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Does rooting my AT&T phone to kitkat lock it??

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Suleiman1820, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. Suleiman1820

    Suleiman1820 Lurker
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    Hey guys.. I have an unlocked s2 skyrocket AT&T-mobile... I flashed it using Odin to jellybean.. Now I want it to root to kitkat... But will it lock back my mobile?? Do I again have to get a new unlock code??
     



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  2. antonio107

    antonio107 Member

    It sounds like you're not 100% clear on how the rooting system works. But then, to be fair, neither am I. :)

    "Rooting" your phone refers to giving yourself access to the "root" functions of the android operating system, allowing added features like backing up APK files, certain bluetooth devices, etc.

    "Flashing" is when you install different ROMs (i.e., versions of Android) onto your phone. Most phones needed to be rooted, although I think the Skyrocket is an exception. You would flash a different ROM--in your case, a JellyBean one--in place of the standardized ones provided by your service provider.

    "Unlocking" is allowing your phone to use different carriers (e.g., T-Mobile, AT&T, Rogers, etc.), simply by swapping your SIM chip.

    Can you flash a KitKat ROM on your phone? Yes. But it sounds like you're not entirely sure on how to do it, so I would read very carefully and learn all you can about backing up a recovery file, before you attempt to do ANYTHING with your phone.

    And no, you shouldn't need any sort of unlock code to achieve this. You just need to have TWRP or ClockwordMod installed on your phone as a recovery (Usually the latter), and a copy of the kitkat rom in a .zip file to install.

    ~Antonio
     
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  3. mikaelmoon

    mikaelmoon Lurker

    Change of software has nothing to do with locking/unlocking. nothing to worry about.
     
  4. Suleiman1820

    Suleiman1820 Lurker
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    Thank you so much... But can anyone tell me step by step procedure of what I shud do?.... I rooted my phone wid Odin... NW I heard loads abt cyanogen.. What's dis stuff...?.
     
  5. antonio107

    antonio107 Member

    Not to be rude, but if you're not 100% sure about what you're doing, don't do anything. I'm on kitkat on my skyrocket, and it's nothing amazing. Keep JB.
     

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