Originally Posted by sambrooke
Has anyone tried Towelroot on the S4 NC5 build?
Is this going to unlock the bootloader?
We really seem to have failed in helping people to understand this, as Towelroot users are now bricking phones right and left by people who root bootloader locked phones then use Goo Manager and the like to try to flash custom recovery and fail.
If your bootloader is locked, you can't flash custom recovery or custom kernel. It doesn't matter if you're rooted or not.