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[Q] Does the new root method mean new unlocked bootloader methods?

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9th January 2014, 07:37 AM   |  #1  
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Does the new root method mean new unlocked bootloader methods? or is the bootloader itself the problem and not root?
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9th January 2014, 08:08 AM   |  #2  
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Does the new root method mean new unlocked bootloader methods? or is the bootloader itself the problem and not root?
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Root only. Boot lock is another, much,much tougher, animal.
9th January 2014, 08:59 AM   |  #3  
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Does the new root method mean new unlocked bootloader methods? or is the bootloader itself the problem and not root?
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Like Avi said, two totally different things. There was an update in May and it also blocked root and the unlock method. They were able to gain root again, but the BL is much more involved.
http://blog.azimuthsecurity.com/2013...ootloader.html
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9th January 2014, 11:04 AM   |  #4  
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Cool thanks. What can I do with root on 9.18.94 with a locked boot loader?

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Cool thanks. What can I do with root on 9.18.94 with a locked boot loader?

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You can install SafeStrap and install another stock ROM on slot 1. Then, you can use Xposed to add all kinds of customization and you can flash a mod that allows init.d to allow you install init.d tweaks. Doing all of this on your safe slot will keep you from messing up your stock slot. If you get everything set up in slot 1 and it runs well, there is a way to restore it on your stock side, but I won't go into that now.
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Cool thanks. What can I do with root on 9.18.94 with a locked boot loader?

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Good summary Rik...
Yea here are 3 methods about ss. The 1st is normal ss use.
2nd shows the stock slot replacement, once you know all works. 3rd - user who 1st posted the steps
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I followed your instructions for installing safestrap but my phone isn't allowing me to create a ROM slot. On any of the slots its just greyed out.

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10th January 2014, 04:55 PM   |  #8  
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I followed your instructions for installing safestrap but my phone isn't allowing me to create a ROM slot. On any of the slots its just greyed out.

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It is there! I remember facing the same blank moment. I have not used it in a long time...
11th January 2014, 01:30 AM   |  #9  
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I followed your instructions for installing safestrap but my phone isn't allowing me to create a ROM slot. On any of the slots its just greyed out.

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Maybe you don't have enough space on your internal memory. When you go to create a rom slot, check how much space is required and how much is available

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