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Question [Q] Factory Image with Loki method for unlock

Hello first time poster here,

I have never seen anyone mention this but, it appears that I can install a factory image of the galaxy s4 for verizon

My question: Is it possible to restore orignal factory image VRUAMDK (pre ME7 update), and then from there use the Loki method to effectively unlock and root for custom recovery?

If this is possible I don't know why more people haven't mentioned it which leads me to believe it isn't an option.

Can anyone weigh in on this?
 
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Hello first time poster here,

I have never seen anyone mention this but, it appears that I can install a factory image of the galaxy s4 for verizon

My question: Is it possible to restore orignal factory image VRUAMDK (pre ME7 update), and then from there use the Loki method to effectively unlock and root for custom recovery?

If this is possible I don't know why more people haven't mentioned it which leads me to believe it isn't an option.

Can anyone weigh in on this?
Not an option. You can only flash your current firmware version or a newer one. Can't go backwards.

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Thank you Mighty,

With that said should I stick with ME7 as I am currently rooted or are there any benefits to going with the next upgrade
 
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Thank you Mighty,

With that said should I stick with ME7 as I am currently rooted or are there any benefits to going with the next upgrade
You'll need to read around to understand the advantages of the upgrade. All of the current i545 updates are easily rooted, so only you can decide if the updates are worth adding.
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Hello first time poster here,

I have never seen anyone mention this but, it appears that I can install a factory image of the galaxy s4 for verizon

My question: Is it possible to restore orignal factory image VRUAMDK (pre ME7 update), and then from there use the Loki method to effectively unlock and root for custom recovery?

If this is possible I don't know why more people haven't mentioned it which leads me to believe it isn't an option.

Can anyone weigh in on this?

basic reading on some of the stickies would have cleared this up immediately
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2606501

then what is the advantage for upgrading from ME7 or whatever you base build is?
If you want to flash any type of custom roms....we have several that are safestrap compatible and they blow stock rom away

don't do anything until you fully educate yourself in what to do
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