For those of you with a Galaxy Android device like AT&T Galaxy S5 that has a locked bootloader, you are stuck to using Safestrap recovery instead of the normal CWM or TWRP recovery.
For Safestrap users, did you know you can install most T-Mobile/international ROMs on your AT&T phone?
This will work on many Galaxy Android devices including AT&T Galaxy S3, S4, S5, Note 2, and Note 3. (For installing international Note 3 SM-N9005 ROMs on AT&T Note 3, you need to install WiFi fix also.)
Here’s some scenarios:
- Install T-Mobile S3 ROMs w/ AROMA on AT&T S3 with SafeStrap
- Install T-Mobile/Canadian/GT-i9505 S4 ROMs w/ AROMA on AT&T S4 with SafeStrap
- Install T-Mobile/Canadian/GT-N7105 Note 2 ROMs w/ AROMA on AT&T Note 2 with SafeStrap
- Install T-Mobile/Canadian/SM-N9005 Note 3 ROMs w/ AROMA on AT&T Note 3 with SafeStrap
This method will also work on Verizon Galaxy phones but most GSM/T-Mobile/International ROMs DO NOT WORK with Verizon’s CDMA network so…
Now, you can do this already on custom ROMs without AROMA installer but many of these custom ROMs (from T-Mobile/Canadian/international) come with AROMA installer, which will not work with SafeStrap at ll.
To get around it, you can remove AROMA installer from the ROM zip file and install it using SafeStrap.
Here’s how to do it.
Before beginning, MAKE SURE the ROM you are installing is COMPATIBLE with your target device. (e.g. T-Mobile S3 has the same Qualcomm CPU as AT&T S3, so it is compatible. e.g. Note 3 SM-N900 has Exynos processor vs. AT&T Note 3, by installing SM-N900 ROM on your AT&T Note 3, it can cause HARD BRICK!)
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! DO NOT CRY AND WHINE TO ME IF YOU DID NOT CHECK COMPATIBILITY OF YOUR PHONE TO THE ROM YOU ARE INSTALLING! It’s very simple to do, just verify the source and target devices have SAME CPUs!!!
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