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Default [Q] New to the S4 Quick Root Question.

Hey guys new to the S4 thread, just updated from the S2 decided to go with this over the N5 because of a few features. I plan to root my device, but need a bit of help. I'm on 4.2.2 and wanted to know how should I go about rooting? Should I update to 4.3 then root or root on 4.2.2 thanks!
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Root mf9 and stay on that

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Is updating to a rooted version on 4.3 ok?
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Staying on 4.2 is highly recommended. The Knox bootloader on 4.3 is no good. If you really want 4.3, go here and follow the instructions to stay on the MF9 bootloader.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=41384294

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Hey guys new to the S4 thread, just updated from the S2 decided to go with this over the N5 because of a few features. I plan to root my device, but need a bit of help. I'm on 4.2.2 and wanted to know how should I go about rooting? Should I update to 4.3 then root or root on 4.2.2 thanks!
All I can say to help is that I just rooted and installed CWM yesterday from 4.3 and all seems well. I say update, then root as the devs for this phone will stay on top of update issues anyways.
 
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All I can say to help is that I just rooted and installed CWM yesterday from 4.3 and all seems well. I say update, then root as the devs for this phone will stay on top of update issues anyways.
And know you have now tripped Knox counter to 0x1. And cannot go back to MF9 through backups or odin.

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And know you have now tripped Knox counter to 0x1. And cannot go back to MF9 through backups or odin.

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I personally don't care about being able to go back to MF9 anyways. I did the OTA to 4.3, rooted it and put Sac's ROM (4.3 edition) on it and do not regret it at all!! 4.3 is snappier and I get amazing battery life. Just my 2 pennies though! Hopefully we get 4.4 by January-February... definitely hopefully before Valentines Day.
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