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Guide to Update to KitKat on a Rooted Phone

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17th April 2014, 04:59 PM   |  #1  
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Hi All,

With all the threads about bricked phones, I wanted to take the safer route and outright ask for the best method to upgrade to KitKat on a rooted phone running 4.2.2 stock? I've already 'bricked" my phone once last year doing an OTA update, so I'm trying to avoid doing that again. I know this is a noob question, but I haven't been able to locate a sprint specific guide consolidating all of the information out there. Any help is appreciated.

Sprint LS980ZV7
4.2.2 stock on a rooted phone
twrp installed
IOroot25
Kernel: 3.4.0
17th April 2014, 05:59 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by thadeus_d3

Hi All,

With all the threads about bricked phones, I wanted to take the safer route and outright ask for the best method to upgrade to KitKat on a rooted phone running 4.2.2 stock? I've already 'bricked" my phone once last year doing an OTA update, so I'm trying to avoid doing that again. I know this is a noob question, but I haven't been able to locate a sprint specific guide consolidating all of the information out there. Any help is appreciated.

Sprint LS980ZV7
4.2.2 stock on a rooted phone
twrp installed
IOroot25
Kernel: 3.4.0

Use this thread for the files
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=51557219
Or you can use this one to flash zvc tot file straight to phone.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=45293512
The second post as you read will give information I thought a bit more clear on Sprint.

@#***This will wipe your phone as in complete. Nothing will be left of yours. So copy anything off internal first@#***

Follow the directions, use ioroot25. Root.
If you want custom recovery.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=51857807
Use auto-rec from above thread. Thank cloudyfa for putting that together.

If you reboot after and screen shuts off and you get white lines.

You might a well tot back to zvc and just root. @Cloudyfa on that same thread is working out the details to fix.

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17th April 2014, 07:52 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by secret.animal

Use this thread for the files
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=51557219
Or you can use this one to flash zvc tot file straight to phone.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=45293512
The second post as you read will give information I thought a bit more clear on Sprint.

@#***This will wipe your phone as in complete. Nothing will be left of yours. So copy anything off internal first@#***

Follow the directions, use ioroot25. Root.
If you want custom recovery.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=51857807
Use auto-rec from above thread. Thank cloudyfa for putting that together.

If you reboot after and screen shuts off and you get white lines.

You might a well tot back to zvc and just root. @Cloudyfa on that same thread is working out the details to fix.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

Thank you for the reply. I'll give this a shot tonight!
17th April 2014, 08:09 PM   |  #4  
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I have a question: I already screwed up and applied the KitKat update to my rooted G2 without thinking. It's now stuck booting to TWRP, where I was a moron and of course didn't create a backup at any point. Is there a way for me to sideload the ROM onto my phone at this point?

Any ideas?
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Originally Posted by Coop1979

I have a question: I already screwed up and applied the KitKat update to my rooted G2 without thinking. It's now stuck booting to TWRP, where I was a moron and of course didn't create a backup at any point. Is there a way for me to sideload the ROM onto my phone at this point?

Any ideas?

Even sideload may not help you, if you can access down load mode. You might get to use tot, back to stock.
But there is no stock zvc yet for ls980.



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1st May 2014, 08:37 PM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by secret.animal

Even sideload may not help you, if you can access down load mode. You might get to use tot, back to stock.
But there is no stock zvc yet for ls980.



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Thank you for that suggestion. I was able to use Download Mode to fix my G2 and then OTA the KitKat update. Your post saved my phone.

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6th May 2014, 05:06 PM   |  #7  
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I must have gotten lucky...wasn't thinking and took the OTA a while ago. Lost root but phone is fine.

Now...I'm off to find it again so I can get tether working
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Thank you for the reply. I'll give this a shot tonight!

To the OP, can I ask which method you chose and how it went? I need to do this as well and I'm in the same boat as you (rooted ZVA with custom recovery).

Thanks.

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13th May 2014, 07:46 PM   |  #9  
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Originally Posted by esoh

To the OP, can I ask which method you chose and how it went? I need to do this as well and I'm in the same boat as you (rooted ZVA with custom recovery).

Thanks.

Ed

I actually read a bit more and decided to hold off on the update. I'm happy with my phone's performance, so I really don't have the time to troubleshoot should the update go awry.
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13th May 2014, 08:49 PM   |  #10  
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Originally Posted by thadeus_d3

I actually read a bit more and decided to hold off on the update. I'm happy with my phone's performance, so I really don't have the time to troubleshoot should the update go awry.

I'm the same way, but I figured that I should just go ahead.

So I'll throw that out, anyone pick one of these methods have a preference? I'm on TWRP, rooted, stock ZVA. Some mods including tether and camera. Thanks.

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