Update Through Kies 3 (Device Status: Custom)

Omer San Gabriel

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Hi S5 people! I'm new here in the S5 section because i just got my S5 (2nd hand though). xD

I just want to ask, is it possible for me to still update my phone through Kies? My phone can't update to OTA because my cousin unlocked the phone(He is the one gave it to me because he upgraded to Note 4) because it's locked to a specific carrier here in the Philippines (Globe). Here are all the screenshot of my device.

Also in Kies it is saying that i have the latest firmware but i'm not sure, i'm thinking that Kies is only saying that because the status of my phone is Custom.

Another question: If the phone is custom will there be also an error message in Kies when updating? Like when updating OTA?

Here are the screenshots.

PS: I don't know anything about rooting. xD

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Omer San Gabriel

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Problem solved. I flashed the latest firmware that i downloaded at sammobile using odin 3 and my device status went back to official. And i also think that i can have OTA updates again. CHEERS!

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gmurphy0487

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It changes to custom if you use art instead of dalvik just in case you were wondering.

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joewoody86

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Do you know if your Knox counter was 0x0 before flashing and if flashing your phone to stock bumped it to 0x1 (possibly voiding the warranty)? To check your knox counter, search youtube for "Galaxy Note2 odin mode and checking the flash counter". The video isn't for an S5, but it worked on my S5.