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NEW OTA UPDATE- MF9.. Questions thread.

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8th July 2013, 08:29 PM   |  #1  
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Who knew a MONDAY would be such an awesome day! New OTA Update MF9 as 1st reported HERE by @jonathanhtc . Any questions can go here guys....

I'll start off with a question I have: Does this mean that all of our mods will have to be re-done to be able to be flashed on the new update? ie: Hotspot mod, 4 in 1 reboot mod, etc. all have to be re-done to be able to work on the new software update?!
8th July 2013, 08:51 PM   |  #2  
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Question that's on everyones mind is:

Are the bootloaders locked? That "Secure boot status: Samsung" thing was not there before if I remember correctly.
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8th July 2013, 08:58 PM   |  #3  
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Question that's on everyones mind is:

Are the bootloaders locked? That "Secure boot status: Samsung" thing was not there before if I remember correctly.

That's why I'm definitely waiting till the devs take a look at it before I download it. It definitely wasn't there with MDC and MDL.

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Yes same here. BUT some new things that were reported are: Transparent notification bar with any wallpaper, new smart pause toggle, smoother UI (less lag), move apps to SD card, and KNOX is finally deployed along with Briefing and SPDclient.
8th July 2013, 09:10 PM   |  #5  
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First things first. Let's see what partitions got an update.
And someone should put a bug in Agat's ear to patch his kernel with the latest updates.
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8th July 2013, 09:17 PM   |  #6  
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First things first. Let's see what partitions got an update.
And someone should put a bug in Agat's ear to patch his kernel with the latest updates.

I already posted in his thread about an hour ago that source is up

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I wonder if this is basically the same update that the international version got. Hopefully it is, and it fixes the "smearing issue" and also we get the HDR video recording!
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I heard people were unable to unlock to use internationally. Some said sprint unlocked but software restrictions remained. Do you think this update might fix that? And im not talking for use withing the U.S. mainly outside (Europe)

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Okay, new bootloader, modem, kernel.
2 secondary bootloaders updated as well as rpm and tz.

Interesting that everything backs up to mmcblk0p22 before writing the new one.
Don't recall seeing that in updates for other devices.

New Fingerprint is just swap out MDL with MF9.

As mentioned, Knox is there. Makes me wonder what else was locked down with it.
Updated OCR among many updated binaries.

A lot of the binaries - in particular, vendor blobs - have an update.
I'll need someone to dump the system partition once it's patched for the new vendor files.
Hopefully good news for AOSP builds.

I'm asking to see if the previous sources have any info - but they've already stated not to expect anything.
There are a few questions that need to be figured out:

1) What is in the new bootloader? Are we locked like most of the others?
2) Can we revert bootloaders after flashing - and if so, what does it take to do so?
3) Root on new build?

All of this is going to require a test device, which sadly at the moment I am now without.
All the problems with the N2 left me with a Spare N2 and now without an S4.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xonone

Question that's on everyones mind is:

Are the bootloaders locked? That "Secure boot status: Samsung" thing was not there before if I remember correctly.

bootloader isnt locked, mine is already back to rooted with twrp. that secured by samsung is the new knox stuff, so you can assign your own bootloader chain etc. i dont know all the details nor do i pretend to, but what i do know is its for companies to lock their phones down and not a concern to us

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