1. svoltmer's Avatar
    I noticed there is a OTA update for my AT&T Note 2 SGH-i317, but I have rooted it in the past using Oden. Unfortunately, I have deleted some of the bloatware, so how can I install the update if the original files are gone? I've only rooted the one time, so I am kinda new to this. Could someone walk me through the process? Thanks!
    05-18-2013 08:34 AM
  2. bosshaug12's Avatar
    If you have rooted it I would not suggest doing an OTA update. Return your device back to stock then update. Use odin to go back to stock and do your research.
    05-18-2013 08:45 AM
  3. svoltmer's Avatar
    Thanks, but how do I get it back to stock? I've looked and everyone is throwing around terms that people like me would not be familiar with.
    05-18-2013 11:06 AM
  4. bosshaug12's Avatar
    Thanks, but how do I get it back to stock? I've looked and everyone is throwing around terms that people like me would not be familiar with.
    You are going to have to make yourself familiar with them if you want to go back to stock.
    05-18-2013 06:03 PM
  5. svoltmer's Avatar
    Thanks for being so freaking helpful. No, really you are a great guy........
    05-18-2013 06:43 PM
  6. jdub1981's Avatar
    If you are rooted why should you care about an OTA update? Just use titanium backup to backup your entire phones contents to an sd card and the install a rom that includes the update or if thats not your cup of tea you can just manually flash update and keep root. No need to go back to stock everytime something new comes out.

    As far as your reply to that other guy goes...that was kinda rude dont you think? He was being helpful. Did you root this phone by yourself? Odin is the program that samsung uses to flash updates, we as rooters use that very same program to achieve root. If you want to make future upgrades go super smooth these terms like odin and roms and things like this will make things ALOT easier.

    If you are interested in keeping root and want to install the update manually ill try and help you. First who is your carrier?

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 8.0 using Tapatalk
    05-20-2013 12:05 AM
  7. svoltmer's Avatar
    Sorry, I was tired of people always assuming that everyone should just Google the topic and immediately understand what needs to be done. I am fairly knowledgeable when it comes to technology, but I am new to rooting mobile devices. I did use Odin to flash my Samsung Note 2 SGH-I317 (At&T) using this guide here :::Beginners Guide:::How To Root the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (the Safest,Easiest and Easiest methods) | HowTo.Teachers. I get that I am flashing the ROM, but I have deleted some of the bloatware that AT&T put on the phone and was told that I could not update it successfully until I returned it to the stock version of Jelleybean that shipped with the phone. Are you suggesting that all I need to do is back up all my apps and contact data and re-flash an updated ROM and that will work? If so, 2 things, how would I back up my contacts and where can I find a compatible version of Jellybean 4.2 to flash? Thanks for your help.
    05-26-2013 06:48 PM
  8. jdub1981's Avatar
    Well for 1 thing 4.2 is not out yet. The update you are seeking to flash is a baseband update. Baseband is the software that control the cellular radios that talk to cell towers. There is another update that upgrades the samsung kernel. The kernel is the software that resides inside the cpu and controls everything about your phone, it should help with battery life and wifi speeds and it closes the security hole found awhile back. You do not need to backup anything if you dont want to. I downloaded both update off a different forum and flashed them seperately using TWRP recovery. All in all from start to finish is maybe 5 minutes.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
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    05-28-2013 07:50 AM
  9. jdub1981's Avatar
    The reason we tell you to google is because there are tons of how to's for beginners and many different articles about which way is easiest. The best way to find the right way for YOU is to google and expose yourself to whichever is method easiest for you. I chose the go the manual way. Its pretty easy and if you mess something up later up the tools needed to flash are the same as the things needed to fix your phone.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    05-28-2013 07:54 AM
  10. jdub1981's Avatar
    Sorry, I was tired of people always assuming that everyone should just Google the topic and immediately understand what needs to be done. I am fairly knowledgeable when it comes to technology, but I am new to rooting mobile devices. I did use Odin to flash my Samsung Note 2 SGH-I317 (At&T) using this guide here :::Beginners Guide:::How To Root the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (the Safest,Easiest and Easiest methods) | HowTo.Teachers. I get that I am flashing the ROM, but I have deleted some of the bloatware that AT&T put on the phone and was told that I could not update it successfully until I returned it to the stock version of Jelleybean that shipped with the phone. Are you suggesting that all I need to do is back up all my apps and contact data and re-flash an updated ROM and that will work? If so, 2 things, how would I back up my contacts and where can I find a compatible version of Jellybean 4.2 to flash? Thanks for your help.
    One last thing. If you want bloat gone and you want the very newest update for Att, and you like the stock functionality of touchwiz then I suggest downloading ATT Cleanrom SE 3.0. It is one of the most pupular roms and Scott the rom maker is well known for pushing put updated roms with all the newest att upgrades. One thing I recently found out is that roms typically dont include the baseband and kernel upgrades so you must download these seperately.

