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26th August 2014, 03:44 PM   |  #1  
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Ok, I know I'll be needing my flame retardant suit for this, but I'm in a tight spot and work has made it where won't really have the time I need to dig through the mass of threads for at least a couple weeks.

When I got my S4 in January, it was the first time I didn't even bother dropping a recovery or custom rom on a new Android. Usually I'm running something custom by the next day. In this case, all I did was root, but left it stock. When 4.4. dropped, I froze the OTA update notice so I didn't have to deal with it. So for the last several months, I've been running 4.3 on a rooted MK2 build with no custom recovery or anything else.

Fast forward to now and I've finally hit a point where I either need to try and wipe/reset my current, or more preferred go ahead up to 4.4 and be done with it. That's where the challenge comes in. When last I was looking (a few months back), going from a rooted stock 4.3 to 4.4 was a bit of a nightmare. Is that still the case or has the bootloader finally been dealt with by the mighty devs out there? I've been looking for a sticky or just a thread on if we're back to a good old one-click approach, but so far have come up blank.

Anyone in a position to dodge the fireballs and point me in the right direction?
26th August 2014, 05:55 PM   |  #2  
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Since you are already on a locked boot loader custom recovery is not an option. You may as well unfreeze the OTA and unroot. Then take the OTA to NC5 KitKat and root with towelroot. That is my recommendation...

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26th August 2014, 09:06 PM   |  #3  
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Or use Odin and the no wipe files and re-root with towel root

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2735172

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27th August 2014, 07:33 PM   |  #4  
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Since you are already on a locked boot loader custom recovery is not an option. You may as well unfreeze the OTA and unroot. Then take the OTA to NC5 KitKat and root with towelroot. That is my recommendation...

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Blows my mind that they finally managed an unbeatable bootloader. *50s gangter voice* Curses!!!
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