Trying to install custom recovery with odin auto-reboot checked off so stock doesnt replace odin says PASS I disconnect the phone but in downloading mode the blue bar is full and the phone doesn't want to shut down. I remove the battery and try to boot into custom philz-recovery it gets stuck in samsung logo. But functions perfectly on normal boot. I reset the whole phone and try the cf-auto-root method and the phone gets stuck in samsung logo now not even booting up normally. So i reset the whole phone again with odin and firmware from sammobile now sitting with a stock android and knox warranty ticked without having a root.
(Sorry for the long post I've tried to provide as much info as I can) So I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 exact model number SM-G900H. And I'm trying to root it. I go into download mode than I launch Odin and check off Auto-Reboot so it won't boot up and the stock recovery replaces the custom I'm trying to install, I connect the phone it says its connected than I select AP and than choose philz-recovery (latest version) and start it. So the Odin finishes its work says "PASS" in green letters. I disconnect the phone but on S5 the blue bar is full and it does not want to shut down (if the auto-reboot is checked it just reboots and it doesn't even want to boot into stock recovery just stuck on samsung logo) I've waited a good hour and still nothing. So I pull out the battery for it to shut down and than I straight try to boot into recovery and it just gets stuck on samsung logo and the blue letters don't even show up. Before rooting the recovery worked and I factory resetted the device before so samsungs knox does't interrupt with its not-being-able-to-boot-into-recovery-if-you-dont-know-the-password-to-the-samsung-account. And I'm now sitting here now with knox warranty ticked and not even rooted BUT I CAN STILL USE THE PHONE PERFECTLY WITHOUT TRYING TO BOOT INTO RECOVERY JUST BOOTS UP NORMALLY. So what I do than is reset the phones firmware with Odin from sammobile. Ok stock android. Than I try the Cf-auto root method with Odin. No luck phone just doesn't even boot up. So I reset the phone again same method. Ok stock android again. Sitting here reading through google for 8 hours 5 of thise spent on xda. STILL NO LUCK. So I hope someone can resolve the issue. I can't provide any pictures as I just rage closed my computer and didn't take pics. And if I install cynogenmod with heimdall is it going to be rooted (i know you don't need a root to do that) and can someone provide a guide to that heimdall cynogenmod install method?