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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rally 517, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. Rally 517

    Rally 517 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Seem some peeps in xda had gotten ota

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  2. mydian

    mydian Android Expert

    For Boost? I've only seen reports of Sprint and Virgin Mobile getting the OTA so far.
  3. HiiiPowers

    HiiiPowers Android Enthusiast

    Yeah is it for boost? Or just vm and that's great news this means new roms based on 4.3 and updates to good ones like moar and wicked sensation
  4. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User

    Jdsingle76 says it doesn't distinguish between Boost or VM basebands so it should work with both. I've been keeping an eye on him for a few days now. It's looking good since Samsung released its source and he's been working on it. :D:thumbup:
  5. Rally 517

    Rally 517 Android Expert
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  6. jreink01

    jreink01 Android Expert

    Now that the update is out, are the developers going to incorporate this into their roms (for boost phones). Or can we just install a zip of this update. I have been unsuccessful in getting any data on any 4.3 roms. Hopefully with this update the data will work.
  7. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User

    FYI. This update will remove root and put you back on straight stock. All the Knox stuff is gonna need to be removed 1st.

    Just thought I would say something before someone tried it & found out the hard way. :D

    You'll also be STUCK and not be able to revert back to 4.1.2.
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  8. Capn069

    Capn069 Well-Known Member

    Apparently CNexus already has a rom that doesn't use the knox bootloader. You might wanna check that out.
  9. jreink01

    jreink01 Android Expert

    This may be old news but I just got off the phone with boost, they are pushing the 4.3 update to our phones as we speak. The only issue is to get rid of know so we can keep root.
  10. jreink01

    jreink01 Android Expert

  11. jreink01

    jreink01 Android Expert

    Try this one-

    Good news to people. They've got a Rooted 4.3 stock ROM that's ready to flash. The major drawback is that some of our favorite ROMs aren't compatible yet.

    I don't know about you guys but I'll move when I can run my favorite ROMs. From what other are saying who already have the update, it's really nothing to write home about.

    There's a lot going on with the update right now so be patient. We'll have a safe version to flash with our favorite custom ROMs before long. 
  12. jdsingle76

    jdsingle76 Android Enthusiast

    I haven't forgotten about you guys. Just got the zip, going to see what I can do over the next few days. Just have to tread lightly, to try and get rid of Knox bootloader. I have the stock kernel built, so we're getting there :) Thanks for keeping AF updated @wetbiker7. Keep checking XDA bro, I'll update as things progress.
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  13. jjjuicebox

    jjjuicebox Lurker

    Says I'm still on 4.1.2... shouldn't it automatically update my phone?
  14. Rally 517

    Rally 517 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Nexus has a Rom without Knox
  15. jdsingle76

    jdsingle76 Android Enthusiast

  16. jreink01

    jreink01 Android Expert

    We don't have to worry about knox then? I can just do a full wipe coming from a 4.1 custom rom then? I'm on boost, do I have to change the update script?
  17. bshunt29

    bshunt29 Newbie

    Works great. Just installed it with the directions from XDA. I had rooted stock 4.1.2. No problems. Now I have 4.3 rooted stock. No problems with Knox.
  18. johnbobie

    johnbobie Newbie

    I can confirm that I have upgraded to 4.3
    I got the update yesterday via Samsung Kies..
    you should all try connecting to Kies and see what waits for you!
  19. jdsingle76

    jdsingle76 Android Enthusiast

    There is no worry about Knox on my build, because I deleted the bootloader from the update.zip. Additionally, if you flash the App remover from the XDA OP, you'll get rid of the rest of the crap that's in there related to Knox. Glad it's working for you @bshunt29. It is pretty sweet. And @johnbobie, if you installed with Kies, you are now stuck on 4.3, because you can not downgrade, nor can you flash custom roms. If you try, you'll most likely brick and have a very expensive paperweight. And no change is needed to any update script, just flash from the OP and enjoy :)
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  20. johnbobie

    johnbobie Newbie

    I know that..I have no worries about that.
    I was just informing the population that an OFFICIAL UPDATE IS AVAILABLE is they seek it...just like I did
    These days I have use to root my phone...too busy with my school,work,family,etc
    thanks;) happy thanksgiving!:thumbup:
  21. smith058

    smith058 Android Expert

    You're not the first I've heard say this... did they block download mode? If not why can't we just odin back to stock md7, it has all the partitions?
  22. mydian

    mydian Android Expert

    From what I've read at XDA if you take the 4.3 OTA or Official update through Kies, then re-root with Odin it triggers the Knox warranty bit which can't be reversed at this time. Also, if you then flash a rom that contains the old boot loader from 4.1.2 you will brick the phone. If you like your phone the way it is now as far as rooting and installing any custom rom, plus the ability to roll everything back to stock in case you need to warranty it then DO NOT INSTALL 4.3 OTA or through Kies. Only flash the patched up update with Knox and all that crap removed.

    CNexus has a good write up about it here: [FAQ] KNOX and you - xda-developers

    I've been pretty happy with this phone so far and have been putting off rooting it but to me it looks like now is the time if I ever want root. Maybe tomorrow I'll have time.
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  23. bshunt29

    bshunt29 Newbie

    Has anyone got tethering to work with 4.3? Ever since I upgraded, WiFi Tether - TrevE mod will not work.
  24. jreink01

    jreink01 Android Expert

    Ok, I have a few questions I'm hoping someone can clear up for me. First off, I am on Boost mobile with rooted and running a custom 4.1 rom. I have tried flashing two different 4.3 custom roms and everything works good except my data. There are times when I don't have data (right after flashing) and then at times I do have data but when I turn my wifi on and then when I go out of range of my network, somehow it messes with my data and I have no data. This is why I am currently on a 4.1 rom.
    My questions are, since this update (4.3) by boost, sprint is out, I know were not suppose to take it being rooted and running a custom rom but do the developers of these already created custom roms have to incorporate this update into their roms or do they need to start from scratch to build another rom with this update in it?? I would like to use a 4.3 rom as my daily but the custom roms I have tried I am having issues with. I have seen some posts where there is a stock version of this update out. Does this stock version have all the knox files gone? I really like a couple of the custom roms but I have tried multiple times to use them with the same mentioned issues. If this update is incorpoated into these roms, I certainly would be willing to try using them again, maybe the update would solve the data issues I'm having on 4.3 roms. If anyone can shed some light on this it would be greatly appreciated.
  25. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    [ROM][MK5][STOCK][ODEXED/DEODEXED]- Virgin Mobile/Boost Mobile - xda-developers
    Knox-free and very smooth if you want stock/rooted 4.3.

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