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Old October 30th, 2013, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so we now know verizon has the 4.3 update and now sprint, next att and finally t mobile. so the question is what are the odds of the metro s4 getting the 4.3 update. will we be forced into flashing the t mobile version? kies doesn't have firmware support for the metro s4. are we holding the bastard s4?

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I would think that would be the only way to get the update. I'm just waiting for some of the devs to get hold of it.
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so the question is what are the odds of the metro s4 getting the 4.3 update.
my feeling is that we will get 4.3 eventually. Idk when though.

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Old October 30th, 2013, 07:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Not many people are complaining on Facebook like with the s3. I remember when the s3 was waiting for the jelly bean update facebook was flooded with metro hate. Lol every other message was about the update........ I think its time to start with the s4.
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Just be a little patient and think about this, we metro pcs variant got an update like other carriers NOT tmo to move apps to sd.

But we will get it in time, but if you want to try out the 4.3 update you can do so and I might add that it's very fluid and smooth and it was ported to tmo variant. |ROM| |★GOLDENEYE★| |TMOBILE|►XXUEMJ5◄|4.3|JB|TW|Oct.28.13| - xda-developers
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Just be a little patient and think about this, we metro pcs variant got an update like other carriers NOT tmo to move apps to sd.

But we will get it in time, but if you want to try out the 4.3 update you can do so and I might add that it's very fluid and smooth and it was ported to tmo variant. |ROM| |★GOLDENEYE★| |TMOBILE|►XXUEMJ5◄|4.3|JB|TW|Oct.28.13| - xda-developers

Lol nope sorry. The dev said he was closing the thread. No dl available. :-(
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Been reading about fc's & freezes on 4.3. Think I'll stay with what we have now,
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Been reading about fc's & freezes on 4.3. Think I'll stay with what we have now,
Hopefully you guys that have the metro s4 can get the update that's schedule for the 18th of this month
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I have a feeling that we'll be flashing a Tmobile 4.3 TW rom well before we see an OTA update for us. Im going back to stock for a couple of weeks, keeping my fingers crossed and my eye on the 18th.
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I have a feeling that we'll be flashing a Tmobile 4.3 TW rom well before we see an OTA update for us. Im going back to stock for a couple of weeks, keeping my fingers crossed and my eye on the 18th.
I hear you I'm assuming you guys will get it with tmobile but that's just my opinion
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A lot of people seem to be exited about 4.3 OTA on all flavors of our S4's but I thought that meant saying sayōnara to rooting and roms because of Knox and the 0x00 flag. I for one froze all the FOTA crap so I don't get 4.3, am I misinformed or something? Why do people still want 4.3?
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A lot of people seem to be exited about 4.3 OTA on all flavors of our S4's but I thought that meant saying sayōnara to rooting and roms because of Knox and the 0x00 flag. I for one froze all the FOTA crap so I don't get 4.3, am I misinformed or something? Why do people still want 4.3?

I deleted all my update stuff also. I'll stay with what we currently have. The only good thing I can see about 4.3 is that we would be able to use thr samsung gear, like that coo lil watch. But I'm happy with what we have until I hear better reports about the upgrade
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A lot of people seem to be exited about 4.3 OTA on all flavors of our S4's but I thought that meant saying sayōnara to rooting and roms because of Knox and the 0x00 flag. I for one froze all the FOTA crap so I don't get 4.3, am I misinformed or something? Why do people still want 4.3?
The new note has 4.3 so they've been learning how to get around all the traps. Its exciting to get an update...especially when its a big jump in version.

You can always flash back to 4.2.
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The new note has 4.3 so they've been learning how to get around all the traps. Its exciting to get an update...especially when its a big jump in version.

You can always flash back to 4.2.
I am always up for a new version! Until about 3 weeks ago, I had my Esteem and was stuck at 2.3.sigh with no chance of a cooler new OS. Just worried about Knox bootloaders and 0x00 flags and such...I do hope we can get 4.3, just hope it won't be locked down.
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you wont be able to use odin to flash back to 4.2 if you do the 4.3 update, samsung has started blocking downgrading via odin. so unless you guys make a odin tar per newer firmware if you mess something up you wont be able to odin back to safety. :/
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you wont be able to use odin to flash back to 4.2 if you do the 4.3 update, samsung has started blocking downgrading via odin. so unless you guys make a odin tar per newer firmware if you mess something up you wont be able to odin back to safety. :/
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Thanks for the info Shabby. Im standing still in 4.2 for now.
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the new 4.3 bootloaders lock things down a bit, you can still root so no worries there just it blows a qfuse and anyone who looks in download mode will know you rooted. there will be no triangle away to cove rit up or anything.

once you flash that bootloader another qfuse is blown in that you cant downgrade, you can flash 4.3 odin tar all day long but cant go to 4.2 bootloaders. you can however stay on 4.2 and flash a rom from 4.3.someone who updates, doesnt care for warranty etc can just do teh ota and root and then dump all the files needed for everyone else to update .

just wanted to clear some things up before ota hits and some people find themselves in a pickle.
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just wanted to clear some things up before ota hits and some people find themselves in a pickle.
exactly why I froze all the FOTA apks. Thanks for the clarification!
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will metro pcs s4 get the 4.3 update the same time as tmobile s4???
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There's no way to actually know, but I'm guessing not.
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There's no way to actually know, but I'm guessing not.
Exactly...

