5,598,779 Members 34,674 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] So are the hopes of a unlocked bootloader fading away?

Tip us?
 
clapper66
Old
#1  
clapper66's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 28
Posts: 285
Join Date: Apr 2013
Default [Q] So are the hopes of a unlocked bootloader fading away?

As you can see by the title do you think the hopes of a unlocked bootloader fading away for the Galaxy s4? if so do you plan to switch devices?
 
Mistertac
Old
#2  
Mistertac's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 653
Posts: 1,779
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Springfield, Ma
Quote:
Originally Posted by clapper66 View Post
As you can see by the title do you think the hopes of a unlocked bootloader fading away for the Galaxy s4? if so do you plan to switch devices?
There's still a few people working on it and I follow those threads, very interesting stuff.
For now Safestrap is still a gift.
I think the S4 isn't going out without a fight. It's an awesome phone and many devs still have one so hopefully their hard work pays off sooner than later.
I've looked into another phone myself and keep coming back to the S4 myself.
Flashing an AOSP rom isn't worth it to me to lose things like an SD card or removable battery.. So here I am with HD11 on my stock slot!


Verizon Galaxy S4
Safestrap 3.7
HYPERDRIVE 11
 
joshm.1219
Old
#3  
joshm.1219's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 882
Posts: 2,236
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Philadelphia
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mistertac View Post
There's still a few people working on it and I follow those threads, very interesting stuff.
For now Safestrap is still a gift.
I think the S4 isn't going out without a fight. It's an awesome phone and many devs still have one so hopefully their hard work pays off sooner than later.
I've looked into another phone myself and keep coming back to the S4 myself.
Flashing an AOSP rom isn't worth it to me to lose things like an SD card or removable battery.. So here I am with HD11 on my stock slot!


Verizon Galaxy S4
Safestrap 3.7
HYPERDRIVE 11
Flashing an AOSP rom has nothing to do with your sd card or removable battery lol. Trust me the battery still comes out of the phone.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2848/11738368925_6e7dbef510_o.png
  • CARRIER: VERIZON
  • DEVICE: HTC ONE MAX
  • RECOVERY: TWRP 2.7
  • ROM: NUSENSE SIX
  • KERNEL: CLEANKERNEL
  • LAUNCHER: TSF SHELL
  • XPOSED MODULES: Greenify/KeepChat/NotifyClean/Sense6Toolbox/Snapshare/YoutubeAdAway
  • CASE: POWER FLIP
  • HACKS: LIFETIME FREE PIZZA DELIVERY
 
Mistertac
Old
(Last edited by Mistertac; 24th December 2013 at 11:47 AM.)
#4  
Mistertac's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 653
Posts: 1,779
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Springfield, Ma
Quote:
Originally Posted by joshm.1219 View Post
Flashing an AOSP rom has nothing to do with your sd card or removable battery lol. Trust me the battery still comes out of the phone.
He asked about maybe getting rid of the s4 and when I did actually think about that... The G2 was one I looked at... Along with HTC.
Neither of which you can remove the battery or have an SD card. Right? Maybe I'm wrong..
So that's where I was coming from there.
It's early maybe I just wasn't clear enough. I obviously know those two features have nothing to do with an AOSP rom lol

Edit-
Yea Josh I see what you're saying.
I wrote that other one before my coffee lol
Verizon Galaxy S4
Safestrap 3.7
HYPERDRIVE 11
The Following User Says Thank You to Mistertac For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
joshm.1219
Old
#5  
joshm.1219's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 882
Posts: 2,236
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Philadelphia
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mistertac View Post
He asked about maybe getting rid of the s4 and when I did actually think about that... The G2 was one I looked at... Along with HTC.
Neither of which you can remove the battery or have an SD card.
So that's where I was coming from there.
It's early maybe I just wasn't clear enough. I obviously know those two features have nothing to do with an AOSP rom lol

Edit-
Yea Josh I see what you're saying.
I wrote that other one before my coffee lol
Verizon Galaxy S4
Safestrap 3.7
HYPERDRIVE 11
I feel you I haven't gotten my coffee yet. My keurig broke last week, it's been a struggle.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2848/11738368925_6e7dbef510_o.png
  • CARRIER: VERIZON
  • DEVICE: HTC ONE MAX
  • RECOVERY: TWRP 2.7
  • ROM: NUSENSE SIX
  • KERNEL: CLEANKERNEL
  • LAUNCHER: TSF SHELL
  • XPOSED MODULES: Greenify/KeepChat/NotifyClean/Sense6Toolbox/Snapshare/YoutubeAdAway
  • CASE: POWER FLIP
  • HACKS: LIFETIME FREE PIZZA DELIVERY
The Following User Says Thank You to joshm.1219 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
Mistertac
Old
#6  
Mistertac's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 653
Posts: 1,779
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Springfield, Ma
Quote:
Originally Posted by joshm.1219 View Post
I feel you I haven't gotten my coffee yet. My keurig broke last week, it's been a struggle.
Haha I'm actually surprised I've made as much sense as I did. Hey Santa is gonna hook you up I bet!!
Thanks for setting me Straight


Verizon Galaxy S4
Safestrap 3.7
HYPERDRIVE 11
The Following User Says Thank You to Mistertac For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
gnubian
Old
#7  
gnubian's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 107
Posts: 185
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Asheville
Never lose hope!
 
richii0207
Old
#8  
richii0207's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 395
Posts: 989
Join Date: Dec 2010
Yes, that's why manufacturers are selling developer editions like Motorola and Samsung...

Sent from my SCH-I545 using xda app-developers app
_________________________________________

Phone: Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
Rom: Unrooted / Stock
__________________________________________
 
decaturbob
Old
#9  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 427
Posts: 1,402
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Decatur
Why would I give up the best hardware thats out there?? Hashcode has given us the opportunity to load Custom Roms and we have devs like sbreen doing a hell of a job. I feel for those that will be missing out.

thats just me saying...............
S4 powered by hashcode 3.71 safestrap HYPERDRIVE 15 by Sbreen94
The Following User Says Thank You to decaturbob For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
richii0207
Old
(Last edited by richii0207; 24th December 2013 at 05:40 PM.)
#10  
richii0207's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 395
Posts: 989
Join Date: Dec 2010
Also, I think I'll leave this here. Apparently, nobody knows anything about what samsung and Verizon offers.

http://m.androidcentral.com/verizon-...-goes-sale-650
Buy this and end your rants.

Now hopefully everyone reads that and stops babbling about all this bootloader talk . It's getting really old....

This forum is now plagued with either FAQ that are asked and answered 5 times a day or people starting the same threads over and over with different wording. What ever happened to the old days where people actually read?


Sent from my SCH-I545 using xda app-developers app
_________________________________________

Phone: Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
Rom: Unrooted / Stock
__________________________________________

The Following User Says Thank You to richii0207 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
Tags
bootloader
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes