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# 129176 5-Sep-2013 20:59
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Im just a bit confused. I want to install Cerberus rooted as a system app by flashing the zip files here https://www.cerberusapp.com/download.php

Anyway Im wondering if I do need to install a custom recovery to do this? 


Or can I just use the update.zip option in the stock recovery

Or even ODIN?
Also considering trying a google edition rom, reading guides like this http://www.technobuffalo.com/videos/how-to-turn-a-galaxy-s4-into-a-google-edition-phone/
I am already rooted with CF Auto root, but just wondering why they say to root before flashing a custom recovery with odin, You shouldnt need to should you?

Some other guides were flashing the google edition right from Stock recovery! Which is why im feeling lost. 
 
Do we even need a custom recovery? And if so what is better - TWRP or ClockworkMod

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  # 890724 6-Sep-2013 08:30
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I'm rooted, and I installed a custom recovery, clockwork mod with Odin, easy. Once that was done installing Cerebus worked fine, and it updates itself too.

You might be able to do it with stock recovery, but I wanted other features in the custom recovery.



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  # 890817 6-Sep-2013 11:25
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I think you can install clockwork mod using the rom manager app.

Hmm a custom recovery might make it easier for the theif to flash the phone And kill cerberus

 
 
 
 


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  # 890833 6-Sep-2013 12:03
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If you get a really technical thief there's nothing you can do. Just hide it from the app drawer and hope for the best.



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  # 890867 6-Sep-2013 12:40
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timmmay: If you get a really technical thief there's nothing you can do. Just hide it from the app drawer and hope for the best.


Having it hard reset proof would fool most theifs

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  # 890873 6-Sep-2013 13:00
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Thieves.

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  # 890890 6-Sep-2013 13:30
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Yabanize: I think you can install clockwork mod using the rom manager app.

Hmm a custom recovery might make it easier for the theif to flash the phone And kill cerberus


they have to know its installed to get rid of it and if they do then not much is going to stop them.

I have had occasion to use Cerberus when i left my phone at Supermarket. I set off siren on phone and put a message on screen and when they tried to turn siren sound off it too their picture. i then messaged them to take phone back to supermarket and hand into reception. I was tracking it and it was showing that it was traveiing away from the supermarket. 

By the time I got back to supermarket it was at reception undamaged, lucky i guess but think they got a fright .




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  # 890943 6-Sep-2013 14:31
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Great to hear success stories:) 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyway does anyone know if I can do it with the stock recovery instead of a custom recovery?

 
 
 
 


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  # 890984 6-Sep-2013 15:55
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You need a custom recovery to install the google play edition rom so that part of the guide is wrong. I would highly doubt you can flash it with the stock recovery as it's likely to have signature checking in place so it will only flash files signed with samsung's signature keys. Being that you're already rooted I would just go ahead and flash a custom recovery anyway.

I would recommend philz clockworkmod recovery. You can download it as a .tar file to flash with odin - very easy.

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  # 891001 6-Sep-2013 16:29
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When I looked into custom recoveries I read some bad stories about Philz, so I went for the standard clockwork mod.



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  # 891031 6-Sep-2013 17:19
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uglyb0b: You need a custom recovery to install the google play edition rom so that part of the guide is wrong. I would highly doubt you can flash it with the stock recovery as it's likely to have signature checking in place so it will only flash files signed with samsung's signature keys. Being that you're already rooted I would just go ahead and flash a custom recovery anyway.

I would recommend philz clockworkmod recovery. You can download it as a .tar file to flash with odin - very easy.


Heard TWRP is good too. 

But you can just install CWM using rom manager right

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  # 891042 6-Sep-2013 18:04
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I was on Philz but changed to CWM 6. touch, works well. Problem with philz is i couldn't flash custom CM based roms like Pacman and paranoid android 4.3




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