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Soo im new with this rooting stuff and my friend was telling me that I need to "install a recovery" with clockwordmod. Im trying to get 4.4 on my phone. can someone explain this to me without sounding to confusing? I am rooted, i have rom manager and super user. But thats as far as I've gotten. Any help would be great, thanks!!

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You got SU permission? Download the CAM loki zip that's is in another forum here. Instructions are there for ya. Super simple and easy as long as you have root permission

unless you on another bootloader than MDK. Only MDK can install recoveries. All others use safestrap
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Soo im new with this rooting stuff and my friend was telling me that I need to "install a recovery" with clockwordmod. Im trying to get 4.4 on my phone. can someone explain this to me without sounding to confusing? I am rooted, i have rom manager and super user. But thats as far as I've gotten. Any help would be great, thanks!!

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I suggest you do some serious reading here in XDA and there are a number of youtube videos also. Unless you have a S4 that came with MDK base, you can not load any custom recovery out there like phiz or twrp or Cwm and you limited to safestrap and the roms that are specifically compatible with safestrap. Good luck to you.
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Yes I definitely agree with reading a lot.... borderline till your eyes bleed. Lol

Joking aside I've been working with android development for a few years now and the s4 can be difficult to understand for someone new to it.

If your on a build that allows you install a recovery then your in luck (mdk). However if you're like the rest of us on a locked bootloader then you need to use the safe strap process.

It's not hard just need to do your research.

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Ok, so your on mj7 which means you need to get root if you don't already have it, install safe strap 3.7 and then load a custom rom to one of its rom slots.

I would read the safe strap thread to get more info before you jump into it.

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So it is possible!!? Im gonna look into safe strap now!!

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So it is possible!!? Im gonna look into safe strap now!!
You can flash some custom ROMs, but no custom recovery, no CM (until someone ports it to the Touchwiz kernel), and no AOSP (ditto).
For rooting, go to http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2565758
Read the Safestrap thread in that forum for more info on what you can do to boot custom ROMs.
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My phone is already rooted, but I'll read over the thread for more info!!

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