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[MetroPCS] 4.3 to 4.2.2 worked for me

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by elf83, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. elf83

    elf83 Member
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    I went back to stock 4.2.2 on gs4 after updating to 4.3
    Dont know if it helps
    but I had rooted gs4 4.2.2 with cwm recovery from shabby
    Flashed back stock recovery http://androidforums.com/metropcs-galaxy-s4-all-things-root/756372-official-stock-recovery.html this forum
    used triangle away
    unrooted with su option
    updated over kies to 4.3
    updated 4.3 official http://androidforums.com/metropcs-galaxy-s4-all-things-root/808651-official-samsung-galaxy-s4-4-3-update.html from nutmeg because my wifi did not work
    rooted with tmo autoroot
    Did not run the knox app
    reflashed cwm recovery from shabby
    and flashed http://androidforums.com/metropcs-galaxy-s4-all-things-root/783769-rom-recovery-flash-able-stock-m919nuvuamf2-rooted-deodexed-rom.html from Arocker. Because my wifi still did not work

    dont know if it helps but it worked for me.
     



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  2. elf83

    elf83 Member
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    So what I am trying to get at is if I was able to flash back to stock I can flash custom rom on 4.3
     
  3. dcap0187

    dcap0187 Well-Known Member

    Is your knox counter tripped when in download mode?
     
  4. elf83

    elf83 Member
    Thread Starter

    I have no Knox counter.
    Never did after updating to 4.3 via kies
     
  5. elf83

    elf83 Member
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    Well I reintalled 4.3 with kies again this time and got the knox counter :mad:
     
  6. danyvw

    danyvw Android Enthusiast

    According what you posted here this could be the "one and unique" 4.3 stock ROM released by Samsung without the Knox boot loader. Thanks for let us know!!!

    Edit: As I saw in you latest post, we are not the exception. Devs will find a solution sooner or later.
     
  7. dulal18

    dulal18 Android Enthusiast

    Well one more thing if you update to 4.3 what happens is you wont be able to ODIN back to 4.2 tars, you can flash 4.2 rom via recovery all day but when you try to odin to 4.2 it will never work well for now at least, but thanks a lot for clarifying it for bunch of us and sorry for your inconvenience.
     
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