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[Q] Bootloop due to 4.4 OTA Update

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16th January 2014, 12:10 PM   |  #1  
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I had a rooted VZW Maxx oon 4.2.2. In my excitement to upgrade to KitKat I simply pressed the Install Now button and now my phone is in an endless bootloop.

Any thoughts on how to fix this? Any help is greatly appreciated.
16th January 2014, 01:22 PM   |  #2  
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The phone is rebooting looking for recovery that you don't have because you're rooted. FXZ to stock with houseofmoto then follow the instructions for slapmymoto if you want to maintain root on 4.4
16th January 2014, 01:25 PM   |  #3  
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The phone is rebooting looking for recovery that you don't have because you're rooted. FXZ to stock with houseofmoto then follow the instructions for slapmymoto if you want to maintain root on 4.4

Thanks. I think I saw a link to the HouseofMoto thhread earlier. I'll try it after work tonight.
16th January 2014, 11:27 PM   |  #4  
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Thanks. I think I saw a link to the HouseofMoto thhread earlier. I'll try it after work tonight.

I was able to recover with titanium backup, just freze and then deleted OTA_updater, took a few tries to get it done in the short time I had before the reboot.

Super frustrating!
16th January 2014, 11:38 PM   |  #5  
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Does anyone have the OTA Update.Zip? Seems like I can't find it anywhere. Where is that DEV addition from? Is it like a stock version or something?

(Reason the this is because I have some weird rooted but not rooted version of 4.4 and need the stock 4.4 update.zip. HELP!!!)
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17th January 2014, 02:20 AM   |  #6  
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The phone is rebooting looking for recovery that you don't have because you're rooted. FXZ to stock with houseofmoto then follow the instructions for slapmymoto if you want to maintain root on 4.4

That worked great! And I'm still on 4.2.2 so I need to look into how to keep root for KitKat now...
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