New to samsung but not to rooting and romming.


  1. schemppjr80

    schemppjr80 Well-Known Member

    I just got my phone sgh-i337 got it unlocked and its now on the t-metro network and I am dieing to root this thing and put a rom on it but from what ive read the latest update to the att phones ruined that. So my question I guess is how do I go about dropping back an update to an older one maybe so I can get this thing rooted...also im not sure if the bootloader being locked has been fixed or if there is a work around for it. This is my first galaxy phone and im loving it very much and dont wanna turn it into a very expensive paperweight. Thank u all in advance for ur patients and future help. :):):)

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  2. KJohns

    KJohns ROM/Application Developer Developer

    you can use odin to flash back the device. what firmware are you on?
  3. schemppjr80

    schemppjr80 Well-Known Member


    I looked and It is on ucuamf3. But it was like that when I got it 2 days ago. I also bought the odin app from the market and when I try to open the app it says I didnt allow su permission but I cant allow su because im not rooted yet which is y I got the app in the 1st place because I read that odin is what ur supposed to use if u own a samsung device basically but idk...thx 4 the quick response
  4. KJohns

    KJohns ROM/Application Developer Developer

    there is a root method available for that firmware:

    ---> Root AT&T Galaxy S4 I337 on UCUAMF3 Firmware

    edit: regarding the odin app for android, ive never used that personally. every time ive had to use odin i used the version for PC (which is free) just my two cents.
  5. schemppjr80

    schemppjr80 Well-Known Member


    Right on thx man and I appreciate the 2 cents as well ill try that as soon as I get home
  6. schemppjr80

    schemppjr80 Well-Known Member

    finally got it rooted:D:D:D and thx for pointing me in the right direction i do appreciate it...now to find a rom that wrks with it....:):):)
  7. KJohns

    KJohns ROM/Application Developer Developer

  8. schemppjr80

    schemppjr80 Well-Known Member


    I cant seem to find a way to get a recovery to work on this phone and ive looked all over the interweb and the only hope I thought I found comes back as page not found when I try to click on the link for all the links for the loki recovery...but from what I have seen of the phandroid android rom id like to get it on my phone but I guess I can wait for the bootloader fix to b released if there isnt a way to put a recovery and rom on this right now
  9. KJohns

    KJohns ROM/Application Developer Developer

  10. ed2356

    ed2356 Well-Known Member

    Hey I have a s4 for att as well how did you go about unlocking it?
  11. schemppjr80

    schemppjr80 Well-Known Member


    I went to cellular unlock on the interweb and went threw the steps to pay for the unlock code it costed me like $15
  12. ed2356

    ed2356 Well-Known Member

    OK awesome I have been trying but I didn't want to end up using a sketchy place and get screwed over what were the requirements to get the code?
  13. schemppjr80

    schemppjr80 Well-Known Member


    Sorry for taking so long to respond...I think all I needed was my imei # for them to verify the phone and carrier and to c if the imei is good or bad and the carrier ur phone is branded to. Then I think they send u a verification email to make sure its the correct email then u gotta wait like maybe an hour(might b less or more than that) depending on how long it takes them to find ur unlock code and email it to u. Then u gotta get a working sim once u pay and get ur code and put it in the phone (the sim card) and power ur phone on and enter the code u were given and u should b unlocked after that. Then u can take the phone to any carrier and get it up and running.
  14. ed2356

    ed2356 Well-Known Member

    Its fine I appreciate you helping me :thumbup: and awesome ill go ahead and do that tonight doesnt sound to hard :)
  15. ed2356

    ed2356 Well-Known Member

    I checked the metro website it said it wasn't supported I just have to go to actual store and get it hooked up?
  16. schemppjr80

    schemppjr80 Well-Known Member


    How do u mean? Is ur phone an att gs4 sgh-i337? If yes then it shouldn't b a problem for metro to turn it on as long as the phone is gsm unlocked...im on metro with an att branded gs4
  17. ed2356

    ed2356 Well-Known Member

    OK I'll go to the actual store and see and how is the service working for you?
  18. schemppjr80

    schemppjr80 Well-Known Member


    The service where I live is hit and miss with getting 4glte service but it has gotten better since i got the phone but all the other times that its not on 4g I get an E or a G where the 4g would normally b...I think when it shows the E thats the 3g and the G is 1x but im not sure because I now know from reading a bunch about this phone that the radio basebands or frequencys arent all the same. There r a couple missing basebands or radio frequencys that t-metro has that att doesnt but t-metro is wrkin on updating there systems and reworking there towers so we on the t-metro network will have the highest spectrum frequency of any carrier...but until then we either have to deal with it or try to find a mod to either flash to our phones that has the other radio frequencys or something of that nature

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