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Default How to update SGH-I747 to UCUFNE4_4.4.2

This is how I updated to 4.4.2
This is a full firmware update!

I'm not the best at giving directions. I do expect a certain level of knowledge and skill on your end.

Need a device with a custom recovery.
usb debugging turned on.
adb and a rooted device.
proper drivers for phone installed on your pc
Knowledge of flashing and using odin.

Checking the bootloader.
If your not sure what bootloader your on.
Code:
adb shell
getprop ro.bootloader
exit
exit
Or in a terminal emulator on your phone.
Code:
su
getprop ro.bootloader
Step 1: Download and Backup
Download the files form all the links below and get those files ready
Odin, twrprecovery.tar and the 4.3.tar is for the PC
Copy the OTA.zip, MJB bootloader.zip and SuperSu.zip to your phones ext.sdcard
Backup your internal sdcard, all personal info, apps, data, pictures, ect...
If your already on MJB bootloaders continue to step 4

Step 2: Custom recovery.
were going to go ahead and use Odin 3.0.7 http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1722686
and were going to use TWRP 2.6.3.1 just because I know it works. http://techerrata.com/file/twrp2/d2a....3.1-d2att.tar
Make sure phone is in download mode. With power off. Hold Volume down, Home, and Power till you see a warning screen. Then press up or if using adb "adb reboot bootloader"
Open Odin
Load the TWRP tar file in the pda slot and then press start and wait for phone to reboot.
Enter recovery by holding Volume up, Home and Power or if using adb "adb reboot recovery"

Step 3: Flash MJB bootloaders.

If your not already on the I747UCUEMJB bootloaders then you need to update them first.
Flash this in the custom recovery we just flashed.
http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23269279319197285
Reboot your phone. Hopefully all is well and your on the new bootloaders. Check again by using the code above.

Step 4: Flash stock tar file.

Download 4.3 tar http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23329332407590581
Unzip the file and you will find I747UCUEMJB_2024954_REV04_user_low_ship.tar.md5
Reboot your phone into download mode.
Open Odin 3.0.7
IMPORTANT! Make sure only Auto Reboot and Re-Partition are checked. Re-Partition will data reset and format the internal memory.
Check and load the tar.md5 file in the PDA slot. Wait a minute till its done verifying the md5
Start flash and wait till the phone reboots.
You can go through the set up once the phone boots up if you want and get it out of the way.

Step 5: Flash custom recovery.
Reboot phone into download mode and repeat step 2.
When the phone reboots be ready to hold the button combo. If you let it completely boot you will probably have to repeat. Without root yet the ROM will install stock recovery upon boot.

Step 6: Flash OTA.
Reboot into TWRP 2.6.3.1 and flash this modified 4.4.2 OTA zip
http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23501681358549454

If you want root continue to step 7
At this point once you reboot you will have a phone that is now completely updated to TW 4.4.2
If you don't root before you reboot out of recovery the stock recovery will be installed upon reboot. Flashing SuperSU will eliminate that.

Step 7: Root.

Before you reboot out of recovery flash SuperSU.
http://download.chainfire.eu/450/Sup...etrieve_file=1

Step 8: Reboot.
Reboot your phone and verify the update.

Step 9: Flash custom recovery.
If you want a custom recovery...
Reboot phone into download mode and repeat step 2. Except this time use whatever recovery you prefer.
Or if you rooted you could use GooManager or ROM Manager to flash TWRP or CWM.
If you havent rooted yet... when the phone reboots be ready to hold the button combo. If you let it completely boot you will probably have to repeat. Without root the ROM will install stock recovery upon boot.
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Hey man! Nice write up! Does this modded ota preserve root? Ive been trying to get one working all day here... http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=53554046

For some reason it keeps failing to flash. My first attempt was in post #47 of that thread, but TWRP gave an error that the binary was incompatible (or something to that effect).

I changed the updater-binary but it still isnt working. Did you change yours? Just curious if you had any ideas. If yours preserves root though, I guess I don't need to worry about it anymore, but still wondering why it wouldnt work. If you have any thoughts I would love to hear them!
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Hey man! Nice write up! Does this modded ota preserve root? Ive been trying to get one working all day here... http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=53554046

For some reason it keeps failing to flash. My first attempt was in post #47 of that thread, but TWRP gave an error that the binary was incompatible (or something to that effect).

I changed the updater-binary but it still isnt working. Did you change yours? Just curious if you had any ideas. If yours preserves root though, I guess I don't need to worry about it anymore, but still wondering why it wouldnt work. If you have any thoughts I would love to hear them!
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I didn't miss anything did I? [emoji3]
it's important that the directions are followed to a t.

I didn't replace the binary I only renamed the file and the extension from cfg to zip. then I just deleted the checks in the installer script. I didn't see anything that would get rid of root but with as easy as it is to obtain again it's really a moot issue.

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I didn't miss anything did I? [emoji3]
it's important that the directions are followed to a t.

I didn't replace the binary I only renamed the file and the extension from cfg to zip. then I just deleted the checks in the installer script. I didn't see anything that would get rid of root but with as easy as it is to obtain again it's really a moot issue.

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ohhh well i did not select repartition and my device updated to kit kat oked. is it a must to select repartition @enewman17?

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I didn't miss anything did I? [emoji3]
it's important that the directions are followed to a t.

I didn't replace the binary I only renamed the file and the extension from cfg to zip. then I just deleted the checks in the installer script. I didn't see anything that would get rid of root but with as easy as it is to obtain again it's really a moot issue.

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Sorry, I might not have been completely clear. It wasn't yours that didn't flash, it was min in the thread I linked. Was just trying to understand why my own modded versions don't work.
The first attempt I only preserved root, and removed the recovery flash. That one was reported to error due to the binary.
Replaced it with a different binary and it seems to have other issues now. (I tried replacing the binary in one and another also removed all the file checks.)
You're right about rooting being easy enough. Just didn't think it'd be so problematic when I started with it. Anyway, no worries. Don't want to take your thread off track any more than I already have!
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A million thanks for the easy to follow write up! I've been waiting for this for what seems like forever lol.On the last steps now and everything has been smooth as butter. More or less.
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Is this a stock firmware can I jus install it in recovery mode if I don't wanna backup

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Flashed it this morning, running flawlessly so far..followed every step down to a T !! Thanks man, great work!
 
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This is how I updated to 4.4.2

Need a device with a custom recovery.
usb debugging turned on.
adb and a rooted device.
proper drivers for phone installed on your pc
Knowledge of flashing and using odin.

Checking the bootloader.
If your not sure what bootloader your on.
Code:
adb shell
su *grant super user permission on phone.*
getprop ro.bootloader
exit
exit
Or in a terminal emulator on your phone.
Code:
su
getprop ro.bootloader
Step 1: Backup
Backup your internal Sdcard.
Backup all personal info, apps, data, pictures, ect...
If your already on MJB bootloaders continue to step 4

Step 2: Custom recovery.
were going to go ahead and use Odin 3.0.7 http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1722686
and were going to use TWRP 2.6.3.1 just because I know it works. http://techerrata.com/file/twrp2/d2a....3.1-d2att.tar
Make sure phone is in download mode. With power off. Hold Volume down, Home, and Power till you see a warning screen. Then press up or adb reboot bootloader
Open Odin
Load the TWRP tar file in the pda slot and then press start and wait for phone to reboot.
Enter recovery by holding Volume up, Home and Power or adb reboot recovery

Step 3: Flash MJB bootloaders.

If your not already on the I747UCUEMJB bootloaders then you need to update them first.
Flash this in the custom recovery we just flashed.
http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23269279319197285
Reboot your phone. Hopefully all is well and your on the new bootloaders. Check again by using the code above.

Step 4: Flash stock tar file.

Download 4.3 tar http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23329332407590581
Unzip the file and you will find I747UCUEMJB_2024954_REV04_user_low_ship.tar.md5
Reboot your phone into download mode.
Open Odin 3.0.7
IMPORTANT! Make sure only Auto Reboot and Re-Partition are checked.
Check and load the tar.md5 file in the PDA slot. Wait a minute till its done verifying the md5
Start flash and wait till the phone reboots.
You can go through the set up once the phone boots up if you want and get it out of the way.

Step 5: Flash custom recovery.
Reboot phone into download mode and repeat step 2.

Step 6: Flash OTA.
Reboot into TWRP 2.6.3.1 and flash this modified 4.4.2 OTA zip
http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23501681358549454

If you want root continue to step 7
At this point once you reboot you will have a phone that is now completely updated to TW 4.4.2

Step 7: Root.

Before you reboot out of recovery flash SuperSu.
http://download.chainfire.eu/450/Sup...etrieve_file=1

Step 8: Reboot.
Reboot your phone and verify the update.

Step 9: Flash custom recovery.
If you want a custom recovery...
Reboot phone into download mode and repeat step 2. Except this time use whatever recovery you prefer.
Or if you rooted you could use GooManager or ROM Manager to flash TWRP or CWM.
Will this wipe out internal SD or just overwrite?
Thanks.

Never mind my question. I followed steps 2 and 6 and was able to update my phone to 4.4.2. Thank you enewman17 and DocHoliday77 for all the help.

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After several unsuccessful tries at updating with the OTA, I used this routine and I have successfully updated to 4.4.2.

I had gone back to stock 4.3 using the routine in enewman's thread - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2658486 I tried with the phone rooted and unrooted. With CWM recovery and stock recovery. The phone would find the OTA update when checking for update and it would download. When I tried to run the update it would get to 24% and then fail. This morning I found this guide and found success.

Thanks enewman for providing this guide.

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Samsung ATIV S Neo AT&T I187 - Windows Phone 8.1 Dev. Preview - StraightTalk - Current daily driver

Samsung Galaxy S3 AT&T I747 Blue - KitKat 4.4.2 AT&T OTA - StraightTalk - my play with phone
ASUS Transformer Prime TF201 - running rooted stock 4.1.1
Samsung Captivate SGH-I897 - Retired
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