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  Reply # 921717 25-Oct-2013 15:02
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flip23:
Yabanize:



I think you should just do CF-AutoRoot for now   4.3 isnt out for New Zealand yet, The only way to install it is flashing another countries version   After you've done CF-Auto-Root, Run TriangleAway
 
You say you want to get rid of annoying apps. Most stock apps can be disabled in the Application Manager without rooting:)
 
Im sure you could fix your keyboard issue by installing some keyboard app


Yes, external keyboard helper works, but samsung still tries to make itself default everytime BT keyboard reconnects,
As far as default app notifications, it drives me bonkers. Note 10.1 does the same. EVERY time I open anything it asks which program to use and another popup telling how to clear defaults, that seems normal at first,... but it NEVER remembers defaults, YouTube in browser asks twice which makes 4 popups every time ... anyways the only solution I found online requires root.
and I kinda like the idea of being in control and able to customize my S4.
It is my life companion after all =)


On mine once youve chosen always use this app it does it, however sometimes you see it more as theyre slightly different file/protical types

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  Reply # 921719 25-Oct-2013 15:04
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flip23:
Thanks heaps for all the advise people, it's really helped!

I think I'll just do CF auto-root for now. I need too learn more about roms etc before I go there anyhow.

So, I'm still wondering about pre-root backup? Is that something you'd normally do before flashing with cf auto-root?


Back up texts with SmS backup and restore from the play store

Make sure your contacts are on google or sim or sd card or somewhere

And its good to have all the automatic stuff in backup on

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 921721 25-Oct-2013 15:05
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flip23:
Thanks heaps for all the advise people, it's really helped!

I think I'll just do CF auto-root for now. I need too learn more about roms etc before I go there anyhow.

So, I'm still wondering about pre-root backup? Is that something you'd normally do before flashing with cf auto-root?


use Kies to do backup if you have it installed but make sure its not running when using Odin.







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  Reply # 921724 25-Oct-2013 15:09
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The current 4.2.2 BMG4 one doesnt contain Knox, I think only 4.3 has knox in it


The MH8 was the first firmware to get the knox bootloader - it's 4.2.2 so not just related to 4.3.

I've got the 'old' bootloader and running the 'official' 4.3 TW ROM without issues.  Just need to be careful and know what you're doing.

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Reply # 921773 25-Oct-2013 16:22

tanivula:
flip23: 
2. Should I update to 4.3 before rooting?



NO!

The latest 4.2.2 and 4.3 odin flashable updates (and OTA's presumably) will contain the new KNOX embedded bootloader.  If you get this, it has a warranty trip flag which currently cannot be reset.  So if you're going to play with custom ROMs I would be cautious about flashing ROMs if I were you.

Saying that - I'm 99.99% sure that all the ROMs installed via CWM (custom recovery) have the bootloader bits removed.


Good to know .... I don't know what I'm doing so I won't go there! At least till I know abit more.

jeffnz:


use Kies to do backup if you have it installed but make sure its not running when using Odin.




I do have kies, only because i changed over data from i9000t recently & haven't uninstalled yet :-P
Heres hoping it'll actually work!! - Thanks for video link, should be idiot proof.. hopefully...

You guys rule! Cheers for the help ♥




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  Reply # 921785 25-Oct-2013 16:51
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tanivula:
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The current 4.2.2 BMG4 one doesnt contain Knox, I think only 4.3 has knox in it


The MH8 was the first firmware to get the knox bootloader - it's 4.2.2 so not just related to 4.3.

I've got the 'old' bootloader and running the 'official' 4.3 TW ROM without issues.  Just need to be careful and know what you're doing.
  The only versions that have been released for New Zealand (TNZ, VNZ and NZC)

 

are 

I9505XXUAMDE
AND
I9505XXUBMG4

Ive used both of these and neither contained the KNOX warrenty void on the download mode screen





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