZ Touch Recovery and install SuperSU to get root access. Rooting the Galaxy S5 has a lot of benefits like the ability to install custom ROMS like CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, AOKP. You can also use great apps like Titanium Backup that allows you to backup and restore app + app data! 

This root guide will work with all variants including:
SM-G900F International Galaxy S5 
SM-G900T T-Mobile Galaxy S5
SM-G900P Sprint Galaxy S5
SM-G900T1 Metro PCS Galaxy S5
SM-G900R4 US Cellular Galaxy S5
SM-G900W8 Canadian Galaxy S5
SM-G900M South AmericaMiddle East Galaxy S5

Note: Backup any important information (music, movies, documents) before continuing! 

1. Plug in your phone via microUSB 3.0 or 2.0. If you have a 2.0 cable use it. Plug the USB end to the computer. 


2. Download UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.94.zip using the link below. 
Download UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.94.zip

3. Transfer UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.94.zip to your Galaxy S5 (you can choose your internal or external storage. I personally prefer the internal storage).
Don't unzip it, transfer the zip file! 


4. Enter your phone into "Download Mode". Power off your phone then press 
the volume down, home button and power button.


5. You should now see "Warning". Press the volume up button to continue. 


6. Download Odin3v185.zip and PhilZ Touch Recovery using the links below.

Download Odin3v185.zip
Download PhilZ Touch Recovery
7. Unzip Odin3v185.zip and run odin3 v1.85.exe.


8. You should see a yellow box in the left side of odin, if you don't then install the Samsung USB driver, reboot computer, and run odin. 


9. Uncheck "Auto Reboot".


10. Click on "PDA" and locate/select "philz_touch_6.26.6-klte.tar.md5".



11. Click on "Start", this will only take a few seconds. 


12. Odin will show "PASS!" in green. Congrats you now have PhilZ Touch Recovery installed, but we still need to root our device (get SuperSU access). 


13. Now unplug your phone and enter into recovery mode. 
Press and hold the volume up, home button and power button all at the same time. Keeping holding for about 15 seconds. 


You should now see a pink/purple interface. 


14. Select "Install Zip".


15. Now select "Choose zip from /sdcard". 



16. Locate UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.94.zip, select it, and choose "yes". 



17. We're almost done! Select any key at the bottom of the screen, choose "+++++Go Back++++++", and tap on "Reboot System Now".



18. You should now have SuperSU installed and in your app drawer. Open up the app and select "Ok" when asked to disable KNOX. 



18. You are done! Your Galaxy S5 is completely rooted and has PhilZ Touch Recovery installed so you can use apps like Titanium Backup and also install custom ROMS like CyanogenMod if you choose to! 



FAQ: 
Q: Odin still doesn't show the yellow box, even after installing the Samsung USB driver
A: Change to a USB 2.0 cable if possible, change USB cable, use a USB 2.0 port, and if those suggestions don't work try a different computer. 

Q: After tapping on "Reboot System Now" the recovery asks me if I want to disable recovery. 
A: Select "Yes" to disable recovery. 

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Double Tap to Sleep for Android! - Xposed MOD

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With some new released devices that are entering the market like the HTC One M8 they have one hardware issue that I don't like, the power button location. This location of the power button doesn't make any sense, your fingers are never at the top of the device. Why would you place a button there? Especially since devices keep getting bigger and bigger you need to keep that power button at a logical place on the phone. 

With the DoubleTapToSleep Xposed MOD all you have to do is double tap the status bar to put the device to sleep. This is so much more convenient than reaching all the way to the top of the device to turn off your phone. It just makes so much more sense with phones having the power button at the top.

DoubleTapToSleep Xposed MOD works every time and I have never had it happen where I was trying to get to my notifications, but accidentally turned off my device. This is a great MOD for anyone who would rather turn off their device by reaching over to the status bar area than the location of the power button. 

Download Double Tap to Sleep APK below! 


Download Xposed Installer
Download com.zst.xposed.doubletaptosleep_v1_9dd343.apk


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PACMan KitKat ROM for Galaxy Nexus! CyanogenMod/Paranoid Android/AOKP

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PACMan ROM for the Galaxy Nexus GSM, Verizon, and Sprint variants is a great ROM for a few reasons. If you didn't know what PAC stands for: Paranoid Android, AOKP, and CyanogenMod. This ROM mixes all the best features from these ROMS and includes other features all into one awesome ROM! 

