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    Default To Root or Not to Root

    I have a friend that can root my unlocked S4 but I'm not sure if I should do it. It would be nice to dump the unwanted programs ATT shoved down my throat. The phone is a little laggy but otherwise ok. I still have plenty of room for more apps.

    Are there any benefits to rooting for the non-power user, average Joe?
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    Yes, I would root. It's worth it. Like you said. You can get rid of all the bloat. Some roms are better than others. Some have killer performance and some have great battery life. You can switch between stock android or keep touch wiz.. It takes the lag out for sure. If you like the samsung features I'd run a stock rom or a custom rom. . Once you root u will always have the latest updates if the devs work on it.
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    I have never rooted a phone before, well the Palm Prē but that wasn't rooting per se.

    Can rooting be beneficial, yes, definitely.

    Now having said that, I'm a medium to heavy user and I haven't felt the need to root my Galaxy S4. Samsung is pretty good at updating their phones.

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    Depends. If your on MF3 or MK2 forget it. No custom recovery is available for mf3 or mk2.. im certainly dying for some stock android goodness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xamadeix View Post
    Depends. If your on MF3 or MK2 forget it. No custom recovery is available for mf3 or mk2.. im certainly dying for some stock android goodness.

    Posted via 1337.
    Safestrap... Can flash to stock slot, backup, and restore from/to it. Just no custom kernel. Google play edition 4.2.2 runs fine with safestrap and MF3 kernel modules, closest to AOSP experience you will get on a locked bootloader and the stock kernel.
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    Trust me its not that hard found a good script on xda but if you dont know what your doing please read and understand the wrisk

    from my wonderfully rooted gs4 woot
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    Quote Originally Posted by xamadeix View Post
    Depends. If your on MF3 or MK2 forget it. No custom recovery is available for mf3 or mk2.. im certainly dying for some stock android goodness.

    Posted via 1337.
    oh really??

    from my wonderfully rooted gs4 woot
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    Quote Originally Posted by metle_geek View Post
    oh really??

    from my wonderfully rooted gs4 woot
    I think he says forget it because its not good for inexperienced people to be messing around with root access with a locked bootloader. There is no unlocked bootloader to install custom recoveries, thus if they screw up, they have to reflash a stock tarred image with odin and begin all over again from 0.

    But, it just happens safestrap allows you to manage the stock ROM slot, being possible to backup and restore system and data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gxgs View Post
    I think he says forget it because its not good for inexperienced people to be messing around with root access with a locked bootloader. There is no unlocked bootloader to install custom recoveries, thus if they screw up, they have to reflash a stock tarred image with odin and begin all over again from 0.
    That's what I think he meant. I could be wrong though! 😉

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    Yea i was referring to safe strap i just need to get a rom slot active but it seems i simply dont have enough memory for default slot partitions??? The rom i want to flash says leave it default size so idk im gonna talk to the dev and see what i can do but its highly alpha atm but hes looking into a way to down grade to a 2.2 version where the boot liader can be unlocked

    from my wonderfully rooted gs4 woot
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    I'm running the venom rom I just got this off of the first run

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    Good, but I can get that off my unrooted GS4 too sometimes. Still good thought! 👍😊

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    But this seems to be consistent with 3 days of use

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    If you're going to root please know that there are only a few benefits and that most devices no days offer so much stuff root might not even be needed in your situation, however if you are going to root make sure you back up all important info before you try other roms or start the rooting process.
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    Yup but I've been rooted since cupcake it's second nature to me I remember when cwm came out and it was orange

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    Quote Originally Posted by metle_geek View Post
    Yup but I've been rooted since cupcake it's second nature to me I remember when cwm came out and it was orange

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    Can anyone help me root the boost HTC one sv is there a quicker way to root then using computer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wytaske34 View Post
    Can anyone help me root the boost HTC one sv is there a quicker way to root then using computer

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    Welcome to the forums!

    I don't think there's another way. But for better assistance try the forum for that phone.
    Good luck and may the Force be with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wytaske34 View Post
    Can anyone help me root the boost HTC one sv is there a quicker way to root then using computer

    Sent from my C525c using Tapatalk
    You have to root through a computer to run the adb commands

    from my wonderfully rooted gs4 woot
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    Quote Originally Posted by metle_geek View Post
    You have to root through a computer to run the adb commands

    from my wonderfully rooted gs4 woot
    That's what I thought.

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    Yea there was a method with gingerbread called gingerbreak that used a terminal emulator between boots that ran an ad she'll commands but it bricked a few was quickly patched or simply didn't work but what you need to do in the case of the HTC one is set up an HTC del account with a valid email run the unlock commands in hboot (the o's will not run in h boot mode) so you must have a computer preferably a windows machine you must have adb and fast boot installed to run the commands you know what? Pm me I might be able to whip something up to help you but you will have to learn some things I'm not gonna spoil you and do it all for you because when it breaks you will blame me and not know a dang thing

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    Also trust the guy that has rooted 3 HTC phones a Sony phone and now a samsung

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    👍😀

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