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[Q] Buying a Brand New Note 3

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By jorbramsey, Junior Member on 1st June 2014, 12:19 AM
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If I go to Verizon to pick up a Note 3 can I avoid the OTA and still activate it?

I'm trying to use the leak instead of the OTA so I can root but every time I've bought a phone from Verizon it seems the OTA starts before I even get the phone.

I would imagine that it wouldn't already be updated if it's new in box right?

Any help would be appreciated.
 
 
1st June 2014, 05:06 AM |#2  
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The problem probably starts because when they activate the phone it starts to download the update. Tell them you will activate the phone on your own.

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1st June 2014, 07:28 AM |#3  
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It will download the update, mine did, but you can keep putting off installing it.
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4th June 2014, 05:58 AM |#4  
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Why do you want to avoid the update?

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So I can use the leak and be rooted.
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Why do you want to avoid the update?

Sent from my Galaxy Note III; Previous owner/hacker of Galaxy S III, Galaxy Nexus, Droid X, HTC HD2, HTC Touch Pro 2, HTC Tilt, HTC 8525, O2 XDA II, O2 XDA.

The update can not be rooted, I'm sure that's why he's avoiding it. He can install a pre-rooted version though.
6th June 2014, 03:49 AM |#7  
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I'm not sure about a Note 3 from a Verizon store, but I just received a warranty replacement Note 3 from Verizon today and it came with MJE. If you do pick up a new Note 3, you should be able to choose to not install the update. For me, the update did start downloading right away on my phone, but I could simply choose to postpone installing it. Make sure you activate the phone yourself to avoid any issues.
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