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[Sprint] Galaxy Mega ( SPH-L600 ) 4.4.2 KatKat OTA Update

20th June 2014, 10:55 AM   |  #1  
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Well I pulled my OTA and will be updating as soon as I have the chance. In case anyone with a Sprint variant wants it now, here you go.

Showing KitKat NE4 dropped on Open Source L600VPUBNE4

Official Sprint Mega KitKat OTA.zip

As with all Official Updates, you need to have stock recovery loaded and be unrooted. This is flashed via stock recovery only and not custom recovery. If you have problems with the update I suggest you update via flashing through Odin with the Official NE4 KitKat Update.

This update does state you will not be able to downgrade the bootloader once done but if that really doesnt worry you or could care less then please proceed. Like many other Samsung devices, I am pretty sure one can flash a custom MK1 or NA7 Rom with the newer bootloader ( if one was available for us Sprint owners... ) all as long as you do not try to downgrade the newer NE4 bootloader back to the previous NA7 bootloader. As always you all should know what to do with the update.zip file so be safe and enjoy......

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One way to gain root on your Sprint Galaxy Mega 6.3 ( SPH-L600 ) w/ Firmware NE4 ( KitKat )
Using PhilZ Touch Recovery Thank you @Phil3759
Post#20 <------- click here

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Official Stock Firmware tar.md5 ( 1.19 GB )
L600VPUBNE4 Firmware <------- click here
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20th June 2014, 07:18 PM   |  #2  
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Finally!! Thanks for that. Now we just need a rooted full install

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20th June 2014, 07:50 PM   |  #3  
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Finally!! Thanks for that. Now we just need a rooted full install

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Well it's easily rooted via Recovery. Just Odin Philz or TWRP and root through there. Once rebooted install SuperSU or Superuser via Playstore . Once installed open the APK and update the binaries. Should be rooted after. I have done this to all my phones including the wifes listed below and all are rooted.

I have also made a flashable Deodex zip for NA7 and will be making one for NE4 as soon as I have the chance.
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20th June 2014, 08:00 PM   |  #4  
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Thank you very much.
20th June 2014, 10:04 PM   |  #5  
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What Philz version did you Odin? I could only find a twrp for the att version which I have been using.

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Thank you very much.

No problem.

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What Philz version did you Odin? I could only find a twrp for the att version which I have been using.

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Remember that flashing a custom Recovery to root will raise your Knox Count up.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2588661
- Galaxy Mega i9205 (meliusltexx)

Many phone structures are similar that one could use one from a different carrier when sticking to the same model phone. Now this is not the case all the time though. PhilZ has combined some recoveries for some phones in their respective models though. Just have to be sure before you flash and know what you are doing.

If one has ever tried making or read up on making a custom recovery and one was not available for ones device, you could essentially grab the files needed from other similar devices to build the recovery for your device. Just have to look around.
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21st June 2014, 04:57 AM   |  #7  
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The posted update might be corrupt, because after I extract the update.zip file, I can't open update zip. It says can't open as archive.

Thanks.
21st June 2014, 08:35 AM   |  #8  
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The posted update might be corrupt, because after I extract the update.zip file, I can't open update zip. It says can't open as archive.

Thanks.

It will not allow one to really open the update, trust me I tried right away to try and pull the stock recovery image to make into a flashable Odin file. I was going to try by other means but I ran out of time and had to come to work. I zipped the official update.zip file to upload it right when I got home for members here to have. You can't unzip further than update.zip. When I tried to unzip ( I can't recall the program I used ) it did advised me it was a signed file.

You must place it in your External Memory card ( not Root or sdCard0 ) and flash via stock recovery. It is an official OTA. If you recieve the official OTA it will be located in your Root/cache/ directory.

On a different note....... I just finished Deodexing the APK's and Jar files and flashed them via recovery and all went well. I am now able to start modding some files and add some toggles if possible and undo the file transfer permission issue that kitkat has done to secure the OS. I am going to try and add the flashlight toggle if I can as that has been one of my goals for this phone.
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It will not allow one to really open the update, trust me I tried right away to try and pull the stock recovery image to make into a flashable Odin file. I was going to try by other means but I ran out of time and had to come to work. I zipped the official update.zip file to upload it right when I got home for members here to have. You can't unzip further than update.zip. When I tried to unzip ( I can't recall the program I used ) it did advised me it was a signed file.

You must place it in your External Memory card ( not Root or sdCard0 ) and flash via stock recovery. It is an official OTA. If you recieve the official OTA it will be located in your Root/cache/ directory.

On a different note....... I just finished Deodexing the APK's and Jar files and flashed them via recovery and all went well. I am now able to start modding some files and add some toggles if possible and undo the file transfer permission issue that kitkat has done to secure the OS. I am going to try and add the flashlight toggle if I can as that has been one of my goals for this phone.

have you posted the deodex rooted zip of our new kk update??

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So you are saying there is no 4.4.2 Kitkat update and the Open Source website are mistaken as well.

Look at my original post and see for yourself. This is for the Sprint Mega SPH-L600 Phone. I have rooted all my Samsung Galaxy phones via Custom recovery using Philz or TWRP. Once you root through custom recovery it will then ask you to reboot the device and download SuperSU from the Playstore and update the binaries through there. Since then I have De-Odexed NE4 ( & created a flashable zip for US Sprint owners to flash via Philz or possibly TWRP but am waiting to release it ATM ) and have modded my platform.xml file to allow permission to write to external storage manually instead of using an App from the Playstore.

For info, the supposedly unrootable NA7 version is very rootable on its own just like MI6, MK1 and the now NE4. Once I updated my Mega to NA7, I rooted it right away, de-odexed and began modding the phone to the point where I also created a flashable deodexer ( via recovery ) until I saw that NE4 dropped and also the DL on my phone which stopped me from working on anything further for NA7 related.

I have not seen a lot of love for Sprint owners of the Mega and have wanted to contribute for some time. I know there is one member I saw that has made a Deodexed, De-KNOXed version of NA7 but one must not have KNOX at all when installing it. That was not my case. I wish I had a lot more time to actually start or create a Custom Rom for the Sprint users but I don't ATM. I have also read/seen that some Custom Roms from other carriers for the Mega are able to be ported over easily. All the things I have done so far for my Sprint Mega are very achievable and can be done very easily with the many tools provided here at no charge to anyone.

can you share your creation of the deodexer please???
21st June 2014, 04:31 PM   |  #10  
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OK. I just had my phone download it itself and now I rooted as suggested.

For the SD card write lock just use this https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d=jrummy.sdfix

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