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By Blindprophet32, Senior Member on 27th May 2014, 06:28 PM
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Hey there everyone. I'm not new to Android but I am new to wanting to Root my device. I switched over to the dark side for about 6 months and had to get away so I traded my iphone 5c(junk) for an S4 on Verizon network. The issue at hand is that the previous owner who happened to work for Verizon updated the damn thing religiously. It's currently running 4.4.2 on the FNC5 band. From what I'm gathering there isn't a way to currently root this build? I've seen a tutorial on downgrading back to I believe MK2 which is 4.2.2?? Correct me if I'm wrong but I think I may have to try that method if at all possible. Or should I just wait.. and suffer with an un-rooted S4.... or just trade for an HTC one... lol

Thanks everyone and don't hurt me too much... I honestly have been trying to learn the past 2-3 days and have been slightly confused.. but it seems to be making more sense with Rooting and installing ROM's.
27th May 2014, 08:22 PM |#2  
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By the Odin mode... the knox kernel lock says 0X0 as well as the knox warranty void.... odes this mean I can root the device normally!?!?!
27th May 2014, 09:22 PM |#3  
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Wait a minute, what is your model?
International or Verizon?

If you have Verizon s4, then you are in wrong section, go Verizon S4 section, you will get more help there.

For the information on the i9505 , which is very similar to Verizon s4, you can root on 4.4.2 but you will trigger the KNOX as the flag will set to 0x1, which means lost warranty
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