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Kitkat installation stuck on reboot of phone. Can't use!

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11th April 2014, 08:58 PM   |  #1  
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Help I accidentally hit the start for the installation on my note 3 for kitkat as it's been nagging at me for weeks.

Before I could pull the battery the phone turned off. Now the phone is only booting to the kitkat installation screen.
How do i cancel this?!

I am afraid to let it finish so my phone will be stuck with kitkat from here on out.

Kitkat on my gf's note 3 lost:
free wifi tethering
no vpn functionality


When phone turns on it says, Recovery booting at the top then goes right into installation of kitkat. I've been pulling the battery each time as soon as it does start loading kitkat.
11th April 2014, 09:03 PM   |  #2  
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I just upgraded to Kit Kat and get better battery life and the device is faster. I'm also rooted running stock.

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11th April 2014, 09:04 PM   |  #3  
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I just upgraded to Kit Kat and get better battery life and the device is faster. I'm also rooted running stock.

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Yes but now if you try to share your internet with wifi tethering it will accumulate data against you.
Or if you ever want to use your vpn service you are shafted also.
11th April 2014, 09:08 PM   |  #4  
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I understand. I'm not sure if you can go back at this point. Keep searching the forums. Good luck.

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11th April 2014, 09:23 PM   |  #5  
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Yes but now if you try to share your internet with wifi tethering it will accumulate data against you.
Or if you ever want to use your vpn service you are shafted also.

That's not entirely true about the wifi tethering. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2&postcount=70

I can't speak to anything about the VPN functionality since I've never used it.
11th April 2014, 09:47 PM   |  #6  
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That's not entirely true about the wifi tethering. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2&postcount=70

I can't speak to anything about the VPN functionality since I've never used it.

Yes to get wifi tethering to work in kitkat requires rooting my phone which voids warranty. Voiding my warranty isn't quite a fix. I'd rather just not have kitkat.
11th April 2014, 10:03 PM   |  #7  
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Yes to get wifi tethering to work in kitkat requires rooting my phone which voids warranty. Voiding my warranty isn't quite a fix. I'd rather just not have kitkat.

What? Explain that to me.

You can root 4.4.2 without tripping knox. If you have a warranty claim, just unroot and your Knox will still say 0x0. How does that void your warranty?

I'm 4.4.2 and rooted with Knox showing 0x0 right now.
11th April 2014, 10:11 PM   |  #8  
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What? Explain that to me.

You can root 4.4.2 without tripping knox. If you have a warranty claim, just unroot and your Knox will still say 0x0. How does that void your warranty?

I'm 4.4.2 and rooted with Knox showing 0x0 right now.

I've never seen any info on rooting kitkat on a note 3 that won't trip knox. Where is this method located?

This is the only one i've seen.
http://www.theandroidsoul.com/root-t...-n900tuvucnb4/

If i can get rooting on kitkat i am half way there. Just will have to live without vpn.
11th April 2014, 10:25 PM   |  #9  
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Yes to get wifi tethering to work in kitkat requires rooting my phone which voids warranty. Voiding my warranty isn't quite a fix. I'd rather just not have kitkat.

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I've never seen any info on rooting kitkat on a note 3 that won't trip knox. Where is this method located?

This is the only one i've seen.
http://www.theandroidsoul.com/root-t...-n900tuvucnb4/

If i can get rooting on kitkat i am half way there. Just will have to live without vpn.

This is the method I used: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...7&postcount=73

I can confirm it works, but if you took the OTA I'm not sure if there's a way to do it. This method involves starting from a rooted 4.3 with Knox still at 0x0.

Good luck!
11th April 2014, 10:31 PM   |  #10  
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What? Explain that to me.

You can root 4.4.2 without tripping knox. If you have a warranty claim, just unroot and your Knox will still say 0x0. How does that void your warranty?

I'm 4.4.2 and rooted with Knox showing 0x0 right now.

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Originally Posted by drathian1

This is the method I used: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...7&postcount=73

I can confirm it works, but if you took the OTA I'm not sure if there's a way to do it. This method involves starting from a rooted 4.3 with Knox still at 0x0.

Good luck!

ah yes. If only i wasn't halfway through a ota update.... Hopefully someone knows how to cancel this installation.

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