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24th March 2014, 11:21 AM   |  #1  
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Can please someone confirm this will work?

1. Downgrade to JB 4.2.2 14.1.G.1.534
2. Install locked dualrecovery 2.7.97 BETA
3. Flash KK 4.4.0 14.3.A.0.681
4. Flash with CWM superSU


I am asking because I read somewhere the following method:
1. Flash KK 4.4.0
2. Unlock bootloader
3. Install CWM thru a very complicated procedure that requires fastboot
4. Flash with CWM supeSU

Now, my question is: since I could install dualrecovery for unlocked bootloader, to avoid ulocking bootloader, why not downgrade, flash dualrecovery, upgrade and flash su?
24th March 2014, 11:33 AM   |  #2  
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Can please someone confirm this will work?

1. Downgrade to JB 4.2.2 14.1.G.1.534 (and root it)
1.2 (Backup TA Partition !Important, for the future)
2. Install locked dualrecovery 2.7.97 BETA
3. Flash KK 4.4.0 14.3.A.0.681 (via recovery)
4. Flash with CWM superSU

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this is OK,
24th March 2014, 11:37 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by Killer2k8

Can please someone confirm this will work?

1. Downgrade to JB 4.2.2 14.1.G.1.534 (and root it)
1.2 (Backup TA Partition !Important, for the future)
2. Install locked dualrecovery 2.7.97 BETA
3. Flash KK 4.4.0 14.3.A.0.681 (via recovery)
4. Flash with CWM superSU

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this is OK,

cool thanks...
wht point 1.2? Is this necessary for what? I am not going to unlock bootloader
24th March 2014, 11:38 AM   |  #4  
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cool thanks...
wht point 1.2? Is this necessary for what? I am not going to unlock bootloader

If you're not going to unlock your bootloader then do not do it. you can also backit up when you're running kitkat with root.

But what's the harm? )
24th March 2014, 11:41 AM   |  #5  
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If you're not going to unlock your bootloader then do not do it. you can also backit up when you're running kitkat with root.

But what's the harm? )

ok hold on a sec, I did not read carefulyy...

you are saying I need to downgrade and root, then flash dual recovery, upgrade and flash su
I thought I could avoid rooting after downgrading, cos I cannot download from anywhere any tool to root 14.1.G.1.534
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ok hold on a sec, I did not read carefulyy...

you are saying I need to downgrade and root, then flash dual recovery, upgrade and flash su
I thought I could avoid rooting after downgrading, cos I cannot download from anywhere any tool to root 14.1.G.1.534


1.downgrade to .534 via flashtool
2.root it using this guide http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2439328 (vroot / root360)
3.install recovery, reboot to recovery wipe everything
4.flash kk zip file via recovery and then the stripped ftf file via flashtool
5. you have a rooted kitkat

more info here
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2687443
24th March 2014, 11:47 AM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by Killer2k8

1.downgrade to .534 via flashtool
2.root it using this guide http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2439328 (vroot / root360)
3.install recovery, reboot to recovery wipe everything
4.flash kk zip file via recovery and then the stripped ftf file via flashtool
5. you have a rooted kitkat

more info here
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2687443

I cannot download vroot and root360, websites are not working
24th March 2014, 12:07 PM   |  #8  
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I cannot download vroot and root360, websites are not working

Use Bin4ry method, it's more safe.
24th March 2014, 12:51 PM   |  #9  
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Use Bin4ry method, it's more safe.

I was hoping it would be less complicated...

I still do not understand why I have to root after downgrading...
After all, all I need is a custom recovery to flash superSU, and according to the guide all I need to install a dual recovery is. 534, no need to root it or to unlock it, according to the guide.

So if I do not want to unlock device and I do not care backing up TA, the following should suffice

1. Downgrade to. 534 with flashtool
2. Install dual recovery for unlocked phones
3. Upgrade to kitkat with flashtool using an official ftf
4. Flash superSU with cwm
24th March 2014, 01:03 PM   |  #10  
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I was hoping it would be less complicated...

I still do not understand why I have to root after downgrading...

Because you need root to install recovery

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