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Sent a new phone with 4.3....what would you do?

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9th May 2014, 05:57 PM   |  #1  
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So I was having issue with my note 3 ( bluetooth issues ) I upgraded to 4.4.2

AT&T sent me a new / refurb phone and it has 4.3 on it.

So Im curious on what you guys would do?

Upgrade to 4.4.2 and stick with all this stupid bloatware

or

Root, and rom it?

If that latter, does anyone have any links to do that ( I used to do it with my S2, S3 and S4 )

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9th May 2014, 06:06 PM   |  #2  
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Root it. It's not worth the grief to upgrade it to 4.4.2.

You can root it and use safestrap to install custom ROMs, or just enjoy the stock setup with root.

Sent from my locked down Note 3 via the tapatalk app
9th May 2014, 06:10 PM   |  #3  
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ROOT AND ROM it!

I was ROOTED and ROM'd, but I got bit by the OTA Upgrade bug... I went through all the hassle of downgrading, unrooting, resetting, then upgrading.
Now I've got the fresh new bloated OTA official 4.4.2 and NO ROOT.
9th May 2014, 06:14 PM   |  #4  
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Should I use Kingo? is that still safe for the Note 3 on 4.3?
9th May 2014, 07:19 PM   |  #5  
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well I rooted it with Kingo, However I'm having issues with SafeStrap.

Downloaded the APK and Busybox.

Installed SafeStrap and installed the recovery. When I manually reboot or reboot into the recovery via the app, it just boot as normal
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9th May 2014, 07:35 PM   |  #6  
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Root it!
I rooted with Kingo, no problems, the first day I got the Note 3 and took the Nb4 update. I was so lucky to catch the KK update and froze it mid-download with ttb. I am so glad!! I wouldn't be able to use this thing without root. I have installed safestrap and roms without issue. (staying on 4.3 roms mind you)
9th May 2014, 08:11 PM   |  #7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by scojosmac

well I rooted it with Kingo, However I'm having issues with SafeStrap.

Downloaded the APK and Busybox.

Installed SafeStrap and installed the recovery. When I manually reboot or reboot into the recovery via the app, it just boot as normal

try uninstalling ss then install it again, make sure it is 3.71 not 3.72. 3.71 doesnt need busybox if im not mistaken.
10th May 2014, 04:48 AM   |  #8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by scojosmac

well I rooted it with Kingo, However I'm having issues with SafeStrap.

Downloaded the APK and Busybox.

Installed SafeStrap and installed the recovery. When I manually reboot or reboot into the recovery via the app, it just boot as normal

I am going to use Kingo tomorrow as well I think. How does get root? Will it have superuser on it after it roots or do you have to put it on the phone yourself?

Thanks.
10th May 2014, 05:17 AM   |  #9  
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I am going to use Kingo tomorrow as well I think. How does get root? Will it have superuser on it after it roots or do you have to put it on the phone yourself?

Thanks.

kingo installs supersu. when supersu installs, click on it and choose disable knox, presto!
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10th May 2014, 06:55 AM   |  #10  
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i upgraded to nc2 and want to downgrade to mj5 now.. any method ?

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