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Angry [Q] How to update from 4.1.2 custom rom to 4.2.2 or higher

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25th December 2013, 05:18 PM   |  #1  
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Hi Everyone,

I do know how to flash a new rom however I had issues flashing from stock 4.1.2 to custom 4.2.2 before (device wouldn't pass the boot screen). So do I have to be on a specific 4.1.2 rom to upgrade or I need to upgrade to a stock 4.2.2 first and then upgrade to a custom one?

Please recommend a fast 4.2.2 custom rom. I would like to keep dual sim feature if possible although I know most roms only support single sim.

My current rom info:
4.1.2
Baseband: I9082XXAMC4

Thanks in advance.
25th December 2013, 05:29 PM   |  #2  
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Hi Everyone,

I do know how to flash a new rom however I had issues flashing from stock 4.1.2 to custom 4.2.2 before (device wouldn't pass the boot screen). So do I have to be on a specific 4.1.2 rom to upgrade or I need to upgrade to a stock 4.2.2 first and then upgrade to a custom one?

Please recommend a fast 4.2.2 custom rom. I would like to keep dual sim feature if possible although I know most roms only support single sim.

My current rom info:
4.1.2
Baseband: I9082XXAMC4

Thanks in advance.

simple one line if want dual sim,(stock based roms only)..u can install stock rom 4.2.2....or balliboxers GENNXT rom based on latest firmware...
NOTE: RAM USAGE OF STOCK AND STOCK BASED ROMS IS HIGH....SO LESSER MULTITASKS HANDLES!

if u can compromise with dual sim ..then u can install slimbean roms...(as u mentioned u want lightest and fastest)... but as they are small and fast, they dont have many extra feature lik halo..bt are lightweight..less ram usage...

bt i wonder why u want 4.2.2 rom when u can installl latest kitkat 4.4.2 (cm11,slimkat rom, carbon rom)..
they all are kitkat roms..........
with cm being a base rom for every rom and a light good rom...so is slimkat...and carbon with good future updates including halo features....
if u still wanna stick to 4.2.2 ....then u got slimbean rom...cm rom....(both dont have halo feature),.bt light...or u cn have PAC,resurrection remix rom(for halo multitasking)...

(gaming is better on kitkat roms)

its all ur choice....
if u want any qsns u can ..
hope i helped ..
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25th December 2013, 05:53 PM   |  #3  
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simple one line if want dual sim,(stock based roms only)..u can install stock rom 4.2.2....or balliboxers GENNXT rom based on latest firmware...
NOTE: RAM USAGE OF STOCK AND STOCK BASED ROMS IS HIGH....SO LESSER MULTITASKS HANDLES!

if u can compromise with dual sim ..then u can install slimbean roms...(as u mentioned u want lightest and fastest)... but as they are small and fast, they dont have many extra feature lik halo..bt are lightweight..less ram usage...

bt i wonder why u want 4.2.2 rom when u can installl latest kitkat 4.4.2 (cm11,slimkat rom, carbon rom)..
they all are kitkat roms..........
with cm being a base rom for every rom and a light good rom...so is slimkat...and carbon with good future updates including halo features....
if u still wanna stick to 4.2.2 ....then u got slimbean rom...cm rom....(both dont have halo feature),.bt light...or u cn have PAC,resurrection remix rom(for halo multitasking)...

(gaming is better on kitkat roms)

its all ur choice....
if u want any qsns u can ..
hope i helped ..

First of all, thanks for your awesome reply

Basically I'm on stock rom without useless Samsung apps. Instructions for Pac/resurrection says I need to be on stock rom in order to upgrade to 4.2.2. So am I ok to flash their rom or first install a stock rom?

You mentioned kitkat roms are better and I agree, however based on instructions I need to be on 4.2.2 first before upgrading

Which recovery is the best for making nandroid backups? clockworkmod seems to have issues occasionally creating bad backups.

Kitkat roms seems to have app2sd enabled by default, right? and no issues with Xposed framework modules?
25th December 2013, 06:08 PM   |  #4  
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First of all, thanks for your awesome reply

Basically I'm on stock rom without useless Samsung apps. Instructions for Pac/resurrection says I need to be on stock rom in order to upgrade to 4.2.2. So am I ok to flash their rom or first install a stock rom?

You mentioned kitkat roms are better and I agree, however based on instructions I need to be on 4.2.2 first before upgrading

Which recovery is the best for making nandroid backups? clockworkmod seems to have issues occasionally creating bad backups.

