Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,768,635 Members 52,806 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

4.3 update.

Tip us?
 
Jsouthernindiana
Old
#1  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 5
Posts: 41
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Evansville
Default 4.3 update.

I have a note 2 I am running 4.4.2 Probam and love it. I just bought another note 2 for my wife and its 4.1.2. I plan on rooting but probably no custom ROMs. Just debloating on my own. Should I update to 4.3 or stay at where I am?
I have never updated my bootloader and use 4.3 touchwiz ROMs fine with devil kernel. What's my best move from some expertise experience. Not a nooby but not a developer. Thanks

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using xda app-developers app
 
softballjunkee13
Old
#2  
softballjunkee13's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 1423
Posts: 1,994
Join Date: Apr 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jsouthernindiana View Post
I have a note 2 I am running 4.4.2 Probam and love it. I just bought another note 2 for my wife and its 4.1.2. I plan on rooting but probably no custom ROMs. Just debloating on my own. Should I update to 4.3 or stay at where I am?
I have never updated my bootloader and use 4.3 touchwiz ROMs fine with devil kernel. What's my best move from some expertise experience. Not a nooby but not a developer. Thanks

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using xda app-developers app
It honestly depends on ur plans for that phone. If u never plan on rooting it I would definitely update to 4.3 using the ota. But that's just a personal opinion. If ur planning on rooting I wouldn't update to 4.3 using the ATT ota. If u update to ota 4.3 anytime u use odin it will trip the Knox counter. And then chance for a warranty replacement if u need it is slim to none. If ur planning on rooting there a a few really solid TW 4.3 roms out there with no worries about Knox.

Sent from my Note 2 running MEAN MUTHA F'N BEAN💣💥💥💥
 
dicksteele
Old
(Last edited by dicksteele; 23rd February 2014 at 08:28 AM.)
#3  
dicksteele's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 1240
Posts: 2,130
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: California
4.1.2 is solid. Since it's your wife's phone, personal experience allows me to say leave it be. Lord help me if Candy Crush doesn't work.....

But you have an option.

A time saver to get to 4.3 and rooted on your current bootloader would be this.,,

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2589891
AT&T UCUBMK6 i317 *Odexed* Stock ODIN Note 2

It's already rooted, all you have to do is debloat with Titanium BU or whatever.

From the thread -----> If you *are not* running Official 4.3 (MK6) or newer bootloader: After flashing one of the firmware packages above (the Stock ODIN) flash the bootloader package below in Odin to get wifi working (sorry, no option available for CWM/TWRP). I've included the Odin executable just after if needed.
Bootloader needs to be flashed only once. See post #2 for information on how to check what version of bootloader you have installed.

This is what you will flash:
AT&T i317 ODIN 4.3 UCUBMJ4 (Leak) Bootloader & TZ (AT&T Note 2 ONLY)

This bootloader will not trip Knox.
Dean Vernon Wormer: Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to dicksteele For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
Jsouthernindiana
Old
#4  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 5
Posts: 41
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Evansville
Thanks. Not worried about warranties. I rooted it at 4.1.2. I'd I update OTA to 4.3 am I still able to put a custom recovery on it? Kinda confused if the 4.3 update locks the bootloader and lastly wasn't the at&t s4 bootloader able to be unlocked when it first came out? Soon after a OTA broke the root. If so then why wouldn't a brand new one out of box be able to have bootloader unlocked just as the phones come with the same firmware version and not updated until bought. Just wondering.
 
dabloc123
Old
(Last edited by dabloc123; 25th February 2014 at 09:57 PM.)
#5  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 6
Join Date: Feb 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jsouthernindiana View Post
Thanks. Not worried about warranties. I rooted it at 4.1.2. I'd I update OTA to 4.3 am I still able to put a custom recovery on it? Kinda confused if the 4.3 update locks the bootloader and lastly wasn't the at&t s4 bootloader able to be unlocked when it first came out? Soon after a OTA broke the root. If so then why wouldn't a brand new one out of box be able to have bootloader unlocked just as the phones come with the same firmware version and not updated until bought. Just wondering.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2589891

Check this here, it should answer your questions.

I am not too sure about the S4.
I recently got a refurbished Note 2 that came with the 4.3 firmware (my original note 2 broke), MK6 booloader. According to this link, If your phone is running the MK6 bootloader, It is not possible AS OF NOW to revert to the previous bootloader MJ4. You can put CWM recovery and custom roms on your 4.3 build but I don't think they are too stable as of now. I have not tried it yet.
 
Jsouthernindiana
Old
#6  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 5
Posts: 41
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Evansville
I have at&t note 2 and never updated to 4.3 like I said before but when I flashed a 4.3 tw ROM WiFi wouldnt work like you said. Instead of doing the Odin bootloader thing I just flashed the devel kernel and everything went good. WiFi works flawless. Devil kernel works on toichwiz and aosp. My question is would it be better to do that and leave the bootloader alone?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using xda app-developers app
 
Jsouthernindiana
Old
#7  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 5
Posts: 41
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Evansville
The note 2 I got last Friday is 4.1.2. The only reason I didn't get the note 3 is this whole bootloader crap. T-Mobile is really starting to look good from here

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using xda app-developers app
 
Jsouthernindiana
Old
#8  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 5
Posts: 41
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Evansville
To not confuse. I have had my note 2. Just got my wife the other one. I don't think I am going to update it at all. Just to make sure I rooted hers with framaroot and stopped any ota 4.3 from slipping by.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using xda app-developers app
 
Jsouthernindiana
Old
#9  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 5
Posts: 41
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Evansville
One last question. Not sure if we already touched this or not. On your at&t 4.3 note 2 can you put a custom recovery cwm?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using xda app-developers app
 
dicksteele
Old
#10  
dicksteele's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 1240
Posts: 2,130
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: California
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jsouthernindiana View Post
One last question. Not sure if we already touched this or not. On your at&t 4.3 note 2 can you put a custom recovery cwm?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using xda app-developers app
How did you flash the devils kernel ? ODIN ?

And the answer is yes you can.
Dean Vernon Wormer: Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Device Review: Samsung Gear Live

Recently, Google announced Android Wear to the world. Android Wear is the Android-based initiative from … more

Forums Added for the Nvidia Shield Tablet and Sharp Aquos Crystal

Just a few days ago, wetook an in depth look at theNvidia Shield Tabletand … more

[OTA Captured] Android 4.4.3 Lands on European HTC One M7

The secound release of the Android L Developer Previewmay be the new hotness for … more

Take a Perfectly Stable Shot with Open Camera

The camera app on our Android smartphones and tablets isn’t something we focus on all … more