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Old March 14th, 2014, 09:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Install 4.4.2 tw on Metro m919n how to guide!

For those that want to get official 4.4.2 tw on there metro pcs m919n Here's how to.

This is easy and works and safe.
FIRST :
Note that you will loose your stock metro 4.3 shipped firmware for good for the following reason.
Your updating to a 4.4.2 firmware which will not allow you to downgrade with Odin to 4.3 anymore cause the bootloader updates
SECONDLY : The reason being is because it's a official Tmobile 4.4.2 ota. You'll be stuck with there version of firmware which is everything you'd get with metros 4.4.2 Besides there bloat ware you swap for tmobile bloat.
No harm with this Install cause most of us already know we can flash tmobile 4.3 roms.. All day as long as your metro s4 is on 4.3 firmware


There's no difference in anything else these are Nearly same phones same roms. Just one labeled as Metro one tmobile.

The How to part:

Yes you can safely flash M919 tmobile s4 tar over your metro s4.
Flash stock UVUEMK2 4.3 on your s4.
This will make it officially a tmobile s4.
Your still on Metro service with tmobile data cause we use tmobile towers.
Wifi calling stays there same Everything does in fact .
You'll Loose The Option To Make It A Metro S4 For now Based On lack of a Metro 4.4.2 offical FIRMWARE availability .
NOTE: YOU WILL be able to get back on Metro firmware Via Odin once metro releases 4.4.2 and there's an available tar file.

For now Download and flash m919 UVUEMK2 on your s4.
Then it's stock at that point No root.
Then Go to system about updates Via wifi and you'll see the ota 379mb.. file to Update to 4.4.2 Kitkat.
Once rebooted your on Tmobile 4.4.2 on Metro s4.
Features :

Album art on locks screen for pandora and music
Cam shortcut
The.. Ui color is different a bit.
and a few others..
As well as Faster charging and better battery

RE-ROOT with Cf auto m919

Note: As of now Custom recovery is broken @ Unavailable. There may be one Soon
You'd have to check around on xda and Google .
I know Philz cwm works with tmobile Note 3
it also May be available for the m919 which would work for m919n.

Best of luck.

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Old March 14th, 2014, 12:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks a lot for your guide but for the moment I prefer to stay Knox free until stock 4.4 MetroPCS arrive in a couple of weeks and maybe would extract the new Metro baseband and flash it. Right now I have the KitKat Echoe v17 installed on my Metro S4 running on the old Metro MF2 bootloader with 4.3 Metro MK5 baseband and KT kernel having all blessings of KitKat TW but with custom Recovery, root, Bluetooth tethering and the ability to return to 4.2 without any issues AND without Knox for warranty purposes.
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Hi, does following your instructions, voids the warranty for the handset?
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Does this void the handset warranty?
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Default Yes and no More so No cause its metro phone.. ! Here's why.

FOR THE FIRST REPLY about Knox and 4.4
Worry not about it .
Knox is on 4.3 firmware and above on all Samsungs.
If your on 4.1.2 you've yet to experience it .
"THE PLUS SIDE" of things
KNOX GETS DISABLED with Chainfire superuser once you root and open superuser it prompts to disable knox.
Knox stays present as its own entity in the firmware but doesn't annoy pop up or block apps.
The Chainfire btw.




WARRANTY ASPECT :

This goes With My method to get 4.4.2 or even anytime you Use odin on 4.3 and above for any reason period.

Samsung direct repair warranty Yes warranty issue probably so:
HERE IS WHY:
Warranty will be voided with Samsung direct if you ever try for a Samsung warranty.
But then again...whoever uses Manufacture warranty, Most use the better alternative.

Assurant warranty
OR
Metro Guard coverage
Which = No hassle.

I know these things cause I Work for metro and Personally follow here and Xda for quite some time, on top of Knowing a lot about the customer service and warranty side of things hands on.
I've done all these things .

The reason is is cause Samsung will and does Normally scope out whats been done to your device PRIOR to warranting you a repair or replacement and will see the whole Knox counter crap...tripped..and every Odin flash attempt. Or another words anytime you use Odin to Flash even stock firmware back to 4.3 since 4.3 released they Made it to where you blow the Efuse..In Odin every time u use odin it doesn't allow downgrade anymore everyone knows that since 4.3
You muse stay on whatever you Updated to .




5$ Metro guard warranty
No !!! your probably safe if history proves to be right Metro is sloppy and careless with there warranty returns Quite pleasing for the average customer .

Metro just wants there deductible paid they send you the new phone .Next morning even before you send in the old one .
They don't check anything prior or after the phones go back for refurbishment
Or if claimed stolen you send nothing back at all..


It's safe to say anyone is fine if you have metro guard.
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It's all irrelevant to try and avoid knox.. it's gonna be here to stay and the new wave of Samsung firmware .
I know everyone wants to avoid it but to sacrifice being able to root recovery roms... make it your own phone you have to find a sacrifice point.
Just forget about Samsung WARRANTY Repairs.
They always deem your issues Your Own fault from the get go, make you wait ions... for the results and repairs and shipment back and will and do look at knox.. and Odin and what people do.
I say stay with Metro guard warranty Hassle free..
and customize away.

Not to get off topic at all I did here was give everyone a opportunity to Get 4.4.2 Twiz..
And made the sacrifices clear in the instructions.

Now trying to Explain how to not be concerned about if your phone is lost ...breaks ..or stolen
You still are covered with Metro guard.
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It boils down to wanting something Now or later .
Yes you can have 4.4.2 now but loose some things as I stated the loss isn't much besides 4.3 roms and recovery for now .
Or like a lot do Stay with what u have 4.1.2 4.2 4.3
And wait for a dev to build a 4.4.2 touchwiz.. Rom
Then you can always flash back and forth to anything under kitkat without officially updating your bootloader .

That should clear up the debate .
Choose how you will@ best of luck guys .
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Sounds good. You say to "flash" it onto the s4 I guess using odin and what if any options ticked?
Also to get the s4 into download mode?
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I installed the mobile 4.3 onto my metro s4 all went well I downloaded 4.42 works great.
You will need Odin 3.07 to install os (T-Mobile firmware) Which you can get from sams-mobile.com Thanks to Ironass and his great guide at 23 Galaxy S4 models - know yours?
Also You should do a factory reset after flashing
Thanks again for a great guide,
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Im currently rooted and running CM11 KitKat on my MPCS M919N.
how exactly would i go on about flashing the Tmo 4.2 ROM ?
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