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By Jupiter683, Member on 13th February 2014, 08:07 AM
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Hello everybody! Just got a Galaxy S4 from Verizon with the evil 4.3 update & I want to root the heck out of it, but when I follow all the instructions to the letter, absolutely NOTHING works...no SuperSU, no terminal commands, nothing...this is very tedious and rage inducing.and I also would like to know if it's possible to downgrade back to 4.2. Really not liking 4.3...stupid Knox...

ANY help put into layman's terms would be greatly appreciated.
 
 
13th February 2014, 11:45 AM |#2  
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Hello everybody! Just got a Galaxy S4 from Verizon with the evil 4.3 update & I want to root the heck out of it, but when I follow all the instructions to the letter, absolutely NOTHING works...no SuperSU, no terminal commands, nothing...this is very tedious and rage inducing.and I also would like to know if it's possible to downgrade back to 4.2. Really not liking 4.3...stupid Knox...

ANY help put into layman's terms would be greatly appreciated.

what root instructions did you follow?
13th February 2014, 11:45 PM |#3  
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Hello everybody! Just got a Galaxy S4 from Verizon with the evil 4.3 update & I want to root the heck out of it, but when I follow all the instructions to the letter, absolutely NOTHING works...no SuperSU, no terminal commands, nothing...this is very tedious and rage inducing.and I also would like to know if it's possible to downgrade back to 4.2. Really not liking 4.3...stupid Knox...

ANY help put into layman's terms would be greatly appreciated.

No, of course it's not possible to downgrade. Please learn what you're doing before you brick your phone.
Start here.

After that, post DETAILS about what you tried and why it didn't work. You didn't tell us what model phone you have, what build it's on, what you tried to use to root it, what you observed, etc. How is it possible for anyone to help you?
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14th February 2014, 05:11 AM |#4  
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You are quite right. Forgive me, I was 80% asleep when I wrote that post...Sleep deprivation is truly a cruel mistress... I was, however, able to successfully root my VZW Galaxy S4 with the help of this extraordinarily helpful video via youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5mCsDyW-TI

Now, I just need to find out which apps are bloatware & are safe to freeze.
14th February 2014, 05:15 AM |#5  
Any of the Verizon apps, sdm.apk (so phone won't update), aether pal .apk it allows Verizon remote control of your phone, callid or w/e it's called, cityid anything you won't use.

Hit thanks if I helped you out. Doing a little bit of reading goes a long way. Sent via tapatalk.
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14th February 2014, 05:28 AM |#6  
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Great! Thanks a heapload! I'll do a little perusing around to see what's safe to freeze. Thanks again!
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