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Old July 23rd, 2013, 12:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is it safe to flash S4 ROMs onto the active?

As the title states, does anyone know if there is any compatibility issues between the S4 and the Active when it comes to ROMs? I want to try out a few but I don't want to risk bricking my phone. I know there are different versions of the S4 (different model numbers) that apparently have their own separate roms. So would it be safe to treat the active as an AT&T S4? Any insight would be appreciated.

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Old July 23rd, 2013, 01:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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from what I've heard, so far it's impossible because the bootloader is locked. I've been waiting on someone to figure it out. and no, it wouldn't be the same, there are major differences between the two that would most likely cause a brick if you tried.
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Old August 28th, 2013, 10:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The bootloader is locked, but with the appropriate kernel/bootloader combo, it is possible to use Odin to unlock it long enough to flash whatever rom you want. The most typical Bootloader those roms use is ClockworkMod so you'll be guaranteed consistency from then on.
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