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[Q] Stuck on rooted stock 4.1.2 firmware and I can't seem to do anything about it.

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Default [Q] Stuck on rooted stock 4.1.2 firmware and I can't seem to do anything about it.

I'd love to update my firmware to KitKat but nothing I do will let me update it. When I do an OTA update it goes to 27% and then fails (I've tried this multiple times and it ALWAYS fails at 27%)

So far I have tried these other methods:

Installed (and uninstalled/rebooting my PC) Kies multiple times and tried various methods of upgrading it through there like trying download mode, which the phone didn't even recognize because it stayed on "Connecting" until it timed out, but it says I'm on the most current version which is total BS. I then flashed this rom (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1980644) via Odin to see if that would help updating it OTA but it didn't. It still stopped at 27%. I've done a few factory resets and tried each method again after each time. Still nothing works.

Is there anything you can suggest to help?
 
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What bootloader do you have ??

If you have either the official 4.3 or 4.4 loader. ..The flash will fail because those bootloaders cannot be overwritten. ..g

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And if you want stock rooted 4.4...just flash zen arcades rooted stock 4.4 rom using TWRP OR CWM recovery. ..g

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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2802189

Check the first page of the thread. ..g

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I did a factory reset before flashing that ROM via Odin.

My firmware is only 4.1.2 so I'm pretty sure I don't have either the 4.3 or 4.4 bootloader but I don't know which I have for certain. I do know I used the rom I linked to earlier to root my phone when I first rooted it. ChainFire AutoRoot if that helps.

I was looking at installing SaberKat 1.5 because it sounded like a good option due to the lack of bloat and a few tweaks.
 
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I did a factory reset before flashing that ROM via Odin.

My firmware is only 4.1.2 so I'm pretty sure I don't have either the 4.3 or 4.4 bootloader but I don't know which I have for certain. I do know I used the rom I linked to earlier to root my phone when I first rooted it. ChainFire AutoRoot if that helps.
Okay. ..
If you have the 4.1.2 loader that isn't the problem. ..
I'd just flash Zens 4.4.2 rom...and then you can retain your 4.1 loader... (good)...

Locate the TWRP recovery thread in development. ..and flash the new recovery via Odin....then flash Zens stock 4.4.2 rom....and done...g


Here ya go...see the first page of the thread. ..
Once you have TWRP...you can flash the rom above. ..or any 4.4 build...
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1981198

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Good to go! Thanks for all your help!
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Good to go! Thanks for all your help!
Always welcome. ..
And very sorry about the late reply to your P.M....
It was late. ..And I crashed. ...lol
Enjoy the rom...

If you have any WiFi issues. ..
Flash the latest version of AGNI kernel. ..g

http://forum.xda-developers.com/devd...2368#downloads

And don't worry about the N7105 designator. ..as its fully compatible. .g

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