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[Q] Need help with root and best route to update

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16th August 2014, 02:09 AM   |  #1  
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Hello all, I rooted my wife's phone when it first came out and told her not to take any updates.

Well She's still on 4.2.2, software/baseband L720VPUAMDL and want to know what is the best route to get her updated to the latest while staying rooted?


Im not to used to Samsungs and its been a while since I attacked anything samsung related and am currently searching to get me familiarized again.
16th August 2014, 03:23 AM   |  #2  
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Best way is back everything up, Odin the NAE .tar file, let the phone take the NG2 OTA, then reroot and restore.
16th August 2014, 03:28 AM   |  #3  
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Would I need to unroot first or can I simply run the latest update?
16th August 2014, 03:45 AM   |  #4  
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You would have to unroot in order to accept an OTA update. And if you have removed any bloatware, it will still probably fail unfortunately.
16th August 2014, 03:47 AM   |  #5  
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ok thank you. now to find the files and see if the drivers are still installed.

There are no issues rooting the latest update correct?
16th August 2014, 04:50 AM   |  #6  
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You can go to sammobile.com to get the NAE firmware.

The only method that doesn't work to root the latest version (NG2) is Towelroot. The other methods still work.
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17th August 2014, 05:20 PM   |  #7  
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Don't download the NAE tar from samobile, the speeds are horrible. Get it from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2663619

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