[TOOL]:3 Step Process: How to Update Verizon’s OTA to MJE on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 <-

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Hey KaChow, nice guide. Quick question. Since the sdcard is safe through this process, couldn't I use titanium backup to backup and restore my data?

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Now, I realized I skipped over some important items Root and Safestrap, which indeed these are extremely and they will comeback. The goal is to push this OTA through as quick and easily as possible, at the same time we are getting a brand new Factory ROM of MJE that once we get initially setup, then get Root gained through Kingo and Safestrap installed, I highly recommend that you then make a Complete Backup of the Stock ROM in it’s current untouched state, this way when it is time to take the OTA to 4.4 in January. All you will need to do is Flash the “untouched Stock ROM” protect Root, and take the OTA, NICE AND CLEAN…

Ok, I guess I have more than one question here, haha. I'll try to get these as clear as possible.

1. By "Complete Backup of the Stock ROM in it's current untouched state", do you mean before root and safestrap, or before other types of modifications? I ask this because I have been too adventurous with modifying my note 3 (unlike other devices....fascinate, S III :p), so I was wondering if it would even be necessary for me to back up before root and SS (since I'll probably backup afterwards).

2. Also, if the backup is before root and SS, then how would you recommend going about up the ROM? I've done it with TWRP, and CWM in the past, but I've never done it on a completely stock system (got my stock ROMs from lovely sites such as this one :wink:).

Any help on with these questions would be greatly appreciated.

January = KitKat FTW!!!:icon_ banana:
 

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Hey KaChow, nice guide. Quick question. Since the sdcard is safe through this process, couldn't I use titanium backup to backup and restore my data?

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Yes ..I have titanium backup on my sd card ..you can definitely restore data on apps ..user only ..no system

Ok, I guess I have more than one question here, haha. I'll try to get these as clear as possible.

1. By "Complete Backup of the Stock ROM in it's current untouched state", do you mean before root and safestrap, or before other types of modifications? I ask this because I have been too adventurous with modifying my note 3 (unlike other devices....fascinate, S III :p), so I was wondering if it would even be necessary for me to back up before root and SS (since I'll probably backup afterwards).

2. Also, if the backup is before root and SS, then how would you recommend going about up the ROM? I've done it with TWRP, and CWM in the past, but I've never done it on a completely stock system (got my stock ROMs from lovely sites such as this one :wink:).

Any help on with these questions would be greatly appreciated.

January = KitKat FTW!!!:icon_ banana:

Root first ..install SS..make that stock backup right after ...


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Ok, I guess I have more than one question here, haha. I'll try to get these as clear as possible.

1. By "Complete Backup of the Stock ROM in it's current untouched state", do you mean before root and safestrap, or before other types of modifications? I ask this because I have been too adventurous with modifying my note 3 (unlike other devices....fascinate, S III :p), so I was wondering if it would even be necessary for me to back up before root and SS (since I'll probably backup afterwards).

2. Also, if the backup is before root and SS, then how would you recommend going about up the ROM? I've done it with TWRP, and CWM in the past, but I've never done it on a completely stock system (got my stock ROMs from lovely sites such as this one :wink:).

Any help on with these questions would be greatly appreciated.

January = KitKat FTW!!!:icon_ banana:

Yes ..I have titanium backup on my sd card ..you can definitely restore data on apps ..user only ..no system



Root first ..install SS..make that stock backup right after ...


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Yep, ^^^ Root first ..install SS..make that stock backup right after ... BKDodger is 110% correct couldn't have said it better. :biggrin:
 

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Yes ..I have titanium backup on my sd card ..you can definitely restore data on apps ..user only ..no system



Root first ..install SS..make that stock backup right after ...


N3 tapa

Ok, thank for the help. I figured system data probably wouldn't work well with the update, but it's good to know that user apps are restorable.

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Screenshot_NormarAppImage.pngThis is the message I get when I open SuperSU, I choose 'cancel' correct?


