Current lay of the land question
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?