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26th March 2014, 06:47 AM   |  #1  
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I want to sell my S4 but I'm afraid once I sell it there will be a bootloader exploit... Is this nuts, or is it just me??

(And possibly get the M8)
26th March 2014, 10:19 AM   |  #2  
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I want to sell my S4 but I'm afraid once I sell it there will be a bootloader exploit... Is this nuts, or is it just me??

(And possibly get the M8)

Just my opinion but... Your probably safe to move on lol there's some extremely talented people working on it , and I don't want to knock their progress, but its some serious security they're trying to break.

The reality is though that we just never know. Could find an exploit tomorrow.... Could never find it.

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26th March 2014, 10:22 AM   |  #3  
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Just my opinion but... Your probably safe to move on lol there's some extremely talented people working on it , and I don't want to knock their progress, but its some serious security they're trying to break.

The reality is though that we just never know. Could find an exploit tomorrow.... Could never find it.

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I'm not trying to say they're not working, I'm not saying they're bad. I'm just stating... that there hasn't been an unlock since MDK.
I know that we never know, it's just kinda disappointing...
26th March 2014, 11:05 AM   |  #4  
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I'm not trying to say they're not working, I'm not saying they're bad. I'm just stating... that there hasn't been an unlock since MDK.
I know that we never know, it's just kinda disappointing...

Hey I know... I was just saying is all. Doesn't look good and Verizon is very dissapointing.

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26th March 2014, 11:12 AM   |  #5  
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Hey I know... I was just saying is all. Doesn't look good and Verizon is very dissapointing.

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So your opinion, M8 or Stick W/ S4.

I'm a CM addict.
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So your opinion, M8 or Stick W/ S4.

I'm a CM addict.

Well I'd either get an MDK S4 off Swappa or get the M8 if your CM addict lol

I had my locked down S4 for a few months, then I sold it on Swappa and got an MDK S4 so I could do just that.
I'm not a real TW fan myself.

I suppose it all depends on what phone you really want.

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Just be sure the M8 is able to have custom recoveries too.... I'm not an HTC man so I don't follow it much. You don't want another locked down phone if your goal is to have CM

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26th March 2014, 11:26 AM   |  #7  
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Well I'd either get an MDK S4 off Swappa or get the M8 if your CM addict lol

I had my locked down S4 for a few months, then I sold it on Swappa and got an MDK S4 so I could do just that.
I'm not a real TW fan myself.

I suppose it all depends on what phone you really want.

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Just be sure the M8 is able to have custom recoveries too.... I'm not an HTC man so I don't follow it much. You don't want another locked down phone if your goal is to have CM

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At this point i've just refused to use the damn thing... I'm using my razr m w/ 4.1.2. on it because it runs better...
26th March 2014, 11:33 AM   |  #8  
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At this point i've just refused to use the damn thing... I'm using my razr m w/ 4.1.2. on it because it runs better...

Good comparison between the S4 and M8
http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-O...arison_id54260

Between that and knowing what's possible with the M8 ( on Verizon ) and an MDK S4 you can probably make a good decision.
I know nothing about HTC phones really... But are they unlocked ( bootloaders ) or is it the same deal as the S4?

Verizon is the one pushing the locked down security. Probably worth finding out 1st.

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Good comparison between the S4 and M8
http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-O...arison_id54260

Between that and knowing what's possible with the M8 ( on Verizon ) and an MDK S4 you can probably make a good decision.
I know nothing about HTC phones really... But are they unlocked ( bootloaders ) or is it the same deal as the S4?

Verizon is the one pushing the locked down security. Probably worth finding out 1st.

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All that I know forsure, is that most HTC phones get unlocked and have great lives with CM.

HTC one, Droid DNA, all the other HTC's
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I want to sell my S4 but I'm afraid once I sell it there will be a bootloader exploit... Is this nuts, or is it just me??

(And possibly get the M8)

I'd sell the S4 before the S5 comes out. There might be less interest in it after.

I sold my Mk2 S4 and bought an MDK one for ~$35 difference. The only thing that's missing with non-TW roms is the gesture stuff, but that's a small thing when you get GPE/CM/AOSP/whatever you want.

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