1. JoeMan77's Avatar
    Hello,

    I wanted to know if it is possible to root an updated:
    Galaxy S4
    Model: SCH-I545
    Android version: 4.2.2
    BaseBand Version: VRUAME7
    Kernal Version: 3.4.0-690088


    I am new to rooting and would like to remove all bloatware off my phone. Any advice or help would be appreciated, sorry in advance for my ignorance. I did try to comb through the forums prior to posting to find the answer. If it already exists please point me to it and i will read it.

    Thank You!
    08-11-2013 10:31 AM
  2. Pierpoint's Avatar
    There is a root method for ME7.. But, as I understand it, the bootloader is still locked.
    So, if you're rooting just to freeze or uninstall system apps, you're in luck. But if you're aiming to load a custom recovery and flash ROMs, we're still waiting.
    08-11-2013 11:58 AM
  3. JoeMan77's Avatar
    Yes, I am looking simply to uninstall apps that I do not want on my phone. Thank you for the quick reply. Would you happen to know where I would be able to find the info on this? Thanks in advance.
    08-11-2013 09:11 PM
  4. davidsnoodles's Avatar
    Here is the guide for root for VRUAME7 basebands, found on XDA developers. It doesn't really mention it in the guide, but this will not unlock the bootloader so you won't be able to flash CWM or some other custom recovery.
    08-13-2013 02:08 AM
  5. Raptor007's Avatar
    This brings about a good question, what is the typical list of bloatware people are removing. Once removed do we actually gain back those few MB of space or are they locked away with in a cache.
    08-13-2013 09:55 PM

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