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Originally Posted by thrgk View Post
I have been reading about surge method but not sure what it is. Does this enable boot loader unlock? I am on mk2.

Also if no boot loader unlock exusts. Is there a good touch wiz or fully stable aosp rom based off of kit kat? I could not find a tw one and not sure about aosp . None of the tw roms are being updated it serms

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If you are on MK2, than you have a locked bootloader, which as of today is STILL UNLOCKABLE!!!!
Therefore, there is no AOSP ROMS avaiable for us, SafeSTrap users, which means that we can only flash TW based ROMS!
there are tons of ROMs for us, SS users, and the first 3 ROMs that pop into my mind which are the best of the best for us i337 AT&T users with MK2 locked bootloaders is these:
SHOstock-i v7.0 ==>
Deadly Venom v3.0.2 ==>
HyperDrive ==> Android 4.3 RLS15 :
HyperDrive ==> KitKat 4.4.2 RLS17 :

And here is an INDEX for ALL ROMS for the Galaxy S4, 4.3 and 4.4.2 ...this here is the best forum there is for our S4:

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SG S4 i337 - Rooted, SafeStrap-ed 3.72, Network SIM Unlocked to ANY carrier in the WORLD
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I have spoke of surge's upgrade/downgrade methods before. He is a senior member here on xda. The other method I know of, as far as upgrade/downgrade, is giglies. Giglies method came out after. It's fewer steps but the documentation could use an overhaul. If you see a post around the s4 forums with surge's name on it, I bet a lot of people are going to see what he has to say about it

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with towel root now available for use on NC5 phones, the need to upgrade/downgrade really is no longer a driving force.
S4 powered by hashcode 3.72 safestrap and Echo V26 kitkat
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