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[OTA ZIP] OFFICIAL 4.3 update zip [HAS KNOX BOOTLOADER]

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By CNexus, Recognized Contributor on 22nd November 2013, 06:57 PM
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You must be on 100% stock odexed MD4 to flash this (rooted/unrooted doesn't matter)

Just posting this here for people to find it easily

All credits to @poit and @edfunkycold!

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And thanks to edfunkycold we have the link to the update:

http://android.clients.google.com/pa...Update_FWD.zip

Mirror: http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23212708291680782

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What does voiding Knox mean? Boot loader flag goes from 0x0 to 0x1

Notes about Knox:
FLASHING A: CUSTOM KERNEL or CUSTOM RECOVERY on MK3 boot loader VOIDS KNOX
CANNOT DOWNGRADE TO OLDER FIRMWARE!
Composed of an OS side and firmware (bootloader-side) implementation. Apps (OS components) can be removed, but the firmware components CANNOT.

You can still root on the new firmware...but you can't flash a custom recovery or custom kernel, or else you will trip Knox
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22nd November 2013, 07:02 PM |#2  
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First!!!!

Damn we need a way to get rid of KNOX!!!!!!.... LOL
22nd November 2013, 07:06 PM |#3  
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Thank you CNexus....Could I flash this file with custom recovery TWRP or Rooted 4.1.2 phone...or I have to return stock?
22nd November 2013, 07:08 PM |#4  
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Thank you CNexus....Could I flash this file with custom recovery TWRP or Rooted 4.1.2 phone...or I have to return stock?

You have to return to stock

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Thank you CNexus....Could I flash this file with custom recovery TWRP or Rooted 4.1.2 phone...or I have to return stock?

You have to be unrooted stock. It needs stock recovery. The zip is just like you taking a OTA update.
22nd November 2013, 07:10 PM |#6  
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You have to be unrooted stock. It needs stock recovery. The zip is just like you taking a OTA update.

Go to this thread, worked perfectly for me

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1904099

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Thank you CNexus....Could I flash this file with custom recovery TWRP or Rooted 4.1.2 phone...or I have to return stock?

Worked great for me, use this method

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1904099

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Go to this thread, worked perfectly for me

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1904099

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Worked great for me, use this method

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1904099

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I'm in the process of doing this right now lol. I was debating on going back to stock or just waiting till one of the many talented devs figured something out.
22nd November 2013, 07:16 PM |#8  
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[QUOTE=Speedin07si;47737657]I'm in the process of doing this right now lol. I was debating on going back to stock or just waiting till one of the many talented devs figured something out.[/QUOTE

According to the great minds here, it has to be like stock, it's essentially like receiving the ota.

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Go to this thread, worked perfectly for me

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1904099

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Worked great for me, use this method

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1904099

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Then I have to download 834MB file size in order to flash 495MB file size
Is it any way to flash stock recovery and make unrooting by supersu itself?
22nd November 2013, 07:37 PM |#10  
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If you already have a stock rom and recovery installed and you don't have an sd card handy, it's easy to update the zip using ADB sideload. Assuming you have used ADB before and know how to use it on your computer
  1. Download the file and rename it something easy like "update.zip"
  2. reboot the phone into recovery by pressing volume up, home, and power
  3. select the option to update via ADB
  4. plug in phone to computer with USB cable
  5. on your computer open a terminal window and if you want to make sure the ADB connection works type "ADB devices" you should see some numbers listed followed by "sideload"
  6. flash the file by typing "adb sideload update.zip" if you named it update.zip that is, then press enter
  7. once it's done hit the power button to reboot
  8. profit??
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Ok I know this is a dumb question does it have to be on sd card or internal card for recovery to pick it up

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