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Should I unroot first if I want to accept the 4.4.3 OTA update from Verizon?

My VZW Note 2 was rooted via Saferoot. Then I disabled SDM and FWupgrade by renaming them to *.bak.

I don't mind resetting everything to factory default. If I do that, should I unroot as well?

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nope you shouldnt have to unroot. However, do understand that there is a chance that you cannot root in the future with 4.4 due to Knox 2.0. We just have to hope developers find a new way to root/unlock bootloader.
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nope you shouldnt have to unroot. However, do understand that there is a chance that you cannot root in the future with 4.4 due to Knox 2.0. We just have to hope developers find a new way to root/unlock bootloader.
Thanks! That exactly what confuses me right now.

If I don't unroot and turn on SDM/FWupgrade to allow 4.4.3 OTA update to
be installed on my rooted Note 2,will the rooting disappear afterwards?
(going back to rooted state by itself?)

Or will the Note 2 remain rooted?

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Thanks! That exactly what confuses me right now.

If I don't unroot and turn on SDM/FWupgrade to allow 4.4.3 OTA update to
be installed on my rooted Note 2,will the rooting disappear afterwards?
(going back to rooted state by itself?)

Or will the Note 2 remain rooted?

Thanks!
There is no 4.4.3 Ota. Only 4.4.2. And yes you will lose root. It's not currently rooted.
 
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Never take the OTA's. Just wait for one of the ROM developers to make a ROM based on the OTA.
 
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There is no 4.4.3 Ota. Only 4.4.2. And yes you will lose root. It's not currently rooted.

yeah, I meant 4.4.2


If my Galaxy Note 2 is currently rooted, it will not lose root after 4.4.2 is installed. Is this correct?
 
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Never take the OTA's. Just wait for one of the ROM developers to make a ROM based on the OTA.

Is that even possible on a Verizon Galaxy Note 2 that came from Samsung with 4.3?
 
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Is that even possible on a Verizon Galaxy Note 2 that came from Samsung with 4.3?
Once you update using the OTA 4.4, you WILL LOSE root.

If your phone came with 4.3, then it is not possible to flash another rom since the bootloader is locked. Root is possible though.
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Once you update using the OTA 4.4, you WILL LOSE root.

If your phone came with 4.3, then it is not possible to flash another rom since the bootloader is locked. Root is possible though.
Actually it is still possible to flash custom roms with locked bootloader: safestrap.

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