Originally Posted by Keaka26
So I was in the market for a GNote 12.2, but I wanted to avoid the lag that I have associated with the Exynos lineup (maybe due to big.LITTLE transition?). So I was able to find a 12.2 on eBay that was being sold with a bad IMEI. I don't really care so much about the inability to access the LTE network since I can tether from my other devices when no WiFi is available. The reason I went for it was because due to the bad IMEI, I was able to get the tablet for less than the lowest price of a WIFI refurb model I've seen (which was $430). My question though is this: When the next Android update is approved by AT&T, am I going to have a problem receiving the update? They come OTA, but I'll never have a SIM in this thing, and the tab will never be registered to the ATT network.
Is rooting then flashing a stock ROM of Android L when it comes out my only option? Or will the OTA work?
In any case, I'm really loving this thing...
As long as there is no SIM card in the device, you should get the update. The only time the update system would scream and shout would be when there's a SIM in the device that isn't active. You should be alright.
AT&T uses RedBend software for doing OTA updates and it really sucks. haha If you try to check for an update, does it tell you something about the software update being interrupted? If not, you're fine.
Every OTA update for every Nexus and Google Experience device since the Motorola Droid at http://www.randomphantasmagoria.com/firmware
LG G3 (LG-LS990 / Sprint)
:: LS990ZV4 (Android 4.4.2 / KVT49L)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 (SM-T337A / AT&T)
:: T337AUCU1ANF4 (Android 4.4.2 / KOT49H)
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (SM-P907A / AT&T)
:: P907AUCU1AND7 (Android 4.4.2 / KOT49H)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (SM-T707A / AT&T)
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910A / AT&T)