Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,769,124 Members 39,701 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] Help with Durn updates!

Tip us?
 
Ralamzull
Old
#1  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 3
Join Date: May 2014
Default [Q] Help with Durn updates!

my Computer crashed on me a few weeks back and I lost pretty much all my files. Thankfully my personal files were all backed up, but none of my phone modification files survived. I meant to post here to ask for links and such, but couldn't remember what exactly I had. Then an update hits my phone. Never ever had luck updating a rooted phone. Always just ended up ignoring the icon until I got a new one. Well now there's TWO updates that I've fallen behind on......Better figure it out. So. Please. Help.

Info on phone:
Sprint L720T on MK5 Rooted stock rom.

My Question(s)
How to either un-root to get the updates OTA,
OR
How to flash updated stock roms

I've used odin, obviously, to flash the rooted stock. Pretty sure I used cf's autoroot. I just need a Link to Odin and a brief run down of what I'm trying to do. I may fire back a question or two.

I saw a post on flashing what I believe was a stock 4.3 and then up to 4.4.2. Well that's awesome, but I've TWO updates. Is 4.4.2 the newest? And why am I seeing numbers for jellybean, when I typically see things like "NAE" or "MK5".

And why is it sooo easy to root a bloody phone, but a nightmare to UNROOT said phone? Would think that "click, click....and bam. back to normal". Unfortunately, either I'm looking at the wrong things or I really do have to track down stock files for my specific model to re-flash with odin, then accept OTA, then re-root....?

If so, that SEEMS simple enough, but finding stock for my SPECIFIC model is....frustrating. So please, kind folks, help me out with some direct links to what I need?
 
8er
Old
#2  
Member
Thanks Meter 15
Posts: 63
Join Date: Feb 2010
Pretty sure answers to the question posted above exist on XDA

Use odin to flash L720TVPUAMK5_L720TSPTAMK5_L720TVPUAMK5_HOME.tar.md 5
Use the stock recovery to factory reset.

Phone is now unrooted.

.
 
daniel4653
Old
#3  
daniel4653's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 2617
Posts: 8,175
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southern California
This^^ there are tutorials and videos on YouTube that show how to use Odin. All you do is place the tar on the PDA section.

Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk


 
Team Kernelizers: Making the best out of your phone
 
Ralamzull
Old
#4  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 3
Join Date: May 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8er View Post
Pretty sure answers to the question posted above exist on XDA

Use odin to flash L720TVPUAMK5_L720TSPTAMK5_L720TVPUAMK5_HOME.tar.md 5
Use the stock recovery to factory reset.

Phone is now unrooted.

.
all I needed. Ty!
 
Ralamzull
Old
#5  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 3
Join Date: May 2014
wait. i cant seem to come up with that file.
 
8er
Old
#6  
Member
Thanks Meter 15
Posts: 63
Join Date: Feb 2010
Got the stock ROM from sammobile.com.

http://www.sammobile.com

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ralamzull View Post
wait. i cant seem to come up with that file.

Hit the thanks button if this helped.
The Following User Says Thank You to 8er For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes