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Upgrading from 4.3 to 4.4 rom

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By wajahebat, Senior Member on 24th January 2014, 05:10 PM
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Hello there, im on N9005 stock rooted 4.3 Rom...I wanna upgrade to 4.4 custom stock rom...

Im confused right now...Can i just download any stock based custom rom ( like : sweetrom ) and just flash it in CWM recovery?

And do the root stays? Or i need to do another different way?
 
 
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Hello there, im on N9005 stock rooted 4.3 Rom...I wanna upgrade to 4.4 custom stock rom...

Im confused right now...Can i just download any stock based custom rom ( like : sweetrom ) and just flash it in CWM recovery?

And do the root stays? Or i need to do another different way?

You will have to flash a 4.4 rom first ( official or leaked doesn't matter ) because you need to update your bootloader to run 4.4. No root won't stay so you will have to re-root and install custom recovery too. Also, you can't go back to 4.3 once you update to 4.4.
24th January 2014, 05:20 PM |#3  
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You will have to flash a 4.4 rom first ( official or leaked doesn't matter ) because you need to update your bootloader to run 4.4. No root won't stay so you will have to re-root and install custom recovery too. Also, you can't go back to 4.3 once you update to 4.4.

Okay noted, if i want to flash the official 4.4 roms, can i just do it with Odin ?
24th January 2014, 05:22 PM |#4  
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Okay noted, if i want to flash the official 4.4 roms, can i just do it with Odin ?

Yup flash via Odin
24th January 2014, 05:29 PM |#5  
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Yup flash via Odin

About the steps ? Bcoz i read some tutorial said that i need to flash 4 different files...That is for leaked firmware is it ?

There are plenty official rom release 4.4 already, if the official ones do i need to flash like the leaked ones?
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About the steps ? Bcoz i read some tutorial said that i need to flash 4 different files...That is for leaked firmware is it ?

There are plenty official rom release 4.4 already, if the official ones do i need to flash like the leaked ones?

Official is a single file you put in AP/PDA so it's easier and less confusing which files goes where.
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About the steps ? Bcoz i read some tutorial said that i need to flash 4 different files...That is for leaked firmware is it ?

There are plenty official rom release 4.4 already, if the official ones do i need to flash like the leaked ones?

Download THIS - put your device into download mode, unrar the .zip load the file into PDA slot and hit start.

It's the single Official Polish ROM


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