08-21-2016 04:36 PM
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  1. Fentyz's Avatar
    Hello, I am new.

    My problem is: I rooted my phone (because I HAD to get rid of Samsung's annoying Emojis, (in order to use Emoji Switcher I had to root my phone))

    Then my software updates wouldn't work due to my phone being rooted.

    I then tried to remove the root & do a factory data reset but my status is still 'CUSTOM' now I can't do anything because I lost my root.

    I really need help guys..
    08-15-2016 09:04 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which phone?
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    08-16-2016 03:05 AM
  3. Fentyz's Avatar
    Thanks a lot!
    Samsung Galaxy S5.
    08-17-2016 09:00 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'll move this to the S5 Rooting forum for more specific traffic.
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    08-18-2016 03:49 AM
  5. Fentyz's Avatar
    How exactly will it be moved there? I hope people will still try to help lol, thanks
    08-18-2016 03:51 AM
  6. ironass's Avatar
    Just a few questions...

    Which of the 42 models of Galaxy S5 do you have?

    Which rooting method did you use?

    Which firmware are you on, Android 5.0 or 6.0.1?
    B. Diddy and Fentyz like this.
    08-18-2016 04:27 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    How exactly will it be moved there? I hope people will still try to help lol, thanks
    When we move a thread, it appears in the more appropriate subforum that we think will give you more chance of a good answer. And, as I hoped and expected, ironass has swooped in to save the day!
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    08-18-2016 04:50 AM
  8. ironass's Avatar
    When we move a thread, it appears in the more appropriate subforum that we think will give you more chance of a good answer. And, as I hoped and expected, ironass has swooped in to save the day!
    Swooped!!!
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    08-18-2016 05:38 AM
  9. Fentyz's Avatar
    I really appreciate your help, thanks! :-)
    08-20-2016 10:42 PM
  10. Fentyz's Avatar
    Just a few questions...

    Which of the 42 models of Galaxy S5 do you have?

    Which rooting method did you use?

    Which firmware are you on, Android 5.0 or 6.0.1?
    SM-G900F, I am not sure about what method it was, I just did the usual stuff, download a file flash it with Odin and that was it.
    Right now, I am on Android 6.0.1.
    08-20-2016 10:45 PM
  11. Fentyz's Avatar
    btw, I tried to fix it by doing the stock recovery method but my biggest problem now is: I can't get into my phone's download mode anymore.
    08-20-2016 10:47 PM
  12. ironass's Avatar
    SM-G900F, I am not sure about what method it was, I just did the usual stuff, download a file flash it with Odin and that was it.
    Right now, I am on Android 6.0.1.
    btw, I tried to fix it by doing the stock recovery method but my biggest problem now is: I can't get into my phone's download mode anymore.
    The correct way to unroot the international model is to use the unroot method in SuperSU settings and then to download and flash the stock Samsung firmware for your model of phone, G900F, and CSC and Product codes as per #1.11 of 42 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide. This reverts your recovery from custom to stock as well as completing the unroot process. It would appear that you may be still rooted, (use Root Checker from the Play Store to check), or that you have flashed an incompatible stock recovery to your phone. This would explain your inability to enter Download Mode, see video...



    Without access to Download Mode you will be unable to flash the stock Samsung firmware for your model of phone, CSC and Product Codes, that will allow you to receive updates via OTA or Smart Switch.
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    08-21-2016 03:22 AM
  13. Fentyz's Avatar
    The correct way to unroot the international model is to use the unroot method in SuperSU settings and then to download and flash the stock Samsung firmware for your model of phone, G900F, and CSC and Product codes as per #1.11 of 42 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide. This reverts your recovery from custom to stock as well as completing the unroot process. It would appear that you may be still rooted, (use Root Checker from the Play Store to check), or that you have flashed an incompatible stock recovery to your phone. This would explain your inability to enter Download Mode, see video...



