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By kturcotte, Junior Member on 28th February 2014, 08:59 PM
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My Galaxy S4 is rooted, but not running a custom ROM. It's currently running 4.2.2 and it downloaded the 4.3 update, but when I apply it, it fails. Is it failing because it's rooted? How can I get it to update to 4.3,or even better, 4.4.2 (Stock ROM, just want it rooted)?
 
 
28th February 2014, 09:45 PM |#2  
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Try searching its not hard. And yes it won't accept because you're rooted and if it did take it you would lose root.
28th February 2014, 09:55 PM |#3  
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Is there anyway to just download the 4.4.2 update and install it? I want it to be EXACTLY the same as if it had come OTA from Sprint.
28th February 2014, 10:02 PM |#4  
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Download the tar for NAE and Odin it. Done deal.

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28th February 2014, 10:03 PM |#5  
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How do I do this? Do I have to unroot the phone first?
28th February 2014, 10:08 PM |#6  
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I'm wondering how you achieved root. Search and learn.
28th February 2014, 10:08 PM |#7  
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No. If you don't know how to use Odin you have a lot of reading to do.

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28th February 2014, 10:37 PM |#8  
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I honestly don't remember how I rooted the phone. That was 7 months ago. It is completely rooted though, I can do what I need/want to with it, but I want Kitkat and root.
28th February 2014, 11:04 PM |#9  
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Well first of all you will need Odin, Samsung drivers, and this file on your PC.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2663619

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1st March 2014, 12:17 PM |#10  
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Are you in the correct area? Your carrier says Verizon. Their gs4's suck to root.
2nd March 2014, 01:59 AM |#11  
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I am on Sprint. I'll update that. Also, flashed my phone with Kitkat and rooted it. Everything's working fine. Thanks everybody!
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