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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Skittles, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. Skittles

    Skittles Well-Known Member
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    So i want to update s5 g900f kitkat G900fXXU1ANG2 To G900fXXXS1BPE3
     



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  2. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    Hello!
    I do believe if you try the update from your carrier, (ota update) it will not update as you are rooted...it will fail.
    However, you can do 2 things to update:

    1. Find a rom you can flash via your custom recovery that has the updates in it. You will lose everything doing this also, but you can nandroid backup first before flashing.
    2. Update and lose root, via the most recent firmware for your device/carrier at Sammobile.com....doing such you will lose everything, so save what you need to save.


    I think that is the way it is, but I would like others to chime in here also :)
     
  3. Skittles

    Skittles Well-Known Member
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    I tried second method in april and i only losed root data was safe
     
  4. Skittles

    Skittles Well-Known Member
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    Post Below
     
    #4 Skittles, Jul 28, 2017
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  6. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    I merged your similar threads ;)

    Are you familiar with ODIN and using it? What exactly to you need assistance with?
     
  7. Skittles

    Skittles Well-Known Member
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    Actually I am very familiar
     
  8. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    So depending on the version you are currently on, you can upgrade only...I don't think you can downgrade. It's been quite a while since using a Sammy device :)

    Marshmallow is version 5, Lollipop is version 6
     
  9. Skittles

    Skittles Well-Known Member
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    Correction lolipop is 5 marsmallow is 6 And you can also downgrade
     
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  10. Mikestony

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    lol, you are correct! I'm dyslexic sometimes :)
     
  11. Skittles

    Skittles Well-Known Member
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    I go to bed in two to three hours 3-4am:p
     
  12. Skittles

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    Also i will probably try upgrding tommorow
     
  13. Skittles

    Skittles Well-Known Member
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    Did it work
     
  14. Skittles

    Skittles Well-Known Member
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    Upgrade lose root Downgrade lose everything
     
  15. Skittles

    Skittles Well-Known Member
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    I am little scared abput my apps photos are on google photos so ok youtube for music
     
  16. Mikestony

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    Are you asking me or letting me know it worked or not? :)

    Not clear on what you mean here?

    If your photos are stored in the Google cloud (photos) you won't lose them,,,,your apps that you downloaded to your device will be wiped out if you reset the device. Youtube for music? You just listen to music from YouTube videos?
     
  17. Skittles

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    I meant that if you downgrade you lose everything if you upgrade you lose root and no i dont use youtube just for music
     
  18. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    ok, so what exactly is your question?
     
  19. Skittles

    Skittles Well-Known Member
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    None but take it with grain of salt
     
  20. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    Since you're rooted you can backup all your apps and data with Titanium backup or a similar app. You can then transfer this save file to a pc or sd card so you don't lose it if everything gets wiped if you upgrade stock firmware with Odin. Then you could root your new firmware, reinstall titanium, transfer the backup back to your phone and reinstall your apps. Titanium won't save and restore pics and vids so if you want them, copy them somewhere safe first. If you go the custom ROM route though, you will need to wipe data in whatever custom recovery you're using but you will still have root after you flash your new ROM. Unlike the stock recover this won't actually delete the data from the internal sd so pictures and photos should still be there after. You will need to restore apps though. DON'T FORMAT DATA as that wipes the internal sd as well. Still back everything up to a safe place before hand just in case something goes wrong.
     
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  21. Skittles

    Skittles Well-Known Member
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    Is 8-9 hours enough time to do that
     
  22. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    Titanium should back all your apps up in about 20 minutes. Give it another 20 for the Nandroid Mikestony mentioned earlier as you'll always need one of those just in case. Also download wanam imei efs backup from the play store and keep the backup in a safe place too just to be on the safe side. That's about a minute. No idea how many pics and vids you have so that could be the long bit. Then the time to download and flash your ROM or firmware. It shouldn't take 9 hours :D
     
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  23. Skittles

    Skittles Well-Known Member
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    Anyway how are you doing
     
  24. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    I'm good. You? :)
     
  25. Skittles

    Skittles Well-Known Member
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    I am OK
     
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