Metro hasn't mentioned a release date yet and Tmobile hasn't mentioned whether their date is for our phone too. So its all speculation at this point. Either way, we will have the Tmobile version of 4.3 to flash and play with not long after the 18th i'm guessing. Their devs are good about that. In fact, if you go to the Tmobile S4 sub-forum in xda, you'll see that there is already a leaked version of Touchwiz 4.3 available.
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Their devs are good about that. In fact, if you go to the Tmobile S4 sub-forum in xda, you'll see that there is already a leaked version of Touchwiz 4.3 available.
Now if only someone could figure a way around the locked bootloader in the AT&T Note 3. And make me king of the universe, while I'm wishing for the impossible.
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mike28 brought this good article to my attention, if you're interested:

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That's for the S4. The Note 3, just the AT&T version (the N700A) has a locked bootloader, so no CWM, no fancy new ROMS ... nothing until those with more Android knowledge than I have figure something out. At least they got us root, which makes the phone more usable.
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Just to let you know glo1234567 it was brought to the attention of the staff that there was a thread that already existed within this specific forum that contained information regarding the question you were asking.

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From what I've read It seems that the 4.3 update has many bugs (reported by S4 International and Verizon S4 users that got the update first) and as a result the OTA has been officially delayed by ATT for its S4. Also, the day Tmobile was supposed to release it (the 18th) came and went with no update. Theres no word as to when they'll release it, sorry to say but if the bug reports are correct, it may be a while before we see it.
These are the articles I read. Sorry to bring bad news guys....

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Problems: Trouble Arises With The AT&T Galaxy S4 Update As Samsung Speaks Out About The Galaxy S3 Update Issues

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Release Date Delayed? T-Mobile Galaxy S4 Misses Expected Roll Out Date As Post-Update Issues Plague Other Models
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I mean at least it will eventually come out, if it's anything like Verizon you will only have to wait a couple years
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the cdma sgs3 is getting its update currently, so you guys cant be far off, i mean how much further could the latest device get it?
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the cdma sgs3 is getting its update currently, so you guys cant be far off, i mean how much further could the latest device get it?
I mean who knows, I have learned to become very pessimistic when it comes to OTA updates haha, could be the fact that I deal with Verizon
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I think that Metro is "in charge" of the cdma updates and Tmo handles the gsm updates. I have no proof of this of course...did the Metro gsm s3 get an update too?
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I think that Metro is "in charge" of the cdma updates and Tmo handles the gsm updates. I have no proof of this of course...did the Metro gsm s3 get an update too?
If Metro is an official carrier with their own type of S4, which I have come to understand as true, then yes they will be in charge of bringing the updates to their devices.
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Yes, but Tmo and Metro are now technically the same company since the acquisition. Metro released the OTA for the old CDMA S3 (the S3 on their network) but have yet to release the OTA for the new Metro GSM S3 they sell (which is on Tmobile's network). Im thinking, as I said, that the OTA's for Metro's GSM phones will come from Tmobile and not MetroPCS. Edit: I'm just guessing here folks...
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Yes, but Tmo and Metro are now technically the same company since the acquisition. Metro released the OTA for the old CDMA S3 (the S3 on their network) but have yet to release the OTA for the new Metro GSM S3 they sell (which is on Tmobile's network). Im thinking, as I said, that the OTA's for Metro's GSM phones will come from Tmobile and not MetroPCS. Edit: I'm just guessing here folks...
I don't think you need to guess for that one, that should be a fact. If, which I didn't know about haha, Metro is now under TMo's umbrella then all the OTA updates will come from them, if you want to know you could always send TMo's Customer service an email requesting for an update
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Anyone want to try TW 4.3?
[ROM|TW|4.3|MI9] Modified Stock M919UVUEMI9 V1.4 [APPS2SD|WIFI-CALLING] 11/22/2013 - xda-developers
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If I had the S4 Metro I would haha

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Thanks for the info...downloading now.
Theres already a 4.3 thread...you should have posted this there.
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Thanks for the info...downloading now.
Theres already a 4.3 thread...you should have posted this there.
i know, i posted but it was too late.....is there a way to move a thread?
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i know, i posted but it was too late.....is there a way to move a thread?
A guide or admin can. PM Digital Controller and let him know
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Thanks!!! Downloading right now.
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Interesting...when i search Samsung's website for support and input our model M919N what comes up is:

Samsung Galaxy SŪ 4 (Metro PCS), White Frost | SGH-M919RWATMB

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Wow thats intersting. A few months ago it said SGH-M919N. Weird!!!!!
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So is anyone going to flash this thing? Or are we waiting for the official metro update if that happens.
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I got a download error. Anyways remember what Shabby wrote in another thread:

"you wont be able to use odin to flash back to 4.2 if you do the 4.3 update, samsung has started blocking downgrading via odin. so unless you guys make a odin tar per newer firmware if you mess something up you wont be able to odin back to safety. :/"
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Hey guys I was popping in this forum and saw my name mentioned about merging some threads, so I worked some magic and ta-da! The threads regarding 4.3 are now together in one thread .

Hopefully this makes everyone happy, if not feel free to send me a PM.

Otherwise the other 4.3 thread will have an expiring redirect for 3 days for anyone who is confused regarding the merge.

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if you guys have the tar you can just make it into a rom without getting the bootloaders, its what im waiting to do for the s3 4.3 update. (making a rom so no bootloaders, not the tar bit :P )
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Shabby hook us up.1 last time for the metro family.
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Im sure the guys at the Tmo threads will be making a rom from this update soon...If you really, really want to try 4.3, I posted a link to a Touchwiz rom a few posts back that will satisfy you for the time being. Its made from an early leak of the Tmobile 4.3 firmware. Ive been running it for close to a week. The 4.3 update looks and feels exactly like 4.2...there's really not much difference IMO.
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