Non-Rooted Google Edition RomGeneral


  1. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Well-Known Member

    Is there such a thing ? I am on MH8 now so I prefer not to root until such point there is a workaround (like Triangle Away) for the Knox Warranty counter.

    Would still love to have the GE ROM so I am wondering if that is even possible without rooting ..

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  2. Darnell0216

    Darnell0216 Well-Known Member

    There is no way to change your ROM without upsetting the install counter. If you don't want the +1, just leave it stock. Even if you tried install the ROM directly with Odin, it'll add to both counters.
  3. lotus49

    lotus49 Well-Known Member

    If you already have MH8, you a probably out of luck for good. If you install another ROM it won't just increase the counters, it will blow the eFuse and no amount of hacking will ever fix a blown fuse.

    Fortunately for me, I rooted and installed a new recovery before being lumbered with a locked bootloader and I tried the Google Edition ROM - it was nothing to get excited about. It has less functionality and was no quicker. I don't think you are missing much.
  4. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Well-Known Member

  5. lotus49

    lotus49 Well-Known Member

    You should probably ask in the All Thing Root sub-forum but it may not be as bad as you think.

    My understanding is that the eFuse is only blown if you downgrade from a security perspective. I wouldn't expect it to happen as a result of flashing an unbranded MH8 because that isn't any less secure although there did seem to be a lack of clarity over exactly what could cause it to be blown.

    Check in the sub-forum where you will find people who know a lot more about this than I do.
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