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[Q] Very Simple Question I Hope - Kitkat on HD

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24th August 2014, 10:39 AM   |  #1  
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Hi - I hope this will be a simple answer but just checking in case I knacker my HD up. I have a HD running on 10.2.1 and am looking to update it to Kitkat. Do I simply download the latest snapshot from here - http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=hummingbird - and copy it to the SD. Then boot into recovery and update using the zip file? Or do I need to do something a bit more complicated? I read on another forum (hotukdeals I think) that you couldn't go from jellybean to kitkat as an upgrade as it sticks in a boot loop. So thought I would ask the experts instead!

Thanks in advance for any help.
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24th August 2014, 04:35 PM   |  #2  
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Hi - I hope this will be a simple answer but just checking in case I knacker my HD up. I have a HD running on 10.2.1 and am looking to update it to Kitkat. Do I simply download the latest snapshot from here - http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=hummingbird - and copy it to the SD. Then boot into recovery and update using the zip file? Or do I need to do something a bit more complicated? I read on another forum (hotukdeals I think) that you couldn't go from jellybean to kitkat as an upgrade as it sticks in a boot loop. So thought I would ask the experts instead!

Thanks in advance for any help.

No, you cannot do that. Kitkat requires a new set of files to install it. You need a new CWM and new gapps in addition to the ROM you download from that link. Go to the dummies guide linked in my signature to get the files and instructions.

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25th August 2014, 02:10 AM   |  #3  
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Or do I need to do something a bit more complicated?
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CM11 requires a newer version of CWM than CWM versions used by CM10.x

The process in a nutshell: use your current recovery to flash the new CWM recovery version (the flashable zip file "recovery hummingbird recovery image (CWM)" posted at http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...22&postcount=1), then just boot into the new recovery to flash CM11 and corresponding new Gapps (http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Google_Apps).
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