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[Q] I9505G OTA Upgrade Fails

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By ruidh, Member on 12th June 2014, 10:45 PM
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I rooted my I9505G running 4.4.2 bit did not replace the boot loader or the ROM. I just installed Supet-SU.

I've had two 4.4.3 OTA downloads but they fail an assert for build.prop. I've checked \system\build.prop and it if unaltered and contains the string the assert is linking for.

Do I need to unroot before upgrading? I just assumed that I would have to reroot after upgrading. I didn't expect a fail as I haven't altered the boot loader.
 
 
12th June 2014, 11:08 PM |#2  
Yes you'll need to flash original FireWire with Odin but before proceeding with the flash run triangle away it should be ok then

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13th June 2014, 04:28 PM |#3  
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FireWire? What's that? I don't think I flashed anything like that.
13th June 2014, 04:51 PM |#4  
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FireWire? What's that? I don't think I flashed anything like that.

I think he means "Firmware"

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Originally Posted by ruidh

I rooted my I9505G running 4.4.2 bit did not replace the boot loader or the ROM. I just installed Supet-SU.

I've had two 4.4.3 OTA downloads but they fail an assert for build.prop. I've checked \system\build.prop and it if unaltered and contains the string the assert is linking for.

Do I need to unroot before upgrading? I just assumed that I would have to reroot after upgrading. I didn't expect a fail as I haven't altered the boot loader.

*SOLUTION: Take a look this guide for flash android 4.4.3 in your device: HERE
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14th June 2014, 01:12 PM |#5  
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Thanks. I'll give that a try.
15th June 2014, 03:46 AM |#6  
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I think he means "Firmware"

I'm not sure about Odin here. I never altered the stock recovery.

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*SOLUTION: Take a look this guide for flash android 4.4.3 in your device: HERE

That page has some problems. Power+VolUp is needed to boot into recovery, not Power+VolDown. I can get into recovery and select install from external memory. I copied the update onto my sdcard but it still fails with the same assert fail

Verifying update package...
assert failed: get.prop("ro.product.device")== "jgedlte" || [...]

checking \system\build.prop I see the line
ro.product.device=jgedlte
as clear as day.

Build KOT49H.S001.131204
Android version: 4.4.2
Baseband version: I9505GUEUCML4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ruidh

I'm not sure about Odin here. I never altered the stock recovery.



That page has some problems. Power+VolUp is needed to boot into recovery, not Power+VolDown. I can get into recovery and select install from external memory. I copied the update onto my sdcard but it still fails with the same assert fail

Verifying update package...
assert failed: get.prop("ro.product.device")== "jgedlte" || [...]

checking \system\build.prop I see the line
ro.product.device=jgedlte
as clear as day.

Build KOT49H.S001.131204
Android version: 4.4.2
Baseband version: I9505GUEUCML4

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15th June 2014, 01:19 PM |#8  
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I followed Method 2. I see what you're saying now.
24th June 2014, 03:06 AM |#9  
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None of these upgrade methods worked. I still had assert failures. I removed SuperSU after restoring all changes I made to /etc.

Somehow this morning the phone failed to connect to data services. Several apps failed when they tried to access the network.

I eventually reflashed a 4.4.3 rooted image from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2772043 and restored my Titanium Backup.
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OTA upgrade to 4.4.4 succeeded after turning of SuperSU and reverting my change to \etc\permissions
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