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[Q] 4.4.2 KitKat Update Issues

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13th June 2014, 11:22 AM   |  #1  
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So I used saferoot to root back at the 4.3 update; however, overnight one night my phone decided to install the tiny update Verizon pushed that kept 4.3 but took away root. Now I am trying to update to 4.4.2 via OTA update but it continuously fails...Since I've lost root already, I'm looking for a way to manually install the 4.4.2 update (knowing I won't have root access..but I don't know so...) or revert back to an 4.3 so I can root again with safestrap...

Can anyone offer any insight on either of these options? I'd probably prefer to revert to 4.3 and have root over 4.4.2 without....
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13th June 2014, 11:34 AM   |  #2  
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13th June 2014, 02:16 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by kbrown.1407

So I used safestrap to root back at the 4.3 update; however, overnight one night my phone decided to install the tiny update Verizon pushed that kept 4.3 but took away root. Now I am trying to update to 4.4.2 via OTA update but it continuously fails...Since I've lost root already, I'm looking for a way to manually install the 4.4.2 update (knowing I won't have root access..but I don't know so...) or revert back to an 4.3 so I can root again with safestrap...

Can anyone offer any insight on either of these options? I'd probably prefer to revert to 4.3 and have root over 4.4.2 without....

If you're on 4.3 w/o root, you can follow this thread and regain root. - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2752360

I haven't see anyone post 4.4.2 yet to manually flash if the download fails. I'm the same boat there. Give it a few days and I'm sure someone will post it.
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13th June 2014, 02:48 PM   |  #4  
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If you're on 4.3 w/o root, you can follow this thread and regain root. - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2752360

I haven't see anyone post 4.4.2 yet to manually flash if the download fails. I'm the same boat there. Give it a few days and I'm sure someone will post it.

Thanks, I actually came across that post just a bit ago (apparently gave up on finding an answer a bit early, sorry). One other question though, if and/or when someone posts 4.4.2, is there a way to update manually and maintain root access? Or is root lost once it's updated in any way?
13th June 2014, 06:58 PM   |  #5  
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Thanks, I actually came across that post just a bit ago (apparently gave up on finding an answer a bit early, sorry). One other question though, if and/or when someone posts 4.4.2, is there a way to update manually and maintain root access? Or is root lost once it's updated in any way?

The only way you'd be able to get root is if someone finds a root exploit for this specific device and 4.4.2 (assuming you're on 4.3 with a locked bootloader already).

If you don't have a locked bootloader, then you can flash custom 4.4.x roms with root.

But if you are on a custom rom with an unlocked bootloader and you ODIN to the stock Verizon 4.4.2 that rolled out yesterday, you'd get a locked (possibly permanently) bootloader and a potentially un-rootable 4.4.2 rom.
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13th June 2014, 07:03 PM   |  #6  
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The only way you'd be able to get root is if someone finds a root exploit for this specific device and 4.4.2 (assuming you're on 4.3 with a locked bootloader already).

If you don't have a locked bootloader, then you can flash custom 4.4.x roms with root.

But if you are on a custom rom with an unlocked bootloader and you ODIN to the stock Verizon 4.4.2 that rolled out yesterday, you'd get a locked (possibly permanently) bootloader and a potentially un-rootable 4.4.2 rom.

I am on 4.3 with the locked bootloader. Thanks again for the help.
14th June 2014, 01:33 AM   |  #7  
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If you're on 4.3 w/o root, you can follow this thread and regain root. - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2752360

I haven't see anyone post 4.4.2 yet to manually flash if the download fails. I'm the same boat there. Give it a few days and I'm sure someone will post it.

My update failed too, so I am interested as well if someone has the 4.4.2 official
17th June 2014, 04:35 AM   |  #8  
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My update failed too, so I am interested as well if someone has the 4.4.2 official

Mine did the first couple times. What I did was odin to stock 4.3 again and take the small update on 4.3 and then the 4.4.2 worked after that.

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