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[Q] (Q) May I ask some question about N9005 international.

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By ricardoropez, Junior Member on 20th March 2014, 03:32 PM
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Today I brought N9005 and pre installed android version is 4.4.2
For N9005 with kitkat I am very very newbie. I would like to ask
some question as below.

1.Can I downgrade from kitkat to JB stock version without Knox trip.

2.My current basebandd 9s uena2 I have to root with kind of method
Cf root Or de la vega

Thank for all kind for answer my question.

Ps.Sorry for my bad English.
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20th March 2014, 03:57 PM |#2  
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Today I brought N9005 and pre installed android version is 4.4.2
For N9005 with kitkat I am very very newbie. I would like to ask
some question as below.

1.Can I downgrade from kitkat to JB stock version without Knox trip.

2.My current basebandd 9s uena2 I have to root with kind of method
Cf root Or de la vega

Thank for all kind for answer my question.

Ps.Sorry for my bad English.

You can't downgrade

Cf root will trip Knox
Vega won't trip Knox
20th March 2014, 04:14 PM |#3  
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You can't downgrade

Cf root will trip Knox
Vega won't trip Knox

Thanks for your answer. I will try to root with de la vega method.
As you told me I can not downgrade. In this case. If I flash with
custom rom JB version. What will going on.
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Thanks for your answer. I will try to root with de la vega method.
As you told me I can not downgrade. In this case. If I flash with
custom rom JB version. What will going on.

Doesn't really matter if you flash from stock or custom
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Doesn't really matter if you flash from stock or custom

Baseband : N9005XXUENA2
Build number : KOT49H.N9005XXUENA6

This is my device detail. If I root with De la vega method and
using odin flash tool flash N9005XXUDMJ7 rom pack.
May it possible or not. I no need to use Kitkat because
my app and game not support Kitkat.

Thank you for answer.
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Baseband : N9005XXUENA2
Build number : KOT49H.N9005XXUENA6

This is my device detail. If I root with De la vega method and
using odin flash tool flash N9005XXUDMJ7 rom pack.
May it possible or not. I no need to use Kitkat because
my app and game not support Kitkat.

Thank you for answer.

You're already on Kit Kat. Just root with cf auto root if you really need to use root. No knox friendly to root kit kat
21st March 2014, 07:23 AM |#7  
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Baseband : N9005XXUENA2
Build number : KOT49H.N9005XXUENA6

This is my device detail. If I root with De la vega method and
using odin flash tool flash N9005XXUDMJ7 rom pack.
May it possible or not. I no need to use Kitkat because
my app and game not support Kitkat.

Thank you for answer.

Dont do this.. itll brick your device until you flash a stock kitkat firmware onto it again.
MJ7 is a JB firmware.

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Dont do this.. itll brick your device until you flash a stock kitkat firmware onto it again.
MJ7 is a JB firmware.

Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk


Thanks you.
You meant my device cannot flash to JB ?
No method can help me for change from
Kitkat to JB.
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Thanks you.
You meant my device cannot flash to JB ?
No method can help me for change from
Kitkat to JB.

You can't go from Kitkat back to Jellybean.
Any thing you do to root it will trigger Knox.
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Thanks you.
You meant my device cannot flash to JB ?
No method can help me for change from
Kitkat to JB.

as mentioned by ultramag69,
unfortunately the upgrade of the Android O/S since 4.3 and above is irreversible (one way ticket), due to sammy is keeping on developing its bootloader.
Not only saying 4.3 to 4.4. Even the same version of 4.3 got few bootloader patches, and the same 4.4 also have few bootloader patches. This bootloader things make the upgrade irreversible. Downgrading can cause you to bootloop (soft brick), & KNOX trip.

and there's no KNOX friendly root method for the newer bootloader 4.3 and above. If you need root, you will have to bear with the KNOX trip. If you want to keep the KNOX, don't root, and just use your device as per normal usage.

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