[q] is the us 8.4 bootloader unlocked by default?

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By k.electron, Senior Member on 7th February 2014, 01:26 AM
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19th February 2014, 04:34 AM |#11  
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Originally Posted by roustabout

Good point - the OS is locked to void warranty, but if the flashable system images are that simple to load, that's great. The onboard recovery won't load them and I don't think Kies will, either

But I think it's reasonable to say that the upgrade mode on the samsung devices is analogous to an unlocked bootloader.

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19th February 2014, 07:14 PM |#12  
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Originally Posted by CAR1977

Can you share with us how you got root on your tab 8.4? I just bought one and I love it but without root it feels weird.... Thank you

As I said over in the root thread, I'm not going to share the actual image as it's probably likely to make your device explode in flames, and it will trigger the Knox flag. But basically I unpacked the stock recovery.img, added the CF Auto Root bits from another Samsung 4.4 device and the same with cache.img, packaged them up and flashed with ODIN. Once I had root, I re-flashed the original recovery and cache.
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