[International] Do I need Custom Recovery?


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  1. Kydence

    Kydence Member

    Noob Q. Hey all, I've got the SGS4 I9505 on 4.2.2 XXUBMG4. I'm wanting to root purely to remove the bloatware provided by my telco, do I still need to flash a custom recovery? Or is that just a routine thing to do when rooting your device?

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  2. Kydence

    Kydence Member

    Or could someone recommend a solid custom firmware that'll let me keep air gestures, multi-window support etc?
  3. jejb

    jejb Well-Known Member

    The ChainFire Auto-Root for our phone installs the stock recovery. So I'm sure you can keep that recovery, if you want to. Not sure why you would, though. The custom recoveries give you a lot of nice options.

    [GT-I9500] CF-Auto-Root - xda-developers
  4. lotus49

    lotus49 Well-Known Member

    Don't waste your time, it won't make any noticeable difference and you risk stuffing up your phone.
  5. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Well-Known Member

    To remove apps you wouldn't need a custom recovery however I'd recommend flashing one if only for the purpose of doing a nandroid backup if anything should go wrong when removing the bloatware.

    The best root guide on the internet is here

    http://androidforums.com/international-galaxy-s4-all-things-root/732797-rooting-galaxy-s4-dummies-guide.html

    There's also a guide for removing bloatware here
    http://androidforums.com/international-galaxy-s4-all-things-root/734661-bloatware-removal-dummies-guide.html

    I've moved this over to all things root:)
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  6. darthlinux

    darthlinux Well-Known Member

    I was going to suggest that for the same reason

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