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Soon to get S4 I9505 (Build: NC8) - Requesting Recoveries / ROM information

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10th July 2014, 10:46 PM   |  #1  
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In a few days, I might pick up a Samsung Galaxy S4 (I9505) with build number that ends with NC8. I recently got aware of the recent samsung builds that prevents recoveries, though I am aware of the safestrap method. I've been looking and searching through a few threads (and google results) regarding with what build number I'll be getting, what I can do with it. (Normal recovery or safestrap method) but so far I only get information regarding MDL, MF3, MK2, etc.

I was wondering if someone could pin-point me to the right direction to what exactly I can and cannot do with this build. I'd appreciate it. Here's an image of the version I'll be getting.

It's a dutch version by the way.
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Last edited by Skyrider; 10th July 2014 at 11:00 PM.
10th July 2014, 11:44 PM   |  #2  
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Safestrap is not for your device. That's for the at&t version. You have the I9505 thus there is no protection what so ever (besides Knox).

The build number is not important for rooting or flashing custom recovery. Just use cf auto-root and you will be fine. Pick the recovery you want and flash away.
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11th July 2014, 12:02 AM   |  #3  
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Awesome, thanks for the quick responds! I appreciate the information, as I'd prefer not to screw things up. Guess I didn't pay attention enough to the "AT&T" version. Though I find it a bit strange that they enforce a better security on 1 (or more) version(s) over the other, while it's the same device.

But I assume it has to do with the country / and their laws.
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