FORUMS

XDA Office Space: Frankenstein’s Perfect IM Client?

The portal’s decentralized XDA office lies in a Hangouts chatroom, where … more

Which IM Client on Android is best?

With so many different messengers to choose from, it can be tough to find the best one for you and … more

Android Factory Reset Security Flaw and More – XDA TV

Nvidia is releasing a 500Gb SHIELD TV Pro! That and much more news is … more

Android M Code Name: Macadamia Nut Cookie

While the official name for the latest iteration of Android has yet to be revealed, the code … more
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread Email Thread

[Q] 4.4.2 KitKat Update Issues

13th June 2014, 11:22 AM |#1  
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
More
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....
Last edited by kbrown.1407; 13th June 2014 at 03:00 PM.
 
 
13th June 2014, 11:34 AM |#2  
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
More
Phone Details
FYI

Android Version - 4.3
Baseband Version - I605VRUAND3
13th June 2014, 02:16 PM |#3  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 14
 
More
Quote:
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.
The Following User Says Thank You to xnatex21 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
13th June 2014, 02:48 PM |#4  
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
More
Thanks
Quote:
Originally Posted by xnatex21

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  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 14
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbrown.1407

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.
The Following User Says Thank You to xnatex21 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
13th June 2014, 07:03 PM |#6  
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by xnatex21

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  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by xnatex21

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  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgarcia86

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.
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes