1. Bondedge's Avatar
    After a failed root and ODIN mode stuck on download,
    I decided to do my first flash firmware etc.

    It was a success and when my phone turned on again, I had everything as it was last left off with.

    I flashed with the latest firmware that I can find on the samsung website and my phone was updated to it's latest prior to flash.
    I read that I need to factory reset or else things can get messy.
    Do I have to?

    So far nothing seem to be out of order and things working fine.
    My S5 even seems to run faster oddly.

    What should I do?
    What can happen if I don't factory reset? Will that prevent me from updating or other things etc?
    Thanks
    09-03-2015 02:27 AM
  2. ironass's Avatar
    After a failed root and ODIN mode stuck on download,
    I decided to do my first flash firmware etc.

    It was a success and when my phone turned on again, I had everything as it was last left off with.

    I flashed with the latest firmware that I can find on the samsung website and my phone was updated to it's latest prior to flash.
    I read that I need to factory reset or else things can get messy.
    Do I have to?

    So far nothing seem to be out of order and things working fine.
    My S5 even seems to run faster oddly.

    What should I do?
    What can happen if I don't factory reset? Will that prevent me from updating or other things etc?
    Thanks
    Hello and welcome to Android Central Bondedge!

    You do not mention which model of Galaxy S5 you attempted to root or which method you used but I'm guessing it was the G900F using a CF-Auto-Root kernel for klte.

    To check if you are rooted, install Root Checker, free from the Pay Store, to verify. From the sound of things, you are not rooted and do not need to do an FDR.
    Bondedge likes this.
    09-03-2015 04:27 AM
  3. Bondedge's Avatar
    Hello and thank you for the welcome!

    Yes it's G900F and I used Kingo Root. Tried for a second time and failed and have to flash rom again.
    Forget it. Kingo Root won't work.

    I got a question - If my phone failed to root and is not rooted, even after flashing rom and all that, do I still need to Factory Reset?
    09-03-2015 06:24 AM

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