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[Verizon] Root N00bie

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Neijii, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. Neijii

    Neijii Lurker
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    Hey Guys,

    I have the S4, v 4.4.2 and I'm trying to root it. I saw that towelroot but it won't work since my kernel was updated recently.

    What's the easiest way I can root my phone? I've been googling but everything I find it really old.
     



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  2. Neijii

    Neijii Lurker
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    Perhaps I need to roll back my kernel? But I'm not rooted at all, so I'm not sure if that is an option.
     
  3. mrpbjnance

    mrpbjnance Newbie

    There is a program called odin install that on your computer.. connect your phone and flash the NG5 then use towel root to root.. then flash NG6 back..
    there is a step by step guide. if I find it I will add to this post.

    The next step is installing a ROM.. I can't figure that out.. if anyone does please let me know..


    http://www.droidviews.com/root-verizon-galaxy-s4-sch-i545-i545vrufng6-firmware/
     
  4. Neijii

    Neijii Lurker
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    Is there anything I need to do before flashing?
     
  5. mrpbjnance

    mrpbjnance Newbie

    No just follow those steps. I think they made a backup.. but its pretty straight forward and easy.

    To me rooting isn't giving much because I so far have not been able to install a custom ROm.
    I am having the txt problems associated with kit kat 4.4.2 and want to get a ROM with a newer version but so far have not been able to.
     
  6. Neijii

    Neijii Lurker
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    I have a MAC, Odin is for Windows only?
     
  7. mrpbjnance

    mrpbjnance Newbie

    I think it is Windows only..sorry.. Have a friend with a laptop?
     
  8. Neijii

    Neijii Lurker
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    I'll try that..hopefully I can get this done soon
     

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