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By WizeGuyDezignz, Senior Member on 15th February 2013, 02:04 AM
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If you were me, what would you do in this situation? I had to get a replacement Note 2 and the replacement thankfully came with the VRALJB software installed. I deferred the update to L4 for 5 days.

Would you just root and unlock the bootloader now the easy way, or take the L4 update and do it the harder way? Would either way be beneficial or does it not really matter?

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15th February 2013, 02:34 AM |#2  
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Go ahead and unlock/root. You don't have to do anything further if you don't want to and you never know how difficult it would be to unlock in the future.
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15th February 2013, 03:18 AM |#3  
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When I purchased mine outright it had the older software. I used the jailbreak method and that worked like a charm.

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15th February 2013, 04:24 AM |#4  
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Either way. Just do it on the current software and save a step. Same end result.

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15th February 2013, 04:33 AM |#5  
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As others said doesn't matter. Once you flash aROM you could just flash the LL4 radio and it would be the same as the OTA.

So I guess Odin didn't fix your last one?

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15th February 2013, 04:38 AM |#6  
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As others said doesn't matter. Once you flash aROM you could just flash the LL4 radio and it would be the same as the OTA.

So I guess Odin didn't fix your last one?

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im guessing it had a emmc failure that some have reported.
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15th February 2013, 04:47 AM |#7  
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Well if you were me you wouldnt think about it and just root when I got my phone I didnt even sign into google first I skipped all that and was rooted within half an hour of owning my phone...Lol so root away mang
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15th February 2013, 04:56 AM |#8  
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mine came with the ota last Saturday night, i waited til Monday to root just because I've always had htc phones, had to get familiar with touchwiz. took me 10mins to root after i couldn't take all the bloatware anymore

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im guessing it had a emmc failure that some have reported.

Good idea. I thought with that failure it went black with no signs of life, but haven't read up on it. It was a strange that Odin of stock didn't fix it for him.... That's usually a guarantee unbrick

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15th February 2013, 06:12 AM |#10  
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Yeah guys, odin didn't fix it. I consider myself somewhat of a veteran with phones, rooting, etc. This time it stumped the hell out of me. Absolutely nothing that I did worked.

I want to thank you all for the help, info, etc. I will be back in business soon!

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