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By vividblu2020, Senior Member on 20th January 2014, 06:13 AM
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Hey I don't have s off. But I have a problem with updating my root binaries. If I were to flash a stock 4.3 Rom would I need to have s off first ? I tried using a Rom last time and it didn't finishing installing. So I bricked. Sorry. I'm sort of a noob about some things.

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20th January 2014, 11:02 AM |#2  
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Hey I don't have s off. But I have a problem with updating my root binaries. If I were to flash a stock 4.3 Rom would I need to have s off first ? I tried using a Rom last time and it didn't finishing installing. So I bricked. Sorry. I'm sort of a noob about some things.

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your phone was not bricked ...you had a windows 8.1 pc and could not fix it that's all.

S-off gives you the ability to flash firmware and RUU for any version including downgrading. You don't need s-off to just flash roms.
21st January 2014, 06:33 AM |#3  
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your phone was not bricked ...you had a windows 8.1 pc and could not fix it that's all.

S-off gives you the ability to flash firmware and RUU for any version including downgrading. You don't need s-off to just flash roms.

So what could I have done? My phone wouldn't go past the boot screen

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