Will Verduzco · Mar 25, 2014 at 03:00 pm

Galaxy S 5 Firmware Dump for Your Porting Pleasure

While the iterative  didn’t exactly set the world on fire with its hardware upgrades over last year’s already great Galaxy S 4, many were quick to express their regard for the new device’s software features. And while the vast majority of users will never use all of the goodies baked into Samsung’s TouchWiz and related apps without actively going out of their way to do so, the point is that these features are there.

Rather than wait for the S5’s release and upgrade to a whole new device, wouldn’t it be nice to bring some of its software features to older devices? The fine folks over at Sammobile recently got their hands on a firmware package for the S5. The package comes in at version G9009DKEU1ANCC, and it packs Android 4.4.2 layered with all of Samsung’s interface tweaks.

Not too long after the firmware release, XDA Senior Member Pako7 was quick to extract a system dump for the stock firmware, as well as give some additional hardware details to those looking to start porting. Finally, XDA Recognized Contributor friedrich420 has gone ahead and deodexed the ROM for derivative development purposes.

Obviously the system dump is of absolutely no use for end users. However, it’s a great resource for someone looking to port a few apps or the entire ROM from the Galaxy S 5 to other devices. To get started, head over to the original thread.

[Many thanks once again to XDA Portal Supporter Titokhan for the tip and to Wuby986 for the heads up on the Deodexed ROM!]


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