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Hey everyone,

I previously had the UVUEMJC stock ROM from tmo. This was an OTA upgrade from 4.1.2. If I would have known about the new KNOX counter when I upgraded, I probably would not have. Now this counter is showing a '1' which voids my warranty (Check this XDA thread). Oh well, no fix thus far so I can't worry about that.

Anyway, I've recently flashed with the sammobile latest 4.3 ROM. When I attempt to check for a software update, it takes forever and finally tells me that my system was modified and I can't update. Checking the Device Status under settings, it shows it as 'Custom'. So, is there a reliable ROM that I can get that would fix the OTA upgrade procedure? Am I just screwed, for lack of a better term, and stuck with flashing to upgrade?

Currently looking at the deodexed ROM from Doc (Link to thread) to reflash my device so I can at least work on other things without KNOX being in the way.

Anyone have any suggestions if I should go for this ROM or another? Can I even restore this ability to update OTA?

Lastly, as long as I am sticking with a 'stock-revised' ROM, will I retain all my apps, settings, and user data?

Thanks guys,
Johnathan
 
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You can only update via ota if you are 100% full stock. If you must have this back, you have to flash the official firmware via Odin.
Check out saranhi's StockMod rom too. But if you just want stock, rooted, with no knox, flash the root66 firmware with odin. (With root66 you MIGHT get notified of an ota, but it will fail if you try to use it)

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You can only update via ota if you are 100% full stock. If you must have this back, you have to flash the official firmware via Odin.
Check out saranhi's StockMod rom too. But if you just want stock, rooted, with no knox, flash the root66 firmware with odin. (With root66 you MIGHT get notified of an ota, but it will fail if you try to use it)

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Thanks Doc!

I attempted to unroot my phone via downloading the SAMMOBILE 4.3 ROM and flashing it via Odin, and that didn't work. Do I need to do something else other than flashing the ROM?

BTW, thanks for your work, etc. on this forum. Is there a deoxed ROM for the t999? If I can't get back to original, might as well get this thing as slim as possible, etc. Lastly, if I use another ROM other then a stock one, will I need to save data, reinstall apps, etc?

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First, go to my firmware thread. Stickied in development and linked in my sig. You can get all firmware there and the download should be much faster.
Im not sure why odin didnt work, what firmware build are you on now, and what did you try to flash?
You can find the deodexed stock roms in development section. They're there, you just may have to dig back a few pages.
Check out saranhi's StockMod and enewmans S3RX if you want a modded stock. If you go to a cm/aosp based rom, you will have to wipe data. Not always needed when just updating, but it is recommended for best stability.

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First, go to my firmware thread. Stickied in development and linked in my sig. You can get all firmware there and the download should be much faster.
Im not sure why odin didnt work, what firmware build are you on now, and what did you try to flash?
You can find the deodexed stock roms in development section. They're there, you just may have to dig back a few pages.
Check out saranhi's StockMod and enewmans S3RX if you want a modded stock. If you go to a cm/aosp based rom, you will have to wipe data. Not always needed when just updating, but it is recommended for best stability.

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Thanks Doc!

I'm downloading the root66 latest and the stock ROM as well (both from here).

Build number: jss15j.t999uvuenc2

I flashed the latest ROM from SAMMOBILE with Odin 3.09.

Thanks again,
Johnathan
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