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Old September 16th, 2013, 12:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by brnr17 View Post
I thought from what i've read there were people running something different on there similar to on the Nexus 7.. am i completely misunderstanding them?
I am not new to rooting as i've rooted every android device i could, but i've been on iphone for the last 2 years so i'm kind of dusty here.
A locked bootloader prohibits the changing of the stock boot (kernel), system (os), radio, bootloader and recovery partitions to customized versions. The Nexus 7 has an unlockable bootloader, while the S4 has a locked one. There was an exploit around the locked bootloader on the S4, but the ME7 update got rid of that.

Rooting gives you administrative privileges on the device. With that, you can delete a fair amount of the bloat through the use of Titanium Backup, which is found on Google Play. Just be careful of what you remove because not all bloat can be removed painlessly on the stock rom.
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