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By efjbdejong, Senior Member on 11th September 2016, 11:07 AM
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Hi,

I have a note 3 still on official 4.4.2 but rooted. Since a few days my battery starts draining fast. Maybe it's time to update. Or is it not profitable for such an old device to upgrade to whatever the latest version is?
What is the latest official version for the note 3? And what is the best way to get that? Just unroot and use the update from the system?
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11th September 2016, 11:33 AM |#2  
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You could use a different kernel or try a custom ROM.
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11th September 2016, 11:37 AM |#3  
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Well a few years ago I was change roms constantly on different phones. That was 3 years ago. Now I am not into roms anymore just need a stable phone. Besides I have really no clue how the room installing these days work. Just install from zip in recovery?
Can I do that safe from 4.4.2?
11th September 2016, 11:50 AM |#4  
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Well a few years ago I was change roms constantly on different phones. That was 3 years ago. Now I am not into roms anymore just need a stable phone. Besides I have really no clue how the room installing these days work. Just install from zip in recovery?
Can I do that safe from 4.4.2?

Yes, but you would have to update your bootloader and modem through Odin first for Lollipop and Marshmallow based ROMs to work and boot on your phone.

Running Kitkat bootloader won't make your phone bootup on Lollipop and or Marshmallow based ROMs.

You need a custom recovery of course before flashing a ROM ; TWRP , CWM or PhilZ


(TWRP Method)
Factory Reset your Phone.

Clear Dalvik Cache, System, Cache, Data.

Do not select Internal Storage and Micro SD card, if you do, storage on both internal and external storage would be erased.

I recommend using TWRP 2.8.7.0 as the latest version which is the 3.0.2.0 does not support Aroma Installer.

After you have Factory reset and cleared dalvik cache, system, cache and data.

Now do this

1) Boot into recovery

2) Flash ROM

Done.

With SuperSU ;

1) Boot into recovery

2) Flash ROM

3) Flash SuperSU
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11th September 2016, 02:09 PM |#5  
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Yes, but you would have to update your bootloader and modem through Odin first for Lollipop and Marshmallow based ROMs to work and boot on your phone.

Running Kitkat bootloader won't make your phone bootup on Lollipop and or Marshmallow based ROMs.

You need a custom recovery of course before flashing a ROM ; TWRP , CWM or PhilZ


(TWRP Method)
Factory Reset your Phone.

Clear Dalvik Cache, System, Cache, Data.

Do not select Internal Storage and Micro SD card, if you do, storage on both internal and external storage would be erased.

I recommend using TWRP 2.8.7.0 as the latest version which is the 3.0.2.0 does not support Aroma Installer.

After you have Factory reset and cleared dalvik cache, system, cache and data.

Now do this

1) Boot into recovery

2) Flash ROM

Done.

With SuperSU ;

1) Boot into recovery

2) Flash ROM

3) Flash SuperSU

OK the so I have to flash 2 times the same rom? Which is the best rom that comes closed to an official untouched one?
11th September 2016, 02:19 PM |#6  
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I don't understand how to flash the bootloader. Is that installing from recovery? Using install from zip?
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For installing bootloader and modem you have to flash with odin.
If you search google then you can find the method how to do it and for bootloader and modem search any latest version of custom rom.you will find the links.

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OK so first flash bootloader and modem in Odin. So my rom is still 4.4.2. After that.
Then flash a recovery. Still phone is on 4.4.2

Then flash a rom. ....
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In my opinion i would say flash lollipop firmware first before you should root it all by odin
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OK so first flash bootloader and modem in Odin. So my rom is still 4.4.2. After that.
Then flash a recovery. Still phone is on 4.4.2

Then flash a rom. ....

Flash bootloader and modem on Odin, it doesn't matter whether you are on Kitkat.

SM-N9005 bootloader and modem :
https://idlekernel.com/flash-tools/f...N9005XXUGPOK2/

Steps before installing a ROM:

1) Download both bootloader and modem from the link given above.


2) Switch off your Phone

3) Boot phone into Download mode by pressing home button and volume down button

4) Connect phone to computer

5) Open up Odin

6) Click on BL and select BL_N9005XXUGPOK2_BOOTLOADER

7) Click on CP and select CP_N9005XXUGPOK2_MODEM

8) Click Start
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Once done, here's how to install a ROM

You have to download a ROM and STORE IT INTO YOUR PHONE before doing this

1) Download TWRP 2.8.7.0

2) Connect phone to computer

3) Open up Odin

4) Click AP, browse to where you have stored the TWRP file/zip and click on it

5) Press Start

6) Switch off Phone and boot into recovery mode by pressing ; Power button, volume up, home button at the same time. Hold it till you feel the phone vibrates twice.

7) Wipe Dalvik Cache, System, Cache, Data and FACTORY RESET.

DO NOT SELECT INTERNAL STORAGE AND MICRO SD CARD.

8) Flash ROM

9) Reboot
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Installing a ROM depends, if it doesnt have GAPPS you have to download it.

If it doesn't comes in with SUPERSU you have to download it. Example ;

Flash ROM
Flash GAPPS
Flash SUPERSU
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