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14th April 2014, 12:43 PM   |  #1  
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hey guys, i just moved onto galaxy note 3 n9005 LTE modle. But it is still running in jb 4.3 and i want to update it to kitkat. If i download a latest firmware from sammobile or something and odin it will i loose my knox counter? if its possible which firmware to pick? does the region mater? Highly appreciate your guidance. Thanks in advance.

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14th April 2014, 01:23 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by pathfinder906

hey guys, i just moved onto galaxy note 3 n9005 LTE modle. But it is still running in jb 4.3 and i want to update it to kitkat. If i download a latest firmware from sammobile or something and odin it will i loose my knox counter? if its possible which firmware to pick? does the region mater? Highly appreciate your guidance. Thanks in advance.

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CSC :N9005ODDCML2

you can download from the mirror here :
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2643109
(if you find samfirmware is slow).

If you only flash original firmware, it won't trigger KNOX. region doesn't matter. just pick up the latest one, and don't forget to tick "upgrade bootloader" when you are flashing with ODIN PC. Otherwise, ..... mmm... better not think if you never tick it.
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14th April 2014, 08:05 PM   |  #3  
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Do you have any real reason to upgrade, other than "to have the latest android version, because THEY say it's better" ?

Maybe this thread will show you the pain in the *** that kitkat is on Note 3:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2709623

And also, here, the end of that story:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...8&postcount=22

Maybe you'll think again about upgrading (just my humble opinion).

Good luck,
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