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Have a i545
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Andriod ver 4.3

I had a driod X root with custom rom so I am not a total noob... just been holding off on the S4 to understand it better. I really just need to be able to create a hot spot


What are my root options Saferoot?

How can I unlock boot loader

What is...... Knox Warranty Void flag
 
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Saferoot is your best bet.

Can't unlock bootloader

Knox Warranty Void flag is just that. It's a flag to let people know you did something Samsung did not want you to do (ie install a custom BL) and now your warranty is void.
 
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Saferoot is your best bet.

Can't unlock bootloader

Knox Warranty Void flag is just that. It's a flag to let people know you did something Samsung did not want you to do (ie install a custom BL) and now your warranty is void.



Is there a way to do like a full back before ... like take a image of the device so it can be restored.

What's the best Rom ... Really looking to be able to wifi teather so when I ma at my lake house I can get internet on my laptop... Any Rom better at teather of is that just a app thing
 
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Is there a way to do like a full back before ... like take a image of the device so it can be restored.

What's the best Rom ... Really looking to be able to wifi teather so when I ma at my lake house I can get internet on my laptop... Any Rom better at teather of is that just a app thing
Several threads you need to read...One is a sticky here in the general sections..The others in dev section about safestrap and safe root

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Is there a way to do like a full back before ... like take a image of the device so it can be restored.

What's the best Rom ... Really looking to be able to wifi teather so when I ma at my lake house I can get internet on my laptop... Any Rom better at teather of is that just a app thing
To back up, install Safestrap recovery. Then you can take a nandroid of your stock phone that you can restore later.

I tether my phone on a stock ROM using the built in hotspot. WiFi tethering is free if you're not on an unlimited plan.
If you are on an unlimited data plan, then you just have to pay for it.
There are people who have figured out how to defraud VZ and tether on an unlimited plan, however.
My Android devices:
vzw Samsung Galaxy S4 stock NC5 rooted
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, also stock but rooted.

VZ Droid Incredible 2 rooted but otherwise stock.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
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