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[LOKI] Bootloader hack official FAQ thread

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23rd August 2013, 04:12 PM   |  #151  
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Damn... don't tell me that man.......

Don't worry I'm stuck in a boot loop too until someone helps us.....Sucks....
25th August 2013, 07:46 AM   |  #152  
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I noticed that support has been added for the LG Optimus F7, I recently purchased the F3 and have tried every attempt possible to unlock the bootloader. This phone was released in may and I was hoping to add my own support to LOKI even though it may not work. I have no idea how to find the needed addresses and convert them. This phone is across 4 separate carriers and I know people are dying to get some custom sw. Any links or guidance would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance!

Thank you Dan for all your hard work! If i get this to work on my phone I will definitely be sending a donation.
8th September 2013, 12:36 PM   |  #153  
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Please i527 is locked who do unlock it ???

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8th September 2013, 09:20 PM   |  #154  
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Please i527 is locked who do unlock it ???

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Seeing how this is the galaxy s4 forum for the att/Canadian variants (i337/i337m)...I don't think your gonna get the answer you want, try asking in your devices forum

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19th September 2013, 10:30 PM   |  #155  
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Originally Posted by djrbliss

I just released Loki, a set of tools for developers and users to flash custom kernels and recoveries on the AT&T and Verizon branded Samsung Galaxy S4.

The tool is available at:
https://github.com/djrbliss/loki

The technical details on how the exploit works are described at:
http://blog.azimuthsecurity.com/2013...cure-boot.html

This is a support thread that I will check regularly until I decide to hand over support to the community. Feel free to ask any questions, and I may add the answers to this post. As a guideline, if it's a question that's already been answered in this thread or in the README for Loki, I will ignore it.


Does this make any permanent changes to the device?

No permanent changes are made to your device when using loki_flash. The bootloader itself is untouched. By restoring the original system, boot, and recovery images (via Odin or otherwise), the device will be in a stock state.

Can this be patched?

Absolutely. Any update that includes a new aboot will almost definitely cause your custom kernel or recovery to fail to boot without running it through loki_patch again, and if the update contains a fix for the vulnerability Loki exploits, it may permanently prevent using the tool. It's possible for Samsung to ship an update that prevents downgrading aboot to a vulnerable version, so I recommend avoiding installing any OTA updates without confirmation that it's safe.

What about the bounty?

As usual, I encourage anyone looking to donate (as part of the bounty or otherwise) to give their money to a reputable charity organization instead. If you insist on donating to me, I'm sure you can find my Paypal account somehow.

This all seems complicated. What about a step-by-step guide?

These tools are primarily intended for developers, who will be able to use them and provide ordinary users with easy ways to flash custom ROMs. Be patient, I'm sure your favorite ROM developer will come up with something for you.

I've installed a Loki-patched recovery. Can I just install regular custom ROMs now?

Any ROMs that include a replacement boot.img must be modified to include a Loki-patched boot.lok file instead. Otherwise, your phone will fail to boot until you restore a Samsung-signed boot.img or a custom boot.lok image via your custom recovery, or flash a stock image via Odin.

So this is just like kexec?

This is similar to kexec in that it works around a locked bootloader, but this approach is much more flexible and robust. Kernel and recovery developers can build their projects just as they would for an unlocked device, run the final result through Loki, and then it's ready to be flashed. No hackery and brokenness required.


would you be able to port this exploit to the moto x ? I thought samsung was using a version of the motorola bootloader?
23rd September 2013, 03:53 AM   |  #156  
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would you be able to port this exploit to the moto x ? I thought samsung was using a version of the motorola bootloader?

Quoting the entire OP is frowned upon in this establishment
Please play nice and edit your post.

Dear @djrbliss (Dan), thanks for always giving what the people want, freedom :beer:
My fellow Optimum L9 users are seeking freedom from our selfish carriers, and your Loki exploit, might be the answer to our prayers. Our bootloader resides in a u-boot, we will like to create a thread in our forum, to try and port your Loki exploit with your grace of course.
Oh and if you can share any info you may have on a u-boot.
Lol, sorry for brown noising

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23rd September 2013, 09:46 AM   |  #157  
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Hope i did not miss the answer to my question. I am about to purchase a stock att gs4 from craigslist. how do i check if loki will work onit before purchasing? Thanks in advance. PS i know it will not work on mf3 aboot but how does one check for that?
24th September 2013, 04:11 PM   |  #158  
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Root checker by free android tools on the market...you can check build and bootloader.

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24th September 2013, 08:49 PM   |  #159  
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Hope i did not miss the answer to my question. I am about to purchase a stock att gs4 from craigslist. how do i check if loki will work onit before purchasing? Thanks in advance. PS i know it will not work on mf3 aboot but how does one check for that?

I'm assuming you mean motochopper? Unless you're building your own ROMs you wouldn't give a **** about LOKI (most ROMs in this forum are auto-lokied). And to answer your question go into Settings-More-About Phone and check the baseband version. If it ends in MDL then you can use motochopper, if it ends in MF3 then you'll have to use Hashcode's safestrap.
3rd October 2013, 04:41 PM   |  #160  
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Thumbs up THANK YOU
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I really want to thank you for adding LG Optimus F5 support to LOKI,

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