Kitkat roms seems to have app2sd enabled by default, right? and no issues with Xposed framework modules?

xposed is working fine on dalvik runtime(as google introduced new runtime with 4.4 named ART ,WHICH CONSUMES LESS RAM, BUT IS UNSTABLE)...
when they say that u need to be on stock ROM 4.1.2 , they actually mean the 4.1.2 bootloader..so its okat if u are on GENNXT ROM...stock..abit modified stock 4.1.2...(they specifically mean that if u want 4.2.2 rom, be on 4.1.2 bootloader...and if u want kitkat rom..then be on 4.2.2 rom(any stock based 4.2.2 rom like gennxt or slight modifyd 4.2.2 will do , as all they need is 4.2.2 bootloader for kk roms to work)...if u want kitkat rom.....be on stock based rom..which are touchwiz based roms of 4.2.2)....
so flash 4.2.2 rom by odin..and den install kitkat...if u face any problem ....just pm me ...and ya..
always do wipe cache,dalvikcache and data(if told) , whenever u flash anything(before and after flashing)... u can ask any qsna u wanna ask..hope i helped.
26th December 2013, 06:00 AM   |  #5  
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xposed is working fine on dalvik runtime(as google introduced new runtime with 4.4 named ART ,WHICH CONSUMES LESS RAM, BUT IS UNSTABLE)...
when they say that u need to be on stock ROM 4.1.2 , they actually mean the 4.1.2 bootloader..so its okat if u are on GENNXT ROM...stock..abit modified stock 4.1.2...(they specifically mean that if u want 4.2.2 rom, be on 4.1.2 bootloader...and if u want kitkat rom..then be on 4.2.2 rom(any stock based 4.2.2 rom like gennxt or slight modifyd 4.2.2 will do , as all they need is 4.2.2 bootloader for kk roms to work)...if u want kitkat rom.....be on stock based rom..which are touchwiz based roms of 4.2.2)....
so flash 4.2.2 rom by odin..and den install kitkat...if u face any problem ....just pm me ...and ya..
always do wipe cache,dalvikcache and data(if told) , whenever u flash anything(before and after flashing)... u can ask any qsna u wanna ask..hope i helped.

one question from my side as well.
I am on stock rooted 4.1.2 rom and I want to upgrade to stock 4.2.2 rom. what would be the best method?
can I install 4.2.2 latest version by flashing via odin directly or do I need to unroot first?
or it will be automatically unrooted when I install 4.2.2(stock) latest over my 4.1.2(stock) by odin?
I hope you got my question.

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26th December 2013, 06:05 AM   |  #6  
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one question from my side as well.
I am on stock rooted 4.1.2 rom and I want to upgrade to stock 4.2.2 rom. what would be the best method?
can I install 4.2.2 latest version by flashing via odin directly or do I need to unroot first?
or it will be automatically unrooted when I install 4.2.2(stock) latest over my 4.1.2(stock) by odin?
I hope you got my question.

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if u flash the 4.2.2 via odin the root will go and u will be on stock 4.2.2
to my knowledge u dont need to un root just flash via odin and u should be good to go any one do correct me if im wrong this is based on what i read on samsung roms im on stock 4.2.2 which came with my phone i got a week back
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if u flash the 4.2.2 via odin the root will go and u will be on stock 4.2.2
to my knowledge u dont need to un root just flash via odin and u should be good to go any one do correct me if im wrong this is based on what i read on samsung roms im on stock 4.2.2 which came with my phone i got a week back

currently I am on 4.1.2 stock. can I upgrade to the latest version of 4.2.2 available on s@mfirmware vai odin? you seems doubtful too. I am waiting for more replies..

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currently I am on 4.1.2 stock. can I upgrade to the latest version of 4.2.2 available on s@mfirmware vai odin? you seems doubtful too. I am waiting for more replies..

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dear in just being cautious thats all i had a samsung phone long time back and i have used odin to flash back stock rom and had no problems asuming things are the same i have given u info based on my exp right now i have a new grand and i have not rooted added CWM and i dont have exp with the grand

based on my previous exp if u know how to use the odin properly it should not be a problem
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currently I am on 4.1.2 stock. can I upgrade to the latest version of 4.2.2 available on s@mfirmware vai odin? you seems doubtful too. I am waiting for more replies..

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yea..u just directly flash rom via odin....using odin and flashing a firmware official removes root and any other custom recoveries......so ur phone will be unrooted...and u have to root again if u wanna do something lets say TWEAKS :P
Hope i helped!
there is a thread specifically by chotu222 on how to root /install firmwares.....u can go in dat section and search a bit too!
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yea..u just directly flash rom via odin....using odin and flashing a firmware official removes root and any other custom recoveries......so ur phone will be unrooted...and u have to root again if u wanna do something lets say TWEAKS :P
Hope i helped!
there is a thread specifically by chotu222 on how to root /install firmwares.....u can go in dat section and search a bit too!


I finally got the chance to upgrade to stock 4.2.2 via odin and gaining root again. However I was unable to install kitkat. Even though I wiped cache and did factory reset, boot didn't pass the samsung logo. I still have 2 sim support, is it worthed to install kitkat? According to your previous instructions, I needed to be on 4.2.2 base in order to upgrade to kitkat. What would you suggest in my case

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