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  1. johnmltb33's Avatar
    Sprint has made the KitKat available starting today! Enjoy!

    Sprint Galaxy S III gets Android 4.4 KitKat update | SamMobile
    05-01-2014 03:56 PM
  2. N8Dawg's Avatar
    I am running stock and I installed the upgrade. Do not see many differences so far.
    05-02-2014 11:56 AM
  3. jlbair's Avatar
    I still have not received kit Kat in Houston.what state do live in to receive kitkat?

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-04-2014 02:48 PM
  4. mak916's Avatar
    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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    05-04-2014 08:42 PM
  5. rando991's Avatar
    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
    05-07-2014 08:43 AM
  6. jlmalone's Avatar
    I got mine this morning in Oklahoma....

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-07-2014 09:28 AM
  7. mak916's Avatar
    Sounds like this update might be rolling out much faster than the last one.
    05-07-2014 10:52 AM
  8. GrooveRite's Avatar
    Everyone please post their performance experience with 4.4 on their device. I'm curious how the battery is being managed the most!
    05-07-2014 12:02 PM
  9. Melinda Paris's Avatar
    Still nothing on my sph-710 from sprint. Ugg

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-08-2014 12:54 PM
  10. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    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.

    Still nothing on my sph-710 from sprint. Ugg

    Posted via Android Central App
    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
    05-08-2014 10:29 PM
  11. ramsv94's Avatar
    Waiting for it to reach Kies.
    05-09-2014 06:07 PM
  12. Melinda Paris's Avatar
    Has anyone gotten the update for boost mobile Samsung s3 yet?

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-10-2014 07:40 AM
  13. Ytsejamer1's Avatar
    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?
    05-11-2014 12:14 PM
  14. GSDer's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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    05-11-2014 12:31 PM
  15. Ytsejamer1's Avatar
    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.
    05-11-2014 06:30 PM
  16. GSDer's Avatar
    Well...I do want to keep root (or be able to have it).
    You can root the stock firmware using Saferoot.
    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.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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    05-11-2014 08:17 PM
  17. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    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.

    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
    Ytsejamer1 and GSDer like this.
    05-11-2014 09:22 PM
  18. rick490's Avatar
    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.
    05-13-2014 12:29 PM
  19. Ytsejamer1's Avatar
    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).
    05-13-2014 08:59 PM
  20. dominick's Avatar
    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
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    05-14-2014 11:36 AM
  21. Melinda Paris's Avatar
    What cache did u clear?

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-14-2014 12:12 PM
  22. dominick's Avatar
    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
    05-14-2014 01:47 PM
  23. Melinda Paris's Avatar
    Its not lettin me do it.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-14-2014 02:31 PM
  24. dominick's Avatar
    Its not lettin me do it.

    Posted via Android Central App
    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

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-14-2014 05:40 PM
  25. volhater's Avatar
    What do you do once you get the recovery screen up?
    05-14-2014 06:49 PM
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