    Here is a link for cleanrom so you can see if its right for you.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2075795

    Here is link for the 2 most recent baseband and kernel upgrades. These can be flashed with a free app called goomanager. It is in the playstore after download look for menu option flash open recovery script. This will install TWRP recovery for you. With this one app all future mods/upgrades can be accomplished. Anyhow, the newest baseband and kernel is here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2274854


    Download the kernel and baseband directly to your phone. Move the files from the download folder to the goomanager folder. Leave all files in zip form. Open goomanager and choose option flash roms. Now choose check each box and choose option order and flash roms. It should reboot into your new recovery. Here you will see flash options and option to wipe cache and dalvik. Everytime you flash it is recommended to wipe these cache files. Do that. Then go to option flash roms and choose the same roms we just downloaded and hit done. It will pop up woth a warning hit ok. It will flash and reboot. You will see something about android is optimizing apps. When this is done you are fully upgraded with most recent updates. It may sound like alot but it is maybe 10 minutes of work. Congrats this is how all future updates go. New roms such as cleanrom are done the same way. Choose wipe caches as before but one extra step is to choose factory reset. Just be sure all your apps and stuff are backed up.
    Titanium backup with pro upgrade is must for rooters.

    If you want to know more let me know, I am a AC junkie at the moment so ill be around.


    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    05-28-2013 08:00 AM
  11. jdub1981's Avatar
    Sorry, I was tired of people always assuming that everyone should just Google the topic and immediately understand what needs to be done. I am fairly knowledgeable when it comes to technology, but I am new to rooting mobile devices. I did use Odin to flash my Samsung Note 2 SGH-I317 (At&T) using this guide here :::Beginners Guide:::How To Root the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (the Safest,Easiest and Easiest methods) | HowTo.Teachers. I get that I am flashing the ROM, but I have deleted some of the bloatware that AT&T put on the phone and was told that I could not update it successfully until I returned it to the stock version of Jelleybean that shipped with the phone. Are you suggesting that all I need to do is back up all my apps and contact data and re-flash an updated ROM and that will work? If so, 2 things, how would I back up my contacts and where can I find a compatible version of Jellybean 4.2 to flash? Thanks for your help.
    That method you posted is definitely definitely NOT the easiest way to root the note 2. Infact the way I posted is quite possibly the easiest. One program which is odin and 1 file that puts root onto the device. Nothing simpler than that.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 8.0 using Tapatalk
    05-28-2013 08:26 PM
  12. TmobileT889's Avatar
    Is this also available for TmobileT889 note 2? Thx

    Dee's Tmobile sgh-T889
    05-29-2013 12:17 PM
  13. jdub1981's Avatar
    I dunno, you might try to look in the tmo forum for the note 2 at xda. I have att and only know those answers

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 8.0 using Tapatalk
    05-29-2013 09:44 PM
  14. jdub1981's Avatar
    You might try cf-autoroot. A quick google search for tmobile galaxy note 2 cfautoroot. These search terms should lead pretty close to the answer. Cfautoroot is the app I used to root mine.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    05-31-2013 04:26 PM
  15. Matgenius's Avatar
    So, I also have note 2 t-mobile. I am interested in rooting it as well. I will try to follow your advice. I just want to thank you for being so helpful!
    07-09-2013 05:52 AM
  16. Donna Lovell's Avatar
    I know this thread is old but I googled how to update my phone to 4.2 and this thread was number two on google. I have been reading a lot of "How to" threads and nobody explains it very well. To me, if you are not going to actually answer a person's question then don't bother posting. Some of us are just not as smart as some of you and perhaps we need a bit of hand holding. Seriously, if we screw up we could brick our phone.
    09-06-2013 02:07 PM
  17. Michigan66's Avatar
    I know this thread is old but I googled how to update my phone to 4.2 and this thread was number two on google. I have been reading a lot of "How to" threads and nobody explains it very well. To me, if you are not going to actually answer a person's question then don't bother posting. Some of us are just not as smart as some of you and perhaps we need a bit of hand holding. Seriously, if we screw up we could brick our phone.
    There is no 4.2 update for the note 2 unless you install a custom rom. If you need to know how to unlock and root your phone. Look in your carriers subforum in xda. I know for Verizon it is as simple as downloading a couple files and 2 programs. Follow the directions and done in 3 minutes. The guides have step by step instructions and videos.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    09-06-2013 08:52 PM
  18. jdub1981's Avatar
    I know this thread is old but I googled how to update my phone to 4.2 and this thread was number two on google. I have been reading a lot of "How to" threads and nobody explains it very well. To me, if you are not going to actually answer a person's question then don't bother posting. Some of us are just not as smart as some of you and perhaps we need a bit of hand holding. Seriously, if we screw up we could brick our phone.
    If you arent a technically inclined person, or you would rather be spoon fed how to do things then rooting probably isnt for you. Yes, you can possibly mess your phone up. If that is not something you are willing to except then root is not for you.

