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Default AT&T 4.4 Kitkat Update NB1 Should I install or Not?

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I have an AT&T S4 here in the US and just downloaded the 4.4 kitkat update but postponed it from installing. I imagine firmware comes with this where i wont be able to install a custom recovery and ROM, is that correct? I have my phone rooted which is running MK2 but have yet to install a recovery and ROM on it. I read on AT&T's website that i can only postpone the update 3 times for 4 hours at a time so i guess i have to figure this out soon. What do you guys think? Install the update OR immediately install a recovery and a new ROM so i am not forced to install this update? Thanks for the help fellas, this site has helped me so much already!

Here is info on the AT&T website http://www.att.com/esupport/software...id=sUc0HQQUHF_
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Somewhat of a noob here so bare with me...

I have an AT&T S4 here in the US and just downloaded the 4.4 kitkat update but postponed it from installing. I imagine firmware comes with this where i wont be able to install a custom recovery and ROM, is that correct? I have my phone rooted which is running MK2 but have yet to install a recovery and ROM on it. I read on AT&T's website that i can only postpone the update 3 times for 4 hours at a time so i guess i have to figure this out soon. What do you guys think? Install the update OR immediately install a recovery and a new ROM so i am not forced to install this update? Thanks for the help fellas, this site has helped me so much already!

Here is info on the AT&T website http://www.att.com/esupport/software...id=sUc0HQQUHF_
At the moment yes that is correct.. You can freeze att update to postpone things while you figure it out..
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At the moment yes that is correct.. You can freeze att update to postpone things while you figure it out..

well yeah i know i can postpone which i did and will continue to do, im wondering if i should hurry up and install a custom recovery and ROM to not have to install this update? Im also wondering what recovery people like the most Clockwork Recovery or Team Win Recovery?
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well yeah i know i can postpone which i did and will continue to do, im wondering if i should hurry up and install a custom recovery and ROM to not have to install this update? Im also wondering what recovery people like the most Clockwork Recovery or Team Win Recovery?
I don't think there is custom recovery for you.... Unless you are talking about safe strap.

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well yeah i know i can postpone which i did and will continue to do, im wondering if i should hurry up and install a custom recovery and ROM to not have to install this update? Im also wondering what recovery people like the most Clockwork Recovery or Team Win Recovery?
You CAN NOT install CWM or TWRP on your mk2 S4. Only Safestrap 3.71 is a recovery that works. This is common knowledge that is posted throughout the forums on XDA. Search is your friend. But here, let me give you everything you need so you can not brick your phone in the first place. Please read it & thank the op in the threads. Good luck.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2616221
 
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Check out the "all things mk2 nb1" topic. It's in this section. It tells you which files to freeze or if you safestrap and install custom rom your fine. Postponing the update does not mean it won't do it tonight all by itself.
 
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Does anyone have an estimate on about how long it will take devs to analyze the security of the new bootloader for the possibility of custom ROMS/recoveries? We can always hope that AT&T/Samsung has opened up a new exploit while trying to fix the old one.
 
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Does anyone have an estimate on about how long it will take devs to analyze the security of the new bootloader for the possibility of custom ROMS/recoveries? We can always hope that AT&T/Samsung has opened up a new exploit while trying to fix the old one.

If there is 1 thing I've learned here...don't ask for a time frame. It piss them off, and that's the last thing we want. Just use titanium backup to freeze the AT&T updater and wait. I've waited this long for 4.4 a few more weeks won't kill me.
 
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I don't think there is custom recovery for you.... Unless you are talking about safe strap.

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well i just installed CWM from this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2314494

It installed fine and my phone boots into recovery and back into android just fine. after the CWM install i got to the second post in that thread where it said not to install CWM or else it will brick my phone Jesus too much to read and go through now, used to be so easy back in the day on my G1 and other phones. Now i guess i have to install the stock rom to get rid of CWM
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You CAN NOT install CWM or TWRP on your mk2 S4. Only Safestrap 3.71 is a recovery that works. This is common knowledge that is posted throughout the forums on XDA. Search is your friend. But here, let me give you everything you need so you can not brick your phone in the first place. Please read it & thank the op in the threads. Good luck.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2616221
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Check out the "all things mk2 nb1" topic. It's in this section. It tells you which files to freeze or if you safestrap and install custom rom your fine. Postponing the update does not mean it won't do it tonight all by itself.
nice thanks guys! i missed that thread, i was in a totally different one...and yeah it will do it itself here in prob 8 hours so i guess that is why i am trying to install a recovery and ROM so i dont have to update
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