What I want to do is get my phone back to what it was out of the box, then do the updates and wait for a 4.4 root. I don't care about the number still being there since I plan on rooting again eventually. AndroidCentral has a back to stock thread, but it specifically says not to do it if you've done the 4.3 update. That led me to this thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2565972 ( [FULL RESTORE][TAR] Stock MK3 Odin FLASHABLE [4.3] )
Is this what I'm looking for?
Thanks for any help.