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  # 929682 8-Nov-2013 19:38
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Firmware is up:

http://android.interwebz.co.nz/I9505XXUEMJ5_I9505TNZEMJ4_TNZ.zip

There's also the previous firmware at: http://android.interwebz.co.nz/TNZ-I9505XXUBMG4-20130814172032.zip for those who want it.




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  # 929685 8-Nov-2013 19:52
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michaelmurfy: Firmware is up:

http://android.interwebz.co.nz/I9505XXUEMJ5_I9505TNZEMJ4_TNZ.zip

There's also the previous firmware at: http://android.interwebz.co.nz/TNZ-I9505XXUBMG4-20130814172032.zip for those who want it.


Thanks :) Let us know when you have a succesful update procedure?

I'm getting a 150ms ping to that server on TC/Vodafone cable, and 3Mbps download speed.

5 19 ms 72 ms 21 ms ge-0-2-0-1.xcore1.acld.telstraclear.net [203.98.50.251]
6 26 ms 24 ms 22 ms unknown.telstraglobal.net [134.159.174.41]
7 148 ms 158 ms 147 ms i-0-0-4-1.tlot-core01.bx.telstraglobal.net [202.84.142.106]
8 148 ms 145 ms 145 ms i-0-4-0-1.tlot02.bi.telstraglobal.net [202.84.251.150]
9 180 ms 157 ms 143 ms he.net.coresite.com [206.223.143.122]
10 178 ms 179 ms 177 ms 100gigabitethernet15-1.core1.sjc2.he.net [184.105.223.249]
11 161 ms 165 ms 177 ms 10gigabitethernet3-2.core3.fmt2.he.net [184.105.222.13]
12 162 ms 163 ms 153 ms linode-llc.10gigabitethernet7-6.core3.fmt2.he.net [65.49.10.218]
13 156 ms 170 ms 155 ms sakura.host.murfy.co.nz [173.255.240.232]

 
 
 
 


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  # 929695 8-Nov-2013 20:17
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Been a telecom customer for a long time but bought a vodafone s4 because I didn't want all the branding.

But I'll flash this. And embrace the telecom firmware, bloatware and all :-)

Very impressed with the speed this was pushed out.

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  # 929696 8-Nov-2013 20:20
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Hold off should not be too far away

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  # 929700 8-Nov-2013 20:26
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timmmay:
michaelmurfy: Firmware is up:

http://android.interwebz.co.nz/I9505XXUEMJ5_I9505TNZEMJ4_TNZ.zip

There's also the previous firmware at: http://android.interwebz.co.nz/TNZ-I9505XXUBMG4-20130814172032.zip for those who want it.


Thanks :) Let us know when you have a succesful update procedure?

I'm getting a 150ms ping to that server on TC/Vodafone cable, and 3Mbps download speed.

5 19 ms 72 ms 21 ms ge-0-2-0-1.xcore1.acld.telstraclear.net [203.98.50.251]
6 26 ms 24 ms 22 ms unknown.telstraglobal.net [134.159.174.41]
7 148 ms 158 ms 147 ms i-0-0-4-1.tlot-core01.bx.telstraglobal.net [202.84.142.106]
8 148 ms 145 ms 145 ms i-0-4-0-1.tlot02.bi.telstraglobal.net [202.84.251.150]
9 180 ms 157 ms 143 ms he.net.coresite.com [206.223.143.122]
10 178 ms 179 ms 177 ms 100gigabitethernet15-1.core1.sjc2.he.net [184.105.223.249]
11 161 ms 165 ms 177 ms 10gigabitethernet3-2.core3.fmt2.he.net [184.105.222.13]
12 162 ms 163 ms 153 ms linode-llc.10gigabitethernet7-6.core3.fmt2.he.net [65.49.10.218]
13 156 ms 170 ms 155 ms sakura.host.murfy.co.nz [173.255.240.232]


Still waiting on my phone to come via the Couriers - Friends don't let friends use NZ Couriers so not sure if I'll be getting it tonight despite them saying my package will be here. The server is actually one of my Linodes hosted in Fremont, US. Works very well for file transfers.




