1. JHoward11's Avatar
    Hey guys I was wondering if I could just flash another 4G LTE firmware on my unlocked Galaxy S5 like a Verizon version on it to get gapps. Also if that works will it keep my phone unlocked?

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    10-31-2015 10:36 PM
  2. ironass's Avatar
    Hey guys I was wondering if I could just flash another 4G LTE firmware on my unlocked Galaxy S5 like a Verizon version on it to get gapps. Also if that works will it keep my phone unlocked?

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    Hello and welcome to Android Central JHoward11!

    You have the Samsung Galaxy S5, G9008V, carrier minority variant for the China Mobile network, see #1.5 of 41 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide. This does not have the Google Apps package installed on it by default, in common with Chinese models.

    You cannot simply flash a firmware for another model, such as Verizon, to this phone. You will need to root it to gain superuser access and then flash a Google Apps, (gapps), package to it by carefully reading and following the instructions in...

    [HOW TO][SM-G9008V] Gain ROOT and install GAPPS

    Since this phone is designed and has hardware for use on the China Mobile TDD-LTE network you may have issues, particularly 4G/LTE, using it on some other networks worldwide. See... Will My Phone Work?
    11-01-2015 03:42 AM
  3. JHoward11's Avatar
    Sorry for the late reply, I tried that method on my SM-G9008V and in odin its keeps saying fail when I tried to flash CWM Recovery on my S5 running lollipop.
    03-07-2016 08:32 PM

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