Originally Posted by tintol
I'm gonna start messing around with my i9195 (DBT) and was thinking about using this if I wanna come back to stock ...
I'm not an expert but from what i've read over the Internet, if you flash something through odin (recovery, custom ROM and so on ...), when you'll be back to stock ROM by flashing an official ROM through any available way (Kies, odin, heimdall, ...) you'll note that in every case, the OTA firmware update feature is not available anymore (if you check for updates, you'll have the following message : "Your phone has been modified, updates are not available anymore")
In case you have to RMA your phone, there is no doubt that the manufacturer will know you flashed your device and i don't really know the exact warranty policy of Samsung company about this ...
Someone please correct me if i'm wrong ...
With that said, is it really important to have the OTA feature ? From my point of view if it is possible to preserve or restore this feature after playing with flashing the device ... it's a good point but if someone could clarify this please, it would be great !
From what i've read over here and there ... :
-> Kies : official but may brick your phone during FW update process and if so, device is hard to revive ... (i used it because my phone's ROM was not available for direct download in order to flash it trough odin ...)
-> odin : easy and reliable
PS : thank you for the weblink tintol, i noticed that my FW is now available for direct download ... good to know :thumbup:
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