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Guide to upgrade to 4.4.2 for SM-N9005

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31st January 2014, 05:43 PM   |  #1  
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I have seen threads being spammed with people not being able to upgrade to 4.4.2 and asking for help so i thought it would be better to make a thread for that purpose.

There is no need to root the polish stock rom if you want to move on to a custom rom after you have updated the new 4.4.2 bootloader!
You Know the deal if anything goes wrong then the blame is on you not me...

In this guide the links are for the older 4.4.2 stock polish rom "N9005XXUENA6_N9005OXXENA5".
For the newest stock rom N9005XXUENB3 and newer when available click here and put N9005 in the search box and download what ever country closest to yours that is available.

ODIN 307
  1. Download Polish stock 4.4.2 rom "Mega mirror" and flash via Odin 307 in PDA tab and remember to tick Phone Bootloader Update.
  2. Download TWRP for 4.4.2 and flash via Odin 307 in PDA tab. I didnt like the other recovery so i use TWRP and it's much better in my opinion.
  3. Now you should see if the phone boots up the 4.4.2 polish stock. If it does then go to step 4. If it doesnt then move to Odin 309.
  4. Now flash you chosen custom rom via recovery. Enjoy


ODIN 309


  1. Download Polish stock 4.4.2 rom "Mega mirror" and flash via Odin 309 in AP tab and remember to tick Phone Bootloader Update.
  2. Download TWRP for 4.4.2 and flash via Odin 309 in AP tab.
  3. Now you should see if the phone boots up the 4.4.2 polish stock. If it does then move to step 4. IF it doesn't then move to step 5.
  4. Now flash you chosen custom rom via recovery. Enjoy
  5. Download 4.4.2 bootloader and flash with Odin 309 in BL tab. This is only done if the stock 4.4.2 rom dosn't upgrade the bootloader. Let it boot so you can check if it worked. If it did boot into 4.4.2 stock then go back to step 4. Last resort if the above didnt work is to try the SamMobile way below.


SAMMOBLIE



Model: SM-N9005
Country: Open Europe
Version: Android 4.4.2
Changelist: 340325
Build date: Thu, 9 Jan 2014 23:09:09 +0000
Product Code: OXX
PDA: N9005XXUENA6
CSC: N9005OXXENA5
MODEM: N9005XXUENA2
Download: N9005XXUENA6_N9005OXXENA5_N9005XXUENA2_OXX.zip

NOTE
- This test firmware WILL wipe your data. So, back it up!
- You are doing this at your OWN risk. We are not responsible if you brick your device or your cat eats your phone.
- This test firmware will NOT increase your binary counter NOR void your warranty.
- This test firmware is a pre-release build and not official from Samsung.
INSTRUCTIONS
- Extract (unzip) the firmware file
- Download Odin3 v3.09 (From here or here)
- Extract Odin .ZIP file
- Open Odin3 v3.09
- Restart phone in download mode (Press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons)
- Connect phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
- Add AP_N9005XXUENA6_340325_REV03_user_low_ship_MULTI_C ERT.tar.md5 to AP
- Add BL_N9005XXUENA6_340325_REV03_user_low_ship_MULTI_C ERT.tar.md5 to BL
- Add CP_N9005XXUENA2_REV03_CL1277177.tar.md5 to CP
- Add CSC_OXX_N9005OXXENA5_327209_REV03_user_low_ship_MU LTI_CERT.tar.md5 to CSC
- Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
- Click start button, sit back and wait a few minutes.
- If you encounter any issues with the firmware (Any FC, Bootloop etc)
- Boot into recovery mode (Home+power+vol up)
- Choose to wipe/factory reset. (THIS WILL ERASE ALL OF YOUR DATA INCLUDING YOUR INTERNAL SD CARD!)
- Then choose reboot and you should be good to go!

Mega file md5 - 7730BABC7713DFBE5934278FD653B3F7

Youtube video with instructions:
Last edited by Zionator; 20th February 2014 at 09:02 AM. Reason: Video added at the bottom of the post.
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10th February 2014, 03:02 PM   |  #2  
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Does it have to be Polish ? Can we use other ones ?
Also, do we have to tick Phone Bootloader Update ?
I didn't tick this earlier, so it kinda screwed the phone. Softbricked it and then "kinda" fixed it.
And BTW, Phone Bootloader Update in 307 is disabled, greyed out.

But I'm running into some problems. Now I need to re-flash it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Colide

Does it have to be Polish ? Can we use other ones ?
Also, do we have to tick Phone Bootloader Update ?
I didn't tick this earlier, so it kinda screwed the phone. Softbricked it and then "kinda" fixed it.
And BTW, Phone Bootloader Update in 307 is disabled, greyed out.

But I'm running into some problems. Now I need to re-flash it.

If you follow the guide it will work and if 307 didnt work for you then 309 will.
Yes just go with the polish version to be on the safe side. I have only tried the polish version so i cannot speak for the other versions. If the 309 dont work eather then download the separete bootloader i have provided and flsh it with 309 and tick the Phone Bootloader Update.
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Well, this one requires to update the modem. Not really sure I want to do that.
But, should I update Bootloader via Odin ?

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Originally Posted by Colide

Well, this one requires to update the modem. Not really sure I want to do that.
But, should I update Bootloader via Odin ?

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Yes bootloader needs to be flashed via odin.
11th February 2014, 04:44 PM   |  #6  
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Question md5 hash please
Hi
Can you please post the md5 hash of the file N9005XXUENA6_N9005OXXENA5_XEO.zip
MEGA does not provide hashes. The file is long and, I think it is worthwhile to check it before flashing it.
Thanks for your excellent guide.
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i dont have a md5 but i checked with md5 checker and the file i have on my harddisk has - 7730BABC7713DFBE5934278FD653B3F7
Hope you can use that.
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Thumbs up MD5 correct. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Zionator

i dont have a md5 but i checked with md5 checker and the file i have on my harddisk has - 7730BABC7713DFBE5934278FD653B3F7
Hope you can use that.

Thanks a lot.
I confirm that my N9005XXUENA6_N9005OXXENA5_XEO.zip file downloaded from MEGA had an identical md5.
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Thank you. But its a pre-release version, no?
Is it not better to install one of the final 4.4.2 by now ? any recommendation of those ?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tester5224

Thank you. But its a pre-release version, no?
Is it not better to install one of the final 4.4.2 by now ? any recommendation of those ?

Doesn't matter if you are gonna flash a custom rom after you get the new bootloader on the phone.
So it all depends what you wanna archive.

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