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[Q] Going from Stock 4.1.2 to 4.3?

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By gerard0986, Member on 16th June 2014, 07:01 AM
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Recently got an AT&T Note 2 and just getting a bit confused with all my android devices.

Rom: Stock
Android Version: 4.1.2
Baseband Version: I317UCAMH3

So how would I go about restocking it and then installing a new custom ROM like the ones on 4.3? Do I have to worry about locked bootloaders or something with the stock firmwares? Any special things I have to do when updating from 4.1 to 4.3 or so?
16th June 2014, 07:18 AM |#2  
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I am about to make the change from 4.1.2 to 4.4~ and i have the same question. Do i need to upgrade to stock 4.4 before i can flash 4.4? or since i already have recovery can i just wipe everything and flash the new rom?

The instructions are :

Wipe Caches + Data / Factory Reset
Install Rom
Install Gapps

But i don't know if this works from a 4.1.2 rom.
16th June 2014, 07:20 AM |#3  
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Just wanna update that I was mistaken. I believe it is on Stock Rom and not Miui as previously mentioned, but my questions should still stand.
16th June 2014, 11:57 PM |#4  
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Been looking around more and everything is still fuzzy, but I assume I install ezKat 4.4.2 with
or Stock 4.3?

and then I can go with any other ROM from there that supports a 4.3 MJ4 bootloader. Can anyone confirm?
17th June 2014, 05:52 AM |#5  
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You do not need to update the device...
Simply root it using CF auto root...and flash the rom of your choice....

The update to official 4.3 will give you the semi-locked Knox bootloader...

And you don't want that...

Several users are running 4.4 KK on the original bootloader...

But if you want the 4.3 loader..."ONLY" use the leaked 4.3 bootloader from the development section...g

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