Hello, I am downloading the new "official" update right now. I have a number of questions before I attempt to apply/install it. Thanks for any responses:
(a) Does this "fix" the brick bug issue or is a custom kernel still required?
(b) Does this "fix" the recently announced security flaw?
(c) Is there some way, other than with Kies, to install the download (like Odin) - the file was said on SamMobile to be a Kies file? I currently don't have anything but the Kies USB drivers installed and really don't need Kies itself for anything else. If there is another way, please post a procedure.
(d) My device is rooted and currently running HydraCore 4.3b (overclocked). So:
a) Do I have to unroot and otherwise return to stock 4.0.4 before installing this?
b) How do I re-root after install? And install backup/recovery?
c) I read that HydraCore does not support JB. Is there a good alternative? Is this even needed now (I originally installed HydraCore to avoid the brick bug but find it very nice in most ways)?
d) Does this "fix" the touchkey backlight bug?
e) Will installing this do anything to my installed apps and their data? If so, what steps to best recover that?
Thanks for your help before I step into this.