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    Is there a way to root the GE S4. I have been searching everywhere

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    This works:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjnangre View Post
    This works:

    Which file did u download. The I9505?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonaau View Post
    Which file did u download. The I9505?
    Yes. You can download it from the 3rd post in the thread I linked. Worked fine for me and a few other people I know with the GP Edition
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjnangre View Post
    Yes. You can download it from the 3rd post in the thread I linked. Worked fine for me and a few other people I know with the GP Edition
    Could u load any custom ROM for this device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonaau View Post
    Could u load any custom ROM for this device.
    No idea, I bought this phone cause I wanted stock Android.
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    Yes, you can load some ROMs. Check here to see how to do CM10.

    Read the whole thread as it talks about the custom recovery that works very well as well as directions to load ROMs around page 11.
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    When r u root your phone . do u still get updates ie 4.3 when it comes

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonaau View Post
    When r u root your phone . do u still get updates ie 4.3 when it comes
    If you stick with stock Android, you will get the updates. You might have to unroot and then re-root, but that only takes 2 minutes.

    If you put a custom ROM, then no.
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    Completely new to this, how would I unroot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasazuka View Post
    Completely new to this, how would I unroot?
    Assuming you're using the rooting method I linked above, you will automatically get a new app installed called SuperSU. That app allows you to unroot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjnangre View Post
    Assuming you're using the rooting method I linked above, you will automatically get a new app installed called SuperSU. That app allows you to unroot.
    Thanks!

    How important is it to use TriangleAway? I think this is something I would only need if I were to return the phone right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasazuka View Post
    Thanks!

    How important is it to use TriangleAway? I think this is something I would only need if I were to return the phone right?
    Ya, I think if you were making a warranty claim you might need to do this, not really sure. I've never used TriangleAway and I've rooted my last 3 phones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjnangre View Post
    Assuming you're using the rooting method I linked above, you will automatically get a new app installed called SuperSU. That app allows you to unroot.
    So u rv saying to remove the SU app just to be unroot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonaau View Post
    So u rv saying to remove the SU app just to be unroot?

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    No. SuperSU has a "remove root" function. There are two parts to root...the su binary in your system partition and the "app" (SuperSU, SuperUser, etc) that controls access to it. Just removing the app does NOT remove root. There is also a utility that Matt Groff created in the Play Store to unroot.



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    Is there another way through odin

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    If you have a full stock image, sure. I haven't seen one out there for the S4 GPE. I'm hoping a fully image is posted somewhere at some point. Maybe after 4.3 drops this week.


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    Just to clear up some misdirection. If you root, but keep the stock recovery and rom you will get the update OTA. If you put a custom recovery the OTA will download but fail to install.
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    That is correct. You may lose root during the OTA install, so you may need to get it back or protect it.


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    How would I protect it?

    Can I just follow the same instructions after the update to re-root again?
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    Yea, you can just re-root it after the update. The beauty of unlocked bootloaders.


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    Hm, I restarted after the downloading 4.3 and it's still showing 4.2.2. I think I remember seeing an issue about this.
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    Did it install in recovery?? You have stock recovery on there right?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Wait, you didn't use CF Auto Root did you? If so, we have work to do.


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    Don't think so - at least nothing that I can find. I can do a factory reset but I don't know what other recovery options I have.

    EDIT: I think was one of your findings. Not sure if I saw another one or not.
    Last edited by Sasazuka; 08-09-2013 at 10:30 PM.
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    Ahh yes, I did use CF Auto Root linked here.
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