Originally Posted by u4icpain
Well guys it was a windy day in Chicago and a paper bag hit me in the face and I dropped my phone. My s4 has the MDK bootloader, and after research and it seems that if I send my phone in to samasung I'm sure I'm I'm sure to get a locked bootloader back- m_k 2 version or other. The glass facture is minimal and is not interfere with the digitizer and has not discolored anything on lcd/ amolded screen. The phone functions perfectly.
I don't want to send it to Samsung for glass replacement because they'll give me a locked bootloader. Ive heard at least.
Ive researched and the front glass is extremely difficult to replace without damaging the digitizer apparently n hard not to pull up the LCD which would cause me to have to buy the whole screen replacement digitizer and LCD included. 200 bucks.
Option a: send the phone to samsung for a screen replacement 200 bucks risk getting a locked bootloader.
Option b: replace the phone to my phone insurance possibly get a locked bootloader.
Replace the front glass myself and if I mess up about $200 and have to get a whole new LCD and then hope I can connect it.
Anyone ever replaced front glass before and the s4? The Loca glue way
This is a longshot but is it possible for me to create a boot image of my bootloader an odin it back via some workaround... if I get a new phone?
Or I could just live with the cracks in the screen but I'm afraid it's going to get worse. Front glass is $7 on amazon.
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Okay I have had this before. If you want to make it so it doesn't seem like it has been rooted at least, I recommend you either do a no wipe or a full wipe with odin, and that should remove the root and everything to stock firmware. The only reason samsung does that is that you have your phone rooted, but with this, you may have a chance in becoming undetectable. This fix is extremely easy if you follow the instructions.
You can find this fix on the link below:
Also, if they reject that, the only possible workaround is going to a shop and replacing the glass or to go to the Verizon store and probably get a new phone or have to pay 300 dollars for another one.
Let me know if this helps!