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17th January 2014, 10:36 AM   |  #1  
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I own a rooted Galaxy S4.
I would like to upgrade firmware using:
Settings -> General -> Device Info -> Software upgrades -> Update.
After resetting flash counter and using Triangle Away workaround to make the phone able to download latest firmware from Samsung's server, I'm able to start the upgrade procedure.
Firmware is downloaded, I chose to upgrade frmware and reboot the phone, but then nothing happens, no firmware upgrade is installed.
Is there a solution?
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17th January 2014, 10:45 AM   |  #2  
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If u rooted ur phone u dont gona be able to install OTA updates how u are trying it. But u can:

1. This update will be a .zip file. You need flash this file by STOCK RECOVERY
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2. Conect to Kies (android 4.2.2) or Kies 3 (android 4.3) and update it for there
17th January 2014, 11:15 AM   |  #3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Joku1981

If u rooted ur phone u dont gona be able to install OTA updates how u are trying it. But u can:

1. This update will be a .zip file. You need flash this file by STOCK RECOVERY
or
2. Conect to Kies (android 4.2.2) or Kies 3 (android 4.3) and update it for there

Thank you for your answer.
Do you mean that I'm unable to use OTA upgrade also using Triangle Away workarounds?
There is a specific workaround used to make the phone able to connect to Samsung servers and download firmware upgrades: Triangle Away disables Superuser for a few minutes so you can use OTA upgrade function.

Kies behavior is the same: it downloads the firmware, but then the upgrade isn't applied.

Before install firmware upgrade by stock recovery or Odin, I would like to discover if there is a way to upgrade it by Kies or OTA.
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17th January 2014, 11:35 AM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by cinciopillo

Thank you for your answer.
Do you mean that I'm unable to use OTA upgrade also using Triangle Away workarounds?
There is a specific workaround used to make the phone able to connect to Samsung servers and download firmware upgrades: Triangle Away disables Superuser for a few minutes so you can use OTA upgrade function.

Kis behavior is the same: it downloads the firmware, but then the upgrade isn't applied.

Before install firmware upgrade by stock recovery or Odin, I would like to discover if there is a way to upgrade it by Kies or OTA.

Try step 1

* EDIT: Select the last option in recovery
or
Put the .zip file to your external SD Card. Use 2nd option and install it

* EDIT 2: I have rooted phone too but I always update my phone with Kies 3. I dunno what will be ur problem that it doesnt install updates
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17th January 2014, 12:30 PM   |  #5  
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Try step 1

* EDIT: Select the last option in recovery
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Put the .zip file to your external SD Card. Use 2nd option and install it

thanks a lot.
17th January 2014, 12:50 PM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by Joku1981

Try step 1

* EDIT: Select the last option in recovery
or
Put the .zip file to your external SD Card. Use 2nd option and install it

* EDIT 2: I have rooted phone too but I always update my phone with Kies 3. I dunno what will be ur problem that it doesnt install updates

I use Kies (not Kies 3) because of my phone has still Android 4.2 installed (kies 3 AFAIK works with Android 4.3).
17th January 2014, 02:41 PM   |  #7  
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I use Kies (not Kies 3) because of my phone has still Android 4.2 installed (kies 3 AFAIK works with Android 4.3).

Yes? Did u read my first post in this thread then?

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