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[Q] Before flashing a new BTU firmware..

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By nogears, Junior Member on 25th March 2014, 01:38 PM
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hello Guys,

I would like to know what steps should we take to ensure maximum performance before installing a new official firmware.

I'm about to manually upgrade my galaxy s4 I9505 from jelly bean 4.3 to Kitkat 4.4.2 through Odin and i was just wondering whether or not i should format/erase/factory reset all the data currently the phone before stepping in into the new firmware? Will the new firmware erase the existent one? without the need of format?

I would like to know your expert view on this subject,

many thanks in advance.
 
 
25th March 2014, 01:42 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by nogears

hello Guys,

I would like to know what steps should we take to ensure maximum performance before installing a new official firmware.

I'm about to manually upgrade my galaxy s4 I9505 from jelly bean 4.3 to Kitkat 4.4.2 through Odin and i was just wondering whether or not i should format/erase/factory reset all the data currently the phone before stepping in into the new firmware? Will the new firmware erase the existent one? without the need of format?

I would like to know your expert view on this subject,

many thanks in advance.

flashing a Rom via Odin will set all back to stock.

Performing a OTA will keep your data. BUT 4.3 --> 4.4.2 you need a full wipe. As you can read in forum many many times
Samsung's OTAs really su.... a bad word an so on. and there is a good chance to get softbrick or other issues when performing a "dirty" update,

So plase safe all your personal data before.
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