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    Default Can i go back from 4.4.2 to 4.3 official firmware

    Hello i just flasht the new kitkat firmware to my note 3 and i notest that i could not write or read to my sd card anymore so my question is... Can i go back to my original 4.3 i did try it with odin but i got a fail.... Anybody ideas wat to do next?

    Verstuurd van mijn SM-P600
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    Default Re: Can i go back from 4.4.2 to 4.3 official firmware

    Only way to go back would be flashing the a rom.
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    Default Re: Can i go back from 4.4.2 to 4.3 official firmware

    I flash the 4.3 official rom but i got a fail

    Verstuurd van mijn SM-P600
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but I dont think you can go back to 4.3 once you flash the 4.4.2 bootloader.

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    Last edited by missmawarlina; 01-15-2014 at 09:02 PM.
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    You are stuck at 4.4.2. The new bootloader prevents to go back. The SD writing problem can be(partially) fixed, but there are more very annoying bugs that prevent me to update. For the moment I stick with my rooted 4.3, Knox 0x0.

    So be warned before updating.
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    Ok thx... for the sd card write read bug is a workaround just use the stock file manager and you can copy and read

    Verstuurd van mijn SM-P600
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    Default Re: Can i go back from 4.4.2 to 4.3 official firmware

    Oh Pierre so far no other bugs for me

    Verstuurd van mijn SM-P600
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    That's so strange, some have no problems at all, and some have them. Like screen rotation does not work........All identical phones.

    Good to hear you are satisfied!
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    Why is Samsung getting these issues with updates lately? It's starting to get ridiculous...

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    My GPS stopped working - cant acces the maps on the SD
    My ebook reader stopped working - cant access the SD
    My screen lock works 3/10 times - I can not unlock my phone as it locks again
    My battery drains like crazy
    I can no longer listen to my mp3 collection - can't access the SD

    My big FU to Google, my big FU to Android, my big FU to Samsung !
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    Default Re: Can i go back from 4.4.2 to 4.3 official firmware

    Quote Originally Posted by themagicianbg View Post
    My GPS stopped working - cant acces the maps on the SD
    My ebook reader stopped working - cant access the SD
    My screen lock works 3/10 times - I can not unlock my phone as it locks again
    My battery drains like crazy
    I can no longer listen to my mp3 collection - can't access the SD

    My big FU to Google, my big FU to Android, my big FU to Samsung !
    I think you might need to do a factory reset. I'm on 4.4.2 and.....

    My GPS works as IT DOES read from SD
    My battery lasts me all day and then some
    I can listen to all the MP3's I want that's stored on my SD
    My lock screen works perfectly
    I don't have ebooks so I can't comment there....

    So before saying FU to anyone (except to google for this crap) try an F reset. In fact after every major update, it's an unofficial rule to F reset to prevent things like this from happening.
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    Default Re: Can i go back from 4.4.2 to 4.3 official firmware

    Gator, thanks for the feedback. I will give it a try.

    Although - if you think about it - none of the other phones require F reset after an update - or at least I have not heard of any.

    And yes - FUs go all the way up the chain....
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    Gator, from your experience, the upgrade to KitKat is the right thing to do? You have no regrets doing it and everything is working I gather?
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    The writing to the SD card can be fixed but you'll need to Root and install a custom recovery which surprisingly a lot of people are afraid to do because of warranty, to thee I say buy an iPhone.
    Downgrading as of now is still not possible because of the bootloader but keep an eye out on XDA developers.com for developments on that.

    for an SD card fix -> EASY STEPS >>> STOCK ODIN N900TUVUCNB4 -> CF-ROOT -> Philz-Recovery -> FIX -> done! - xda-developers this will do a bunch of steps from flashing stock rom to rooting and than fixing the SD card..
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    Quote Originally Posted by themagicianbg View Post
    My GPS stopped working - cant acces the maps on the SD
    My ebook reader stopped working - cant access the SD
    My screen lock works 3/10 times - I can not unlock my phone as it locks again
    My battery drains like crazy
    I can no longer listen to my mp3 collection - can't access the SD

    My big FU to Google, my big FU to Android, my big FU to Samsung !
    I love how people make up their mind as SOON as something goes wrong without digging a little bit for a fix. Settle down before going around F'ing everything... For every problem there is a fix out there.
    Do not question the words I type, question the reply you are typing at this moment...
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    When an OS "upgrade" is pushed to your phone, and your phone doesn't work once that's done, you would have every right to b!tch and moan. We all paid a hefty premium for these phones and we shouldn't have to screw around wasting time "looking for a fix".
    Last edited by FBA; 03-23-2014 at 12:46 PM.
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    good thing I sold my note 3 and went with windows phone...
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    I think it's ridiculous we uninitiated would have to risk doing all that rooting and rom installing. No way I would do that atm.
    I successfully updated 7 days ago, and with a minor glitch with Gallery/Picasa/Sync errors mostly fixed, it's the same midly improved phone. I was a lucky one though it seems.
    The apps are still running and in the same places and movable. I may have not hit a brick wall with SD issues yet. There could be patches in the near future.

    The majority of Note 3 owners will stick with stock surely if it's usable, or complain and change phone.
    I obviously haven't done it, but I wouldn't encourage rooting. Caveat emptor.

    Via my Note 3 on AC.
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    But it sounds like you really have no major issues, so that's positive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBA View Post
    But it sounds like you really have no major issues, so that's positive!
    It's been very positive on my factory N9005. I use the sd for music, photos and most lesser used apps, (inc a large mapping app) but I only drag and drop stuff via cable. I noticed 2 or 3 folders extra folders on the card.
    I wasn't going to update but heard there was a fix for the WiFi issue in KK which I depend on. WiFi has improved a lot, less notifications, but could be better still.
    I couldn't say yay or nay to updating, looking at some stories. It was only available to me 8 days ago, so there may be better patches in there.

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    Default Re: Can i go back from 4.4.2 to 4.3 official firmware

    Quote Originally Posted by Chema Martin View Post
    Why is Samsung getting these issues with updates lately? It's starting to get ridiculous...

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk
    I am convinced this is a google F8ckup. Users of Moto, Nexus all reported problems with KK update.

    I think in exhausting ways to get users linked to google service, google created a lot of unintended bugs in this version. I will be extremely cautious on next major update from google.
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    I have no problem with KitKat, everything works fine.

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    I am very happy with kitkat on my moto x :-)

    Sent from my Moto x, my weapon of choice!
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    I have been away from the forum for a while so forgive me if it has already been discussed, but what is the best way to block the update? I saw that there was an app for the Galaxy 3 but haven't seen anything for the note 3.
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    Default Re: Can i go back from 4.4.2 to 4.3 official firmware

    No you can not.

    Sd card problem :

    foldermount from google market 100% will solve the problem.

    I think it would be moral for Samsung to listen to the complains about the new firmware kitkat 4.4.2 and make an update for it. After all the the firmware is official now
    or at least we should have a choice with the product that we buy ?

    Care
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