Flashing over Stock Slot


  1. MrClean

    MrClean Well-Known Member

    Anyone done this on their Note 3 or any device using SS? I'm seriously considering it, to me it's not much different than having an unlocked bootloader and flashing over your stock ROM. If a 'problem' were to arise and you needed to return to stock, can't you use Odin to get back to a stock ROM state?

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  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Well-Known Member

    1) Yes, but it's not advised. Read the SS thread on XDA. Some people have done it.

    2) Yes, and there's a thread to get back to MI9 (which will probably cause the phone to eventually try to update to MJ5).

    And next time you go bungee jumping, use thinner rubber bands - it's more fun. (IOW, not many of us are as willing to risk $700 as you are yet.)
  3. MrClean

    MrClean Well-Known Member

    I'm already on MJE baseband and I have the Odin file for it, so even if something does happen and it does soft brick, I can Odin back to stock. Yes, it's a lot of 'work' to have to start over, but with a TWRP backup, once it's rooted and SS installed, it's just a matter of restoring.
    With my Note 2 I ran a custom ROM, granted it had an unlocked BL, but running a custom with SS is 'similar'.

    I read a lot about it this afternoon and I like the ability to read the 'actual' available memory on my phone (I'm weird, I know). I used SS on my Moto Bionic too so I'm pretty familiar with how it works and I honestly don't see a reason to keep the stock ROM on the phone when I'll never use it. Especially when I can just flash it back if for some reason I need it.
  4. jetguat

    jetguat Well-Known Member

    How much memory does it take to use say slot 1 for a different ROM while SS remain idle/unused. How much is being wasted. Thought about that kingo method, but upon thinking, I really just want root. Not necessarily a new rom.

    So conflicted. I am like week 2 of avoiding the vzw update. Not sure I want to take it. Especially since its not clear if foxfi is working without screen lock
  5. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    The Slots work off the microSD card, NOT internal memory (which is where the "Stock Slot"/stock OS is). You assign how much of the card you want the slot to have. I assigned 3 GB system / 3 GB data / 1 GB cache out of a 64 GB card.

    Even with an old Hyperdrive ROM still in Slot 1 (remind me to delete that and recover the memory some day, I'm on Slot 2 now), I have plenty of room left over.
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  6. ryancmatchett

    ryancmatchett VIP Member VIP Member

    +1 to Chiefs list except that I am using a full slot 1 with the same maxed settings on a 64gb SD card. I left my stock slot alone, albeit I odined to mj7, then OTA then SuperSU and SS.. And then left the stock slot alone. Now I have hyper drive on slot 1...and have tried beans, clean ROM and several others on slot 2...but keep deleting that slot, and going back to hyper as my Daily Driver. I like having the options, and can use the stock slot for whatever I need.

    Basically it's all personal preference. Seriously. If you just want root on your stock slot.. Just root, install SuperSU and SS.. But just don't add a rom or create another slot. Just leave it rooted and install TIBU or whatever you want to uninstall bloat and profit!
  7. MrClean

    MrClean Well-Known Member


    I'm still not 100% sure about FoxFi. It was working without the lock screen for awhile. Even with a custom ROM it updated are then required a lock screen with seemingly no workaround. I finally ditched FoxFi for good, on HyperDrive, the hotspot works without any 3rd party app.
    So basically, from what I can tell, FoxFi is requiring a lock screen. Which is sad, I loved that app, but despise being forced to use a lock on my phone.
  8. MrClean

    MrClean Well-Known Member

    Chief, is it a limitation in SS that prevents the Slots memory from being set to whatever we want? I thought that SS used the internal memory, which is probably just my lack of knowledge of SS. Thanks!
  9. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    I can't answer that limitation question, Mr. Clean. SS is IN internal memory as an application, but the Slots it creates are on the SD card. :)
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