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4.4.2 KK Update Fix.

OP Ciberious42

30th March 2014, 12:34 AM   |  #1  
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INFO: Rooted Version of NB4, I was on 4.4.2 Kit Kat leaked. I reverted to MJ5 from the leaked version then updated to NB4 and rooted with kingo.

Thanks to...

@smokeystack76
@Otisrhw
@Jakman85
@Azrael.arach
@Budrweber


UPDATE: 3/30/14
The same method has been confirmed by @Budrweber but instead of using adb, just flash from your ext sd card.


NOTE: ADB SIDELOAD WILL NOT CAUSE A WIPE, BUT PUSHING THE UPDATE FROM EXTERNAL SD WILL WIPE ALL DATA.

Few users have reported unrooting on NB4 after changing files and downloading the OTA and updating normally.



USB DEBUGGING MUST BE ENABLED, if you are this far there is no need for me to explain how to turn it on. If your phone is unresponsive to your computer even though you have installed, re-install via Kies 3. Turn Kies 3 off before running ADB.


First of all, you are going to need an ADB Sideloader and it can be found here.

Install to directory C:\Mini-SDK

We'll come back to ADB later.

Now you're going to need the update file found here.

Rename the file to update. (DO NOT NAME UPDATE.ZIP, JUST "UPDATE".)

Place "UPDATE" into the same directory as your ADB C:\Mini-SDK

Now lets leave ADB and the Update file alone and start replacing the files on your phone!

You'll need the following files.

system/xbin/dexdump (if deleted you can find the file here or you can copy/paste & replace)

system/csc/feature.xml (If deleted find it here.
Delete the original "feature.xml" and rename "feature.xml.bak" to "feature.xml")

Download the fix.zip from this page.

You do not have to reset permissions, I did not how ever do as you feel and works for you.


Step 1 copy the mobicore-presetup.sh to /system/bin

Step 2 copy all the APK files to /system/app.

Now navigate to system/bin

You should have a "ddexe" file, if it is named "ddexe_real", rename it to 'ddexe".

This should fix all the known errors in the process of adb side loading.

If you continue to get more errors use the file dump located here.

UPDATE: app_process is another recurring error, please grab this file from the dump uploaded from @smokeystack76

Now to the fun and most anticipated part of the day...

Volume + button up, power and home button all at the same time. Release once you see Recovery mode.

Navigate to Update from ADB.

Plug up to USB.

Now, when you start windows cmd prompt, you can either start from the ADB folder is located in by control, shift + right clicking or manual cmd.exe in "run" or "search"

Once command prompt is loaded,

Type in the following command.

"CD /D C:/MINI-SDK"

Then if you are in the right directory and you placed the "update" file accordingly... type...

ADB SIDELOAD UPDATE.ZIP(the file name should not have .zip or you will get a "can not read" message.)

and now you should be on your way to 4.4.2 Kit Kat.
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30th March 2014, 01:15 AM   |  #2  
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Not bad. The system dump is here.

Now you need to post links to this thread in the other thread
30th March 2014, 01:25 AM   |  #3  
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Thanks for the step by step. I'll try this tomorrow.

You were on a rooted NB4, correct? You restored to MJ5, updated to NB4, rooted, and then did this?
30th March 2014, 02:00 AM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by clownfart

Thanks for the step by step. I'll try this tomorrow.

You were on a rooted NB4, correct? You restored to MJ5, updated to NB4, rooted, and then did this?

Correct.
30th March 2014, 03:31 AM   |  #5  
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For anyone trying to find an easy way around this whole update mess. Just go to your local best buy store and talk to one of the Samsung reps. They don't have the kit kat update yet but however they can reflash 4.3 on your phone wiping out all your data (make sure you do a back up from home) and this will let you get the OTA update with no problems. My note 3 has been rooted twice one being last night and it worked. Just make sure your not rooted when you take your phone.
30th March 2014, 03:34 AM   |  #6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ciberious42

Correct.

I think you should mention that in the OP for perfect clarity.

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30th March 2014, 03:36 AM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by incisivekeith

I think you should mention that in the OP for perfect clarity.

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I did actually...
30th March 2014, 03:39 AM   |  #8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ciberious42

I did actually...

I didn't see in the OP that you rooted the NB4.

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30th March 2014, 03:41 AM   |  #9  
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Originally Posted by incisivekeith

I didn't see in the OP that you rooted the NB4.

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Oh sorry I thought it would have been pretty clear when I mentioned you would be stuck with SU
30th March 2014, 04:07 AM   |  #10  
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Originally Posted by smokestack76

Not bad. The system dump is here.

Now you need to post links to this thread in the other thread

How do I flash this?

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