2nd question.
If I wanted to return the phone to Verizon, do I just uninstall root via Kingo and uninstall Safestrap?

Will that also get rid of the "custom lock" screen at boot?
 
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View attachment 68726This is the message I get when I open SuperSU, I choose 'cancel' correct?
The answer is Okay. Remember this and I've mentioned this before 'Knox' is disabled on Verizon's Note 3, the reason it is disabled is because it does not work with NFC. Right now Verizon is still trying to figure out which direction to go with their NFC payment system whether it will be Google Wallet, or ISIS, or something entirely different. Don't worry about Knox your not going to trip a sensor or anything, just go with "Okay".

2nd question.
If I wanted to return the phone to Verizon, do I just uninstall root via Kingo and uninstall Safestrap?
You could use the Kingo uninstall. A couple of things, first with Safestrap need to open Safestrap delete all the Slots-> Reboot-> Open the Safestrap Uninstall Recovery-> then Uninstall Safestrap. Uninstall via Kingo, (it will must likely still leave the SuperSU app) go to the SuperSU app-> go to settings-> scroll down to Full unroot and select-> reboot, uninstall the Supersu app. Install this Root Checker if you have Green anywhere let me know where, but everything should be red.
 
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I've been iffy about rooting with Kingo. Why doesn't this process involve replacing SuperSU like the MJ7 one?

[TOOL] How to GAIN ROOT on SM-N900V while running MJ7

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The goal of this thread was simplicity as much as possible. Since, many of the steps that I laid in Kingo Root and Safestrap were mentioned in more detail in the MJ7 How to Gain Root thread I really didn't want to overlap too much of the information, again. So, I tried to simplify the most I could. Besides other places I posted this due to the length it was broken between two or more threads and that was not what I was going for. While Kingo is not the best way, it's all we really have to go with right now that is the most dependable.
 

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FYI, if Lookout is installed, it blocks the exploit.

w/o lookout installed, I was able to root just fine.

I didn't even uninstall it, just disabled the malware check... funny thing, it scans and says mktcamera is safe...

idk wtf, but just wanted to let some folks know.

TY btw for the guide. I use Titanium backup, and this is a godsend for switching phones.

it's not like you even need root for tethering anymore thanks to foxfi, restoring apps though...


Thanks again to everyone!
 

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Need a bit of guidance, here. I followed the instructions and cannot get KIES 3 to display the latest firmware version as in the first screenshot pic. It reads my phone and current version, name, model, etc., but it does not display the update candidate version. It did the very first time I tried it, and I got to the point where it is supposed to download the file, but after 1 hour there was no pop-up to process or no indication that it was downloading. I restarted the application and since it just does not work. I've tried different cables (all USB2.0) w/ no luck. Disabled firewall, too. Still no-go. USB works as it is reading the internal and external SD in Windows.

BTW -- Win 8 64bit.

Any tips or ideas??

I'm thinking maybe I should just use Odin and the Stock MJE MD5 ROM file.
 
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Need a bit of guidance, here. I followed the instructions and cannot get KIES 3 to display the latest firmware version as in the first screenshot pic. It reads my phone and current version, name, model, etc., but it does not display the update candidate version. It did the very first time I tried it, and I got to the point where it is supposed to download the file, but after 1 hour there was no pop-up to process or no indication that it was downloading. I restarted the application and since it just does not work. I've tried different cables (all USB2.0) w/ no luck. Disabled firewall, too. Still no-go. USB works as it is reading the internal and external SD in Windows.

BTW -- Win 8 64bit.

Any tips or ideas??

I'm thinking maybe I should just use Odin and the Stock MJE MD5 ROM file.

Go into your settings-> go to Developer options-> Disable USB debugging then reboot your device. After it has rebooted, go back and plug the device in go back into settings->Developer options-> enable USB debugging and look for the popup screen requesting permission to connect. Usually for the update I leave the screen on for about 10 minutes in the settings, just in case the computer or connection is running slow. See if that works.
 
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