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[Q] Do you guys have locked bootloaders over here?

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6th January 2014, 01:04 AM   |  #1  
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I know the old TMO S3 ROM's were all easy to root & install AOSP on.
But coming from the ATT S4 world, where all hell has broken loose in the form of locked bootloaders, I figured I'd double check with you guys before I flash my buddies phone.

Plan is the following:

1) ODIN the phone to pre-rooted T999_UVUEMJC via Route66 (see, I searched a little ).
2) Download & install Goo Manager to install TWRP recovery.
3) Install 4.3 version of SlimBean AOSP (not a fan of 4.4 yet).

Will that work okay or will I accidentally be ODIN'ing a firmware that suddenly locks the bootloader?

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6th January 2014, 04:07 AM   |  #2  
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You can odin the firmware or just odin flash a custom recovery and flash away. Slim or LiquidSmooth are the best bets

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6th January 2014, 12:34 PM   |  #3  
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I wouldn't do that. The hell that happed to S4 happened here as well. Bootloader crap is for us too. Follow the process you described except instead of UVUEMJC version try UVDMD5 of Root66. The MJC will lock the bootloader.
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I'm on UniverseS4 I loveit 99.99999% sstable

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It's not really a true bootloader lock, as you can still Odin a recovery and flash whatever you want. You just get the Knox enforcement and the inability to flash am older bootloader.

With that said, I still wouldn't touch MJC with a 10' pole until/unless somebody figures out a way to spoof Knox, at least for warranty claims.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Perseus71

@CZ Eddie
I wouldn't do that. The hell that happed to S4 happened here as well. Bootloader crap is for us too. Follow the process you described except instead of UVUEMJC version try UVDMD5 of Root66. The MJC will lock the bootloader.

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It's not really a true bootloader lock, as you can still Odin a recovery and flash whatever you want. You just get the Knox enforcement and the inability to flash am older bootloader.

With that said, I still wouldn't touch MJC with a 10' pole until/unless somebody figures out a way to spoof Knox, at least for warranty claims.

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Wow, so glad I asked. Thanks a bunch guys!!
Sorry to hear that even if it's not the "end of the earth" for you yet, that you are now inching towards losing your flash freedoms.
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