PACMan ROM comes with a ton of features ranging from lockscreens, to transitions, to accessing your apps so much faster! Just to name a few that I enjoy is the PACMan game that comes installed, Glowpad Doubletab Gesture, and all the custom animations. 

PACMan ROM has been around for awhile for many types of devices and brings you the ultimate ROM that is packed with all your favorite features from Paranoid Android, AOKP, and CyanogenMod all within one nicely cooked up ROM!

Remember this is still in the nightly stage so test it out at an appropriate time! 

How to fix back button issue: If your back button isn't working/stops working going into Settings > PAC Pellets > Navigation bar. Remove "back" and add a new one with the short action being back. 

Download PACMan ROM for Galaxy Nexus GSM, Verizon, and Sprint using the links below!

Download PACMan ROM for Galaxy Nexus GSM
Download PACMan ROM for Galaxy Nexus Verizon
Download PACMan ROM for Galaxy Nexus Sprint
Download Gapps
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How to Root Verizon HTC One M8 2014!


It didn't take too long to get the Verizon HTC One M8 rooted! This guide will show you a step-by-step tutorial to completely root the Verizon HTC One M8 literally within a few minutes! 


This method has been known to work with other HTC devices, but it was truly only meant for the Verizon HTC One M8. Rooting your phone brings a lot of benefits to an already great phone! A couple of things that I do right away is remove any unwanted apps like HTC or carrier bloatware apps, get WiFi tether if it's available, and use Titanium Backup. 

Follow this guide below to root the Verizon HTC One M8!

1. Go into Settings and make sure that "Unknown Sources" is enabled. This is usually located under the "Security" section. 


2. Download WeakSauce-1.0.1.zip directly to your phone using the link below. 

Download WeakSauce-1.0.1.zip

3. At the top notification area tap on "WeakSauce-1.0.1.zip" to open it up. 

4. Tap on "WeakSauce-1.0.1.apk" and select "Install". 

5. A message will pop up on your phone. Tap on "Accept". 

6. You will reach a disclaimer message. Select "Yes" to root your HTC One M8. 

7. Go to the Play Store app and install the free SuperSU app.

8. Open up the SuperSU app and update the Binary if your notified to do so. 

You are done! Your Verizon HTC One M8 is fully rooted and allows you to use apps like ROM Manager and Titanium Backup! 

Use this app to confirm that you are rooted! 

FAQ:
Q: What happens if I reboot my phone? 
A: Every time you fully turn on your phone WeakSauce will re-root your device. 

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SlimKat Android 4.4.2 ROM for Galaxy S4! [GT-i9505/U.S Variants]

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If you're familiar with the ROM SlimBean, then you will most definitely be familiar with the ROM SlimKat. These ROMS are very similar, but SlimKat is simply based off of KitKat instead of Jellybean. This ROM for the Galaxy S4 GT-i9505, T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and Canadian variants is a great ROM. 

This ROM is based off a clean AOSP ROM that comes with some nice features including KTweaker to take control of your kernel. You have options to change the voltage, improve performance, battery life, and so much more! SlimKat ROM also comes with a nice two layered pie control to add extra functions, and a 5x6 app drawer. 

The one feature I was surprised about was the new look of multitasking. When holding down the home button a right side panel pops up to show you all the running apps. While this feature isn't revolutionizing it does change up your usual look of the AOSP multitasking feature. 

Be sure to try out SlimKat ROM for Galaxy S4 GT-i9505, T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and Canadian variants using the download links below! 

Download SlimKat ROM for Galaxy S4 GT-i9505, T-Mobile & Canadian
Download SlimKat ROM for Galaxy S4 AT&T
Download SlimKat ROM for Galaxy S4 Verizon
Download SlimKat ROM for Galaxy S4 Sprint
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Elix-R ROM for Nexus 5! Fast | Elegant | Simple

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Elix-R ROM for the Nexus 5 is a simple, elegant, and fast ROM that is based off of Android 4.4.2 Paranoid Android beta 1. This means that you get some nice Paranoid Android features like the Notification Peek and the PIE Control with some nice enhancements from the Elix-R side of the ROM. 

This ROM includes the newly added Notification Peek that acts the same if not better than the Moto X Active Display, PIE Control, improved battery and performance from the included ElementalX custom kernel. 

Elix-R ROM also includes a couple of nice apps like Viper4Android for sound enhancements, CyanogenMod Documents, and my favorite the Motorola Galley app. This app is a very clean and an easy way to navigate between your photos.

Download Elix-R ROM for the Nexus 5 using the link below!

