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[Q] Steps for getting a custom ROM on ATT s4 with MF3?

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30th April 2014, 01:04 AM   |  #1  
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Guys,

I am going to apologize in advance...the little time i have every day to scour the forums here...i have been trying to nail down all the steps and haven't really gotten a grasp on this so i am hoping someone can guide me instead of telling me to search (more)...
I have a AT&T S4 on 4.2.2 MF3
- that i have already rooted
- that i have soft unlocked to work on any carrier i.e. Ultra mobile (which i am currently using)
- i have safestrap installed on it

Goal: get rid of the nasty bloated ATT 4.2.2 replaced with a custom ROM 4.3, transfer all my apps and settings over

- I understand there is no boot unlocker so no custom recovery.
- I want to make sure the process is fail safe, i can go back if something goes wrong - what do i need to do to ensure that
- how do i get the custom rom installed? which one? i want no bloat + TouchWiz (i am thinking Echo Rom or CyanogenMod ?)
- how do i transfer all my apps and settings?
- will i loose my root and unlock?

I appreciate any step by step in advance!
30th April 2014, 07:12 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by AtlzBest26

Guys,

I am going to apologize in advance...the little time i have every day to scour the forums here...i have been trying to nail down all the steps and haven't really gotten a grasp on this so i am hoping someone can guide me instead of telling me to search (more)...
I have a AT&T S4 on 4.2.2 MF3
- that i have already rooted
- that i have soft unlocked to work on any carrier i.e. Ultra mobile (which i am currently using)
- i have safestrap installed on it

Goal: get rid of the nasty bloated ATT 4.2.2 replaced with a custom ROM 4.3, transfer all my apps and settings over

- I understand there is no boot unlocker so no custom recovery.
- I want to make sure the process is fail safe, i can go back if something goes wrong - what do i need to do to ensure that
- how do i get the custom rom installed? which one? i want no bloat + TouchWiz (i am thinking Echo Rom or CyanogenMod ?)
- how do i transfer all my apps and settings?
- will i loose my root and unlock?

I appreciate any step by step in advance!

If you want to keep data, you need to remove Safestrap and make sure you haven't changed any system files. Otherwise, make a backup in Safestrap to external, reflash MF3, reroot, install SS, and restore only data. Then you take the OTA to MK2 after uninstalling Safestrap. You'll have to find the zip and adb sideload it yourself most likely. You can keep root by using SuperSU's survival mode or just use Saferoot afterwards. Then install Safestrap 3.72, and install a ROM. You can try to put your app data on the ROM slot you use, but you'll have to make sure you don't put in system data like for the system UI or you'll get force closes.

Sent from my SGH-I337 running BlackBox 3.0
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