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Official KitKat for Canadian GS3 variants out now?

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18th June 2014, 01:40 PM |#2  
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Yes it is. KitKat is now available for the Canadian Note II and S III.
18th June 2014, 01:53 PM |#3  
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It is real!

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 upgrade to KitKat now available to download

Now, the real question is : is the bootloader locked ?!
18th June 2014, 01:56 PM |#4  
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Waiting rooted stock ROM
19th June 2014, 12:14 AM |#5  
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Telus made their available earlier today, and Bell's is out now.

On a side note, does anyone know how to get the update on a rooted device? I just rooted mine a few weeks ago. Still running stock ROM, but nothing I've tried seems to work.
19th June 2014, 01:21 AM |#6  
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On a side note, does anyone know how to get the update on a rooted device? I just rooted mine a few weeks ago. Still running stock ROM, but nothing I've tried seems to work.

Forget it, you won't be able to get it through official OTA.

Once you're rooted, your only way to update is to wait for someone to create a flashable zip of the update, flash the entire ROM by downloading from samfirmware or wait for a custom ROM.
19th June 2014, 01:28 AM |#7  
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Forget it, you won't be able to get it through official OTA.

Once you're rooted, your only way to update is to wait for someone to create a flashable zip of the update, flash the entire ROM by downloading from samfirmware or wait for a custom ROM.

Tried updating over KIES - what an ordeal. Had to run through emergency recovery twice but finally got it. I wasn't using root access for a great deal - basically lose out on Greenify automanaging and being able to revoke permissions. I can live with that for a while.
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19th June 2014, 02:24 AM |#8  
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I hear towelroot for the s5 works with the kk update.

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19th June 2014, 04:13 AM |#9  
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Tried updating over KIES - what an ordeal. Had to run through emergency recovery twice but finally got it. I wasn't using root access for a great deal - basically lose out on Greenify automanaging and being able to revoke permissions. I can live with that for a while.

KIES doesn't want to recognise my device and Odin is... either stuck on flashing system.img.ext4 or taking really long... heh
EDIT: Changed USB port and Cable and it flashed properly...
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19th June 2014, 08:47 PM |#10  
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Great News!
That's really a great news!!! Anyone planning to make a flashable zipfile for this rom without the bootloader and knox? I preserve 4.1.2 bootloader on my phone since 4.3 came out. So far, is this update good ?? i heard battery life not really good...

Thanks guys!
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Has anyone tried installing the firmware using Mobile Odin and using the Everroot option?

I'm not really willing to try it for myself as this is my daily driver phone...

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