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18th June 2014, 06:26 AM   |  #1  
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Does it matter what this is set to? Never really paid attention till I needed to change to set safe strap on wife's s4 so now am just curious

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19th June 2014, 04:28 AM   |  #2  
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I am not an Android tech expert. But, remember reading about it awhile back. It now has an enforced mode instead of just the permissive. Not sure if that just started in KitKat or not. In layman terms, I think it just does a better job at keeping apps from getting unwanted root access. I don't know if that means some apps may not work right. As far as needing to set it to one or the other, not sure. If you got a nandroid, you can always try it out--
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Originally Posted by VICIOUSVIC1

Does it matter what this is set to? Never really paid attention till I needed to change to set safe strap on wife's s4 so now am just curious

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As he said above me, just basically does a better job of keeping root apps out. For example, on the new NC1 update we got root with towelroot and Root Checker saw it, but we couldn't install Safestrap with SELinux on Enforcing. So it's just extra security from modifications, which of course gets in the way of intentional root mods.
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