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9th November 2013, 04:05 AM   |  #1  
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Does anybody know if anyone is building a root and recovery process for the VRUEMJ7 build. I got this S4 unrooted with the new build done....UGG
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Does anybody know if anyone is building a root and recovery process for the VRUEMJ7 build. I got this S4 unrooted with the new build done....UGG

There are people working on root and @Hashcode is looking into getting Safestrap to work with it. But as to a recovery like twrp or CWM no dice on any build after mdk to install that.

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I think you are hosed if you are already on MJ7
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Pardon if this is a noobish response, but can't we just use ODIN to force downgrade back to a build we can root and/or use custom recoveries?
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Pardon if this is a noobish response, but can't we just use ODIN to force downgrade back to a build we can root and/or use custom recoveries?

The bootloader blocks being downgraded. Only way to downgrade would be to jtag from what I heard which us extremely dangerous to the average user
9th November 2013, 11:05 PM   |  #6  
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The bootloader blocks being downgraded. Only way to downgrade would be to jtag from what I heard which us extremely dangerous to the average user

There are no confirmed cases of anyone managing to downgrade even using JTAG. It's best to assume that you'll probably never be able to downgrade.
10th November 2013, 12:37 AM   |  #7  
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There are no confirmed cases of anyone managing to downgrade even using JTAG. It's best to assume that you'll probably never be able to downgrade.

Sure there is read the original thread about it from hellsdroid he commented he downgraded an me7 phone to mdk several times.

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Sure there is read the original thread about it from hellsdroid he commented he downgraded an me7 phone to mdk several times.

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Hmm. The basis of my statement:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2500826

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Has anyone ever heard more from h311sdr0id about his post (see here) to get more info about this "state" that allows you to flash MDK over ME7 in Odin

No response. I know that h311sdr0id is "indisposed", of course. However, nobody has come forward to say that they've witnessed this. Thus my claim that it's unconfirmed.

It'd be great if JTAG was able to do this, but I'm rather skeptical given the fuses that get blown with each build to block going backwards. However, there is some hope as these are qfuses.

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