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Question [Q] Updating firmware

Hi there,

I am currently running ARHD 71.1 with EX 14.12 kernel and all is running flawlessly and am enjoying all the different features. I am S-OFF, and all is sweet.
However - I am contemplating the option of flashing a new firmware due to it supposedly giving "optimal performance". Now, I haven't flashed any firmwares to my device to this date. I was under the impression that the ROM version under the "About" section under Settings was in fact the firmware version - an assumption I now realise is mostly incorrect.
Therefore - how would I go about flashing the latest firmware - as in, would I flash the newest (6.xx.xx) firmware now, and wait for the new ARHD ROM to come out, and then flash that ROM on top of it? Kernel first? What's the optimal order of flashing when dealing with firmwares?


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If ALL is sweet, why mess with it?

For firmware flash you need to get your main-ver from fastboot getvar all output and get those OTAs. Long story.
 
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Originally Posted by SaHiLzZ View Post
If ALL is sweet, why mess with it?

For firmware flash you need to get your main-ver from fastboot getvar all output and get those OTAs. Long story.
This is the output I get when fast booting "getvar all" -
(bootloader) version: 0.5
(bootloader) version-bootloader: 1.54.0000
(bootloader) version-baseband: 4A.17.3250.14
(bootloader) version-cpld: None
(bootloader) version-microp: None
(bootloader) version-main: 2.24.401.9
(bootloader) version-misc: PVT SHIP S-OFF
(bootloader) serialno: HT37XXXXXX
(bootloader) imei: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
(bootloader) meid: 00000000000000
(bootloader) product: m7_u
(bootloader) platform: HBOOT-8064
(bootloader) modelid: PN0711000
(bootloader) cidnum: 11111111
(bootloader) battery-status: good
(bootloader) battery-voltage: 3965mV
(bootloader) partition-layout: Generic
(bootloader) security: off
(bootloader) build-mode: SHIP
(bootloader) boot-mode: FASTBOOT
(bootloader) commitno-bootloader: dirty-d959c75800
(bootloader) hbootpreupdate: 11
(bootloader) gencheckpt: 0


What do I learn from this, aside from the fact that my firmware is the 4.2.2 base firmware, and that I'm leaps an bounds behind the most recent firmware? From what I gather, I do not need to do an OTA update to get the newest FW, but rather download the modded ones from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=53642366 and flash it... Or am I wrong?
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