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Should I upgrade to KitKat?

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By Toyeboy, Senior Member on 31st August 2014, 03:36 AM
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I keep seeing the update icon in my notifications and I'm actually considering it but is it worth it? I'm not sure I'm keeping this replacement phone so I might not root it the thought of losing external SD card writing is horrible so I'm leaning more towards leaving it on 4.2 those that have upgraded are you happy with it? What does it improve?
 
 
1st September 2014, 10:24 PM |#2  
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I keep seeing the update icon in my notifications and I'm actually considering it but is it worth it? I'm not sure I'm keeping this replacement phone so I might not root it the thought of losing external SD card writing is horrible so I'm leaning more towards leaving it on 4.2 those that have upgraded are you happy with it? What does it improve?

its up to u. nothing special. battery life is horrible. if u r s-off, u can write to the ext sd card or edit the platform.xml file here r instructions http://forum.xda-developers.com/desi...s-off-t2833195
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Sounds like it's not worth upgrading
2nd September 2014, 10:22 PM |#4  
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If you're not having any problems, and you just aren't into tweaking and farting around with your phone, I would skip it for now. The battery life on the stock update was a real loser for me.

Now if you don't mind wading into the rooting and rom-ing pool, go ahead and do it, the more the merrier.
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Well I was rooted on 4.2 but I had to send my old phone back to Virgin mobile for a replacement. I'm debating on whether I want to root this one. I actually considering selling it while it's basically in mint condition for the HTC 816 5.5" but I'm not sure
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Well I was rooted on 4.2 but I had to send my old phone back to Virgin mobile for a replacement. I'm debating on whether I want to root this one. I actually considering selling it while it's basically in mint condition for the HTC 816 5.5" but I'm not sure

Might as well unload it, get the next thing that we can all complain about at some point.
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I'm leaning more towards keeping it since I'd lose so much on selling it.. Like probably $100
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Do you guys know if there's a way to get rid of the update notification?
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u can always unroot via supersu. i think u can freeze it via titanium backup
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