[HACKS] [HOW TO] Root your Verizon Galaxy S4

Discussion in 'Galaxy S4 Development' started by wicked, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. DessoThumbs

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    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
     
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    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 :)
     
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    Worked great, thanks Wicked and all those involved.
     
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    ok i can get into the developer options but when i try to uncheck the verify aps via usb it is grayed out and i cannot uncheck it did i do something wrong?
     
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    Also...rooting gets you access to Apps (like Google Wallet) that Verizon blocks...
     
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    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.)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2337509

    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk 2.
     
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    Successfully rooted my new s4 thanks to you DMX. :hail:
     
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    Congrats on the S4 dude!
     
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    I haven't put it down til now since it needs its second recharge of the day lol

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    I got mine rooted yesterday and loaded with cleanrom. Its sexy.
     
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    Haha don't tempt me to throw a ROM on this thing yet, I wanna give TouchWiz at least a week:p
     
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    umm why are the links to the kernels just pointing to and downloading a md5? is that right? wheres the kernel come form? lol
     
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