Originally Posted by Volvogia
Hey guys I have a question. Im new to the newer basebands on the S4 so Im a little confused with all the safestrap stuff (you can thank my phone for having MDK that im so out of date lol). I bought my girlfriend a S4 off Swappa and it has MK2. Did all my XDA and googling and I have all my files and such for root and safestrap but here is my question. Once I get safestrap installed on her phone, is it necessary to do a backup of the Stock Base Rom? I dont see a point since it should not be touched in the 1st place and only use ROM slots for loading but Im not sure so I want to ask all you experts on this. Thanks guys
I wouldn't think that you'd need to back it up. The MK2 .tar file is in the development section. Just ODIN back per the directions.
If you upgrade to KitKat... NC2 or NC5, there's a thread in that section that gives a fairly involved process to go back to MK2.