Originally Posted by 440bro
Xda is a "development" site, and not a "support" site. There's more then enough info posted here to get you what you need. If you don't know how to root or use odin, do some research! No one here is required to take your hand and walk you thru the basics.
Originally Posted by andygev35
Honestly, no offense, but with your very limited knowledge and experience, I would not recommend you root until you have a lot more experience with Android. I have explained very specifically how to update to 4.4.2 more than once in this thread. Just read the thread again
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Originally Posted by david199318
Yup you where a beginner once. You went thru the troubles im going thru. And honestly with my very little knowledge you still werent of much help. Very little help. If not any at all. All you did was refer me to the threads when I stated Idk how to root or what to do. But I guess you missed that part. Well its a risk I need my gps to work and if I unroot my phone isnt going to be unlocked for the carier of my choice.
the reason you were referred to other threads is that all of this is already outlined in very detailed guides, put together by developers at least in part to help "beginners". Most people just need to be pointed in the right direction (as was done several times) in order to help themselves. Hand holding at this level is far outside the scope of the work the devs do here on xda, but since I'm not a developer and a relative beginner myself I'll give this one more shot...some of the steps below may be extraneous but I don't think that's the point.
I borrowed the links to guides and downloads from several of the posts on this thread, I apologize if I've neglected to credit anyone who has helped out...
1) Download Odin v3.09; extract to desktop.
2) Download All-In-One NC2 install file; save to desktop.
3) Boot phone into download mode by holding down Power + Home + Volume Down buttons simultaneously.
4) When the warning screen comes up press the Volume Up key to enter download mode (also known as Odin mode).
4) Plug your phone into your computer and then run Odin3 v3.09.exe which is in the folder that you extracted to your desktop in step 1
5) In Odin, the box directly below "ID:COM" should be shaded blue and say 0:[COM3]
5.1) **If Odin does not show this then it is not recognizing that your phone is plugged in. This is probably because your computer does not have the necessary drivers installed. The drivers should start automatically installing themselves when you plug your phone in so if that is the case just wait it out until Odin sees your phone. If for some reason this does unplug your phone and install the drivers manually.
5.2) Pull the battery out of your phone, put it back in, turn on your phone, plug your phone into your computer, wait until you are sure that your computer recognizes your phone, unplug it, and return to step 3...
6) Click on the box that says "AP", select the NC2_HOME.tar.md5 file that you saved to your desktop in step 2
7) Wait while Odin checks the file (it will take a few seconds), and when it's finished just click start.
8) This will take a while and your phone will reboot a couple of times, just let it do what it needs to do until Odin says "PASS!" and you are able to go through the initial setup.
You are now on stock 4.4.2 KitKat.
Originally Posted by david199318
I have a at&t note 3 model N900A and today when I took it to best buy to update to kitkat the kind gentlemen told me my phone was rooted and that why he couldnt update it.. I looked for how to tell if the phone was rooted and someone poinred out this 'supersu' app wich I have in my phone. I need help on how to install kitkat or how to install ROMS and also what does the supersu app do? How do I use it? any help would be appriciated please be patient I am a beginer with this step by step would be appriciate it. I need to upgrade to kitkat need my gps to start working need it for work lol. Thanks to whoever directed me here and thanks to those of you who help
This is a gross oversimplification of SuperSU, but basically it controls and guards root-level access requests. Without this you have no control, which is kind of like leaving your front door open with a sign outside that says 'Welcome - no one is home and there is no security system. Enjoy!'
If you really want to root I suggest like the others that you wait until you have more experience with Android or at the least read up on what rooting is and what it actually means to have root access first.
I truly hope this is helpful enough.