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Old September 16th, 2013, 02:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jhawkkw View Post
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.
I knew it was better to have MDK but mine came stock from the store with ME7 loaded. Guess i'll just have to wait, anyone have any shots in the dark on an ETA for the exploit?
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