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How to get ROOT For NC5 from NC5 OTA!

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Default How to get ROOT For NC5 from NC5 OTA!

 
I could be entirely wrong, but after some conversation with @klabit87, I think we've found a useful little tidbit for people wanting to have root for NC5 and who have either just purchased a S4 with NC5, or have accidentally or intentionally taken NC5 OTA update and then find they'd like to have root on NC5. You just have to downgrade your bootloader from NC5 to NC2! From there, follow @Surge1223's instructions for downgrading from NC2 to MK2, get MK2 and root with saferoot, and then use @Surge1223's instructions for upgrading to NC5 with Root.

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It is my impression that NC5 OTA can downgrade to MK2 without needing root access via Odin.
From there root MK2 and move up the process to prerooted NC5.
I'm pretty sure on that. Anybody can downgrade via surge's method, rooted/unrooted.
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I think you lost me
It is my impression that NC5 OTA can downgrade to MK2 without needing root access via Odin.
From there root MK2 and move up the process to prerooted NC5.
I'm pretty sure on that. Anybody can downgrade via surge's method, rooted/unrooted.
You are correct!
 
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You had me excited there was a new exploit......
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trying this now on my NC5, thanks again! will report back
 
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Video please. and i didnt think you could odin back using one of the full tars.

Anyone have sucess, if so please share your steps.
 
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Video please. and i didnt think you could odin back using one of the full tars.

Anyone have sucess, if so please share your steps.
If I've read @Surge1223 thread correctly, the tars are modified with different bits removed.
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OK I am new to the android world and also to rooting, Ai was thinking about it before I took the update so? Is it possible to still root with the new NC5 build or are we still waiting ? If it's possible can anyone point me I. The right direction, to read up on ?
 
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Does this require the wifi fix after reupgrading to rooted nc5? Thanks for sharing!
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Default How to down grade

How does one go about downgrading, is there a thread somewhere I can look at?
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