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Rooted Samsung Galaxy Note 2, system update?

Michael Lasch
posted this on February 21, 2013 07:26

Hello, I just got a notification of a System Update on my Note 2, but I've rooted and added custom recovery to my device... should I unroot and go back to stock recovery before performing the System Update?

I found this article on how to do this, but if this is what I need to do, I want to make sure that I should be using the Sprint Stock TAR file, and that there is not any Ting TAR file available: http://www.qbking77.com/how-to-unroot/unroot-unbrick-the-samsung-ga...

 

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Todd Poole

One of the nicest things about having a rooted Note 2 is the ability to run custom Roms on your device.  If you wait a week or so most of the popular Roms will be updated the MA7 (the recent update).  If you are running ClockworkMod or TWRP recovery, simply flash the new rom after running a Nandroid backup of your current Rom.  I'm presently running Whompasaurus2.6 and waiting for the new update.  It is basically stock with several enhancements that really make the Note2 sing. 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2039564

Frankly the update doesn't add anything you can't afford to wait a couple weeks on.  Don't neglect reading up on proper installation. 

 

February 22, 2013 19:28
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Michael Lasch

Yeah, I just really wanted a pure-stock experience with this phone, but being on an Ting means we get pushed to the back of the line when it comes to updates :-/ (small price to pay for Ting's awesomeness)

I'll check out the ROMS though, thanks.

February 22, 2013 19:31
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Ryan N
Ting Army

There is no unique Ting software, use the ones labelled for Sprint. That is exactly what these devices are. They are just billed on the backend differently.

February 22, 2013 20:33
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Michael Lasch

Okay thanks, just making sure :)

February 22, 2013 20:33
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Michael Lasch

So this MA7 stock rom would be okay to flash? Or is it different because it resets to stock Sprint settings and will "restore the official binary and system status:" http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2086769

February 27, 2013 18:23
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Todd Poole

I'm using Whompasaurus 2.7.1

  http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2039564

The update to MA7 is included in the rom.  Works wonderfully. 

Make a Nandroid backup of your phone's current state.  Make sure your phone is wiped clean, Wipe, Davik Wipe, Factory Reset, Flash the rom from card, restore data only from your Nandroid backup before rebooting.

If you are using Titanium, do complete backup using that as well in case you find some conflicts and have to restore from your backup.

Good Luck.

(I'm using current version of TWRP for my recovery, but CWM should work as well).

 

February 27, 2013 18:31
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Michael Lasch

Yeah I've heard good things about Whomp. Alright I suppose I'll backup and try that one :)

February 27, 2013 18:33