1. Tom Ashley1's Avatar
    Thanks for viewing my thread. I'm on S5 Verizon. I'm currently running BOC4 and have root. There have been several patches and updates since that version and I want to get to the latest version (Too bad I can't install CM13). My question is: Do I need to incrementally go through the patches and updates, rooting them along the way. I think there have been several patches and one update since the version I have installed. I found this list:

    Firmware OA8 Build date 27 JAN 15 Changelist #3846539 UPDATE

    Firmware OC4 Build date 18 MAR 15 Changelist #3846539 PATCH

    Firmware OD5 Build date 29 APR 15 Changelist #4782027 UPDATE

    Firmware OE1 Build date 18 JUN 15 Changelist #4782027 PATCH

    Firmware OG5 Build date 31 JUL 15 Changelist #4782027 PATCH

    Firmware OK3 Build date 17 NOV 15 Changelist #4782027 PATCH

    And there might be more recent updates I'm not aware of. My phone downloaded an update a very long time ago (Obviously given the version I'm running) and has been pestering me to install it for a long time. How should I proceed to get the latest version and keep root?

    02-04-2016 03:24 PM
  2. ironass's Avatar
    Here you go...

    "**You can begin the following process from any Build/ROM but you must already have Root Access**"

    [How-To] Update to G900V_OK3 - 5.0 and KeepRoot
    Tom Ashley1 likes this.
    02-04-2016 03:34 PM
  3. Tom Ashley1's Avatar
    Thanks for the link.
    I asked a question in the FlashFire thread but didn't get an answer. Maybe someone else can answer it...

    I'm upgrading my s5 verizon and I'd like to keep my app data/settings/files. Which backup option should I use? Normal? Full? Raw? I have plenty of SD card space. And then should i move the backup to my computer and then back to my phone after flashing? Any directory I should be aware of or it will tell me?

    02-05-2016 03:32 AM
  4. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    I would use Helium as this will do a full back up including app data which Smart Switch doesn't
    Tom Ashley1 likes this.
    02-05-2016 04:13 AM

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