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Old July 26th, 2013, 10:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I take no credit for this. But I can confirm this works.

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Old July 28th, 2013, 03:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thank you for that post. I hope some folks here provide their feedback.
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It works. Phone runs much smoother after I froze about 45 things...
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is this JUST root or does this allow the installation of recoveries as well?
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is this JUST root or does this allow the installation of recoveries as well?
just root for now.
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Cool.. I am starting to look at the S4 (was looking at Motorola, but they don't have a wired HDMI Solution) and I need root for any phone I get
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Cool.. I am starting to look at the S4 (was looking at Motorola, but they don't have a wired HDMI Solution) and I need root for any phone I get
My Motorola Droid 3 has a micro HDMI port. Is Motorola doing away with that?
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As far as I know.. none of the 3 new droids, Mini, Ultra or MAXX have a physical port.. it is wireless..
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since there is no recovery, any idea how I can make a full backup before I debloat? I used to use clockwork mod.

also, (and this may seem like a stupid question) do I have to leave those files for rooting on my ext. SD card? I know it barely takes up any room, but I don't like having unused files lingering around.
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since there is no recovery, any idea how I can make a full backup before I debloat? I used to use clockwork mod.

also, (and this may seem like a stupid question) do I have to leave those files for rooting on my ext. SD card? I know it barely takes up any room, but I don't like having unused files lingering around.
not possible at the moment, making a backup required access to the recovery and can't be done at the moment.... im starting to regret accepting the OTA because im itching for some CM right now lol
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As far as I know.. none of the 3 new droids, Mini, Ultra or MAXX have a physical port.. it is wireless..
correct, also none of them have SD card slots either. the MAXX does come with 32 gigs standard though and verizon will also be picking up the moto X when it releases sometime in the next few months.
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well, I just used the free version of Titanium Root to make a back up. I am not sure if it copied the system files? I will just freeze my apps for now.

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well, I just used the free version of Titanium Root to make a back up. I am not sure if it copied the system files? I will just freeze my apps for now.

I doesn't backup everything just some system stuff and apps. You have to have the paid version to b able to freeze. Look for the debloat list to freeze right apps. Don't forget to freeze the updater to block future updates
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It seems like rooting VRUAME7 is much easier than rooting VRUAMDK.
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It seems like rooting VRUAME7 is much easier than rooting VRUAMDK.
rooting yes so far (as far as end user perspective ((aka its wrapped up nicely))) but a recovery unlock so far is proving challenging
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rooting yes so far (as far as end user perspective ((aka its wrapped up nicely))) but a recovery unlock so far is proving challenging
Yeah, I was just referring to the process of rooting. Granted, the MDK version does more than just root (allow new ROMs, etc.), so it makes sense that there's more involved. I wonder what "good" updates ME7 makes to MDK in terms of bug fixes, feature enhancements, etc.
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Mines telling me that access is denied when I try to run the two scripts... did I not format something properly on the SD card or something?
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Mines telling me that access is denied when I try to run the two scripts... did I not format something properly on the SD card or something?
Format the sd card exfat via your computer
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Any idea where to get my hands on a quick "How-to"? Searching throw a ton of results but nothing specific from what I can tell...
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Also, I'm assuming that formatting the card within the phone doesn't format in exFAT since the prompts don't work?
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For exFAT you have to format the card in your PC, which of course means that you'd need some sort of an adapter to fit the card in the PC.
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Also, I'm assuming that formatting the card within the phone doesn't format in exFAT since the prompts don't work?
I have a Sandisk 64gb and it formatted fine in the phone. had no problem with root.
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For exFAT you have to format the card in your PC, which of course means that you'd need some sort of an adapter to fit the card in the PC.
Why can't it be formatted via a USB cable while the microSD card is inside the phone?
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Why can't it be formatted via a USB cable while the microSD card is inside the phone?
I think the phone formats everything fat32 unless its a 64gig card
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I think the phone formats everything fat32 unless its a 64gig card
confirmed... only cards OVER 32Gb will be formated as EXfat while everything is formated as fat32 (unless you format in phone of course.
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So Ive ordered a 64G microSD... hopefully when I get it I can just plug it in and format, add the files and go.
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I think the phone formats everything fat32 unless its a 64gig card
I should clarify. I meant keeping the card in the phone. Then connecting the phone to a Windows 7 computer via USB cable. The phone's microSD card would show up as a thumb drive. Format that external drive via the computer and USB cable. That way, an actual microSD-to-SD card adapter wouldn't have to be utilized and therefore the microSD card wouldn't have to be physically removed from the phone and plugged into the computer.
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I should clarify. I meant keeping the card in the phone. Then connecting the phone to a Windows 7 computer via USB cable. The phone's microSD card would show up as a thumb drive. Format that external drive via the computer and USB cable. That way, an actual microSD-to-SD card adapter wouldn't have to be utilized and therefore the microSD card wouldn't have to be physically removed from the phone and plugged into the computer.
I tried it via the phones USB to my windows 8 computer and it wouldn't allow me the option to choose the format. Fat32 only which is standard. Windows 7 might allow you to idk
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I pretended like I was going to format my card and this is the screen I get. If I hit OK, would I then get the option to choose how to format or would it just format it as FAT32 by default? It' s a little weird with the S4 b/c the phone doesn't show up as a separate lettered drive (like it did in my Droid 3), but rather as SCH-I545 and then that is divided between Card and Phone.

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I don't understand what the big deal is? just leave the card in the phone, then go into menu, setting, storage, unmount ext. SD, then format, reboot and all is good.
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What is the updater process called that VZW uses to check to see if the firmware is updated? I rooted my MDK build and so far I've been smartly declining the (presumably) ME7 update. But it's getting annoying having to do this everyday. I read somewhere, but can't recall in which thread, that someone said there's a way to freeze the updater process via Titanium Backup.
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I don't understand what the big deal is? just leave the card in the phone, then go into menu, setting, storage, unmount ext. SD, then format, reboot and all is good.
this only works on 64Gb + SD cards... if its a 32Gb the phone formats it as fat32 still so people are just trying to verify how to get it into exfat as it is the only format that has the proper commands to run the root script.
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What is the updater process called that VZW uses to check to see if the firmware is updated? I rooted my MDK build and so far I've been smartly declining the (presumably) ME7 update. But it's getting annoying having to do this everyday. I read somewhere, but can't recall in which thread, that someone said there's a way to freeze the updater process via Titanium Backup.
Try this thread:

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I tried to do the desktop update on Verison S4 currently running MDK. The update version said it was going to be MDK. Doesn't seem like an update. I thought it would be ME7.
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I have a VRUAME7 S4. I've a 64gb Sd micro, formatted exFat from the MFR.

Copied gs4ex directory, script.sh, and readme.txt to root of extSdCard.

Start up terminal, enter the first command, then the second ./pwn, and I get a not found error.

u0_a244@android:/ $ cd /mnt/extSdCard
u0_a244@android:/mnt/extSdCard $ ./pwn
/system/bin/sh: ./pwn: not found
127|u0_a244@android:/mnt/extSdCard $

Anyone else experience this error?
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