Originally Posted by beowulf7
I got my phone today (Monday) and fully charged it. g60madman, you're right, my firmware version isn't VRUAME7 that my family members who got their S4 from Staples got. Rather, my Amazon S4 is JDQ39.I545VRUAMDK. I assume I should prevent the phone from updating itself since it seems like VRUAMDK is a little more rooting-friendly than VRUAME7?
Right, if you want to root and flash ROMs don't take the update. It sounds like they are getting closer to getting it so that you can install a custom ROM on the update, but they are not quite there yet.