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[Q] Should I update from 4.3 JB to 4.4.2 KK ?

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25th August 2014, 03:55 PM   |  #1  
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Hello

I recently got my S4 i9505. I'm planning to root it

I have Android version 4.3

I used to flash costum roms on my s2 but I'm not really planning to do much flashing on my S4. not soon anyway

So as I connected the phone to Kies to make sure the drivers were downloaded so I can proceed with rooting

Firmware update popped up

I'm not sure what the best option for me now.

Should I root now and then I'd be able to flash a costume KK rom? and are there any stable ones that are better than the stock?

Can I use kies to update my rooted phone?

Maybe I should stick with JB 4.3? Which one is better 4.3 or 4.4.2?


I remember facing some issues when I update my s2 back. So I searched for the KK Update for the s4 and some people weren't so happy with their KK update

I know that doesn't represent the majority but still it could happen to me

So I confused myself

What is your advice to me?

sorry for the long post

Also I have an extra question What is KNOX? and do I need it?
25th August 2014, 06:31 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by egy_b0y

Hello

I recently got my S4 i9505. I'm planning to root it

I have Android version 4.3

I used to flash costum roms on my s2 but I'm not really planning to do much flashing on my S4. not soon anyway

So as I connected the phone to Kies to make sure the drivers were downloaded so I can proceed with rooting

Firmware update popped up

I'm not sure what the best option for me now.

Should I root now and then I'd be able to flash a costume KK rom? and are there any stable ones that are better than the stock?

Can I use kies to update my rooted phone?

Maybe I should stick with JB 4.3? Which one is better 4.3 or 4.4.2?


I remember facing some issues when I update my s2 back. So I searched for the KK Update for the s4 and some people weren't so happy with their KK update

I know that doesn't represent the majority but still it could happen to me

So I confused myself

What is your advice to me?

sorry for the long post

Also I have an extra question What is KNOX? and do I need it?

First, the most problems in 4.4.2 are fixed, so if you flash the officical, latest firmware of your country you shouldn't have any problem.
An important thing: if you flash a custom rom, your warranty will be set 0x1, that means, you lost your garanty if you flash a custom rom, that's the so called KNOX. You can use knox like a second system on your phone, with all secure data in it, you can only access with a passwort and all datas are locked without this passwort.

Root your phone after the software update if you want to root it.
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25th August 2014, 07:02 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by Tkkg1994

First, the most problems in 4.4.2 are fixed, so if you flash the officical, latest firmware of your country you shouldn't have any problem.
An important thing: if you flash a custom rom, your warranty will be set 0x1, that means, you lost your garanty if you flash a custom rom, that's the so called KNOX. You can use knox like a second system on your phone, with all secure data in it, you can only access with a passwort and all datas are locked without this passwort.

Root your phone after the software update if you want to root it.


the fact is that 4.4.2 GNG8 international version cannot be rooted....
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25th August 2014, 07:14 PM   |  #4  
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the fact is that 4.4.2 GNG8 international version cannot be rooted....

That's wrong, just not with towelroot.
25th August 2014, 09:18 PM   |  #5  
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