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By Aitch, Senior Member on 6th April 2014, 08:40 PM
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Well I've had my phone for about a year now, so am willing to "risk" Rooting it

I've seen these easy methods but which one is the safest? Which one do you guys use?

OneClickRoot = http://www.oneclickroot.com/phone/ho...ung-galaxy-s4/

KingoApp = http://www.kingoapp.com/

SRSRoot = http://www.srsroot.com/

Has anybody tried the CyanogenMod Installer? = http://beta.download.cyanogenmod.org/install

Also, do I need an unlocked phone to Root properly? I'm with T-Mobile in the UK.
Does Rooting wipe the memory on the phone? Do I need to backup first?
 
 
6th April 2014, 10:52 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by Aitch

Well I've had my phone for about a year now, so am willing to "risk" Rooting it

I've seen these easy methods but which one is the safest? Which one do you guys use?

OneClickRoot = http://www.oneclickroot.com/phone/ho...ung-galaxy-s4/

KingoApp = http://www.kingoapp.com/

SRSRoot = http://www.srsroot.com/

Has anybody tried the CyanogenMod Installer? = http://beta.download.cyanogenmod.org/install

Also, do I need an unlocked phone to Root properly? I'm with T-Mobile in the UK.
Does Rooting wipe the memory on the phone? Do I need to backup first?

I'm not sure about the other ways you have mentioned?
The most popular & effective way I know is Chainfire & no it doesn't matter if your phone is carrier locked or not? Rooting doesn't wipe the memory it just allows you to use things such as titanium backup or to install a custom rom
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6th April 2014, 10:57 PM |#3  
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I'm not sure about the other ways you have mentioned?
The most popular & effective way I know is Chainfire & no it doesn't matter if your phone is carrier locked or not? Rooting doesn't wipe the memory it just allows you to use things such as titanium backup or to install a custom rom

Thanks dude!

I was hoping to find a quick and easy way of doing it, as I've never Rooted before and would probably screw it up (knowing my luck!)

Do you know anybody who has tried any of the methods I mentioned?
6th April 2014, 11:03 PM |#4  
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Thanks dude!

I was hoping to find a quick and easy way of doing it, as I've never Rooted before and would probably screw it up (knowing my luck!)

Do you know anybody who has tried any of the methods I mentioned?

😂 honestly it's a piece of pi$$ to achieve it & if you read the guide it says it only takes 30 seconds (which it does)?
All you need is odin+tar file & put phone in download & that's it, simples
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Originally Posted by Aitch

Well I've had my phone for about a year now, so am willing to "risk" Rooting it

I've seen these easy methods but which one is the safest? Which one do you guys use?

OneClickRoot = http://www.oneclickroot.com/phone/ho...ung-galaxy-s4/

KingoApp = http://www.kingoapp.com/

SRSRoot = http://www.srsroot.com/

Has anybody tried the CyanogenMod Installer? = http://beta.download.cyanogenmod.org/install

Also, do I need an unlocked phone to Root properly? I'm with T-Mobile in the UK.
Does Rooting wipe the memory on the phone? Do I need to backup first?

Depend of the android u are using. The phone can be rooted without void the warranty (KNOX: 0x0) if u use old booloaders (like android 4.2.2 or android 4.3). If u are using android 4.4.2 better use Cf-Auto-Root of Chainfire
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