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    Default Bell Galaxy S4 -

    I've been looking all over the internet on how to root my SGH-1337m, and there seems to be a lot of ways to do it. The easiest looks like it would be Kingo, but there's also CF Auto Root, Heimdall, and others.

    I don't want to install a custom rom, just get root access. Is there a way to do it without tripping the custom rom counter (I don't want to use Triangle Away, but I will if I have to)? I've also read that Samsung devices come with the bootloader unlocked by default. Is this true with the Bell version, and does this change anything about the way I should go about rooting?

    Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated!
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    Welcome to Android Central
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    Welcome to the forums!
    And UJ95x actually beat me with the question I had in mind. 😆

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    If I'm very clever, and I'm more than clever, I'm brilliant! I might just save the World, or rip it apart!
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    Quote Originally Posted by STARGATE View Post
    Welcome to the forums!
    And UJ95x actually beat me with the question I had in mind. 😆

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!


    Posted via Android Central App
    Everything in this post is 100% accurate...I think

    R.I.P. Motorola...and what could have been the best smartphone line ever
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    Default Re: Bell Galaxy S4 -

    Yes, I updated to 4.3 when I first got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nohltoli View Post
    Yes, I updated to 4.3 when I first got it.
    Then you're going to have to find a root method for 4.3, but as far as I know you can't reset the flash counter. And since 4.3 comes with Knox, that locks the bootloader

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    Default Re: Bell Galaxy S4 -

    Okay, so that means I can root it, and it'll work fine, but I'll void the warranty? Is there anything negative associated with the Knox counter besides voiding the warranty?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nohltoli View Post
    Okay, so that means I can root it, and it'll work fine, but I'll void the warranty? Is there anything negative associated with the Knox counter besides voiding the warranty?

    Thanks!
    Not really, if you can get past Knox you should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Not really, if you can get past Knox you should be fine.

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    That's true. And I don't know if there's a relative "easy" way to do it just yet.

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