[Verizon] Please help. Need advice.

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  1. andonakis

    andonakis Well-Known Member

    Purchased a note 3 from eBay. Seller never disclosed the phone was rooted with safestrap. Not very happy about that. Phone is fine until I wanted to update to 4.4. It would not install. Was getting an error. It would download but failed to install.
    So I Un rooted the phone through super user. Than tried to root again thorough Kinko and it failed to root several times. Why?
    So now I'm stuck. Phone works fine but I would like to set it back to stock and take safestrap off so I can sell it because I bought another one.
    Is there anyone that can give me step by step instructions on how to get this phone to factory settings like it did out of the box. Because now when it boots it goes thorough safestrap, it's not rooted and it won't let me root for some reason. Plus I can't upgrade to 4.4. What a mess. Can anyone help? Thanks

  2. darkcyber

    darkcyber Well-Known Member

    Kingo never worked for me either. VRoot worked the first time. So, if you need to root it again download and use VRoot.

    If you want to get back to stock then you will need to download a stock firmware from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2528707 and then boot into Odin and flash the stock firmware. This link covers all that http://androidforums.com/verizon-galaxy-note-3-all-things-root/801070-rooting-romming-guide.html

    This video shows how to flash a stock firmware in Obin at the beginning of the video...that part starts at around 6:00. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukajWoxI3Tg
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  3. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    If it already has Safestrap, it's not much more work to install the Hyperdrive 8 4.4.2 ROM, which gives you all the benefits of 4.4.2 without the bloatware and restrictions. Just my 0.02, for what that's worth :p
  4. darkcyber

    darkcyber Well-Known Member


    Speaking of that...has loading 4.4.2 got any easier yet?
  5. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    Don't know... I dare not wipe it and try again!

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  6. darkcyber

    darkcyber Well-Known Member

    LOL! Understand your pain...I just don't want to got through it :D

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