    So you are unwilling to do a google search for how to root and instead you google how to update a phone to an OS that doesnt exist other than to rooters? Ok here is me holding your hand, 4.1.2 is what we have. In order to root your phone you need some files, your phone, and your charge cable. Go to the XDA site, the one that people go to when they need root stuff and find your phone type and carrier. This is where your files and instructions and roms will be.

    Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk 4
    09-17-2013 02:45 AM
  19. Tabatha Morgan's Avatar
    I also rooted my phone with Odin, and deleted bloatware. Was not aware that I couldn't do the OTA update.... and I'm actually a little behind on what updates are out for the SGh-I317. I noticed my phone trying to do the update once and got a failed response. I have never really done the updates alone, always had a friend who understood this better than I do. Can you help me figure out where I need to start and what I need to do to get the latest band downloads and such?
    09-29-2013 07:36 AM
  20. tmp3150's Avatar
    Unfortunatly there aren't many update for the Note 2, unless you go to a custom Rom, which isn't all that bad. When you root your phone the OTA update won't work. You can use Odin to update to another rom if you want. There is a Note 2 forum for hacks and roms. I would check out this forum and see what works best for you. And while you are at it, make a back up of your phone before you flash another rom.
    10-08-2013 11:34 AM
  21. northernsamsung's Avatar
    I know this is an older thread, but I recently rooted my Galaxy Note 2 successfully (AT&T) SGH-1317 and now want to sell it, so I attempted a return to stock using instructions that I confirmed with three sources using ODIN Mobile pro that I purchased from the play store. Unfortunately when I attempted the unroot I got through unzipping and loading the stock ROM but when I reached the blue ODIN logo, it went no further. I was plugged into my laptop during this process so not sure if this had an effect. Now I can do one of two things. battery out then volume down+home+power - which gets me to the ODIN Mode screen and says DownLoading, do not turn off Target!! but then it goes no further. or battery out then volume up+home+power which gets me through the samsung logo screen but then gives me the blue ODIN logo only and it goes no further. I am assuming I want to get the download screen, but with all the same isntructions, I cannot access that screen. I do not necessarily have the expertise to be doing this, but needed to get myself back to a wiped phone asap, and researched a ton, but admit my noob status and shortcomings. I need to get this phone back to wiped factory status and hopefully I can do that with the symptoms it is showing. Any help would be amazing, and quite frankly, this thread seems to have the most calm and collected info I have found yet. Please please please help - thanks
    10-13-2013 11:25 PM
  22. TravisSanders's Avatar
    For all you unhelpful people that just want to say search for it I did and I found this unhelpful thread at the top of my search. Good thing I know where to look so I will list some actual answers here for everyone that lands here.

    I have flashed many many roms, even super stock like roms that where pre rooted and all of them had unacceptable flaws... Back to stock works great for me especially now with the new update. I start stock then root and uninstalling the bloatware with titanium backup. Then add the things I like. It takes a long time I wish I found a stable rom instead.

    Flash back to stock and even unroot and reset the flash counter with great instructions can be found here Dedicated back to stock W/ files W/ Instruct… | AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note II | XDA Forums . This link is for the i317 not the i317m. Look under the battery to know for sure what you have.

    ATT just put out a new OTA upddate to 4.4.2 KITKAT on november 11, 2014.. Learn more here:
    Update the Software for the Samsung Galaxy Note II (i317)- AT&T Wireless Support
    03-17-2015 07:27 PM

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