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[q] still unlocked after ota 4.3???

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1st February 2014, 11:23 PM   |  #1  
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Alright, I've read everything and I'm still confused.

I had to get my phone back to stock because my work forced us to install "airwatch" on our phones. I've got a new job so I'm back in the game...

I took the OTA 4.3 because I haven't been rooted in awhile and was not keeping up with the community. I've read that if you take the OTA then your bootloader is locked forever.....then I've read that if you unlocked your bootloader it is FOREVER unlocked.

I am assuming it is locked. However, when I boot up my phone.....the first screen is the Samsung logo and below it is the unlock symbol with the word "custom" underneath it.

Does that mean I'm still unlocked and ready to ROM? I have factory reset and rooted....

thanks for your help!
2nd February 2014, 12:24 AM   |  #2  
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I took the OTA 4.3

So no, no custom ROMs. Only Safestrap 3.71 with 4.3 TW ROMs which seem pretty limited at the moment. I'm using Old&Slow's Stock Root Deodex from this thread.
2nd February 2014, 12:34 AM   |  #3  
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Thanks for the help man. So safe strap is the custom recovery? And we are good for TW roms. Thanks for the links too

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3rd February 2014, 12:10 AM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by millerma1

I am assuming it is locked. However, when I boot up my phone.....the first screen is the Samsung logo and below it is the unlock symbol with the word "custom" underneath it.

Does that mean I'm still unlocked and ready to ROM? I have factory reset and rooted....

thanks for your help!

That just means your /system was detected to not be stock and was flagged "Custom" and is no longer "Official" (you can see this status in settings>about phone>Status)

If you took the OTA, your bootloader is locked. No going back
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