Thanks very much for replying.
My understanding is that I don't really need root for what I want to do, as all I want to do is run a custom ROM that's not loaded up with bloatware. I don't even want heaps of customization, which is why I like LOS.
So it seems I should load the stock firmware through Odin to unroot, then reinstall twrp through Odin again and then flash LOS through twrp.
Again my understanding is that then the updates will work automatically because the device is not rooted...is that correct?
I don't even use gapps and all the apps I like to use still work fine. I just like a nice smooth/fast interface that isn't continuously offering me "suggestions" that feel more like orders or conditions, and LineageOS really seems smooth that way.
I'm going to flash my Australian Galaxy S6 back from LOS to stock, and am looking for a link to the firmware.
When I look at "settings-about phone-device model" (in LOS 14.1), it's telling me that my phone is a SM-G920F, but the Australian firmware download is an SM-G920I (I think).
Is LOS correct always about the model of phone it is installed on? Or if I downloaded the wrong ROM and installed it, would it rename the device model? I'm pretty sure it's an Aussie model, as I bought it brand new from JBHifi myself. Can't find the box/paperwork to check though.
I've got differing advice on whether having the phone rooted will affect automatic updates, so I just want to try flashing it back to stock firmware and reinstalling twrp and LOS via Odin.
Plus to be honest I just want to do it myself this time, as someone else did it for me last time and I want to learn to do it.
Would someone please be kind enough to point me to a link to the stock firmware that will be best for me?
**I should have mentioned...firmware for unlocked to all networks**
If you want to stay on LOS, then I don't understand why you want to flash a stock ROM. However, you should be able to get the stock ROMs from SamMobile. If this idea is because I posted earlier about flashing stock having missed the part that you were running LOS, then your missed my second post indicating that you don't need to do that.
The SM-G920F is a UK variant and the SM-G920I is an India variant.
If you want to return to stock and stay on the latest stock, everything you need to read about flashing ect is linked in the *[[FAQ][HELP THREAD][GUIDES LIST] Ask Any Question for S6 thread.
The LOS thread for your device is here.
The OTA update notification you are getting is probably from a stock OTA which can not be taken when you are on a custom ROM. The notifications are known to display in spite of not running stock. But I'm going to say again, if your plan is to continue running LOS, there is no reason to return to stock.
The OTA notification was definitely LOS, not from stock.
The reason I thought that the phone being rooted would affect LOS updating was that the One Click Root online support told me that, and that I need to flash the stock rom first to unroot it, and then reinstall LOS again. I was only repeating what I was told, but if you say that's not the case, fair enough.
Interestingly, there was no firmware download for Australia in SamMobile anyway.
I would like to be ready to put it back to stock because I might sell it soon anyway.
It still happens to google spreadsheets when link opens in firefox. google drive spreadsheet folder window is still open. But google spreadsheet itself is not accessible anymore since the browser window was drawn over it. Imagine you are doing stuff in that browser window and after a few min. you need to check something and want to go back to google spreadsheet and read its content. It is not possible, if you open the very spreadsheet again, starting in google drives app, it will only put that very browser window to the front. The only way to see the spreadsheet content is by closing the browser window which will erase all that you have done in the meantime.
Now the weird part which i dont quite get.
Neither google spreadsheet nor Firefox have permission to "draw over other apps". Only google drive has it and i can not disable it, its a preinstalled system app and that phone is not rooted yet. But still, why is google spreadsheet allowed to do that if i have disabled "draw over other apps"?
I tested so far: Chrome, Chromium, Edge, DuckDuckGo, Firefox, Firefox Klar, NoChromo, Opera, Opera Mini, google docs, google spreadsheets
Only Firefox and Firefox Klar in combination with google spreadsheet or docs shows that behavior. No changes after reinstalling those.
Or when one opens a link inside google mail app, the website will load and draw over the mail content inside google mail app. The user will not be able to read that mail. He has to close that website first. Hence losing all that has been done in that website in the meantime.
But if i select any browser manually, including Firefox, the link will open in a new browser window separated from google mail app. And both windows will be accessible. Check pictures 1 to 6 for that.
I was not able to reproduce this in a 3rd party app, only google apps seem to be affected by this mechanics.
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