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Default Should I update to KK?

I'm currently on 4.3 stock rooted 0x0 flag. I'm curious about KK but heard about a HUGE flaw with apps not able to write to external sd card...Therefore rendering them practically useless.

I'm assuming I shouldn't update ota and instead flash. But what will I need? And has the sd card issue been fixed?

I'm just looking for something more stable and a little slicker. Would like to stay tw or stock/ stock debloated.

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Since you haven't pulled the trigger yet, like me, I would hold off a little longer and wait to see what 4.4.3 brings us. It is just rumored right now but it is supposed to be a bug fix release. From what I have gathered, you really aren't missing anything big by not being on KitKat. I have had the itch to go ahead an upgrade too but I am going to wait to see when 4.4.3 is likely to hit us first.
 
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So if I get any urges to want to change things up I should stay on 4.3?

I'm still debating breaking knox or not. I never plan to use knox and haven't decided if I plan to trade this in for jump or not. I'm loving the battery life and have no gripes but minor hiccups.

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I'm curious about KK but heard about a HUGE flaw with apps not able to write to external sd card...Therefore rendering them practically useless.
If you root KK, there is an SD fix. Otherwise don't.
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If you root KK, there is an SD fix. Otherwise don't.
Why are people telling me not to then? I thought the sd issue was the only issue with KK

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A lot of people are having problems with KK. If they have rooted, the SDcard issue is not one of them since there is a fix for it. if you don' t have root, then it is a problem with no fix.

I'm one of the minority. Rooted Stock 4.42 with no real issues. Battery is fine, SDcard is fine, WiFi is good etc...
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Oh so those got it pre installed have issues but those who flash while rooted are fine.

Would you say you notice any stability or noteworthy features over 4.3?

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Yes. Absolutely no problems on stock rooted KK. Flash wicked and its even better.

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Oh so those got it pre installed have issues but those who flash while rooted are fine.

Would you say you notice any stability or noteworthy features over 4.3?
I didn't say that.

I was rooted before on 4.43 however, keeping root was not an option when I did the update. I used Odin to flash 4.42 and re-rooted (triggered Knox), loaded the sdcard fix and loaded TWRP in the process.

I was not having any issues on 4.43 though. KK got me better battery usage and access to new software.

If you are rooted, you can apply the sdcard fix. If you are not rooted, I don't think there it's a fix for that.
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