What is a Stock ROMTo understand how to flash a Stock ROM on Samsung GALAXY S5 (SM-G900R6) you must know what is a Stock ROM instead. Here is a short Description. Stock ROM is the official firmware that is installed on your GALAXY S5 (SM-G900R6) by default by Samsung. It is based on Touchwiz, in case of Samsung devices. Now but when you root your smartphone, users usually flash a Custom ROM and dump the Stock ROM that came along the device. Now there are various reasons to do so. As the Stock ROMs are not that fast, but they are highly stable, and also the functionalities are quite less. Also if your device is old, Samsung won't probably roll out updates after some time, so in that case if you want to upgrade your device, you flash a Custom ROM. But we will not dig deep into the Custom ROMs, as the sole purpose of this post is to help you flash Stock ROM on GALAXY S5 (SM-G900R6)}. Read more about Stock ROM here.
Why do you need to Flash a Stock ROM on Samsung GALAXY S5 (SM-G900R6)Now above we discussed, that why users flash a Custom ROM, but here we will discuss that why should you rather flash Stock ROM. Now when you flash Stock ROM, you unroot the device. The root access is lost. Now also if you want to unroot GALAXY S5 (SM-G900R6) the procedure is going to be the same. Often Custom ROMs turn unstable and hence make your experience worst, so in that case you should consider flashing a Stock ROM on your device. Not only this, if you are planning to sell your device, you need to unroot it, flash the Stock ROM on the device.
Pre-Requisites for Flashing Stock ROM
- Make sure that the device is properly charged, up and running.
- We will also need a laptop or a computer with proper drivers installed for your device, i.e., Samsung GALAXY S5 (SM-G900R6) .
- Now flashing the Stock ROM on your device, will erase all the data on the device, so it is advised that you backup all your data first. If you do not know how to backup your data, you can checkout the links below.
- Make an NAndroid Backup of the device using CWM
- Backup Apps, Contacts and SMS
- Also Download the following files, and also the Stock ROM for GALAXY S5 (SM-G900R6).
Files Required to Download Before FlashingDownload the files below, you need to unlock the download links first, by performing one of the actions below.
How to Flash Stock ROM for Samsung GALAXY S5 (SM-G900R6):
- First of all make sure that you have downloaded the correct Stock ROM for your device. Recheck the Model Number once again.
- Turn on the USB Debugging mode by going into the settings of the phone.
- Now Please Switch Off your Device.
- Now reboot your Samsung GALAXY S5 (SM-G900R6) into the Download Mode, which can be done by pressing the Volume Down Key + Power+ Home simultaneously. Keep holding them till the "Samsung" logo appears on the screen.
- Now the device will ask for confirmation, you can confirm it by pressing the Volume UP button.
- By now your device must have entered the Download Mode, you will see a screen like in the image below.
- Now connect it to the Computer/Laptop via a USB cable.
- Now run Odin on the Computer or Laptop whatever to which you have connected the device.
- On successful connection the ID:COM section will turn blue or yellow as shown in the image.
- Now select the ROM File, in the PDA section as shown in the image below.
- Make sure that all the other settings are same as the screen below.
- Now click on Start button to start flashing the Stock ROM on GALAXY S5 (SM-G900R6).
- On successful flash, the ID:COM section will turn green as in the image.
- Now disconnect your GALAXY S5 (SM-G900R6) and reboot.
- The Last Step is to make sure that you are no more rooted. So Just Download Root Checker Pro App and Install. It is pretty easy to use. Just open and Verify Root