Android 4.4.2 KitKat TouchWiz firmware just came out couple days ago. For those of you unrooted with stock firmware, you probably received it via OTA (Over-The-Air). Well, that can be a good thing that you got the update, but did you know there’s no known root method on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Verizon Note 3?
Fortunately, for those of you rooted and/or on custom ROMs, you can keep your root and upgrade to the latest Android 4.4.2 firmware without losing root! (All thanks to XDA user BeansTown106, who also make some excellent custom ROM btw.)
Well, the process is pretty simple and straightforward so here it goes.
Before we begin, I assume you have a rooted Verizon Note 3 with SafeStrap installed. Also, make a backup ROM and backup your apps using Titanium Backup app as we will be doing a factory reset.
Step 1. Download the rooted Android 4.4.2 ROM, there’s 2 versions. One is called “Odex” and the other is “DeOdex”. I recommend the “DeOdex” version as it comes with Wifi Tether unlocked. Also download the latest version of KitKat SafeStrap.