Download Elix-R ROM for Nexus 5

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How to Root Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat! T-Mobile SM-N900T

Here's a guide on how to root the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900T running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Rooting the Galaxy Note 3 will allow you to do so many more things to your phone. 

You can install custom ROMS like Paranoid Android or CyanogenMod, remove all of Samsung's and T-Mobile's bloatware, and even greatly improve the battery life of your Galaxy Note 3. Rooting your phone unlocks limitless possibilities that you can do to your phone. 

Follow the guide below to root the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900T running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

Note: Backup any important information before proceeding!

1. Make sure that you are on stock Samsung Android 4.4.2 KitKat, if you are not follow this guide first!

2. Enter your phone into "Download Mode". Make sure your phone is unplugged and turned off. Hold the volume down, home center, and power button at the same time. When you feel a vibration let go of the power, but keep holding onto the volume down and home button.

3. Press the volume up to continue and plug in your phone via microUSB.


4. Download Odin3v185.zip, CF-Auto-Root-hlte-hltexx-smn9005.zip, and philz_touch_6.19.3-hlte.tar.zip using the links below.

Download Odin3v185.zip
Download CF-Auto-Root-hlte-hltexx-smn9005.zip
Download philz_touch_6.19.3-hlte.tar.zip

5. Unzip and open Odin3 v1.85. In Odin you should see a yellow highlighted box on the left of the program. If you don't, download and install Samsung USB drivers.

6. Unzip CF-Auto-Root-hlte-hltexx-smn9005.zip. Then in Odin click on "PDA" and locate/select CF-Auto-Root-hlte-hltexx-smn9005.tar.md5. 

7. Click on "Start". This part will take only a few minutes. 

8. Once complete your phone will reboot and it will be rooted, but now we need to install a custom recovery. 

9. Repeat steps 2-3 again. 

10. Unzip philz_touch_6.19.3-hlte.tar.zip. Then in Odin click on "PDA" and locate/select philz_touch_6.19.3-hlte.tar.md5.

11. Again, click on "Start". Once complete your phone will reboot after installing the custom recovery. 

12. You are now done. Your Galaxy Note 3 is both rooted and has a custom recovery installed that is running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat! 

FAQ: 
Q: How do I enter into recovery mode?
A: Make sure your phone is unplugged and turned off. Hold the volume up, home center, and power button at the same time. When you feel a vibration let go of the power, but keep holding onto the volume up and home button.

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How to Install/Unroot T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat! SM-N900T


Here is a step-by-step guide to show you how to completely unroot or install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900T. This guide will remove any previous information that you have on your internal storage and restore it like the day your first bought your Galaxy Note 3. 

In this guide we will be using Odin, a software to loading Android 4.4.2 KitKat on the Galaxy Note 3 and the Android 4.4.2 KitKat software. It will only take about 15 minutes to completely finish this guide. Follow the directions below to install/unroot T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900T to Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

NOTE: This will delete everything on your phone! Back it up!

1. Enter your phone into "Download Mode". Make sure your phone is unplugged and turned off. Hold the volume down, home center, and power button at the same time. When you feel a vibration let go of the power, but keep holding onto the volume down and home button.

2. Press the volume up to continue and plug in your phone via microUSB.


3. Download Odin3v185.zip and TMB-N900TUVUCNB4-20140305155920.zip using the links below.

Download Odin3v185.zip
Download TMB-N900TUVUCNB4-20140305155920.zip

4. Unzip and open Odin3 v1.85. In Odin you should see a yellow highlighted box on the left of the program. If you don't, download and install Samsung USB drivers.

5. Unzip TMB-N900TUVUCNB4-20140305155920.zip. Then in Odin click on "PDA" and locate/select N900TUVUCNB4_N900TTMBCNB4_N900TUVUCNB4_HOME.tar.md5. 

6. Click on "Start". This part will take about 10 minutes. 

7. Once complete your phone will automatically reboot and you will be on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. 

FAQ: 
Q: Odin showed "Pass" on the box and my phone rebooted, but it's stuck on the boot up logo. 
A:  Enter into Recovery Mode. First power off your phone then hold the volume up, home center, and power button at the same time. When you feel a vibration let go of the power, but keep holding onto the volume up and home button. Select "wipe data/factory reset" > "Yes". Then "reboot system now". 

