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  1. tonaau's Avatar
    Is there a way to root the GE S4. I have been searching everywhere

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-21-2013 11:51 AM
  2. kjnangre's Avatar
    07-21-2013 12:23 PM
  3. tonaau's Avatar
    Which file did u download. The I9505?

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    07-21-2013 02:54 PM
  4. kjnangre's Avatar
    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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    07-21-2013 03:10 PM
  5. tonaau's Avatar
    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.

    Google Edition S4 T-Mobile
    07-21-2013 05:54 PM
  6. kjnangre's Avatar
    Could u load any custom ROM for this device.
    No idea, I bought this phone cause I wanted stock Android.
    07-21-2013 06:06 PM
  7. wilbarger's Avatar
    Yes, you can load some ROMs. Check here to see how to do CM10. [Q] [i9505G] Rooting GE S4? - xda-developers

    Read the whole thread as it talks about the custom recovery that works very well as well as directions to load ROM's around page 11.
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    07-21-2013 08:07 PM
  8. tonaau's Avatar
    When r u root your phone . do u still get updates ie 4.3 when it comes

    Google Edition S4 T-Mobile
    07-22-2013 12:47 AM
  9. kjnangre's Avatar
    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.
    07-22-2013 12:55 AM
  10. Sasazuka's Avatar
    Completely new to this, how would I unroot?
    07-23-2013 12:22 AM
  11. kjnangre's Avatar
    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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    07-23-2013 12:33 AM
  12. Sasazuka's Avatar
    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?
    07-23-2013 12:42 AM
  13. kjnangre's Avatar
    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.
    07-23-2013 01:01 AM
  14. tonaau's Avatar
    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?

    Google Edition S4 T-Mobile
    07-23-2013 08:45 AM
  15. SamuriHL's Avatar
    So u rv saying to remove the SU app just to be unroot?

    Google Edition S4 T-Mobile
    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.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...iversal.unroot
    07-23-2013 09:17 AM
  16. tonaau's Avatar
    Is there another way through odin

    Google Edition S4 T-Mobile
    07-23-2013 09:43 AM
  17. SamuriHL's Avatar
    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.
    07-23-2013 09:45 AM
  18. mattopotamus's Avatar
    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.
    SamuriHL and Sasazuka like this.
    07-23-2013 12:05 PM
  19. SamuriHL's Avatar
    That is correct. You may lose root during the OTA install, so you may need to get it back or protect it.
    07-23-2013 12:11 PM
  20. Sasazuka's Avatar
    How would I protect it?

    Can I just follow the same instructions after the update to re-root again?
    08-09-2013 09:16 PM
  21. SamuriHL's Avatar
    Yea, you can just re-root it after the update. The beauty of unlocked bootloaders.
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    08-09-2013 09:22 PM
  22. Sasazuka's Avatar
    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.
    08-09-2013 10:02 PM
  23. SamuriHL's Avatar
    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.
    08-09-2013 10:11 PM
  24. Sasazuka's Avatar
    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 this was one of your findings. Not sure if I saw another one or not.
    08-09-2013 10:16 PM
  25. Sasazuka's Avatar
    Ahh yes, I did use CF Auto Root linked here.
    08-09-2013 10:31 PM
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