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  # 929705 8-Nov-2013 20:36
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I used a download manager, 4 threads got it in at 15Mbps. Not that I was really in any hurry. Thanks for the mirror :)

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  # 929799 9-Nov-2013 00:12
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Warning: Once you go to this firmware there is no way of going back!

Read more information here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2447832

This does have the KNOX bootloader included, with me my phone came back from repair with 4.3 loaded (2degrees), I've flashed the Telecom NZ image and did not kill my KNOX counter. This phone was flashed from Cyanogenmod to the 2degrees image then to the TNZ 4.3 rom and still had the KNOX counter intact at 0x0, it is possible to root this rom but I don't feel too comfortable doing so since I have a new phone. If your KNOX counter has been killed (0x1) you might as well flash and root to your hearts content but there's no way to go back at all.

It is possible to use CF-Root to flash this phone, but right now I'm actually thinking of selling my S4 and going towards the Nexus 5 when it comes out in NZ, I don't support a company that enforces warranties and locks out features by use of an e-fuse. If your KNOX counter is tripped you can still get warranty here in NZ as long as you flash it back to stock. The thing is, we've got the Consumer Guarantees Act on our side here, Samsung can't legally deny a repair based off a counter that could actually be easily tripped even with a software update.

So if you've currently got root, or like messing around with the firmware on your phone do not upgrade to 4.3 or upgrade at your own risk!




 
 
 
 


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  # 929801 9-Nov-2013 00:30
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For those who are interested, the Knox bootloader doesn't prevent you from rooting or keeping root I've you have it. What it does do is keep a permanent record of the fact that you've either rooted your phone, installed a non-stock recovery, or installed a non-stock firmware.

The main problem that this causes is with warranty claims. The repairer will instantly know h that you've done something with your phone that Samsung don't cover under warranty, and you'll have a hard time getting warranty claims covered. The Consumer Guarantees Act will help, but there is always a chance that you've on your own.

I've also heard rumors that one the Knox status has been tripped, certain features in the stock firmware will no longer work. I don't know how true these rumors are, but I don't intend to find out.

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  # 929803 9-Nov-2013 00:36
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nzgeek: 
I've also heard rumors that one the Knox status has been tripped, certain features in the stock firmware will no longer work. I don't know how true these rumors are, but I don't intend to find out.


This is the thing I'm concerned about and the only reason I won't be rooting. I've had Cyanogenmod and all on this phone but since my KNOX counter is still "I have a warranty! Yay!" I thought I'd better set it here until there's a workaround (more than likely), nothing is impossible when it's written in software. I know I can get root if I really wanted but guess my N7 can be my rooted device now.




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# 929842 9-Nov-2013 08:38
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mine is updating now. 40 minutes download time.  Hopefully it will fix using some mobile data even when mobile data turned off.  Wont try until end of next week so just updating at this stage




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  # 929845 9-Nov-2013 08:51
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I think I'll hold off on this update until more information is available. My phone works fine as it is, I don't see any significant benefits in the new firmware.

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  # 929924 9-Nov-2013 12:40
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timmmay: I think I'll hold off on this update until more information is available. My phone works fine as it is, I don't see any significant benefits in the new firmware.


It does run quite a bit better but KNOX is a real pain ;)




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  # 929930 9-Nov-2013 12:50
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Running better sounds good, but I just don't know enough about the downsides of KNOX and how it relates to root (which I require) to go for it yet. Let's see how others find it...

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  # 929952 9-Nov-2013 13:33
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Hey guys im new to android platform coming from ios. i am confused to how this 4.3 update works. 4.3 has been released on telecom but not yet on vodafone. i currently have a galaxy s4 on 4.2.2 and it was purchased from jb hifi. it is on vodafone network. i am thinking to changed from vodafone to telecom, since telecom has free 4g lte upgrade, when i switch to telecom from vodafone does that mean i can then update to 4.3 because i am now on telecoms network?

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  # 929960 9-Nov-2013 13:42
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Pretty much, yeah. I suspect a vodafone firmware will work fine on the telecom network anyway, and vice versa, the main thing is the frequencies used. If i'm wrong one of the experts will correct me on that last point.

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