A generous XDA member has hooked us up with a leak. They can be referred to as the Anti-Plumber, with more leaks than the Super Mario bros!
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Keep in mind that in flashing this, you:
-Cannot go back to 4.3. Even if you restore a backup, the system will not boot.
-Cannot update via OTA since it will be for those on MJ4.
-You really cannot go back after flashing NAB. This is official software without an engineering bootloader (for now).
Going from NAB to NC5 with the updater zip, this means that it is no longer possible to go back to prior bootloaders and Android versions, such as Android 4.3. Once the software is finalized and official, I will attempt to preserve the engineering bootloader with a flashable file i will make myself. So if you want to wait on that, I would suggest not flashing this, as I cannot verify the ability to downgrade after you've got an official 4.4.2 bootloader. Any attempts to downgrade is at your own risk, and cannot be officially supported in this thread.
NC5D you ask? Yeah, there's an update from NC5 to NC5D. I have no idea what this means for us but I can only assume it's something...cool.....maybe. Below steps apply. You need to be on official NAB of course.
Make sure to be on official NAB (by flashing the NAB tar from Odin so that your binary and system are both official.)
After you're on NAB, copy SM-N900P_NAB_to_NC5.zip to your EXTERNAL SD. When done, power off your phone, and boot into STOCK recovery. From there, use the down arrows to select install from external then press the power button to confirm. Scroll down and select the copied zip, and press power to confirm.
If you have signature verification errors, you may need to reflash MJ4. It could be one of the following:
-Either your binary, system, or both are still "custom" in Odin/Android
-Incomplete zip download
Once done, power off and boot into download mode and from here, you will need to decide if you want to auto-reboot, if so leave the box check and prepare to hold down the volume+up and home keys immediately after your phone reboots from flashing the TWRP recovery to boot into recovery. If not, uncheck the auto-reboot box and flash the TWRP recovery from the PDA slot. If you've opted to not auto-reboot, once the flash is done, you will need to hold down the power key to power off your phone and boot into recovery.
Once you've successfully flashed and have booted into TWRP recovery, go ahead and flash the SuperSU zip that you downloaded from your phone. It should be in the Download folder.
Congratulations. You now have root! Enjoy!
NA4 Release Notes:
1. My Magazine Application (Samsung preload) Application Update
"Condition was not added to delete the notification properly from the notification area
Corrected the condition to prevent this issue.Kindly check in NA4 binary"
"My Magazine application prompting user to change Settings to accept updates from Unknown Sources. This is a Samsung preloaded application. Please fix so user is not prompted to change Unknown Sources.
2. Multimedia - FMRadio - NABLabs Test harness - Losing stereo audio
spk and ear mode has path setting problem. Fixed it
"Tested using the NABLabs Test harness, but also reproducible in NextRadio.
a) Click ""Turn On"" - You can hear audio
b) Click ""Speaker"" - Audio is routed through the speakers
c) Click ""Turn Off"" - Audio stops
d) Click ""Turn On"" - Audio resumes through the speakers
e) Click ""Headset""
Expected - Audio resumes through headset in stereo (left/right)
Actual - Audio is only being played through one speaker (mono)"
3. Android - LTE Cell Identify
"Samsung device does not return correct value for these API methods and Sprint has requested Samsung to fix.
Methods: getMcc(), getMnc(), getCi()"
NAB Release Notes:
"Some UX is changed
1. Music Album art will be displayed on the lock screen while playing music.
2. The new launcher setting menu has been added. - [Home Screen, SMS]
3. Camera shortcut is added in the Lock screen.
4. Improved the User Interface and stability"
Side note: Rollback Prevention is enabled again in NAA due to the policy modification of system security for all global Note3.
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