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[Q] Some questions on the current state of Verizon S5 hacking

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I would like the piggyback off this thread since I also just got my S5 a couple days ago. I have an OTA update pending, I'll attach a screenshot of my current version number here but should I not update it until I root it or is it still possible to root with the latest software? After I do root it should I lock the file that is used to detect new versions?
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Ok, did that, that was easy. Quick read through of that thread says he works for Google now and people who updated basically shot them selves in the foot for that method, is that about right?

What should I do after I root, download SuperSU? Anything else I should need?

EDIT: Oh, it already restored SuperSU from my app sync so I don't even need that.
 
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I had the ne9 version and immediately odin flashed to NCG and rooted. Then I SU'd, busyboxed, then safestrapped. Flashed alliancerom over my system after testing it on a different partition. So now I have alliancerom running and have customized the heck out of it.
 
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Originally Posted by berfles View Post
I would like the piggyback off this thread since I also just got my S5 a couple days ago. I have an OTA update pending, I'll attach a screenshot of my current version number here but should I not update it until I root it or is it still possible to root with the latest software? After I do root it should I lock the file that is used to detect new versions?
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Originally Posted by berfles View Post
Ok, did that, that was easy. Quick read through of that thread says he works for Google now and people who updated basically shot them selves in the foot for that method, is that about right?

What should I do after I root, download SuperSU? Anything else I should need?

EDIT: Oh, it already restored SuperSU from my app sync so I don't even need that.

Yes, it's possible to root the latest firmware(NE9). See here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/veri...1ane9-t2836201

And with any luck we should be able to keep root on any subsequent updates if not with the kernel swap method with other methods.
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