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    Default Need Help Unrooting and Updating Galaxy S5

    Hi all,

    I just want to apologize if this thread has been posted already. I spend the past several hours searching for an answer, but I couldn't get a clear answer from any internet source. But if this issue has been answered already, link me to that answer!

    I'm new to this whole rooting and unrooting process. I haven't experimented alot because I'm afraid I'll brick my phone somehow.
    Just a brief background, I'm with T-Mobile and I rooted my phone using Chain Fire and SuperSU. I haven't had any problems or concerns with my rooted phone, in fact, I can do so much more with it, as expected. Now, I only rooted my phone and enabled root access (using Odin) but I NEVER flashed a custom ROM. I'm inexperienced, and I didn't want to risk anything more than just enabling root access.

    I guess I have 2 main questions to ask, the first being:

    1) Can I (and should I?) still update my phone's firmware through Samsung Kies even though I rooted my phone? I tried going through the process, but stopped when I was warned that the firmware update would fail because I was rooted. I didn't want to find out the hard way, and that's why I'm asking here.

    2) I know Android 4.4.3 rolls out to Samsung devices soon. With a rooted phone, am I able to receive this update or do I have to unroot first? If I do, how exactly do I do that? I tried looking this up but everything I read asked me to flash the stock ROM back onto my phone, but I never left stock ROM in the first place. I only gave myself root access using ChainFire and SuperSU.

    So I guess I'm asking if I have to unroot my phone in order to receive firmware/software updates from Samsung and Google? And if I do, how would I go about doing that, given my situation?

    Again, if this issue has already been addressed and solved, please link me to that thread or source! I wouldn't want to waste anyone's time when there's already a solution out there!

    Thanks in advance!
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    Default Re: Need Help Unrooting and Updating Galaxy S5

    Wrong forum, you should be in the Rooted Phones sub-topic. reporting so it will be moved.
    Verizon Galaxy S5 since Launch Day, using ART
    Box Stock, not rooted
    Nova Prime, Textra, Blue Mail
    MacroDroid senses Scrn off=Wifi & Data OFF,
    senses Scrn on=WiFi & Data ON
    fantom305 likes this.

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