Originally Posted by 3ricG
How easy is it to unroot the s4 if something happens to it? I was going to root mine right away; but I don't like doing it if there isn't a clear path back to stock.
Also, will I still be able to receive/install OTA updates when rooted? When I download/install OTAs for my Nexus 7, it removes root; and there were always warnings about installing OTAs on the Thunderbolt (my last phone). I don't really have a problem with this, but I might not root my device until some more updates come out (since this phone is still relatively new).
The stock image is available, so you can reflash back to factory settings, download any OTA updates and re-root if anything gets crazy. Stock Odin image is here: Dev-Host - SCH-I545_MDK_562219_Stock_Restore.tar.md5.gz - The Ultimate Free File Hosting / File Sharing Service
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