So I've been trying to root my 5.0.1 S4, but could not do it for the life of me. I figured since the CF Auto Root file was made for 4.4.2, I would try flashing back to that with Odin. After getting the correct build for my device, I've been trying to get it to flash, but it got to system, and then stalled forever. I let it run overnight, and it hadn't progressed, so I tried restarting. Now, it fails in a matter of seconds, but I keep seeing progress on the phone's blue bar.
[Q] AM I wasting my time trying to flash an old build? If so, should I just use a custom rom so I get my root? And if so, which one should I use (I'm new to this phone mod stuff.)
Thanks in advance!