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Default At stock MF9 rooted... What now?

On my Sprint Galaxy S4 (SPH-L720). I want to upgrade to the newest OTA, keep root, get rid of KNOX, and unlock it for domestic use. I also want a really safe backup option that assures me an easy recovery in case of softbrick (flashed enough to know, expect it).

I read around, but it seems a little bit more complicated than the other devices I've had. Just want to make sure I do it in the right order, so I won't mess anything up and get stuck.

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On my Sprint Galaxy S4 (SPH-L720). I want to upgrade to the newest OTA, keep root, get rid of KNOX, and unlock it for domestic use. I also want a really safe backup option that assures me an easy recovery in case of softbrick (flashed enough to know, expect it).

I read around, but it seems a little bit more complicated than the other devices I've had. Just want to make sure I do it in the right order, so I won't mess anything up and get stuck.

Tapatalkin' from my SGS4
Start with this guide that Mudavo wrote... http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2277480 it tells you how to keep the MF9 bootloader. All the Knox headache comes with upgrading the bootloader. After that read around theres plenty of opinions on backups.
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On my Sprint Galaxy S4 (SPH-L720). I want to upgrade to the newest OTA, keep root, get rid of KNOX, and unlock it for domestic use. I also want a really safe backup option that assures me an easy recovery in case of softbrick (flashed enough to know, expect it).

I read around, but it seems a little bit more complicated than the other devices I've had. Just want to make sure I do it in the right order, so I won't mess anything up and get stuck.

Tapatalkin' from my SGS4
I've been using Philz touch recovery, very easy to use nice interface. Just my opinion.

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I think I just did exactly what you want to do. I was on rooted, stock, MF9, and went to rooted stock MK2 using the info in this thread:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2586586

It's just 2 steps...flash the ROM and flash the MK2 modem (instructions provided in the thread). The ROM is already rooted.

Definitely make a nandroid of your current setup at minimum before moving on. Because this method avoids the MK2 (or MJA) bootloader, you can go back to MF9 if you don't like the results, by flashing your nandroid and the MF9 modem.
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