1. Nathan Truhan's Avatar
    I upgraded my SM-G900V from a Rooted 4.4.4 to Android 5.0 via an Odin push of the stock 5.0 RPM. I had to do this approach since the OTA method would not work due to the phone being rooted.

    I had originally rooted my phone via the kernel rollback method:
    1. Odin back to stock NCG.
    2. Install towelroot
    3. Perform root, install SuperSU.
    4. Flash latest kernel.

    It worked fine in the 4.4.4 Series; however, after upgrading to Android 5.0, kernel A08, I tried the same method, but when I flashed the old NCG kernel onto the Android 5.0 it would not boot, it loaded into the boot-loader in fail-safe mode to restart or flash again.... So I am at a loss now.

    I saw instructions here: http : //zidroid.com/keep-root-for-verizon-galaxy-s5-android-l-oa8/ but those are to Keep root and of course I saw them after I did the update, but it involved a Pre-rooted ROM and wasn't sure it it was advisable to use it.

    Would anyone have any ideas? Perhaps a kernel that still works with Towelroot and with Android 5 as well?
    02-17-2015 02:12 PM
  2. pchrist11's Avatar
    I also would like to know how to re-root. I saw the thread on XDA about using SafeStrap and the 5.0 ROM. I guess we would have to go back to 4.4.4 rooted and install SafeStrap, then follow that method.

    [How-To] Update to G900VVRU1BOA8 5.0 and Kee… | Verizon Samsung Galaxy S 5 | XDA Forums
    02-20-2015 12:56 PM
  3. Brian Baldwin's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing that link - Ive been wanting to upgrade but not without being able to root. Ill read it over this weekend maybe and give it a try
    02-25-2015 12:10 PM

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