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Question [Q] Confused about how to upgrade to MK4 based ROMs

I've been poking around looking for a Touchwiz based ROM to upgrade to and I'm completely confused and thoroughly bedazzled (comic sans, multiple colors, huge signature graphics, etc).

It seems that MK4 based ROMs are based off of the latest Sprint images, but to upgrade into one of those, you have to revert to a stock less than MK4 ROM, then update to MK4, then upgrade to an MK4 based ROM? Does it matter if you are rooted or not? I got the impression you had to unroot at some point...

What happened to the days of a ROM was self contained? I've seen several ROMS mention that you had to have a certain base ROM already installed to install a different ROM. That sounds needlessly complicated....

I found this ROM I would like to load:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2537186

and it seems this is a stock MK4 ROM, but I'm not sure
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2541395
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I've been poking around looking for a Touchwiz based ROM to upgrade to and I'm completely confused and thoroughly bedazzled (comic sans, multiple colors, huge signature graphics, etc).

It seems that MK4 based ROMs are based off of the latest Sprint images, but to upgrade into one of those, you have to revert to a stock less than MK4 ROM, then update to MK4, then upgrade to an MK4 based ROM? Does it matter if you are rooted or not? I got the impression you had to unroot at some point...

What happened to the days of a ROM was self contained? I've seen several ROMS mention that you had to have a certain base ROM already installed to install a different ROM. That sounds needlessly complicated....

I found this ROM I would like to load:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2537186

and it seems this is a stock MK4 ROM, but I'm not sure
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2541395
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2582027
well to answer your question about if you need to be rooted to flash this rom or any rom. As for your first link that isnt a rom its a MOD. That MOD allow you to add those features to a 4.3 rom and above. And for the second link you can flash that itll be stock. The link I provided is for the rom im currently using which is TW based rom ad has the Note 3 spen features already included. Check it out. Hope I made sense. Let me know if u have any other questions. Ill try and answer them to the best of my knowledge. Good day to you
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2582027
well to answer your question about if you need to be rooted to flash this rom or any rom. As for your first link that isnt a rom its a MOD. That MOD allow you to add those features to a 4.3 rom and above. And for the second link you can flash that itll be stock. The link I provided is for the rom im currently using which is TW based rom ad has the Note 3 spen features already included. Check it out. Hope I made sense. Let me know if u have any other questions. Ill try and answer them to the best of my knowledge. Good day to you
Ah, I see what happened. I didn't know there was such a thing as a MOD, only ROMs. I came across the ROM you linked to thinking it was a repost of the MOD-that-I-thought-was-a-ROM, so i was wondering what was going on.

I will give that ROM a shot. Thanks for clarifying things!
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Ah, I see what happened. I didn't know there was such a thing as a MOD, only ROMs. I came across the ROM you linked to thinking it was a repost of the MOD-that-I-thought-was-a-ROM, so i was wondering what was going on.

I will give that ROM a shot. Thanks for clarifying things!
Yeaah np. Hit the thanka button if I helped out hahahah. XD
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