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    Default Prepping rooted Note 3 for Kit Kat

    I rooted my Verizon device using TWRP.

    Should I just wait and sideload KK when it becomes available (assuming that I don't need to upgrade with what's currently available and want to wait until the Verizon/US version gets out)?

    Or should I unroot back to stock first and OTA it?

    Or can I simply reinstall my stock ROM in recovery and OTA?

    I used to have Save Root. It worked like a charm for my Motorola devices. Does this work between updates as well? Do we know yet if there will be a way to save root when upgrading?

    So many questions...

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    Default Re: Prepping rooted Note 3 for Kit Kat

    You can make a nandroid backup now, and flash a custom ROM. Then come back to the nandroid when the OTA is out and flash a stock firmware (Done in download mode, not recovery)
    Not sure about save root but OTAs typically break root for Samsung phones, if you can even get the phone to take it while rooted

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    Default Re: Prepping rooted Note 3 for Kit Kat

    How do I get to download mode? Every time I try to do it, I end up straight into recovery mode.

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    Default Re: Prepping rooted Note 3 for Kit Kat

    Plus, I'm trying to remember but I think that doing an OTA with Motorola also broke root but Save Root could bring it back. Don't quote me on that though. I seem to remember doing the OTA with my RAZR and using Save Root to bring it back but I could be wrong about that.

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    Default Re: Prepping rooted Note 3 for Kit Kat

    Quote Originally Posted by teleburst View Post
    How do I get to download mode? Every time I try to do it, I end up straight into recovery mode.

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    Download mode is the same button combo as recovery, but instead of volume up, you use volume down

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    Default Re: Prepping rooted Note 3 for Kit Kat

    Ahhh, thanks!

    This method is something that I need to use Odin for, right? I haven't had to use it for anything yet.

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    Default Re: Prepping rooted Note 3 for Kit Kat

    If I have my stock ROM saved in the stock slot in TWRP, that's my Nandroid, right?

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    Default Re: Prepping rooted Note 3 for Kit Kat

    Quote Originally Posted by teleburst View Post
    Ahhh, thanks!

    This method is something that I need to use Odin for, right? I haven't had to use it for anything yet.

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    Yeah, stock firmware can only be flashed with Odin and using DL mode. It might come in handy later on. Odin is a life saver

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