Originally Posted by mc704
I'm back on the note II with AT&T.
I am currently on the MH3 build with Android 4.1.2 and was wondering if it is smart to take an OTA update for 4.3. I did a few searches regarding the boot loader (I heard its locked now? what?!?)
Additionally, I would like to root my phone and install a custom rom. I see that CleanRom is no longer supported and was wondering if anyone has stepped up to the plate to provide something of a similar caliber? (I want to install ad block and greenify)
The features I am looking for in a rom:
1. Stability <--- need it to be safe for work.
2. Removed AT&T apps/debloated
3. Battery Life
Some recommendations and advice would be greatly appreciate!
Recommendations, are mostly just personal opinions. And of course every one has one. It always comes down to what makes you happy.
You're going to have to find the one that trips your trigger. So I'll just make suggestions .......
First off no need to go to OTA.
Just flash this 4.3 bin and img file below to use 4.3 ROMs
Keep your knox free 4.1.2 bootloader. Allowing you to freely flash between 4.1.2 roms and the latest 4.3 stuff
Keeping Wifi Throughout and removing Knox
4.3 Param.bin and Tz.img (ODIN flash not custom recovery)
Graciously provided by seanzscreams
On that note, try his SkyNote ROM.
(ROM) Sky Note Air - 4.3[I317MK6-MJ4-MK4 Hybrid] 2-26-14
Suggest you use the SKY NOTE AIR--- Vanilla Edition F1 version. It's stockish....
For a more stock, slightly debloated.
[ROM][4.3] JMP Series Extreme Edition - AT&T SGH-i317 Only - 2/23/2014
Courtesy of xxxSuperserieSxxx
Last but not least for sure
The 4.3 OTA rooted by Zen Arcade
Totally stock, you can debloat on your own with Titianium Backup or Root Uninstaller Pro (just found this, I'm testing to see if it worth keeping as a suggestion)