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Old June 4th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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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Old June 4th, 2013, 09:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Also, would I need that Trangle Away app if I am not loading a ROM?
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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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I used this guide and it worked really well. Just read the directions first and click on the links they provide to show you how to do it. (I have Verizon)

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2290798
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