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By r21174, Junior Member on 29th March 2014, 12:57 AM
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Problems
what ive done to phone since ive had it.
Ive Kingo rooted
I deleted att bloatware
backed up first to TB
Have TB for 2 years so im not new to it.
I made back up on TB
did a factory data reset
tried to do the OTA update for the first 38mb file that gets you ready for 4.4
it never makes it past 25% install then fails
on a sidenote my phone says my phone stop a preventive download for safety reasons it shows a shield on notification tray hope that sounds familiar
Went to kingo to re root to install TB again to restore files all lost blank saves


So my phone works but its not updatable and I can reinstall all my apps i just cant update
Im on MJ5 ATT 4.3

Model number
SAMSUNG-SM-N900A
Android version
4.3
Baseband version
N900AUCUBMJ5
Kernel version
3.4.0-1625098
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Thu Oct 17 18:19:07 KST 2013
Build number
JSS15J.N900AUCUBMJ5
 
 
29th March 2014, 01:04 AM |#2  
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Go check the official KK NC2 discussion thread in general. There is a possible fix.

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29th March 2014, 05:46 AM |#3  
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Go check the official KK NC2 discussion thread in general. There is a possible fix.

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Is it a modded rom like original. Theres over 300+ pages to go over if I new what key word to search that thread to find faster would be great.

Im partically looking for stock firmware 4.3 mj5 if its out there. Maybe Odin it then i could hopefully update then.T

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29th March 2014, 05:51 AM |#4  
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Well... That is where the problem is. We have a "revert to MJ5" thread, but it is modified stock to allow root. The OTA will fail with that. There are multiple fixes available for many circumstances... There really is now key word to use... Just read over the pages that start at around noon yesterday. That will greatly reduce what you are digging through.

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29th March 2014, 03:51 PM |#5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by r21174

Problems
what ive done to phone since ive had it.
Ive Kingo rooted
I deleted att bloatware
backed up first to TB
Have TB for 2 years so im not new to it.
I made back up on TB
did a factory data reset
tried to do the OTA update for the first 38mb file that gets you ready for 4.4
it never makes it past 25% install then fails
on a sidenote my phone says my phone stop a preventive download for safety reasons it shows a shield on notification tray hope that sounds familiar
Went to kingo to re root to install TB again to restore files all lost blank saves


So my phone works but its not updatable and I can reinstall all my apps i just cant update
Im on MJ5 ATT 4.3

Model number
SAMSUNG-SM-N900A
Android version
4.3
Baseband version
N900AUCUBMJ5
Kernel version
3.4.0-1625098
se.infra@SEP-121 #1
Thu Oct 17 18:19:07 KST 2013
Build number
JSS15J.N900AUCUBMJ5

If you installed the leaked kk and reverted back to 4.3 like many of us. You succeeded corrupting system files. Revert back to mj5. Without touching anything check for an update. Go the the original thread and look to a tutorial that asrael can't remember what the second part of his user name was. But replace all the Knox apps and a system file he talks about on his post. Then you should be able to get kk installed. It worked for me.

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29th March 2014, 05:15 PM |#6  
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=51447667

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---------- Post added at 12:15 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:14 PM ----------

That's the post I was talking about earier.

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30th March 2014, 06:13 AM |#7  
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No its a factory update to 4.3 no Mods on rom just rooted
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31st March 2014, 04:40 AM |#8  
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Unrooting seems to leave some junk behind that prevents the update.

Search for megalomaniac's threads. He has one with a Safestrap backup of a stock MJ5. Install Safestrap (you'll have to be rooted), install the MJ5 backup to the stock slot (it's 5 files - download them and put them into a folder on your SD card named MJ5 or something that makes sense to you). When you reboot, you'll be booting to a new installation of MJ5. Set it up, google account, at least, and you'll almost immediately get the NB4 update. (If Safestrap is still installed, clear data and cache and uninstall it - I can't recall if it is.) After that it should accept the 4.4.2 update.

If not, you can bring it to a Best Buy Samsung kiosk. The phone will look just like a normal untouched NB4 phone. They can flash NB4 to it, and theirs will accept the 4.4.2 update. They know there have been problems (even with totally stock phones), so there shouldn't be any problem - as long as you play dumb. "Why can't I get Kit Kat on my phone?"
2nd April 2014, 03:55 AM |#9  
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I'll try best buy till easy solutions come available. My biggest concern is gps sucking and it's not worth to have a molded rom

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2nd April 2014, 04:54 AM |#10  
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Most if not all custom ROMs have the GPS fixed.

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2nd April 2014, 07:15 AM |#11  
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Agree, KnoxRaid GPS is excellent.
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