[Verizon] SafeStrap 3.5 is almost ready! woohoo

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  1. thundersnook

    thundersnook Member

  2. beowulf7

    beowulf7 Well-Known Member

    Cool, but who's going to be the first guinea pig here? It won't be me since I'm still at MDK. :p
  3. TheAtheistReverend

    TheAtheistReverend Anybody want a peanut? VIP Member

    Just rub it in our faces, why don't you? :p

    I was all excited about this when I first heard about it, and have been watching the thread over at xda for a while now.
    Lately though, I have doubts about it.
    I am running xposed framework mods on a rooted ME7 with bloat removed, and this thing screams! Not a hiccup, not a catch. When I would be using HOLO Launcher anyway, what do I really have to gain with a custom ROM? Better battery life? Doubt it. IR blaster functionality? Gone with AOSP from what I hear.
    I suppose it does come down to some finer aspects of the user experience and preference, but I think that I'll likely hold off for a while.
    I'll be watching though...
  4. AlSat

    AlSat New Member


    You Don't need Safestrap if you have MDK-bootloader is unlocked. You can root, flash recovery and custom ROM's with MDK. You'll be on ME7 once you take the OTA, and miss the opportunity. :pound:
  5. thundersnook

    thundersnook Member

    Unfortunately I got my phone locked, but I have installed SS and it works for the time being (No Roms to Flash Yet).
  6. denmalley

    denmalley Well-Known Member Contributor

    I'm totally with you. I did nothing other than root and debloat and I'm getting stellar battery life and super zippy performance.

    I will probably be looking to rom once someone gets a kit kat rom out there though. Looks like this safestrap method is sort of like a dual-boot (or really multi-boot) type of scenario though? Unless I'm reading it wrong? So I could have the best of both worlds.
  7. gimpy

    gimpy Member

    I think it is ready now.
  8. brnr17

    brnr17 Well-Known Member

    anyone tried it?
  9. mrjingles1115

    mrjingles1115 New Member

    Works great! I'm running Hyperdrive ROM using Safestrap right now.
  10. brnr17

    brnr17 Well-Known Member

    Do you have a link to the process you used? I'd like to do this today and run that same ROM I think. How do you like it?
  11. beowulf7

    beowulf7 Well-Known Member

    I've disabled OTA so that my phone doesn't get "upgraded" from MDK to ME7. :cool:
  12. Addicted

    Addicted Well-Known Member

    Is there a place to download safestrap or is it still being developed? I've looked here and XDA but since I do this all at work, I'm sort of scattered in my searching and scanning through threads upon threads... it looks like there are a number of people using it but I can't find if they're testing or if it's downright released or not... any insights to my ignorance?
  13. gimpy

    gimpy Member

    Yes to both of your questions. People are using it. I'm on mdk, so am not using it, but I wouldn't hesitate to use it at all now.

    I'm on my phone so I'm not sure how to link.I will check to see if I can. But, in huge mean time, go to xda, then Verizon Samsung galaxy 4, then Verizon Samsung galaxy s4 general discussion. Then probably within a half dozen threads you will find one by hash code, titled Recovery locked me7, safe strap recovery v3.5 wip discussion. Read the first page very good, especially the first two posts. Should have no problem, but read them carefully.
    Trying to copy the link.
  14. gimpy

    gimpy Member

    Sorry, didn't work. I'll try again maybe.
  15. Addicted

    Addicted Well-Known Member

    Found it, it was the B07 link that I must have read over 20 times. Thanks!
  16. beowulf7

    beowulf7 Well-Known Member

  17. TMack

    TMack Well-Known Member

    I successfully installed SafeStrap 3.60 on my rooted ME7 and it shows Recovery State as "installed", but I can't boot to Recovery. I get no splash screen or options whe restarting the phone. Any ideas?
  18. Addicted

    Addicted Well-Known Member

    Safestrap is installed, when I try to wipe or install a ROM after creating the ROM Slot, it fails... any ideas?
  19. jake99x3

    jake99x3 Member

    Lol I'm already running 3.7

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