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[Q] Help - rooted SCH-I545 updated to KitKat - lost root.

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Oops, rooted I-545 running 4.3 was accidently updated to KitKat 4.4.2 and I lost root HELP!
I am starting a new thread because I think my message got lost in a 45-page thread and this is urgent.

My original S4 had the updating software renamed so that I wouldn't even be notified about updates, but I had to get a warranty replacement. I rooted it, but forgot to turn of the ability to update. Last week, while I was undergoing surgery for a kidney stone, my wife was using the phone in the waiting room. She saw a message that an update was ready and, since her S3 is totally stock and she always updates, she hit the ok button. That night, I discovered I was no longer rooted and that KitKat 4.4.2 was the new O/S.

I am very dependent on functionality that will only run rooted, so I really need to clear this up. For example, I use RCB as my phone and text blocker and it requires root to run. It's big advantage is that it does this all silently before the call bubbles up to where non-rooted call-blockers do a pickup and hangup (with an annoying fragment of a ring each time). Since I'm unable to run RCB or a root-level file browser to recover the logs of blocked numbers to use (temporarily, I hope) in something like Mr. Number.

Is there anything I can do to either root under KitKat, or back down my version of Android to 4.3 and then re-root the standard way?

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