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19th January 2013, 08:23 PM   |  #11  
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And I agree, Verizon has turned total bitch on this!

They could have atlast made it 4.1.2!
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19th January 2013, 08:42 PM   |  #12  
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Seems very Cupertino of them.

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19th January 2013, 08:49 PM   |  #13  
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Verizon + Damnsung = Bunch of greedy wankers!

Anyway, would be interesting to see how this blacklisting is done.
Is it only checking for modified partitions or actually checking something else against a (real) blacklist??
19th January 2013, 09:46 PM   |  #14  
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That was funny!



Here is the part about the OTA that is being left out.

If you look at the OTA it wont execute the updater portion of bootloader until the end.

The first thing the OTA does is examine the partitions, files, etc to see if they have been altered... If the checks fail the OTA just quits with error 7 (or 8 I forget). When it quits nothing flashes. This will occur on pretty much any custom ROM unless you edit the OTA to bypass the checks (see next line)...

I'm not saying be stupid and TRY to flash the OTA on a custom ROM but I built an L4 base last night with the OTA so you really dont need to anyways. To do this I had to remove those checks I just mentioned.

This thread should be sticked in two forums, this and general, because people thinking about rooting and on the edge need to do so now before the stock ROM forces the OTA!


But as far as a custom ROM accepting and succesfully flashing the OTA? Pretty much zero to none. Trust me on this ;c)


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Do you have a copy of the ota?
I need it.
19th January 2013, 09:49 PM   |  #15  
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I'm 1/2 tempted to flash it, then to take the phone to Verizon (as instructed) and cancel my goddamned service right there. There is NOTHING in my contract saying that I can't flash custom roms so this is just a malicious attempt to brick people's phones on Verizon's part.
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19th January 2013, 09:59 PM   |  #16  
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Wow. I'm so happy that I picked up my Note 2 last week from Verizon. If I did it a week too late then I would have been forced to keep my iPhone 5.

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19th January 2013, 10:01 PM   |  #17  
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if i buy a samsung galaxy note 2 will they force this update on me
19th January 2013, 10:07 PM   |  #18  
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I'm 1/2 tempted to flash it, then to take the phone to Verizon (as instructed) and cancel my goddamned service right there. There is NOTHING in my contract saying that I can't flash custom roms so this is just a malicious attempt to brick people's phones on Verizon's part.

If you're serious about this I want to know how that turns out. Not trying to be a dick. I wonder what they would say...

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19th January 2013, 10:15 PM   |  #19  
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Wow. I'm so happy that I picked up my Note 2 last week from Verizon. If I did it a week too late then I would have been forced to keep my iPhone 5.

Same here, just moved over to Verizon from AT&T - got my Note on Monday and unlocked & rooted that same day
19th January 2013, 10:24 PM   |  #20  
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Re: DO NOT ACCEPT OTA UPDATES!
When the software update pops up on your screen, there is an option to reject it not just defer it. So you aren't forced to install it

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