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Question [Q] Buying a Brand New Note 3

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?

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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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It will download the update, mine did, but you can keep putting off installing it.
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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?

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The update can not be rooted, I'm sure that's why he's avoiding it. He can install a pre-rooted version though.
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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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