    Without access to Download Mode you will be unable to flash the stock Samsung firmware for your model of phone, CSC and Product Codes, that will allow you to receive updates via OTA or Smart Switch.
    Ok I finally managed to get into the Download Mode. I flashed the restock recovery but it still says 'Custom', what do I do now?
    08-21-2016 06:15 AM
  14. ironass's Avatar
    Long shot: Take out the battery. Hold the Power button in for 5 seconds. Replace the battery and quickly hold the Volume Down+Power buttons to see if it will boot to Download mode. This may only work the once so I suggest that if your phone is currently working, that you get your firmware details and Product Code as per #1.8 of 42 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide so that you can download and flash the stock Samsung firmware as described in my previous post.
    08-21-2016 06:32 AM
  15. ironass's Avatar
    Ok I finally managed to get into the Download Mode. I flashed the restock recovery but it still says 'Custom', what do I do now?
    It appears that our last 2 posts crossed.

    Did you flash the complete stock Samsung firmware for your model of phone, CSC and Product Code as described in post #12 as you keep saying that you have flashed a stock recovery.
    08-21-2016 06:36 AM
  16. Fentyz's Avatar
    It appears that our last 2 posts crossed.

    Did you flash the complete stock Samsung firmware for your model of phone, CSC and Product Code as described in post #12 as you keep saying that you have flashed a stock recovery.
    When my phone was rooted I used Supersu to unroot it (after that I did the factory data reset to make sure everything will work again) but as we know, it didn't.
    So my phone is actually not rooted, I guess I just need to find the proper file to use to flash my firmware.
    I used the file from this website:

    (Stock recovery) galaxy s5 SM-G900f stock re… | Samsung Galaxy S 5
    08-21-2016 06:47 AM
  17. Fentyz's Avatar
    I just realized it's the stock recovery for 5.0 lollipop ... I need the one for 6.0.1 right?
    08-21-2016 06:48 AM
  18. ironass's Avatar
    I just realized it's the stock recovery for 5.0 lollipop ... I need the one for 6.0.1 right?
    No. You need the complete firmware that I have been mentioning. That includes the stock recovery applicable to it.
    08-21-2016 06:53 AM
  19. Fentyz's Avatar
    No. You need the complete firmware that I have been mentioning. That includes the stock recovery applicable to it.
    Is it one file that I can download and then just flash with Odin?
    08-21-2016 06:58 AM
  20. ironass's Avatar
    Is it one file that I can download and then just flash with Odin?
    As per the instructions and video I linked you to in post #12... Yes!
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    08-21-2016 07:06 AM
  21. Fentyz's Avatar
    As per the instructions and video I linked you to in post #12... Yes!
    I don't understand the instructions because I've never heard of that CSC and the codes before :/
    08-21-2016 07:15 AM
  22. ironass's Avatar
    I don't understand the instructions because I've never heard of that CSC and the codes before :/
    As per my post #14, see the link mentioned there which explains it all.
    08-21-2016 07:29 AM
  23. Fentyz's Avatar
    As per my post #14, see the link mentioned there which explains it all.
    I already read almost all of it but how exactly does it help? I mean all we need to know about my phone is that it's 6.0.1 & SM-G900F, or?
    08-21-2016 07:35 AM
  24. ironass's Avatar
    I already read almost all of it but how exactly does it help? I mean all we need to know about my phone is that it's 6.0.1 & SM-G900F, or?
    There are over 200+ Marshmallow firmwares alone for that particular model. As per the warning in the link...

    "Warning: This is for competent users and could void your warranty by flashing any firmware other than that intended for your original CSC and Product codes, see #1.8 above, as well as preventing future updates through Kies/Smart Switch or Over The Air, (OTA)."
    08-21-2016 07:42 AM
  25. Fentyz's Avatar
    There are over 200+ Marshmallow firmwares alone for that particular model. As per the warning in the link...

    "Warning: This is for competent users and could void your warranty by flashing any firmware other than that intended for your original CSC and Product codes, see #1.8 above, as well as preventing future updates through Kies/Smart Switch or Over The Air, (OTA)."
    Ok once I've found out the needed details, how do I get the proper file to flash?
    08-21-2016 07:47 AM
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