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  1. ARocker

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    Duh, thats right. Sorry.
     

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    No problem. Can't get it rooted to save my life. Lol
     
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    Im not sure whats going on there. The only thing I can think of is to odin the complete firmware and try the auto root again. Start from scratch, you know?

    Any other ideas guys?
     
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    Hey Guys, great news. I was able to root my Metro PCs Samsung Galaxy S4 using a one click method called VROOt. Here is the link. www.mgyun.com/en/GetVRoot‎
    It's in Chinese but it works perfect!!!
     
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    I have a metro pcs s4 and I updated to 4.3. What is the easiest/safest way to install a recovery and root now? I want it to stay the same, just root access with no flags.?
     
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    CF Auto Root via Odin is the easiest and most reliable way to root 4.3 but I believe it will trip a flag. Flashing a custom recovery will also trip a flag. I dont believe there is a way around tripping flags with 4.3. Anything you flash with odin can trip it, I may be wrong tho.

    Anyone here know for sure???

    I didnt update to 4.3 so I haven't needed to worry about it. There may be a safe way to root 4.3 but because Im still on 4.2 I haven't looked for one.

    Again, as far as I understand it, there is no way to root or install a custom recovery without tripping the 4.3 flags. There's also no way back to the 4.2 bootloader. Sorry.
     
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    What does a flag consist of? Will I see it on my status bar, or will it affect my phone at all?
     
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    You will see it when you boot into download mode. It wont change the phone at all or effect performance. It does void your warranty permanently so that if something happens to it and you need to exchange or get it fixed, it will cost you because they will see you flashed stuff.

    Also, I think there's a question about whether a tripped flag will allow you to download and install the 4.4 ota update when it comes (but there will most likely be another way to update to 4.4 eventually).

    There are two threads with 4.3 in the title, in this sub forum that have more info and links to info on the flags. I recommend reading through them.
     
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    Are you on metro pcs? I am, and pay the extra 5 insurance which protects from breaking and theft... If something happens down the road like it breaks, can't I say it dropped off my boat or it got stolen and get a new one for $120? Can they tell I voided the warranty without the phone in hand?
     
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    Yea, we are mostly all on MetroPCS here and yes, if you lose it, theres no way to know you voided the warranty. I think it will be more than $120 to replace if lost tho. You may want to look into that.

    Heres the info on the KNOX security that comes with 4.3 btw fyi.

    http://omegadroid.co/wanted-knox-void-warranty-0x1/
     
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    Thanks for the link. Looks like I will stay unrooted for now until I need to root for some reason. And I was told by the salesman it would be like 120 to replace it if lost or broken. That's why I went ahead and got the insurance.

    I tried to boot into bootloader and got a warning screen about custom roms and chose to reboot. Is that normal?
     
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    Yes its normal. I think you hit vol up at that point to check your flags.

    Lol, salesmen will say anything to ensure a $600 sale. I would double check with customer service. It may be that to repair the phone its $120 with insurance, but ur giving them your old phone and they replace it with a new (refurbished) one. A lost device, I feel must cost more to replace cause they dont get ur old phone to refurbish. The lcd screens on these phones cost $250 alone.
     
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    saferoot should root ya without tripping, but anything you do otherwise like installing a recovery or rom will trip it.
     
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    Can you link me the thread? Is there a way to backup my phone once rooted without a custom recovery?
     
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    you just kept me from doing the 4.3 OTA update.getting the metro 4.3 stock rom now.
     
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    Well might be great..........IF YOU READ ChInEsE
     
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    Dude I love twrp I prefer this than cwm :D
     
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    Hey by the way, just to let you guys know..

    One time I fully bricked my S3. It wouldn't even turn on. I went to metro PCS and they gave me a new one no problem. No insurance. They asked if it was charged and whatnot but thats it haha. But yea.

    If I had gotten flagged, and needed a new phone.. Id probably discreetly break it more. Im not ENCOURAGING people to do so. Maybe I just got lucky? I dont know.

    Just thought Id share that experience.
     

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