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    Default Galaxy S4: Is there a root method/bootloader unlock method for 4.4.2 yet?

    I have the GS4 on AT&T. I currently have 4.2.2 (rooted) installed and have held off on upgrading because I saw there were issues with the SD card after the update. I recently saw however that there has been a workaround created that requires root. Has a solid root method been devised for this phone/version yet?

    P.S. I'm sorry if the question has been answered recently but I didn't see it on the first few pages.
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 03-26-2014 at 10:10 PM.
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    Default Re: Is there a root method/bootloader unlock method for 4.4.2 yet?

    Ok let me just say this no and no no root no boot loader unlock there may not be an unlock ever and as far as rooting goes the only root method that works for 4.4.2 flashes an unsecure kernel then reflashes the official which gives it root but being the boot loader is locked we cannot flash custom kernels so basically you need to root to unlock the boot loader but the exploit that does work means you need an unlocked boot loader which means its freaking hopeless the only successful rooted phones are from factory unlocked (anyphones thats not at&t and verizon)

    must have unlocked boot loaders!!
    Last edited by metle_geek; 03-26-2014 at 09:24 PM.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: Is there a root method/bootloader unlock method for 4.4.2 yet?

    So you're saying root is possible, but unsafe? I figured an unlock was doubtful. Root is really all I wanted to be able to fix the SD card issues.

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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: Is there a root method/bootloader unlock method for 4.4.2 yet?

    No im saying you need an unlocked boot loader to root with the exploit known it only works with the unlocked boot loaders you cant flash an un official kernel on a locked boot loader period so for now UNTIL WE FIND A WHOLE NEW EXPLOIT ALL TOGEATHER THERE IS NO ROOT FOR THE KIT KAT THANK AT&T AND VERIZON SO THE ANSWER ISNT NO BUT HELL NO AT&T AND VERIZON HATE ANY CHANGE TOU MAKE AND WANT IT STOCK AS POSSIBLE AND THE ENCRIPTION THEY HAVE ON THE BOOTLOADER WAS DEVELOPED BY THE DAMNED NSA SE LENOX IS AN NSA ENCRIPTION FOR MOST PEOPLE THAT DONT KNOW THANKS TO KNOX AND THE LOCKED BOOT LOADER THE S4 IS THE FIRST ANDROID PHONE CLEARED BY THE DOD FOR PENTAGON EMPLOYEES GUESS WHICH CAREIERS THEY USE?? DING DING DING VERIZON/AT&T SO BASICALLY YOU NEED A FREAKING SUPER COMPUTER TO CRACK IT

    must have unlocked boot loaders!!
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: Is there a root method/bootloader unlock method for 4.4.2 yet?

    So no if your on a locked boot loader no root exploit exist period for kit kat dont seem like much but the rsa key is about 87 bits or more but you consider there can be 5 digits in a bit you begin to see the complexity and magnitude of such a key now if there was only a way to catch an ota upload it to a computer and attempt to extract that rsa key to unlock the nand partition we would have full controll

    must have unlocked boot loaders!!
    Last edited by metle_geek; 03-27-2014 at 04:01 PM.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: Is there a root method/bootloader unlock method for 4.4.2 yet?

    Yes!!!!!!!!! If your on 4.2.3 mk2 there is a way to get a pre rooted kit kat rom and it simply requires a special tool and odin to flash the mdl files

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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: Is there a root method/bootloader unlock method for 4.4.2 yet?

    Pm me for the secret sauce as this is only for the AT&T locked boot loader on 4.3 I don't want people bricking their devices and blame me

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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: Is there a root method/bootloader unlock method for 4.4.2 yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by metle_geek View Post
    Pm me for the secret sauce as this is only for the AT&T locked boot loader on 4.3 I don't want people bricking their devices and blame me

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using AC Forums mobile app
    Please help with my VZW Samsung's S4 or do you know of someone that can.

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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: Is there a root method/bootloader unlock method for 4.4.2 yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by CorbinR View Post
    Please help with my VZW Samsung's S4 or do you know of someone that can.

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    To root it?? Safe root on xda as long as you have a windows machine run the scripts

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    Default Re: Is there a root method/bootloader unlock method for 4.4.2 yet?

    I know this is old but I have an att s4 and need to unlock the bootloader. Is there a way to do this
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: Is there a root method/bootloader unlock method for 4.4.2 yet?

    The only unlockable boot loader is on 4.2.2 if your on 4.3 (mk2) ot 4.4.2 (mdl) you will not be able to unlock the boot loader

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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: Is there a root method/bootloader unlock method for 4.4.2 yet?

    Can you still down flash to 4.2.2 if your at 4.3 mk2?
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: Is there a root method/bootloader unlock method for 4.4.2 yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by nmccready View Post
    Can you still down flash to 4.2.2 if your at 4.3 mk2?
    Not really you can't downgrade to the unlock able boot loader people who tried hard bricked
    So once you took the mk2 (4.3) otg you screwed yourself this is only for the gs4 at&t and Verizon models every other carrier sprint t mobile us cellular unlocked

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