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I Rooted my Sprint GS5 the other day so that I could use Tasker to kill apps. I didn't flash a new ROM. I was reading about UnRooting, and all of the walkthroughs talk about flashing the stock ROM. If I havent flashed a new ROM since I rooted, if I were to unroot, is it a requirement to flash the stock ROM?
 
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Most likely, yes. You would have to flash back. On my SGS4 mini I used a tool that had an UnRoot option.

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Hi,

I Rooted my Sprint GS5 the other day so that I could use Tasker to kill apps. I didn't flash a new ROM. I was reading about UnRooting, and all of the walkthroughs talk about flashing the stock ROM. If I havent flashed a new ROM since I rooted, if I were to unroot, is it a requirement to flash the stock ROM?
I don't see why you'd have to flash a stock rom as you're already on it. What's the reason you wan't to unroot? You've already tripped the knox counter and there's no going back from that.
 
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I don't see why you'd have to flash a stock rom as you're already on it. What's the reason you wan't to unroot? You've already tripped the knox counter and there's no going back from that.
Since the user documented processes specify it, i wasn't sure if it was safe to just ignore the step.

Regarding the knox count, does that just affect warranty, or will that also affect ability to receive OTA updates? I was looking to unroot because I was expecting the 4.4.3 OTA update any day.

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Since the user documented processes specify it, i wasn't sure if it was safe to just ignore the step.

Regarding the knox count, does that just affect warranty, or will that also affect ability to receive OTA updates? I was looking to unroot because I was expecting the 4.4.3 OTA update any day.

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I'm not 100% sure, but I think that what effects an OTA update is whether you installed a custom recovery such as TWRP or CWM.
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