Windows XP – 7 – 8 – 8.1 (Virutal Box or VMware good too)
Connect the phone to your PC
Open Device Manager
1: Find Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 device under Ports (COM & LPT) and note the COMxy port (in my case it is COM3). If you dont see Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 click on the CLICK TO SHOW CONTENT button bellow, otherwise don’t and follow the guide.
1: If you see LG Android USB Device under Other devices or LGE AndroidNet USB Serial Port under Ports (COM & LPT), then press VOLUME_UP+VOLUME_DOWN+POWER keys until you see QHSUSB_BULK under Other devices or Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 device under Ports (COM & LPT).
1: If you see QHSUSB_BULK under Other devices, then you have to install drivers. Just click on Next, Next… and Finish. You have to turn off driver signature enforcement if you are using Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 to make the drivers work.
Extract the downloaded firmware to get the .tot file
1: Select .tot file. 2: Select a directory where to extract .tot file. 3: Click on Extract. It may hangs on extracting system and cache. Just let it finish.
1: Click OK.
1: Select Nexus5 (MSM8974_HammerHead). 2: Select the Com Port you see in Device manager (in my case it is COM3). 3: Select the directory where you extracted the .tot file. 4: Select AP check. 5: Select RESTORE BOOT IMG.
1: Click on START.
If you were successful you should see Boot images download completed. Your phone should turn on, but it may stuck at Google logo. If it is stucked at Google logo you have to a reflash stock rom. You can use either LG FlashTool or fastboot method.
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Firstly fantastic news, well done and thank you very much Ive bee searching and searching for a method to root my phone
So I fired up Odin 3.09, did a Nand wipe and installed the above, then flashed the above again once more time and hey presto got Android 5.0 running very nicely on my phone.
What I want to know is if there is anything good out there from the ROM guys that is worth flashing on top now as the stock image is nice but it’s slow and has some annoying things there which I am hoping have been resolved in some custom ROM.
I managed to root the OS and got basic stuff working but miss things like Synapse with the customer Kernel etc.
Thanks in advance,
also see related items on apktopwebsite.com
I am using a Galaxy Note 3 UK phone with what appears to be an official stock Android 5.0 Image: