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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by usamaahmed91, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. usamaahmed91

    usamaahmed91 Lurker
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    I'm stuck with 4.4 and want to update to nougat or oreo but how do I do it?
     



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  2. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    As per #1.6 of 42 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide, unless you are registered on the AT&T network you will need to download and flash the firmware as per Jfalls63 link. The latest and last ever update for the S5 is Android 6.0.1, Marshmallow. To get to Oreo, Android 8.0, requires rooting and flashing a custom ROM which is unavailable to the G900A thanks to AT&T's mega locked down bootloader.
     
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  3. bnichols23

    bnichols23 Newbie

    Hey, IA, question re your above (& related issue I queried this a.m.) -- I only relatively recently picked up a 900a so I'm not up on ATTs security. Is the 900a just flat-out unrootable? TIA!

    Bill
     
  4. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    [GUIDE] Root, ROMs, and Other Cool Stuff - Rooting the G900A



    ironass motto... "Root in haste... repent at leisure!" ;)
     
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  5. bnichols23

    bnichols23 Newbie

    Great, TYVM -- definitely looks like I should have gone with the 900M. Live & learn. :\ Assistance greatly appreciated.
     

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