How to Unroot/Unbrick AT&T Galaxy S4 SGH-i337! - Compete Stock



Anyone who wants to unroot/unbrick their Galaxy S4 they can easily by using Odin and the correct stock firmware for their AT&T SGH-i337 Galaxy S4. With this step-by-step guide it will show you how to completely unroot your AT&T Galaxy S4, remove any custom recovery and unbrick your phone if you are in a boot loop. 

Follow the guide below to unroot/unbrick AT&T Galaxy S4 SGH-i337.

1. Enter your phone into "Download Mode". Make sure your phone is unplugged and turned off. Hold the volume down, home center, and power button at the same time. When you feel a vibration let go of the power, but keep holding onto the volume down and home button.

2. Press the volume up to continue and plug in your phone via microUSB.

3. Download Odin, pit, and tar.md5 files using the links below.

Download Odin
Download JFLTE_USA_ATT_16G.pit
Download AP_I337UCUEMK2_1921628_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_C ERT.tar.md5

4. Unzip and open Odin3 v1.85. In Odin you should see a yellow highlighted box on the left of the program. If you don't, download and install Samsung USB drivers.

5. Click on "PIT" then locate and select "JFLTE_USA_ATT_16G.pit"

6.  Click on "PDA" then locate and select AP_I337UCUEMK2_1921628_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_C ERT.tar.md5.

7. Now click on "Start". The entire process will take about 5-10 minutes. 

8. Once Odin is complete it will say "Pass". Now unplug your phone

9. You will now see a Android figure on your screen. Wait till you see "Samsung Galaxy S4" and then take out the battery and put it back in.

10. Now enter into Recovery Mode. Hold the volume up, home center, and power button at the same time. When you feel a vibration let go of the power, but keep holding onto the volume up and home button.

11. Select "wipe data/factory reset" > "Yes". 

12. Then "reboot system now". 

13. You are now on stock Android! You are unrooted, on stock recovery, and unbricked! You can now send this to Samsung/AT&T without them knowing you ever modified with your phone

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Lewa OS ROM for Nexus 4! - Themes and Customize

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Lewa OS ROM for the Nexus 4 is similar to the MIUI ROMS. This ROM literally makes your Android device look like some new OS. It changes everything like removing the app drawer, redesigned settings, and you even have a new left panel on your homescreen.

Swipe across the homescreen from left to right and you will see quite a bit of useful features. A couple are multitasking, security, torch, alarm, and a countdown timer until your Nexus 4 will die. Now let's get onto the biggest attractions, the themes! 

Dive into the Themes app, tap on online, and you are flooded with a large amount of themes to choose from. Each theme is very unique from the next and changes quite a bit. Most of themes change the icons, wallpaper, and some even change the lockscreen and font too! 

Download Lewa OS ROM for Nexus 4 using the links below!

Download Lewa OS ROM for Nexus 4
Download Radio - Note: Flash after ROM or WiFi and Data won't work!

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500 Firepaper for Android! - Great Wallpaper App



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500 Firepaper app for Android is an excellent app made by the very famous known developer Chainfire. 500 Firepaper allows you to change the wallpaper every few seconds, minutes, hours, etc. Really any interval you choose to set. 

You have set categories that you can check so only your favorite types of wallpapers are shown, including NSFW. Using this app you can also organize it from all the way up from featured all the day down to popular this week. 

500 Firepaper app is a great app for anyone, like me, who gets tired of the same old wallpaper each day. I would love to have a new fresh wallpaper each time I wake up that I like. This app does just that, it does all the work of gathering all your favorites types of wallpapers and adds it to your homescreen! 

Download 500 Firepaper from the Play Store using the link below! 

Download 500 Firepaper from the Play Store

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Get Multi-Window on Android! Xposed - XMultiWindow

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One of the major downside to many Android phones and ROMS is that they don't include multi-window except Samsung devices, but now you can get multi-window on your very own Android device. If possible try to get a AOSP ROM for your phone for best results.

You get an app called XMultiWindow that allows you to manage which apps you want to be enabled for multi-window. After that just enable multi-window and you're good to go! You can easily manage two apps side by side in both portrait or landscape mode! 

How to get multi-window on Android
Note:
You must be rooted!
This method may not work with every Android device, it mainly depends if your on an AOSP ROM or not!

1. Download Xposed Installer and XMultiWindow APKS to your phone from the links below.

Download Xposed Installer
Download XMultiWindow

2. Install Xposed Installer and grant SuperSU permission. Remember you need to be rooted!

3. Install XMultiWindow and then activate it within the Xposed app.

4. Open up the XMultiWindow app, set it up, and start multitasking!

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