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Default Q: do I need root to downgrade android versions?

Verizon of course crippled my phone with the Ota of 4.3 I took.

I've lived with this looks g enough. Random lockups, needing a better pull. Camera failures.

I don't want or need to mess with root it just want to go back to my last stable build, whichever it was.

Can someone direct me there? Do I need to use Odin?
Where can I find safe original firmware?

Thanks I'm advance.

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Verizon of course crippled my phone with the Ota of 4.3 I took.

I've lived with this looks g enough. Random lockups, needing a better pull. Camera failures.

I don't want or need to mess with root it just want to go back to my last stable build, whichever it was.

Can someone direct me there? Do I need to use Odin?
Where can I find safe original firmware?

Thanks I'm advance.

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You can't downgrade, you're stuck with 4.3 because of the new bootloader.

You can install safestrap after you root it with saferoot. That will allow you to install 4.3 TouchWiz roms only.

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Okay.

Are there any roms thus far that are t garbage?

From what I've read the issues I have effect most of the galaxy line.

So then.
1. Obtain root
2. Install a bootstrap that allows a custom rom in spite of the relocked bootloader?

I presume these guides exist here. I'll research them.



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Okay.

Are there any roms thus far that are t garbage?

From what I've read the issues I have effect most of the galaxy line.

So then.
1. Obtain root
2. Install a bootstrap that allows a custom rom in spite of the relocked bootloader?

I presume these guides exist here. I'll research them.



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Basically correct.

All information you need regarding this update is located here, and all threads are linked.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2639337

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