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Old June 21st, 2013, 11:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hello i just got my new phone t mobile s4. and i would like to root it. is it possible? if anyone can guide me the easiest way to root it please guide me. thanks. i really want to try to root my phone.

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Hi caloyzki Congrats on your new S4

There are a couple ways to root. You can use CF-Auto-Root or you can use Odin to install TWRP and root.
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Hi caloyzki Congrats on your new S4

There are a couple ways to root. You can use CF-Auto-Root or you can use Odin to install TWRP and root.
thank you sir. which one is the easiest way to root? cf-auto-root or odin? and also is there any good roms for tmobile version?if yes what are they?
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They're both fairly easy. You can root with cf-auto-root and then install a recovery if you want to flash Roms, or you can use the other guide to install twrp recovery and then root.

Check the root guide sticky at the top of the page for a list of Roms. I run DarthStalker myself and like it a lot.
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Okay thanks i will try that later. How to add mobile data at the status bar?
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Unfortunately you can't. We don't have that option on our phone.
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Unfortunately you can't. We don't have that option on our phone.
Lol. The most important thing we need. They took it lol. Even for the rooted phone too it doesn't have it?
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Lol. The most important thing we need. They took it lol. Even for the rooted phone too it doesn't have it?

Not on the roms I've tried. You have to turn it off in settings. I think T-Mobile wants you to upgrade data .. not turn it off.
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im about to root my phone now. if ever i want to unroot my phone. before doing the back up, after i hit the back up from twrp there is already 4 checked boxes, should i put a mark on all of the boxes? then swipe for back up? or just the 4 mark i need to back up?

which kernel is better to use? looks like the darkstalker kernel is very weak to me. always stay on one signal. any better kernel you can recommend? and how to install it?
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im about to root my phone now. if ever i want to unroot my phone. before doing the back up, after i hit the back up from twrp there is already 4 checked boxes, should i put a mark on all of the boxes? then swipe for back up? or just the 4 mark i need to back up?

If you ever want to unroot,

1 - Odin UVUAMDL stock rom. This will unroot you

and to get everything to say Official instead of Custom,

2 - Use CF-Auto-Root from the XDA thread. Just install it through PDA in Odin. (see his 2nd post for instructions) Now you're rooted with stock recovery so you can use Triangle Away.

3 - Use Triangle Away. Follow the directions exactly.

4 - After phone reboots, go back to stock recovery, do a factory reset and wipe cache partition.

Everything in Odin mode and in settings About Device should all say Official now.


Are you talking about doing a backup in TWRP? When I select backup there are only 3 boxes checked by default, Boot, System and Data. That's all you need to backup.

To wipe before you install a rom, you can read this post if you haven't already.
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which kernel is better to use? looks like the darkstalker kernel is very weak to me. always stay on one signal. any better kernel you can recommend? and how to install it?

I've just been using the kernel in Darthstalker. I've been planning to use Ktoonsez's KT-SGS4 kernal but just haven't gotten around to it yet. It supposed to be good. You install a kernel in recovery just like any other zip file. Then wipe cache, wipe dalvik and fix permissions.
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If you ever want to unroot,

1 - Odin UVUAMDL stock rom. This will unroot you

and to get everything to say Official instead of Custom,

2 - Use CF-Auto-Root from the XDA thread. Just install it through PDA in Odin. (see his 2nd post for instructions) Now you're rooted with stock recovery so you can use Triangle Away.

3 - Use Triangle Away. Follow the directions exactly.

4 - After phone reboots, go back to stock recovery, do a factory reset and wipe cache partition.

Everything in Odin mode and in settings About Device should all say Official now.


Are you talking about doing a backup in TWRP? When I select backup there are only 3 boxes checked by default, Boot, System and Data. That's all you need to backup.

To wipe before you install a rom, you can read this post if you haven't already.
ok thank you. this is only just incasse if i want to go back to official rom, now i know the guide.
yes i am talking about the TWRP. is that okay i checked mark all the boxes under backup? instead of the only default checked i checked all of them. is that fine?

how come after i root my phone i dont see any triangle after booting my phone?
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I've just been using the kernel in Darthstalker. I've been planning to use Ktoonsez's KT-SGS4 kernal but just haven't gotten around to it yet. It supposed to be good. You install a kernel in recovery just like any other zip file. Then wipe cache, wipe dalvik and fix permissions.
okay i want to wait you first how is it and let me know, please? thanks
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ok thank you. this is only just incasse if i want to go back to official rom, now i know the guide.
yes i am talking about the TWRP. is that okay i checked mark all the boxes under backup? instead of the only default checked i checked all of them. is that fine?

how come after i root my phone i dont see any triangle after booting my phone?

Yes it's OK. It won't hurt anything. It will just make your backup larger.

Not all phones show a triangle, but if you look in Odin download mode it will say custom instead of official and also is settings, about device, status, it will probably say custom for Device Status instead of official.
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How come mine still says official?
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I don't know but that's not a bad thing.

Where does it easy official? Mine does in settings running darthstalker but it will say custom in Odin download mode.
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I don't know but that's not a bad thing.

Where does it easy official? Mine does in settings running darthstalker but it will say custom in Odin download mode.
It's under settings, about device, status, device status and is says official.
How come? Maybe i did something wrong when i root my phone? I'm also using darkstalker rom.
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It's under settings, about device, status, device status and is says official.
How come? Maybe i did something wrong when i root my phone? I'm also using darkstalker rom.
No you should be fine. Like I said, mine says the same thing there in darthstalker.
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How can i check under odin?
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How can i check under odin?
Get to Odin download mode just like you did when you installed twrp. Hold power button and volume down at the same time. At the next screen press volume up and you will be in Odin mode. To get out of it hold your power button until the phone shuts off.
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Get to Odin download mode just like you did when you installed twrp. Hold power button and volume down at the same time. At the next screen press volume up and you will be in Odin mode. To get out of it hold your power button until the phone shuts off.
Thanks. It says custom under binary system and the other one. how to activate flash player? i cant view videos. it says adoble flash player version 9 or higher.how to activate it?

Is there any list of bloatware that we can freeze?
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Thanks. It says custom under binary system and the other one. how to activate flash player? i cant view videos. it says adoble flash player version 9 or higher.how to activate it?

Is there any list of bloatware that we can freeze?

Read this to get flash working. Use a browser like Boat Browser or Firefox.

Check this thread for apps to disable.
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Check this thread for apps to disable.
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Even though people bash T-Mobile about there service, it isn't as bad as people say, especially for the price!
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hi, i want to use CWM rather than TWRP. how i can install the latest version of CWM? is the new version is 6. xxx something like that?
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hi, i want to use CWM rather than TWRP. how i can install the latest version of CWM? is the new version is 6. xxx something like that?

If you're already rooted, install rom manager and use it to install CWM. If you aren't rooted, you can follow this guide. Instead of using the TWRP file, you can use:

CWM 6.0.3.2

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CWM Touch 6.0.3.2

Use Odin to install one of them the same way you would TWRP.

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You can use CF-Auto-Root to root, then use rom manager to install CWM.
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If you're already rooted, install rom manager and use it to install CWM. If you aren't rooted, you can follow this guide. Instead of using the TWRP file, you can use:

CWM 6.0.3.2

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CWM Touch 6.0.3.2

Use Odin to install one of them the same way you would TWRP.

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You can use CF-Auto-Root to root, then use rom manager to install CWM.
Sorry i get confused. In already rooted and i already download the cwm from play store. Now what next?
Right now I'm using the OUHD recovery version 1.xxx. Are they just the same with. Cwm version 6.xxx?
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Sorry i get confused. In already rooted and i already download the cwm from play store. Now what next?
Right now I'm using the OUHD recovery version 1.xxx. Are they just the same with. Cwm version 6.xxx?

I haven't used OUHD but I think It's about the same as CWM. If you want CWM, open ROM manager and it should say you need to install a recovery. If it doesn't, tap on the recovery setup option and follow instructions.
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I haven't used OUHD but I think It's about the same as CWM. If you want CWM, open ROM manager and it should say you need to install a recovery. If it doesn't, tap on the recovery setup option and follow instructions.
Thanks a lot. I'm on cwm 6.0.3.2 now. You're the best. Which room you using now? Still the dark stalker or google rom?
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just wondering does the s beam works on root phone? mine doesnt transfer files anymore. any idea? thanks. both my phone and wife s4 are rooted. s beam not working anymore.

my phone now is unroot by donwloading the UVUAMDL official tar. but after doing the odin, how come when i check my phone status on the settings still said custom? and if i check for the update it says it wont update coz my phone is modified? what else i need to do to go back to really stock tmobile rom? what is the use of stock tar? even i go to download mode, still it say custom? how to go back to the official firmware?
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Here is how to get everything to say official.
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