1. chicagoboyrn's Avatar
    Before my phone was rooted, here was my configuration:

    Android Version: 4.4.4. Verizon
    Build Number: KTU84P.G900VVRU1ANK2
    Kernel Version: 3.4.0

    I was able to successfully root my phone and verify via Root Checker! Problem started when i try to upgrade to Marshmallow and install a custom ROM. Here are the steps i made:

    Installation Instructions for VZW S5 with Unlocked Bootloaders

    Copy the G900V_PF4_Stock_Rooted_ROM.zip (or the deodexed and debloated version of the ROM) to your device’s internal storage on external SD card.
    Open the FlashFire app and “Agree” to the Terms and Conditions prompted by the app.
    Press the rounded “+” button twice to bring up the Actions menu.fireflash-app-android
    Now tap Flash Zip or OTA option and select the G900V_PF4_Stock_Rooted_ROM.zip.
    Make sure that Auto-mount is unchecked under the Options menu and press the checkmark to continue.
    From the main menu uncheck all options under EverRoot.
    Set the Reboot settings to Download.
    When all’s done, tap the Lightning bolt icon followed by OK to begin the installation.
    When the installation is finished, your device will reboot automatically into the Download Mode.
    Now connect your phone to the PC via USB cable and launch Odin.
    Click the PDA/AP button in Odin and select the G900V_PF4_Bootloader.tar.md5 file.
    Then hit the Start button to begin the installation.
    Your Verizon Galaxy S5 will reboot automatically.

    The problem is now when i turn on the phone, a message would pop. SECURE FAIL: KERNEL on upper left corner and a START UP FAIL with a YELLOW triangle and an exclamation point inside. At the bottom it says YOUR DEVICE DIDN'T START UP SUCCESSFULY. USE THE VERIZON SOFTWARE REPAIR ASSISTANT ON A COMPUTER TO REPAIR YOUR DEVICE.

    I should have just been content with a ROOT phone since my main goal was to remove bloaters. I should have not upgraded to Marshmallow 6.0
    and install a custom ROM.

    Was hoping for your expert advice since i am not a techy myself. Thanks in advance for all your input.
    09-26-2016 08:22 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Moved to the S5 Rooting forum.
    09-26-2016 10:05 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    A rooted phone shouldn't even try to update - it can corrupt the OS if it does. Reinstall unrooted 4.4.4, update to 6, root 6.
    09-27-2016 04:53 PM
  4. chicagoboyrn's Avatar
    A rooted phone shouldn't even try to update - it can corrupt the OS if it does. Reinstall unrooted 4.4.4, update to 6, root 6.
    Hi thanks for trying to help i appreciate that a lot. So you are saying i should reinstall the OS 4.4.4, then update to 6 before i can root it again? So sorry i'm just stupid when it comes to tech. Can i ask how do i get the 4.4.4. software? Thanks again..
    09-27-2016 08:21 PM
  5. chicagoboyrn's Avatar
    I tried to download to 4.4.4 as you said but it's coming out as FAIL on Odin.
    09-29-2016 12:38 AM
  6. Jimmil's Avatar
    In the past, some important data save on the phone get lost after rooting, it makes me confused, then , i found an effective solutions on Google to deal with it, like AnyRooter tool, simple steps for me to root my Samsung ,the original phone data has not been harm,it works nice,Thanks to the software developers,
    10-11-2016 01:56 AM

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