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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mudflap2020, Feb 3, 2014.

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    Is there a way of telling if a rom has a pacaged bootloader if the op doesn't state so, via a zip flash not odin, can you see in the zip if it has a bootloader packages, I saw this because on xda there's like 500 pages on each thread to roms, its crazy and I dont know what's the latest baseband ver/ bootloader number for the Sprint variants, or if they matter at all, can someone please clear this up !! I don't want a 400$ paperweight
     

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    I cant flash bootloaders because of knox ,I can't afford a brick,even with my warranty
     
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    Generally, ROMs based on AOSP or CM will not include a bootloader. ROMs based on any stock ROM from Sprint or VM may include a bootloader, but since KNOX reared its ugly head, most developers are aware of it, and should remove it. The main problem will be old stock-based ROMs that include an JB bootloader.

    If you are concerned, search the thread for the ROM you want to flash. If you can't find a clear answer after searching, ask the developer of the ROM.
     
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    funny how in xda the comments section spans normally to like 600 pages of comments, I hope theres other ways of finding this out
     
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    Search the thread for the word bootloader. If you're still unsure, ask in the thread.
     
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    does this apply to all 500 pages of comments on the forum to the rom? if this is true this is just golden
     

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