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    Default Sprint Galaxy S3: KitKat now Available on Sprint!!

    Sprint has made the KitKat available starting today! Enjoy!

    Sprint Galaxy S3 gets Android 4.4 KitKat update | SamMobile
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    I am running stock and I installed the upgrade. Do not see many differences so far.
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    I still have not received kit Kat in Houston.what state do live in to receive kitkat?

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    It maybe a few weeks before you receive it. They roll out the updates very slowly. Where you live does not make a difference.
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    I got mine this morning (it took almost two months for me to get the last OTA update). Anyway, I cleared cache and then took the update, and so far so good.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk
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    I got mine this morning in Oklahoma....

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    Sounds like this update might be rolling out much faster than the last one.
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    Everyone please post their performance experience with 4.4 on their device. I'm curious how the battery is being managed the most!
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    Still nothing on my sph-710 from sprint. Ugg

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8Dawg View Post
    I am running stock and I installed the upgrade. Do not see many differences so far.
    The differences are mostly internal, not in the UI.

    Quote Originally Posted by Melinda Paris View Post
    Still nothing on my sph-710 from sprint. Ugg

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    As stated previously, it can take weeks for the update to roll out to everyone. If you're really in a hurry, see here:

    [OTA][ZIP] ND8 full unmodified ota - xda-developers
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

    If I've helped you, please click the "Thanks" button.

    Have a Galaxy S3? Click here ==> Everything you wanted to know about your Galaxy S3
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    Waiting for it to reach Kies.
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    Has anyone gotten the update for boost mobile Samsung s3 yet?

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    I'm trying to figure out the best way to go from no-knox bootloader 4.3 stock to ND8... Guess it Knox bootloader doesn't matter much to me as I run stock root anyway. Any hints?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ytsejamer1 View Post
    Guess it Knox bootloader doesn't matter much to me as I run stock root anyway.
    If you don't care about loading a complete stock image (with Knox bootloader component; unrooted; no custom Recovery) then just follow the link in post #10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDer View Post
    If you don't care about loading a complete stock image (with Knox bootloader component; unrooted; no custom Recovery) then just follow the link in post #10.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    Well...I do want to keep root (or be able to have it). I have CWM (latest) recovery and like that for flashing certain things that come up from time to time. But as for the bootloader...well, I really don't care too much. If I lose CWM recovery, I'd like to at least be able to reload it after everything is up and running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ytsejamer1 View Post
    Well...I do want to keep root (or be able to have it).
    You can root the stock firmware using Saferoot.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ytsejamer1 View Post
    But as for the bootloader...well, I really don't care too much. If I lose CWM recovery, I'd like to at least be able to reload it after everything is up and running.
    I am far from an expert in these matters (you should really rely on the folks over on XDA) but my understanding is, once you load the stock 4.3 or greater firmware with the Knox component, you can kiss custom Recovery software goodbye. There's something called Safestrap that provides a custom Recovery capability but it's very limited.

    So you should probably just search for a pre-rooted 4.4.x firmware that has all Knox components stripped out. Just my $0.02.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ytsejamer1 View Post
    Well...I do want to keep root (or be able to have it). I have CWM (latest) recovery and like that for flashing certain things that come up from time to time. But as for the bootloader...well, I really don't care too much. If I lose CWM recovery, I'd like to at least be able to reload it after everything is up and running.
    If you have CWm recovery, then the OTA file linked in post #10 won't work. It only works if your phone has stock recovery and all standard apps and bloatware.

    Quote Originally Posted by GSDer View Post
    You can root the stock firmware using Saferoot.I am far from an expert in these matters (you should really rely on the folks over on XDA) but my understanding is, once you load the stock 4.3 or greater firmware with the Knox component, you can kiss custom Recovery software goodbye. There's something called Safestrap that provides a custom Recovery capability but it's very limited.

    So you should probably just search for a pre-rooted 4.4.x firmware that has all Knox components stripped out. Just my $0.02.
    No, it is possible to root a Knox enabled phone and flash a custom recovery. The only thing you absolutely CAN NOT DO (it will brick your phone), is use Odin to go back to a complete ROM with an earlier bootloader. So if you're on a Knox enabled 4.3 phone, and try to flash the stock 4.1.2 ROM with Odin, you will brick your phone. And once you upgrade to stock ND8, you can no longer use Odin to go bac to 4.3 or earlier.

