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[Q] SGH-I337, where to start

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By TeChNoC4AzY, Senior Member on 12th May 2014, 05:36 PM
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So my friend has a galaxy s4 that he wants to root, custom recovery, roms.. Etc. So I was wondering where to start? I Have done this to a galaxy note 1. And I know Odin is needed but just would like help with the process for the s4, and possibly links to find what I need. Basically I will be helping with root and flashing a recovery. I know Samsung phones already have a unlocked bootloader. Any help will be thanked!

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12th May 2014, 05:39 PM |#2  
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Everything depends on the current firmware on the phone.

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Read the pinned threads in q&a and general.
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So my friend has a galaxy s4 that he wants to root, custom recovery, roms.. Etc. So I was wondering where to start? I Have done this to a galaxy note 1. And I know Odin is needed but just would like help with the process for the s4, and possibly links to find what I need. Basically I will be helping with root and flashing a recovery. I know Samsung phones already have a unlocked bootloader. Any help will be thanked!

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Do a lot of reading in the general forum. At&t i337 never had an unlocked bootloader

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Everything depends on the current firmware on the phone.

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The firmware is kitkat.

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The firmware is kitkat.

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Look for the downgrade nb1 in the general forum read it carefully and more than once. Then look for the index all things mk2, nb1, also in the general forum

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Look for the downgrade nb1 in the general forum read it carefully and more than once. Then look for the index all things mk2, nb1, also in the general forum

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May I have links?

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May I have links?

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They're on the first page of the general forum

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They're on the first page of the general forum

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Which firmware is what? Mk2 etc.

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Which firmware is what? Mk2 etc.

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Nb1 is 4.4.2. Mk2 is 4.3. In a terminal emulator on your phone type
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getprop ro.bootloader

It'll tell you what your on, look at the last few characters

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Nb1 is 4.4.2. Mk2 is 4.3. In a terminal emulator on your phone type
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getprop ro.bootloader

It'll tell you what your on, look at the last few characters

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So what firmware is needed to start the flashing process, recovery etc.

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