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[Q] SGH-I747 - Temp Unroot?

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8th March 2014, 12:36 AM   |  #1  
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Hello all.

I have a rooted SGH-I747 (AT&T S3) with Android 4.1.1

When the update for Android 4.4 becomes available, I would like to have it.

I was under the impression that I would have to unroot, wipe, and install the stock to get 4.4


And then earlier I found the "Temp Unroot" and "OTA Survival" options in SU.

Will these options allow me to simply update to 4.4 without going through the hastle of unrooting/wiping ?


Thanks in advance for the help.
8th March 2014, 02:25 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by Phantom/Uncle/Sam

Hello all.

I have a rooted SGH-I747 (AT&T S3) with Android 4.1.1

When the update for Android 4.4 becomes available, I would like to have it.

I was under the impression that I would have to unroot, wipe, and install the stock to get 4.4


And then earlier I found the "Temp Unroot" and "OTA Survival" options in SU.

Will these options allow me to simply update to 4.4 without going through the hastle of unrooting/wiping ?


Thanks in advance for the help.

I personally would wait to see what the update will entail, see what kind of problems it may have, see if they still have the boot loaders on lock down where you cannot flash previous versions before I update. As far as you're concerned I would do a fresh install of whatever stock rom you're running now through Odin since you're still on 4.1.1 you can flash whatever you want. I would also do the free unlock while you're on 4.1.1 because it was a glitch they over looked in that rom and corrected in all the newer roms.

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8th March 2014, 03:22 AM   |  #3  
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Free unlock? How do I do that?

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8th March 2014, 03:34 AM   |  #4  
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Free unlock? How do I do that?

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Go to the general section and scroll down till you find a thread saying how to unlock 4.1.2 downgrade involved. You should already be on the right stuff for you should only have to follow the key inputs to get the free unlock.

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8th March 2014, 01:44 PM   |  #5  
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OK. Got the free unlock, dont know how I missed that.

Now, back to the temp unroot,
whenever the time comes to update to 4.4, is SU's "Temp Unroot" and/or "OTA Survival" a dependable method?
I've tried to research it as much as possible within the last 24 hours but I'm still a little unresolved.

Is there a tutorial/guide somewhere?
8th March 2014, 05:14 PM   |  #6  
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Also, follow up question:

Will Titanium backup help in this process?
And/or will it benefit me to get the paid version of titanium backup?

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10th March 2014, 01:28 PM   |  #7  
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Now, back to the temp unroot,
whenever the time comes to update to 4.4, is SU's "Temp Unroot" and/or "OTA Survival" a dependable method?
I've tried to research it as much as possible within the last 24 hours but I'm still a little unresolved.

Is there a tutorial/guide somewhere?

This probably can not be answered with any certainty until the update is out and a number of people have tried it. Like theramsey3 was saying, to answer this someone will have to have tried it and failed or succeeded. We will find out at that point. Just like we found out that the 4.3 update installed a bootloader that could not be downgraded (easily) and that Knox was active on all devices, not just when activated by corporate IT.

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Will Titanium backup help in this process?
And/or will it benefit me to get the paid version of titanium backup?

TiBU will allow you to restore apps and or their data much more quickly than re-downloading all of the apps.
Definitely DO NOT restore system apps with TiBu.

An advantage the paid version has is that you can restore the apps and their data in batches, rather than one at a time.

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