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Updating Android with root/ss

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11th July 2014, 10:12 AM   |  #1  
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Hi all, I got a couple questions. I'm currently still on 4.3, running a safe-strapped Rom (Galaxy s4, VZW). I'd like to upgrade to KK.

Is the latest firmware available OTA still NC5?

What method will I need to upgrade, OTA or flash stock? Since I'm rooted, is an OTA even an option? I do have SuperSU pro's survival mode (I heard that worked for a couple people). I'm guessing otherwise I'd have to Towel root.

Finally, I assume I should delete the custom ROM slot and factory wipe my stock slot before updating. Will doing a reset affect safe strap, or will it leave it alone?

Thanks!

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11th July 2014, 12:16 PM   |  #2  
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Hi all, I got a couple questions. I'm currently still on 4.3, running a safe-strapped Rom (Galaxy s4, VZW). I'd like to upgrade to KK.

Is the latest firmware available OTA still NC5?

What method will I need to upgrade, OTA or flash stock? Since I'm rooted, is an OTA even an option? I do have SuperSU pro's survival mode (I heard that worked for a couple people). I'm guessing otherwise I'd have to Towel root.

Finally, I assume I should delete the custom ROM slot and factory wipe my stock slot before updating. Will doing a reset affect safe strap, or will it leave it alone?

Thanks!

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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2606501
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12th July 2014, 01:17 AM   |  #3  
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2606501

Thank you for the link, and everything else you've done around here, Bob. I read around a little but I couldn't figure this out: do I have to use Surge's method to upgrade or can I take an alternative route (in guessing Odin) , now that towel root exists?

I'm hesitant only bc I tried to use his downgrade /upgrade methods on a different phone and had some problems. Thanks.

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12th July 2014, 01:36 AM   |  #4  
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Nvm, I'm going to try to giglie's method. Guess I'm going to wipe my 2nd Rom slot and factory reset my stock slot. Hope I'm on the right track?

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12th July 2014, 02:36 PM   |  #5  
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Nvm, I'm going to try to giglie's method. Guess I'm going to wipe my 2nd Rom slot and factory reset my stock slot. Hope I'm on the right track?

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You can't use ROM slots with 3.72 safestrap. ROM must be installed to stock slot. Take and research this info.

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I went back to stock using Odin. took update, rooted with towelroot installed Safestrap 3.72 . Then installed custom KK rom. All worked without any issues

Here is a link with videos
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2337590
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I went back to stock using Odin. took update, rooted with towelroot installed Safestrap 3.72 . Then installed custom KK rom. All worked without any issues

Here is a link with videos
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2337590
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Thanks for the info. I was just curious, could I do a full unroot/reset (I rooted with saferoot) instead of flashing stock with odin? I mean, same end result, right

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You can't use ROM slots with 3.72 safestrap. ROM must be installed to stock slot. Take and research this info.

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Thanks for the link again. I meant I would wipe my current custom ROM slot before I flash to stock or update anything.

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Thanks for the info. I was just curious, could I do a full unroot/reset (I rooted with saferoot) instead of flashing stock with odin? I mean, same end result, right

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I would recommend Odin full wipe tar. This gets your phone 100% stock. It's safe, simple and proven to work.
Watch the videos they help a lot.

I haven't done it the other way!
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13th July 2014, 12:30 AM   |  #10  
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I would recommend Odin full wipe tar. This gets your phone 100% stock. It's safe, simple and proven to work.
Watch the videos they help a lot.

I haven't done it the other way!
Don't want to miss lead you.



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No, thank you! Videos are incredibly helpful. I was just curious.

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