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I have a new S4, and I haven't found a tutorial on how to root with the new Mk2 update. Can I use tutorials from previous updates, or is there something out there that I haven't seen yet? Thanks a lot!

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Ok, I found this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2291827

I'm seeing a lot of people having issues, losing wifi, etc., and having to revert to previous updates. Will I have to do that even though I've not rooted yet?

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Ok, I found this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2291827

I'm seeing a lot of people having issues, losing wifi, etc., and having to revert to previous updates. Will I have to do that even though I've not rooted yet?

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That's it. Just make sure to read everything and understand it..

And about wifi loss and issues, people have been reporting it, although I'm still on MJA Stock Rooted with no issues whatsoever...

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I have a new S4, and I haven't found a tutorial on how to root with the new Mk2 update. Can I use tutorials from previous updates, or is there something out there that I haven't seen yet? Thanks a lot!

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rooted my mk2 2 days ago. and the best flawless way to do it is. push philz recovery thru odin. and flash superuser.zip reboot and your done (i did have to go into the playstore and update super user to get it to work)

Philz recovery http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2201860

Stock Mk2 Deodexed Rom with working Hotspot http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2567353

Super User https://www.dropbox.com/s/6qu70s3dq0...erSU-v1.65.zip
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If you're not rooted, you should be able to just take the update. IMO, most of the issues are coming from rooted devices that may not have been totally clean (stock rom, stock recovery, total factory reset) when the update was taken. That's not a worry for a stock phone.

If you want to root afterwards, the CF Auto Root is the way to go for sure.
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If you're not rooted, you should be able to just take the update. IMO, most of the issues are coming from rooted devices that may not have been totally clean (stock rom, stock recovery, total factory reset) when the update was taken. That's not a worry for a stock phone.

If you want to root afterwards, the CF Auto Root is the way to go for sure.
Awesome. Thanks guys. I'll definitely use the auto root as soon as I can get access to a Windows pc.
 
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I have a new S4, and I haven't found a tutorial on how to root with the new Mk2 update. Can I use tutorials from previous updates, or is there something out there that I haven't seen yet? Thanks a lot!

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Did you take the 4.3 OTA and have the Knox bootloader on it?
 
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Did you take the 4.3 OTA and have the Knox bootloader on it?
I'm not sure. How would I find out?
 
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I'm not sure. How would I find out?
Two ways. Go to the Download screen and see if there's a line for Knox. It will be either 0x0 or 0x1.

The other way is to go to About Device and see if your at 4.3
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