1. bberrynewbie84's Avatar
    I want to update to get the apps2sd feature but was wondering if I'll lose root,will that happen if I do update?

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    08-04-2013 10:01 AM
  2. surfsup1955's Avatar
    hey, I'm new to the S4, but unless things have changed for the better, I don't think you can get an OTA update unless you unroot the device.

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    08-04-2013 10:24 AM
  3. 804hokie's Avatar
    08-04-2013 11:02 AM
  4. Ksean's Avatar
    Yes you will but there is a way to keep your root access or to root the new updates os

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    08-04-2013 12:36 PM
  5. slim6596's Avatar
    You can root but there is no way to have a custom recovery or flash ROMs.

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    08-04-2013 12:42 PM
  6. Ksean's Avatar
    hey, I'm new to the S4, but unless things have changed for the better, I don't think you can get an OTA update unless you unroot the device.

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    I want to update to get the apps2sd feature but was wondering if I'll lose root,will that happen if I do update?

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    There is a root method for the new update and instead of using the apps 2sd the better one to use is gl 2sd it's way better

    Sent from Ksean galaxy s4
    08-04-2013 12:44 PM
  7. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Bottom line: If you want root DO NOT update to latest version, either by OTA, Kies, or ODIN.

    The longer version is this...
    When the new software came out, it broke all known exploits to root the Verizon GS4. There are devs working on it, and while there is now a method to get root access, there is still no way at this time to get a custom recovery installed, so doing things like flashing ROMs or doing nandroids is still not possible...which to many is just an important.

    There are some ROMs available based off this update that are safe to flash, however I'm not sure if apps2SD support is included, you'd have to investigate that yourself.
    08-05-2013 11:07 AM
  8. Raptor007's Avatar
    There is an ongoing bounty thread over at XDA-Devs, as of yesterday the bounty was at $5095 for a successful custom recovery method. I am going to be committing money to it as well since I support any cause that gets us control of OUR devices WE pay for [BOUNTY] New Root Method Exploit or Full Bootloader Unlock ***Updated Daily*** - xda-developers
    08-09-2013 10:17 PM

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