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Topic # 126813 20-Jul-2013 19:16
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Hi,

Planning on rooting my new s4

Has anyone had any success with this? Mine is the TelecomNZ i9505 model

Thanks

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  Reply # 862738 20-Jul-2013 20:30
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You should use the CF Auto Root method from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2219803

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  Reply # 862765 20-Jul-2013 21:29
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Yup, that ^^^^^^^^... takes about 2 minutes all up.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2219803

edit: made proper link

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  Reply # 862778 20-Jul-2013 21:45
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Bought one yesterday (Telecom i9505 from Harvey Norman) and had it rooted in 30 minutes using the CF Auto Root method linked above. It really is simple.

FWIW - I also flashed on a nightly of CM10.1 and it's great.

Cheers - N

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  Reply # 862790 20-Jul-2013 22:12
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Talkiet: 

FWIW - I also flashed on a nightly of CM10.1 and it's great.

Cheers - N


OT - Get one of the Google play edition ROMs. heaps better than CM ever was!!

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  Reply # 862792 20-Jul-2013 22:16
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blakamin:
Talkiet: 

FWIW - I also flashed on a nightly of CM10.1 and it's great.

Cheers - N


OT - Get one of the Google play edition ROMs. heaps better than CM ever was!!


Interested... I saw some links - but always happy if you have personal recommendations... CM10.1 doesn't support the IR transmitter at the moment for example (unless I take a private build)

Cheers - N




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  Reply # 862794 20-Jul-2013 22:23
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Sounds sweet!

I dont have much reason for rooting apart from being able to use the powerful antitheft features of avast that stick with a factory reset and spoofing my ipads mac address as my school only allows one device per student hahah



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  Reply # 862795 20-Jul-2013 22:24
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And is it easy/possible to unroot?

Thanks guys

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  Reply # 862796 20-Jul-2013 22:28
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Yabanize: And is it easy/possible to unroot?

Thanks guys


Just as easy to unroot... just flash a stock ROM via Odin. takes 5 minutes instead of 2-3 ;-P



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  Reply # 862797 20-Jul-2013 22:33
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Talkiet:
blakamin:
Talkiet: 

FWIW - I also flashed on a nightly of CM10.1 and it's great.

Cheers - N


OT - Get one of the Google play edition ROMs. heaps better than CM ever was!!


Interested... I saw some links - but always happy if you have personal recommendations... CM10.1 doesn't support the IR transmitter at the moment for example (unless I take a private build)

Cheers - N


IR works on This if you get the Google ROM in the 3rd frame down. It's the one with the least customisations. It's what I've been running happily since launch, when I tried 4 in one day.
Even Dai Henwood was running it ;-P



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  Reply # 862802 20-Jul-2013 22:40
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Awesome guys! just did it now its rebooting

Im also interested in the google play edition roms which i might try in the future :P

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  Reply # 862805 20-Jul-2013 22:48
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Yabanize: Awesome guys! just did it now its rebooting

Im also interested in the google play edition roms which i might try in the future :P


I bought my phone at launch... the day the GE ROMs came I switched and wouldn't go back! EVER!
That link I posted is the one I'm running.
Just remember for custom ROMs, you'll need a custom recovery, and you'll lose a few options.
So far the only annoying thing is the camera doesn't save to SD, but mine all auto-upload to Google+ so I delete them after a couple of weeks anyway.

Good luck and enjoy your phone!!



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  Reply # 862813 20-Jul-2013 23:05
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The other thing is all of the features like airview and smartscreen wont be in the Google Edition roms, but meh

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  Reply # 862815 20-Jul-2013 23:10
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meh exactly! All the sensors are actually available, but just not in use.. you can get "CPU-Z" from the play store and see the temp sensors etc actually working.

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  Reply # 862870 21-Jul-2013 01:53
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All you guys with your S4's *grips onto Lumia 920 tightly*




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  Reply # 862871 21-Jul-2013 02:17
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michaelmurfy: All you guys with your S4's *grips onto Lumia 920 tightly*


Don't feel bad, the S4 owners have to live with the fact there is a Snapdragon 800 powered i9506 on its way.

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