1. davidmarkrich's Avatar
    If i install a custom firmware ir route can i update through kies or is that only available to stock devices
    08-25-2013 10:42 AM
  2. grenefroggie's Avatar
    It would be ideal I believe if you Odin flashed the latest stock ROM and updated from there. That is typically how I do it with all of my Galaxy devices (2 GS2s and a GS3) but I do not own an S4. I doubt it is too much different. I think Kies can detect either an unlocked bootloader or custom recovery and will not let you update otherwise.

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    08-25-2013 10:47 AM
  3. AndroidTuttons's Avatar
    If you root the device you can only get manual updates and I don't believe you can do it throug kies, someone please correct me if I'm wrong

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    08-25-2013 10:47 AM
  4. davidmarkrich's Avatar
    Right so if i upgrared my standard s4 to the google play version i would then not be able tonupdatr through kies or ota

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    08-25-2013 10:53 AM
  5. grenefroggie's Avatar
    Correct. As far as I have read this is the case. Typically carrier branded phones (in the US anyway) have updates released by the carrier either via OTA or Kies. I would imagine that you have to have a custom recovery to flash the GPE version of Android for the phone which requires a custom recovery. Kies will not detect the phone properly if at all.

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    08-25-2013 10:59 AM

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