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Old September 8th, 2013, 03:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ironass View Post
Samsung, in their infinite wisdom, have released the latest Galaxy S4 stock firmwares, MGG, MH5 and MH8 and all future firmwares I am given to understand, with locked bootloaders!

Their reasoning, I believe, behind this is plug security exploits such as the Master Key ones.

This obviously has implications for flashing custom ROM's which require an unlocked bootloader.

Even as I type, dev's are working on unlocking the bootloader, notably chainfire, and hopefully it will not be too long before this happens.

Until such time as a stable workaround is available the best advice is to avoid flashing any stock firmware or ROM's with a locked bootloader. DjeMBeY, for instance, has withdrawn his stock, rooted, MGG firmware because of this.

I am sure that someone like Hawker can give a better, more detailed, updated, explanation regarding the situation... providing we can sober him up!
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