1. hdtvjeff's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    I rooted my Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 2 a few months back with ODIN I believe. I have had superuser access and can wirelessly tether, increase volume, remove camera click etc.... Love it, all this on Android 4.1. I never flashed any custom rom, just rooted.

    Now 4.3 is being pushed to my phone, is it safe to install it? what happen if I do, do I lose root, brick the phone etc? Or, does everything stay the same but now I have 4.3 and not 4.1

    As a backup I have a Sprint Note 3 not even opened just in case things go wrong. I know volume is low on Note 3 so in advance any hacks for note 3?

    But for now, focus s on the OTA for Sprint Galaxy note 2 and any adverse side effects of accepting the OTA

    Thanks,

    Jeff
    12-15-2013 11:59 AM
  2. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    The 4.3 update will break root on the Note 2.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-15-2013 12:24 PM
  3. hdtvjeff's Avatar
    The 4.3 update will break root on the Note 2.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Can I accept it, then reroot ?
    12-15-2013 12:28 PM
  4. hdtvjeff's Avatar
    Also does it break the volume increases and camera shutter fix ?
    12-15-2013 12:41 PM
  5. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    Volume and shutter should go back to how it was on stock pre-root.

    The 4.3 update is supposed to make it more difficult to root. XDA forums should have more info.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-15-2013 12:53 PM
  6. hdtvjeff's Avatar
    Thank you, but this is where my skillset diminishes, I thought since I did not flash to a new custom rom, that I still had "stock" just rooted.
    12-15-2013 01:04 PM
  7. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    You are on stock if you haven't flashed a custom ROM. You will lose whatever changes you made. And 4.3 has different security permissions.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-15-2013 01:09 PM
  8. hdtvjeff's Avatar
    So since I did flash to a new custom rom, does that mean my phone is rooted but still with stock? So if I accept, I lose changes and become unrooted even though I am still with stock?
    Thanks, will check xda too
    12-15-2013 01:12 PM
  9. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    Ya, you would lose the changes even if you haven't flashed a custom ROM.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-15-2013 01:17 PM
  10. hdtvjeff's Avatar
    Thank you, guess I will keep it as version 4.1 and use my note 3 as a separate line.

    Can I prevent note 2 from pushing that update to me so I do not install by accident?
    12-15-2013 01:23 PM
  11. hdtvjeff's Avatar
    Not sure I'll take this as gospel but How to Root Galaxy Note 2 (Sprint) SPH-L900 on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmware - Honai of Android

    I guess, accept 4.3 update then root...I guess maybe I'll risk it since I have brand new galaxy note 3
    12-15-2013 01:29 PM
  12. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    Knox (security software) may prevent root.

    The FOTAkill. apk file should remove update notifications. XDA has instructions.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-15-2013 01:38 PM
  13. hdtvjeff's Avatar
    Thank you Sacto!
    12-15-2013 01:48 PM
  14. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    No problem

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-15-2013 02:02 PM

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