Can I root and leave everything else "as is"?


  1. joesixpack

    joesixpack Well-Known Member

    Hey all:

    Haven't even got my S4 yet and I'm already thinking about rooting. Was thinking of using the one-click tool to do it, but I really don't want to flash a ROM just yet. All I really want is to get rid of apps I'll never use (especially Big Red's bloat-crap), use my Titanium Backup Pro from my GNex days, run some apps that need root, and get my beloved Google Wallet back!

    Can I root and leave TouchWiz the way it is? If so, is it a big deal to unroot and go back to the way everything was if I had to make a warranty claim? I've rooted my phone before, but rooting a GNex seems like child's play compared to this.

    Told you I asked a lot of questions! As usual, all help greatly appreciated.

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  2. joesixpack

    joesixpack Well-Known Member

    Also, would I need that Trangle Away app if I am not loading a ROM?
  3. jj14x

    jj14x Guides Guide

    I use the Sprint version, but I believe the answer is the same.
    Yes - you can root and leave TouchWiz the way it is.
    Rooting this is almost as easy as rooting the GNex (at least on the Sprint version) - I'm guessing the same applies to the Verizon version too.

    I didn't flash a new ROM, and didn't need a "trangle away" app (didn't even know about this app) :)

    I don't know about the unrooting - there are videos that show how to do that, but I personally haven't tried it, so can't confirm.
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  4. Stirfry001

    Stirfry001 Member

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