1. jinjin12's Avatar
    i just got the phone and upgraded OTA to kit kat. Now i want to unlock the bootloader. Would unlocking the bootloader remove kit kat and put the phone back to the default 4.3 OS?
    01-02-2014 10:56 PM
  2. wizzrah's Avatar
    i just got the phone and upgraded OTA to kit kat. Now i want to unlock the bootloader. Would unlocking the bootloader remove kit kat and put the phone back to the default 4.3 OS?
    Nope. Don't think so.
    01-02-2014 10:59 PM
  3. jinjin12's Avatar
    Nope. Don't think so.
    the factory reset option would though right?
    01-02-2014 11:18 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    the factory reset option would though right?
    No. The only way to roll back an OS version is to flash it.
    I don't believe unlocking the bootloader will prevent an OTA.

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    01-02-2014 11:20 PM
  5. wizzrah's Avatar
    the factory reset option would though right?
    Are you talking about a factory reset through the phone's menu? It would just wipe the internal storage so no.
    01-02-2014 11:20 PM
  6. jinjin12's Avatar
    I see...thanks guys, and here i thought that unlocking bootloader or using the "factory reset" in the settings would both return me from android 4.4.2 to android 4.3. i guess not...so the only way to return is to flash 4.3 rom?
    01-03-2014 01:20 AM
  7. steven0188's Avatar
    Why do you want to go from 4.4.2 to 4.3

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    01-03-2014 02:09 AM
  8. Mofus's Avatar
    Unlocking the bootloader will wipe the phone to a factory fresh state just like you took it out of the box. It doesn't not effect past or future updates. If you flash a different recovery ,like TWRP, it won't effect the current status of your phone, but you won't get future updates. You'll have to flash them yourself.
    01-03-2014 09:50 AM
  9. John Woo1's Avatar
    Unlocking the bootloader will wipe the phone to a factory fresh state just like you took it out of the box. It doesn't not effect past or future updates. If you flash a different recovery ,like TWRP, it won't effect the current status of your phone, but you won't get future updates. You'll have to flash them yourself.
    Even with custom recovery like TWRP/CWM, u can still get OTA updates, but u cant install it, since its different recovery and need to flash it manual. If TWRP/CWM have OTA flash zip tool and can extract dl OTA zip file from cache folder in the phone. Then manual flash OTA zip at TWRP recovery and of course the phone must be running the stock image too.
    01-08-2014 01:08 AM

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