Worked fine for me..
Any major advantages for rooting right now? I'm sure you can freeze/remove bloat ware, but is the phone more responsive, faster DLs, etc. Any disadvantages? I had my OG Driod rooted (by typing in tons of code from the physical keyboard) and am wondering if I should root my S4? I'm not finding the touch wiz interface to be nearly obtrusive as I thought.
As always, TIA
I'll give my perspective fwiw. I have rooted prior devices yet never flashed roms. Why on earth you might ask? Well, I actually don't mind VZs stock settings. What I DO mind is all the bloatware they insist on putting on my device that not only hogs up RAM but also inundates my app screens with icons I will never even think of using. So for me, it's about that.That being said, the chip on this phone should be so fast that I cannot see a pressing need, for me, at the moment. So I'll wait until it's a bit more tested and I"m comfortable with the recovery aspects should something go awry. Other than that, "because it's there" comes to mind as another answer :-)
I know it is not very common for somebody not having access to a Windows machine to root their devices but here is a guide to root the Verizon galaxy s4 with a Mac. (And possibly Linux although that isn't tested as of yet.)
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Motorola Droid Razr Maxx
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