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[Bounty] AT&T Galaxy S4 Bootloader Unlock

23rd May 2013, 03:55 PM   |  #311  
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im confused, is this something us users flash or is it only for devs? it seems its the latter.

its a tool for devs, we patch recoveries/kernels so they work, you guys just need to eitehr flash in recovery or in adb shell.

as soon as i have teh aboot img i can "sign" the recovery i made. since i have sprint i dont have it
23rd May 2013, 03:56 PM   |  #312  
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its a tool for devs, we patch recoveries/kernels so they work, you guys just need to eitehr flash in recovery or in adb shell.

as soon as i have teh aboot img i can "sign" the recovery i made. since i have sprint i dont have it

im no dev but this doesn't seem like a true bootloader unlock to me then. nothing like what we had for the sg3. someone correct me if im wrong?

its seems this is to circumvent the bootloader lock to be able to flash a recovery and kernels. this seems to be something like htc dev, not true s-off.
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23rd May 2013, 03:57 PM   |  #313  
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https://github.com/djrbliss/loki

he not only released it, but he also open sourced it.

He hasn't released it in a non-technical, user-friendly form yet. I think that's what they mean.

Never mind, I misunderstood...wow. This is better than we imagined.
23rd May 2013, 03:57 PM   |  #314  
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So how much longer until we can unlock the device because I'm planning on buying this device off contract and I'll donate as well
23rd May 2013, 03:59 PM   |  #315  
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im no dev but this doesn't seem like a true bootloader unlock to me then. nothing like what we had for the sg3. someone correct me if im wrong?

with the tool you can flash a custom recovery, kernels and roms... unless i missed something?
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He hasn't released it in a non-technical, user-friendly form yet. I think that's what they mean.

the only tool you guys need is the loki_flash which is in teh github repo. rest is up to devs
23rd May 2013, 04:00 PM   |  #316  
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with the tool you can flash a custom recovery, kernels and roms... unless i missed something?


the only tool you guys need is the loki_flash which is in teh github repo. rest is up to devs

im not ungrateful but i thought i heard before this was something the user flashed to totally unlock the bootloader. that's why i was confused.
23rd May 2013, 04:04 PM   |  #317  
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the only tool you guys need is the loki_flash which is in teh github repo. rest is up to devs

Yeah, but I don't know how to use that...I'm definitely not a dev. It looks like that's just the code for loki_flash, not a compiled tool for us to download...please correct me if I'm mistaken!
23rd May 2013, 04:04 PM   |  #318  
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So do we just adb and flash that loki file? Or what? Im cool with this stuff not being a program we run or something but a little direction would be nice

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23rd May 2013, 04:05 PM   |  #319  
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im gonna wait this one out until this method is explained more and tested.
23rd May 2013, 04:06 PM   |  #320  
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2&postcount=17

if you really cant be bothered once twrp gets updated it can be flashed from goo manager

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