Rooted or not? very strange

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By azim285, Junior Member on 23rd February 2014, 11:47 PM
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Hi, i've purchased an siii today gti9300 and i am very confused as to what is going on.

First of all, it shows that there is na update available but when I try to download it it says cannot be done because its been modified. (tried the miscrosd fix even though am not using a microsd, and couple of other things and nothing worked)

So I wanted to know if its rooted or not, installed root checked and it says that it is. Then I found out OTA isnt good for a rooted phone. Great so lets unroot!

Went into download mode and the first 2 rows are blank and it appears to tell me that it isnt rooted so i am now very confused as when i tried to flash the stock rom on odin it failed.

below is what I see

product name:
custom binary download: no
current binary: samsung official
system status: custom

I9300XXELL4 is the firmware curtrently instaleld and i wanted to reflash it with the same as its the stock firmware

thanks in advance

The reason I am trying to fix this is because I believe its causing the issue with my touch screen which is tempremental. it works but sometimes i have to press it few times or when i scroll it clicks instead. I read the below which is makign me think the software is to blame:
24th February 2014, 06:53 AM |#2  
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I think that you bought a rooted device which went unrooted (using root manager apps like SuperSU), but the previous owner didn't flash a stock rom afterwards (so the rom is still acknowledged as rooted)

You can convert it into fully official by flashing stock rom (from sammobile, etc) via odin

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24th February 2014, 10:15 AM |#3  
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The blank product name is usually due to hardware failure, you may have bigger problems than just modified status.

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