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Default Very new to root on vzw s4 mdk w/ twrp

I recently bought my rooted s4 mdk, came with Hyperdrive v10.2 rom. I done some tweaking from within the rom: font,center clock,icon changer ect.. . I've done a little modification such as getting dark dialer & sms, dark horse inverted g: mail,store,music. I did try flashing modem (to nc2 only to have slight heart attack seeing baseband not on mdk) then flash back to mdk. Only after reading thru the whole thread(vzw s4 forums) and flashing the zips that other Mdk users verified working.
I've read how lucky I am to be on mdk with twrp. Also seen post where people mentioning bricking there mdk, but didn't say how they did it.
I want to learn about what I can and can't do.
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is there other compatible roms from other device makers : htc, moto that work on the s4 ? Understanding kernels , how to remove the ringtones from in the system (I tried delete -says deleted but it doesn't . General system knowledge. I guess in other words an Experienced person to take me under there wing and help guide me .


So coming from a unrooted thunderbolt (I would like to root the TB cuz I use it for home phone using viop app) I'm really liking being rooted with the no ads, wifi hotspot ect... and having the unlimited data plan I had to buy out of contract to upgrade. I'm glad I did some reading here to make sure I got unlocked bootloader model so it took me a few times and weeks to get winning bid. Which is okay but yesterday I came across swappa in forum rules and think my next phone shall come from there .

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I recently bought my rooted s4 mdk, came with Hyperdrive v10.2 rom. I done some tweaking from within the rom: font,center clock,icon changer ect.. . I've done a little modification such as getting dark dialer & sms, dark horse inverted g: mail,store,music. I did try flashing modem (to nc2 only to have slight heart attack seeing baseband not on mdk) then flash back to mdk. Only after reading thru the whole thread(vzw s4 forums) and flashing the zips that other Mdk users verified working.
I've read how lucky I am to be on mdk with twrp. Also seen post where people mentioning bricking there mdk, but didn't say how they did it.
I want to learn about what I can and can't do.
Like:
is there other compatible roms from other device makers : htc, moto that work on the s4 ? Understanding kernels , how to remove the ringtones from in the system (I tried delete -says deleted but it doesn't . General system knowledge. I guess in other words an Experienced person to take me under there wing and help guide me .


So coming from a unrooted thunderbolt (I would like to root the TB cuz I use it for home phone using viop app) I'm really liking being rooted with the no ads, wifi hotspot ect... and having the unlimited data plan I had to buy out of contract to upgrade. I'm glad I did some reading here to make sure I got unlocked bootloader model so it took me a few times and weeks to get winning bid. Which is okay but yesterday I came across swappa in forum rules and think my next phone shall come from there .

Thank You to all the Great Developers and Knowledgeable People in the Xda Community

Sent from my SCH-I545 MDK using xda premium
Well a couple tips... Grab Flashify from play store and update your TWRP. There's an easy option to update your recovery and it'll flash it for you.

As far as everything else...
Just look for Roms that are specifically for Jfltevzw or JFLTE.
Kernels will be the same.

You can look in our Verizon Android Development and Original development. Also you can look in other carriers forums like TMobile or Sprint for Roms.

Aosp Roms give you more freedom when looking in other carriers threads since they are all mostly unified now and under the name JFLTE.
Tw Roms you may need compatibility packs if your flashing ones from other carriers or the i9505 S4.

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I'll shoot you some useful links as well..
TWRP http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2292565

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MDK Odin File
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2289325

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MDK Root Method
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2290796

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Flashify
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...llner.flashify
Under the Flash section simply choose recovery and then have it download either TWRP or CWM and it'll flash an updated one for you. Always good to update your recovery

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KToonsez Kernel
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2294083
In my opinion... The best kernel for our S4.

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Here's the new Unified S4 section JFLTE
http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...ed-development
All AOSP Roms. The list is still being added to.

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This is the ROM I'm currently on. It's crazy fast and stable. It'd be a great ROM to start out with as there's really no bugs at all.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2760650

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