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[Q] When Flashing the KitKat Update, Will I need to update my bootloader as well?

26th May 2014, 11:16 PM   |  #1  
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Hi All,

I'm pretty new at this, so I hope I'm asking in the right place.
I'm waiting for the US KitKat update to come out via SamMobile, but I'm wondering if I need to update my bootloader at the same time that I flash the update?

I've read on this (Samsung Galaxy Note 8) Forum that some people where experiencing broken wifi when they updated with the UK KitKat version, and some were speculating that this could be because the bootloader in their device isn't compatible with KitKat?

I kinda wish I wouldn't have rooted and gone down this rabbit hole, but I figured that this would be the best way to get updates, also I really wanted to uninstall bloatware.

Thank you for taking the time to answer my question!
27th May 2014, 05:54 AM   |  #2  
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The official update should automatically update the bootloader, you can easily flash a full stock image and you should be good if that's the route you want to take.

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27th May 2014, 06:35 AM   |  #3  
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The official update should automatically update the bootloader, you can easily flash a full stock image and you should be good if that's the route you want to take.

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Thank you very much! That completely answers my question.
27th May 2014, 06:42 AM   |  #4  
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You are welcome, furthermore you can go here to get the full factory 4.1 image to flash http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=41683517


[ROM]6/23/2013StockFACTORY IMAGE FOR N5110; N5110MD1,N5110UEEMF1,UEEMF2 FULL FIRMWARE

These are links to factory images that I have pulled from different sources and have posted here for you guys to use to to restore your tablets to factory out of the box status they all work. Personal......

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27th May 2014, 08:39 AM   |  #5  
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Hello,
if I upgrade the bootloader for KitKat, is it still posible to flash other roms like cm11?

Thank you for enlighten me
27th May 2014, 09:56 PM   |  #6  
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Hello,
if I upgrade the bootloader for KitKat, is it still posible to flash other roms like cm11?

Thank you for enlighten me

I would assume so, since CM11 is based on KitKat.
However, you may want to get a second opinion from someone with more knowledge than myself.
30th May 2014, 02:58 AM   |  #7  
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Yes you would be able to install CM11 as well as 4.2.2 version ROMS.

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