Originally Posted by sono81
I just got a S4 mini from verizon. I originally had an Incredible 4g LTE. As I have been looking through the various threads I have come to realize that for this particular model of S4 mini, there is no actual root method yet is there?? Im a newbie to this particular phone so any information you can provide about rooting this phone would be much appreciated.
I rooted my sch-i435 using the method within this thread > http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2565758
, which I believe we are on, that states "Again, using this WILL NOT set the "Knox Warranty Void" flag.".
The method also mentions explicitly:
1. You can't install custom recovery and custom ROMs on a phone with a locked bootloader. This rooting program does not unlock your bootloader and won't allow you to flash custom on a locked device. However, NOTHING allows flashing a custom recovery on a bootloader locked phone at the moment. See Safestrap for a way to install some custom ROMs.
Hope this helps.