Originally Posted by whosgt
Hi! I just recently got my GS4 from MetroPCS (SGH-M919N) and I want to modify my device! I had a LG Optimus L9 before but couldn't modify it due to the locked bootloader. I'm not sure if my GS4 bootloader is locked or unlocked, so if anyone can help me out with that I would appreciate it.
I'm looking to root my phone and get a custom ROM on it, or stock 4.4 if possible (I have 4.3 right now). Can anyone point me to the right direction in doing all this?
It's not very hard to find the information you're requesting! Nearly all of the members of this forum SEARCHED and found the information you want, did it on their own, however it requires reading..... It would benefit you by reading, so that you understand all of the aspects of getting to your goal WITHOUT creating a BRICK! You would get the overall understanding of what the pitfalls are and the benefits as well. You could be spoon fed the single area that you can get the job done, but won't understand anything about what you're doing, or anything..... You won't be really able to choose any of the finer points of what you want the final product to be....
It's YOUR phone, and if you want to have the phone as YOU want it, would you not agree that'd be the best result?
Read, explore, and see what's available, and THEN, make your decision on what to do. I strongly advise you to do the "homework" on what avenues you have as options and you'll be better off in the long run. You are aware there is no "school" on how to do these things and just about all of the developers and tweakers on this forum READ to get all their knowledge on this wonderful phone....
Just my two cents and if you don't know how to search, here's an example using google:
Root SGH-M919N XDA<enter>
You'll be amazed how much information you'll find..... MUCH MORE than anyone could give you in a response to your question....
Good Luck and Aloha....