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[Q] Jelly Bean to KitKat

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21st May 2014, 01:11 AM   |  #1  
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I am currently running rooted stock jelly bean and want to try the Bobcat ROM. Do I have to unroot, update to kitkat, root, and install the ROM? Or can I just install the ROM?
21st May 2014, 03:44 AM   |  #2  
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Thumbs up re: bobcat rom
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Originally Posted by Akim1220

I am currently running rooted stock jelly bean and want to try the Bobcat ROM. Do I have to unroot, update to kitkat, root, and install the ROM? Or can I just install the ROM?


You need to download and odin flash the official stock NB4 Kitkat 4.4.2 firmware/rom
before doing anything else. You can find the official 4.4.2 Kitkat stock NB4 rom
at http://SamMobile.com then root the phone and flash twrp/cwm custom recovery.


Then flash the Bobcat rom in twrp/cwm recovery then be sure to flash the
Wifi/Nfc/Bluetooth fix cwm/twrp flashable zip file after flashing Bobcat rom.


You can download the fix file here: http://downloadandroidrom.com/file/G..._Flashable.zip


The fix file is required if your phone is the Tmobile model
SM-N900T or Canadian model SM-N900W8


After flashing the fix file you will need to root

Just remember one thing, once you upgrade
to any 4.4.2 Kitkat NB4 stock and custom rom
you will not be able to downgrade to any 4.3
Jellybean roms including your 4.3 nandroid backup.


Good luck!
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21st May 2014, 02:35 PM   |  #3  
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Depends what kind of root you have, and the Knox status. If it's 0x1 the method above is correct.

You merely have to flash twrp after you do an official update from sammobile.com with the 4.4.2 binaries through Odin as well, and you know the rest.

If your Knox is 0x0, there is a workaround to get 4.4.2 custom roms with root while keep the 4.3 boot loader. This is the only method known to have root on 4.4.2 every other method trips the counter. Do some more reading and research.
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