    You CAN, however, root, flash a custom recovery (Philz latest seems to be the only one guaranteed to work with 4.4), and install ANY ROM version, as long as you flash through recovery, and not Odin.

    For help on installing KitKat through Odin, rooting it, and flashing Philz, look here:

    [FULL RESTORE][TAR] Stock ND8 Odin FLASHABLE [4.4.2] - xda-developers
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

    If I've helped you, please click the "Thanks" button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrooveRite View Post
    Everyone please post their performance experience with 4.4 on their device. I'm curious how the battery is being managed the most!
    Yea! Finally a build that supports sending artist and track information to my CRV display when using Pandora, Spotify, and Tunein Radio. Before only the stock mp3 player did. It also seems a little more fluid.
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    Well, I had to load the stock tar and flash it through Odin. Unfortunately it didn't upgrade anything, just a complete clean wipe. It probably will do me good, but I lost all my stuff...which downloaded anyway from Google. Google did a pretty good job not loading too much of the older apps still tied to my Play account.

    After loading the stock tar, I flashed Philz recovery using Odin (phone had to be in download mode). That gave me a really nice CWM-based touch recovery. From there, I loaded the SuperSU, the hotspot, and the data toggle; flashing all those those via Philz recovery. SuperSU was first and reboot...then after that tested okay, I rebooted into recovery and flashed the other two.

    After all is set and done, I'm not seeing too much of a difference performance wise. When I ditched the TW launcher in exchange for Nova Prime in 4.3, that made the phone a LOT more responsive. Otherwise in this ROM, I'm enjoying the fact that I can now customize the pull down toggles. I didn't notice that before in 4.3. That's helpful to have the data toggle and driving mode toggles readily available. I can't speak to the battery life because I've been in the phone non-stop. I also noticed that Google Music lock-screen widget is extended on the whole screen, not just a smaller section like all other lock-screen widgets. I was listening to the new Sebastian Bach album and when I turned my phone screen back on, the album cover was there in all its glory! COOL!

    I'm coming to the end of my two year contract in a few months...the fact that Sprint/Samsung are still pushing fairly major updates for this thing is impressive. HTC would do maybe one or two updates after about six months after release...then let the device rot. I'm guessing this is the end of the road for S3 updates (major security patches aside).
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    Gaithersburg MD = update arrived 5/14/2014, cleaned cache and installed the 500MB file (running stock). Here are a few things:

    SW = L710PUDND8
    SW build prefix= KOT49H......ND8
    Ando = 4.4.2

    = the upload/download icons next to the 3G are no longer orange/green - they are both grey when inactive then white when active
    = the battery icon isn't green anymore either =(
    = it looks like the radio bars now number six bars; I thought there were five before
    = google drive app added
    = was Samsung Hub always there? if so, new icon for the app
    = dialer looks the same
    = GPS icon in comm-status bar now renamed Location with google's "pin" icon; though in the Settings menu it's still the "target" icon
    = Am in DC now and used to get 3-4 bars in my office with reliable 3G and 4G; currently registering full bars, -73dBm @ 8 asu on 3G
    = ookla speed test for 3G at my location (ZIP 20005): ping 67ms, DL 0.41mbps, UL 1.16mbps

    edit 1 - 16hrs later
    = I think the phone got very dim because now I put the slider at 20% instead of 0 when in your average room
    = I think it released about 200mb of RAM!
    = New lock screen when playing music

    edit 2 - 24hrs later
    = New pop up dialog window formatting, ex. when an app says "press once more to exit"
    = on second battery cycle since update... I'm discouraged as power is depleting a bit faster than before

    === will report more later....

    cheers/dom
    Last edited by dominick; 05-15-2014 at 05:49 AM.
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    What cache did u clear?

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    I did the ol' "hold vol-up, power, menu buttons" method to get to the recovery menu. If you need more info than that, lmk.

    ch/d
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    Its not lettin me do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melinda Paris View Post
    Its not lettin me do it.

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    from power off, hold the three buttons, when phone buzzes release power button only... then I wait about ten to fifteen seconds and release the other two. you get Samsung screen but then robot screen

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    What do you do once you get the recovery screen up?
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