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  1. Podunks's Avatar
    This, now this thread topic is meaningless.
    smooth4lyfe likes this.
    04-27-2013 02:54 AM
  2. DroidXcon's Avatar
    This, now this thread topic is meaningless.
    Well achieving root does not make the bootloader topic meaningless. There is still no way to unlock the bootloader yet. I'm sure someone will find a method son though

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    TheLibertarian and scorpiodsu like this.
    04-27-2013 03:48 AM
  3. SpiralBorg's Avatar
    Well achieving root does not make the bootloader topic meaningless. There is still no way to unlock the bootloader yet. I'm sure someone will find a method son though

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    Perhaps, in the coming months.
    When everyone can get their hands on the device.

    Sent from my MZ604 using Android Central Forums
    04-27-2013 08:13 AM
  4. Raptor007's Avatar
    Apple does nothing despicable. they upgrade the device every year and you can jailbreak if stock iOS is not enough.
    While that is true jailbreaking is not a guarantee it can take 6 months and apple is quick to close the holes in their OS.
    04-27-2013 09:45 AM
  5. Podunks's Avatar
    Well achieving root does not make the bootloader topic meaningless. There is still no way to unlock the bootloader yet. I'm sure someone will find a method son though

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    True, though the fears of it being locked down too tightly should be absolved.
    04-27-2013 02:52 PM
  6. anon5664829's Avatar
    While that is true jailbreaking is not a guarantee it can take 6 months and apple is quick to close the holes in their OS.
    Yeah, but then this is no different with your carriers locking the bootloader and making it hard to unlock.
    04-27-2013 04:13 PM
  7. The Real X Dawg's Avatar
    Yeah, but then this is no different with your carriers locking the bootloader and making it hard to unlock.
    True but at least there are other options to get an unlocked Android. Far as the S4 if it can't be unlocked I guess I'm sticking with the One and Note 2.


    My phone is a good One!
    04-27-2013 04:48 PM
  8. eyecon82's Avatar
    So who's going to take a nice walk to the HTC One forum with me? I'm sorry but I find this inexcusable. Samsung devices are known to have unlocked bootloaders on all carriers except for Verizon and now us AT&T users are being forced to deal with it.

    Source:
    AT&T S4 MAY be bootloader locked. CONFIRMED according to Samsung - xda-developers
    this is ATT's decision...not Samsung's. Samsung should have screwed ATT and not allowed a locked bootloader...what else is ATT going to do? They need to start acting like Apple and start bullying these wireless carriers around
    04-27-2013 05:00 PM
  9. anon5664829's Avatar
    My phone is a good One!
    The HTC One is awesome.
    The Real X Dawg likes this.
    04-27-2013 05:36 PM
  10. Raptor007's Avatar
    I am sue it is, but for now its not an option for me.
    04-28-2013 03:33 PM
  11. DroidXcon's Avatar
    The HTC One is awesome.
    Yes it is!!!! Glad you are enjoying it.

    Can't wait to get my S4(if I can convince my wife to let me )



    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    04-28-2013 03:46 PM
  12. anon5664829's Avatar
    Yes it is!!!! Glad you are enjoying it.

    Can't wait to get my S4(if I can convince my wife to let me )



    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    Truth to be told its actually my mums and she is enjoying it as well, she comes from an iPhone and enjoys the larger screen.
    04-28-2013 04:06 PM
  13. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Truth to be told its actually my mums and she is enjoying it as well, she comes from an iPhone and enjoys the larger screen.
    Iphone needs to increase their screen size. I feel like people that switch away from iphone into devices with larger screens will be less likely to switch back if iphone doesn't increase screen size....
    Of course not all users as some like smaller devices but a good chunk of users will have a tough time downgrading screen size especially the older crowd.

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    04-28-2013 04:11 PM
  14. anon5664829's Avatar
    Iphone needs to increase their screen size. I feel like people that switch away from iphone into devices with larger screens will be less likely to switch back if iphone doesn't increase screen size....
    Of course not all users as some like smaller devices but a good chunk of users will have a tough time downgrading screen size especially the older crowd.

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    Personally I don't like the screen size of the iPhone 4S BUT IMHO the iPhone 5 size is good, I like the iPhone at 4" but it would be awesome if they made a 4.5" model for people like me.
    The Real X Dawg likes this.
    04-28-2013 04:15 PM
  15. anon5664829's Avatar
    I am sue it is, but for now its not an option for me.
    Why not?
    04-28-2013 07:21 PM
  16. Podunks's Avatar
    Why not?
    Do you own an HTC One, or an S4?
    04-28-2013 07:24 PM
  17. anon5664829's Avatar
    Do you own an HTC One, or an S4?
    My mum owns the HTC One.
    04-28-2013 08:42 PM
  18. goelz83's Avatar
    I hope everyone in here saw this but I'm pretty sure this isn't an issue anymore:

    Qualcomm-based Galaxy S4 models now have a root method | Android Central

    I looked through the past ten replies or so and I didn't see any mention of the root being available.
    04-28-2013 08:53 PM
  19. DroidXcon's Avatar
    I hope everyone in here saw this but I'm pretty sure this isn't an issue anymore:

    Qualcomm-based Galaxy S4 models now have a root method | Android Central

    I looked through the past ten replies or so and I didn't see any mention of the root being available.
    Unlocked bootloader and root are different

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    04-28-2013 10:58 PM
  20. return_0's Avatar
    Unlocked bootloader and root are different

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    This.

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    04-28-2013 11:12 PM
  21. smooth3006's Avatar
    Sold my s4 and bought the one. I dont regret it. From what im reading on xda this bootloader might not get cracked anytime soon, if at all.
    04-28-2013 11:30 PM
  22. buckwheatdx's Avatar
    So I may have missed this explanation already but does flashing a custom rom/removing the bloatware necessitate an unlocked bootloader? I assume it does from the outrage..
    04-30-2013 12:44 PM
  23. DroidXcon's Avatar
    So I may have missed this explanation already but does flashing a custom rom/removing the bloatware necessitate an unlocked bootloader? I assume it does from the outrage..
    There is no outrage but it is important to know the difference because trying to load a custom rom/recovery onto a locked device could result on a soft bricked device. So yes you need to be unlocked.

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    buckwheatdx likes this.
    04-30-2013 12:53 PM
  24. DroidXcon's Avatar
    So I may have missed this explanation already but does flashing a custom rom/removing the bloatware necessitate an unlocked bootloader? I assume it does from the outrage..
    You can remove bloat with just root. But after gaining root use titanium backup to freeze bloat rather then deleting apps.

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    ryd0g and buckwheatdx like this.
    04-30-2013 12:57 PM
  25. buckwheatdx's Avatar
    Maybe outrage was a strong word, but there appear to be a few disgruntled posters. Thank you for the info. I just bought a GS4 after a long stay in iWorld so I'm a little new to all this. Does anyone know of a guide that can explain the difference between root, unlock, and flashing a custom rom/kernal? I'm picking some of it up but its a bit gibberish still.

    You can remove bloat with just root. But after gaining root use titanium backup to freeze bloat rather then deleting apps.

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    That's good to hear. Removing the bloatware seems more needed than flashing a rom right off the bat.
    04-30-2013 02:40 PM
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