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3rd April 2014, 06:10 PM |#11  
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That's correct. The phone has an application that scans for modified system files and will detect that you're rooted. Then, when you boot, it'll show an image of an open padlock and the word "Custom" for a few seconds before continuing the boot.

Some people freak out over that. However, you don't have much choice here. If you want it rooted, then you're changing files on the ROM. That's customizing it, and will be detected. If you don't want it to show up as "Custom", then you want a factory stock device.



No. First, it's fairly likely that taking the Kit Kat 4.4 update will fail if you've modified your phone. You'll need to return it to very close to stock for 4.4 to apply cleanly.

Second, if you go to Kit Kat, your phone will be unrooted, Safestrap recovery will be removed, and you'll be stuck with a kernel that currently is not rootable. If you have a Verizon or AT&T phone (or any other with a locked bootloader), you won't be able to root it at the moment, so won't be able to do anything else.

Once VZ releases 4.4, we'll work on ways to get past factory stock, but that's not guaranteed to be successful until we see what VZ gives us.

Edit: And no, once you've updated to Kit Kat, you can't downgrade to 4.3. You'll need to use ROMs compatible with the 4.4 kernel.

So right now since I got the Verizon Galaxy S4 (Mk2) there is no root for it? and would my safest thing to do is not even root it/ put custom ROM right? I just got it and it doesn't have insurance but I don't wanna mess up a great phone like this.

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3rd April 2014, 07:53 PM |#12  
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So right now since I got the Verizon Galaxy S4 (Mk2) there is no root for it? and would my safest thing to do is not even root it/ put custom ROM right? I just got it and it doesn't have insurance but I don't wanna mess up a great phone like this.

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MK2 can be rooted - click here.
Once rooted, you can install custom ROMs using Safestrap.

You really should, however, start here as that sticky thread will explain a lot of what you're asking.
5th April 2014, 11:59 PM |#13  
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Use eclipse 3.0 touchwiz. Almost AOSP
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Search upgrade/downgrade safestrap and read and read again. I currently on NC2 and I am debating on trying downgrade but it seems very involved for the couple of AOSP rom that can be patched and used with safestrap and mk2. Still not sure whether I am willing to lose the WI - FI.


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