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Old January 29th, 2014, 11:24 AM   #56 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by youngSWi View Post
I have a metro pcs s4 and I updated to 4.3. What is the easiest/safest way to install a recovery and root now? I want it to stay the same, just root access with no flags.?
CF Auto Root via Odin is the easiest and most reliable way to root 4.3 but I believe it will trip a flag. Flashing a custom recovery will also trip a flag. I dont believe there is a way around tripping flags with 4.3. Anything you flash with odin can trip it, I may be wrong tho.

Anyone here know for sure???

I didnt update to 4.3 so I haven't needed to worry about it. There may be a safe way to root 4.3 but because Im still on 4.2 I haven't looked for one.

Again, as far as I understand it, there is no way to root or install a custom recovery without tripping the 4.3 flags. There's also no way back to the 4.2 bootloader. Sorry.
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