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    Default Verizon Note 3: do I keep root if I update to 4.4

    I was wondering if I update my phone to 4.4 kit kat when it comes out will I lose my root

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    Default Re: do I keep root if I update to 4.4

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Barrera1 View Post
    I was wondering if I update my phone to 4.4 kit kat when it comes out will I lose my root

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    Typically, accepting an OTA will, at best, break root. I have heard of devices being bricked after rooting and accepting OTAs.

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    Default Re: do I keep root if I update to 4.4

    Is this a fact that it will turn my device to a brick

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    Default Re: do I keep root if I update to 4.4

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Barrera1 View Post
    Is this a fact that it will turn my device to a brick

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    It is possible. Not guaranteed to or not.

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    Default Re: Verizon Note 3: do I keep root if I update to 4.4

    It is always best to unroot before accepting an ota.

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    Default Re: Verizon Note 3: do I keep root if I update to 4.4

    I was considering rooting mine to enable some features on a few apps that need root. It sounds like I would be wise at this point to wait until Kit Kat is out before rooting. I wanted to wait until I knew I had no phone problems, and it seems rock solid. I guess it may take a bit of time after Kit Kat for someone to develop another root process but it is the next Android version to come out and it sounds like ti may be here soon for our Note3.
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    Default Re: Verizon Note 3: do I keep root if I update to 4.4

    I would never take an OTA update while being rooted... unless after the update has been released and been tested thoroughly over by the folks at XDA.
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    Default Re: Verizon Note 3: do I keep root if I update to 4.4

    Quote Originally Posted by celticfdguy View Post
    I would never take an OTA update while being rooted... unless after the update has been released and been tested thoroughly over by the folks at XDA.
    This.

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    Default Re: Verizon Note 3: do I keep root if I update to 4.4

    OP - as others have said, unroot first, then update. Highly likely something bad will happen otherwise.

    Jim2112 - We're not likely to see the update for a while given Vz's track record. You can wait if you want, but you may be waiting a while. Either way, root will be re-established pretty quickly.
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    Default Re: Verizon Note 3: do I keep root if I update to 4.4

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Barrera1 View Post
    I was wondering if I update my phone to 4.4 kit kat when it comes out will I lose my root

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    If you are already rooted, I would assume that you will have 4.4 long before the update is pushed out from the carriers. That's one of the perks of being rooted.
    I am still wondering if rooting my phone would void my EDGE agreement. Does anyone know?
    There seems to be a lot less benefits to rooting with my Note 3 as opposed to the GNex.

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    Default Re: Verizon Note 3: do I keep root if I update to 4.4

    Is it possible to update to mje through ota with susurvival on?

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    Default Re: Verizon Note 3: do I keep root if I update to 4.4

    Yea, like Verizon will ever send out 4.4.
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    Default Re: Verizon Note 3: do I keep root if I update to 4.4

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Umphress View Post
    Yea, like Verizon will ever send out 4.4.
    I am sure that the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will get 4.4. Question is when

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    Default Re: Verizon Note 3: do I keep root if I update to 4.4

    When = when the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes out.

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    Default Re: Verizon Note 3: do I keep root if I update to 4.4

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamHLG View Post
    When = when the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes out.

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    Well the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II got its first major update a few months after the note 3 came out.

    Really, if quick updates are very high priority, then you should get a Nexus or if on Verizon a Moto x or droid maxx /ultra /mini, all of which had 4.4 pushed last year. Granted Moto update did brick some devices and the update was pulled for a while but I think rollout is back on track again.

    Btw, if you think Samsung /Verizon is bad in updates, the HTC One x/x+ isn't even getting 4.3. The s3 which came out about the same time got 4.3 last year, even on Verizon.

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    Default Re: Verizon Note 3: do I keep root if I update to 4.4

    The Note 2 only received an update recently because Samsung decided to skip over 4.2. I would expect 4.4 for the Note 3 before the release of the S5. I don't have any specific reason. It just seems like they wouldn't wait that long for an update that is essentially done already. The S5 hype machine will be in full effect by late February/early March for the update on the Note 3 to have any affect on the sales of the S5.

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