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[Q] SGH-i337 - The Stonewall of Everything

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Default [Q] SGH-i337 - The Stonewall of Everything

Well, I purchased an SGH-i337 with the hopes of running custom firmware. I got this device in November of 2013. It is now August, almost September of 2014, and I just was able to root my phone for the first time. Still unable, however, to remove all of those stupid AT&T apps that I NEVER USE.

Secondly, I tried to finally install a custom Rom on this phone, only to find out that no matter what I do, I cannot boot into CWM or TWRP recovery. I have searched and searched the forums, the internet, watched numerous (but apparently irrelevant) videos on how to do this, and can find nothing that actually works. I follow these steps to the letter, and keep finding something that I just can't get past.

Step 5: Boot into CWM... Nope, I get 3e
Step 6: Load TWRP with GooManager. Now I have no recovery mode.

Etc. Etc. Etc.

I am really at my wits end here with this process. I don't want to have a phone with all this junk on it, and I can't figure out how to get a custom rom loaded. I currently have UCUFNC1 loaded, and can root using

Other than that I cannot find any "walkthrough" or "installation method" that actually works. If someone could help me with this, or point me toward one, it would be much appreciated.
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The only way to get a custom recovery on an AT&T S4 is to have the MDL bootloader. Your phone is too new and or updated.

If you want a custom ROM, you have to use SafeStrap. With SS, you can only load ROMs that use the stock kernel.
Wish I could help more but I don't use SS.

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You might have saved yourself all this trouble if you took 5 minutes to read through the forums here. You can only use Safestrap as the bootloader is still locked. Find all the info you need here:
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