1. MistahDonutsx's Avatar
    Hey guys, I want to root my GS4 and install CyanogenMod 10.1 on it. Does rooting allow me to flash ROMs or do I need to do something else first?
    T-Mobile GS4 Build number is M919UVUAMDL
    09-23-2013 03:55 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Hey guys, I want to root my GS4 and install CyanogenMod 10.1 on it. Does rooting allow me to flash ROMs or do I need to do something else first?
    T-Mobile GS4 Build number is M919UVUAMDL
    Root, then get a custom recovery, make a backup of your current ROM, then flash a new one.

    Sent from a Slim 4.3 S3
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    09-23-2013 04:43 PM
  3. MistahDonutsx's Avatar
    Thank you so much! I was getting so confused by what people were saying over at xda, this clears it all up.
    09-23-2013 04:57 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Thank you so much! I was getting so confused by what people were saying over at xda, this clears it all up.
    Biggest thing I can suggest...if you are the slightest bit unsure of something, ask.

    Sent from a Slim 4.3 S3
    09-23-2013 04:58 PM
  5. MistahDonutsx's Avatar
    Yeah I was just about to ask. I need to back up my phone before trying the root. Would the backup available on Nova launcher be good? Also, I've downloaded 3 zip files so far; the Odin 307 zip, CWM zip and the rooting zip for my specific phone. Can't download winzip because my trial expired, what now?
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    09-23-2013 05:19 PM
  6. MistahDonutsx's Avatar
    Sorry if I'm asking a lot of questions, first time rooting and I don't want a $600 paperweight :P

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    09-23-2013 05:20 PM
  7. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Yeah I was just about to ask. I need to back up my phone before trying the root. Would the backup available on Nova launcher be good? Also, I've downloaded 3 zip files so far; the Odin 307 zip, CWM zip and the rooting zip for my specific phone. Can't download winzip because my trial expired, what now?
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    Rooting typically doesn't brick. Unless you use a root method that is for a different device. Try galaxys4root .com. If you need a file extraction program, look for 7Zip. I think you can get it from CNET.
    If I missed anything or you have more questions, ask.

    Sent from a Slim 4.3 S3
    09-23-2013 07:38 PM
  8. MistahDonutsx's Avatar
    Thanks, I should be able to do it now. I think I might wait for the 4.3 update to see if anything improves; if not I'll go ahead and root. I appreciate your help
    09-23-2013 09:20 PM
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    One more quick question, my SD card is giving me trouble and is always corrupting files, can I save the zip files on the phone's internal memory?
    09-23-2013 09:32 PM
  10. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    One more quick question, my SD card is giving me trouble and is always corrupting files, can I save the zip files on the phone's internal memory?
    Possibly. I have seen root methods requiring an SD card.

    Sent from a Slim 4.3 S3
    09-23-2013 11:19 PM
  11. MistahDonutsx's Avatar
    I found this post and the process is very well explained, just wondering if this will work with my phone because it said the phone must be unlocked. http://m.technobuffalo.com/videos/ho...edition-phone/

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    09-24-2013 09:50 AM
  12. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I found this post and the process is very well explained, just wondering if this will work with my phone because it said the phone must be unlocked. http://m.technobuffalo.com/videos/ho...edition-phone/

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    Don't do that one. Its for the International version. It will brick your phone? You are on TMo, right?

    Sent from a Slim 4.3 S3
    09-24-2013 12:55 PM
  13. MistahDonutsx's Avatar
    Yeah, the video said to use the files for your specific version. I was just wondering if the steps are the same. I have the Root zip for my model and the root zip for CM10.1

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    09-24-2013 02:34 PM
  14. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Yeah, the video said to use the files for your specific version. I was just wondering if the steps are the same. I have the Root zip for my model and the root zip for CM10.1

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    Steps look correct.
    09-24-2013 03:39 PM
  15. MistahDonutsx's Avatar
    So basically I can just change the root file and the rom but follow the same steps/procedure and it should be good?
    09-24-2013 06:42 PM

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