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New firmware help?

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28th July 2014, 05:18 PM   |  #1  
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I have AT&T and just wanted to make sure, the newest firmware that came out I am able to use towelroot again right?

So if I wanted to update to the new firmware with the fingerprint scanner improvements etc

I would have to unroot my phone, try to do the OTA? Is there any other way I can do this? I remember I renamed some files to try and stop updates but don't remember exactly where.

Is there an alternative way of doing it? can someone explain the steps I need to do? and what if I do a nandroid backup through safestrap, can I use this same back up with the new firmware or would I have to start over from scratch?

I can't live without root, I like using on screen buttons on my S5
28th July 2014, 06:16 PM   |  #2  
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What firmware version are you currently on? Both the original ANCE and the AND3 OTA can be rooted. Haven't seen anything yet about something newer than AND3.
28th July 2014, 07:13 PM   |  #3  
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What firmware version are you currently on? Both the original ANCE and the AND3 OTA can be rooted. Haven't seen anything yet about something newer than AND3.

Build number KOT49H. G900AUC2AND3

so it's safe to update with the newer firmware from AT&T?
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Build number KOT49H. G900AUC2AND3

so it's safe to update with the newer firmware from AT&T?

You already have the newest firmware available from AT&T and yes you can root that. If you start getting update notifications then I would hold off on those until someone can verify if root is achievable. So far AT&T has pushed out an update newer than what you already have.
4th August 2014, 06:17 AM   |  #5  
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If they have pushed out a newer update what's the numbers on it. I haven't been on xda since rooting my S5 and was wondering if we can safely update and keep root.

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If they have pushed out a newer update what's the numbers on it. I haven't been on xda since rooting my S5 and was wondering if we can safely update and keep root.

Sent from my "ROOTED" SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using XDA Premium 4 mobile app

AT&T hasn't released it yet
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