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[Verizon] Unlocked Bootloader + Xposed

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nordicstew, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. nordicstew

    nordicstew Lurker
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    I have my Galaxy S3 rooted on 4.4.2, but the bootloader is still locked. I want to install some modules with Xposed, and I'm wondering if it would be safe to go ahead and install them, or if not having the bootloader unlocked will mess up my phone in some way.
     


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  2. Mikestony

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    Hello and welcome nordicstew!!
    A locked bootloader will not affect the modules or their functionality.
    I used the Xblast module for my S3:)

    Just be sure the module is compatible with your device, as I think some of them are not. :hmmmm:

    Also, when I've had the S3, I was fortunate enough to root before the locked bootloader, so that's why I ask this question--- do you have a recovery (such as Safestrap) to make a nandroid backup? Or does safestrap have that capability?

    As with anything, flash at your own risk, but I think the correct module for your device, whatever one you decide to go with, will not be affected by the locked bootloader;)
     
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  3. nordicstew

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    I do not have a custom recovery installed. Where do you recommend getting modules from and how do I make sure they're compatible?
     
  4. Mikestony

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    The module repository is here:
    Welcome to the Xposed Module Repository! | Xposed Module Repository

    If you click on the word "XBlast" in my previous post, it will take you to that particular module.

    Do you already have the Xposed framework installed? Modules will not work without it.
    I assumed you already have the framework installed, but just makin' sure;)

    If not, here is the link for the Xposed framework:
    Xposed - General info, versions & changelog - XDA Forums

    Usually, a module will have its description/compatibility listed at the download page.

    If you are in question about a paricular module, just post back here:)

    Oh, one more thing....some modules can have conflicts with each other. In other words, if Module "A" changes the clock to the color blue, and you have Module "B" set to turn the clock red...well, there's a conflict.
    So be sure which modules do what.
    The XBlast module has alot of options in and of itself and that's why I only ran one module;)


    Edit:
    another popular module for our devices (S3) is Wanam ..check it out:)
     
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  5. nordicstew

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    Thank you for all your help!
    I just have one more question: I downloaded supersu and it said that Knox could interfere with some root stuff, and asked if I wanted to disable it. What will happen if I do, and if I uninstall supersu, will it reenable Knox?
     
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  6. Mikestony

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    That I am not sure of. Do you want to utilize Knox? Do you need Knox?
    If not, then I am sure you can allow SU to disable it.
    If you need Knox, then I'm sorry, I don't have an answer as far as Knox interfering with root stuff.
     
  7. nordicstew

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    I've come across some modules requiring Busybox to be installed. Is this safe with a locked bootloader?
     
  8. Mikestony

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    Yes. no worries there;)
     
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