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    I recently rooted my gs4 and yes it is rooted and doubled checked. But I can not seem to put a new boot loader on my phone! It is a Verizon gs4 with the 4.3 update, I tried too manager and getting TWRP from there but every time I try it never downloads. Then I tried the second option with ROM manager and CWM when I open ROM manager it says cwm is working then I put my phone into recovery mode and it takes me straight to the stock boot loader!? I thought this had the built in Loki to get around the locked boot loader I have looked everywhere and can't find a solution someone please help! Thank you
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    We need to know what system version and baseband you are running? Go to system settings>about phone>
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    Im currently running on a Verizon SCH-I545 with android 4.3 with a baseband version ending in MJ7, from what I understand Verizon locked the boot loader in a recent update which is why goo manager and safe strap dont work and I have to wait until a recovery is compatible with MJ7 if you know something else please let me know
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    You pretty much got it right. You can root MJ7, but there is no custom recovery as of right now, from my understanding. There are a couple of threads on XDA that focus on MJ7. You may want to visit that forum for the latest information and progress on custom recovery for MJ7 users.
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    You need to follow this thread closely. Hashcode has done an awesome job so far with Safe Strap as the go-to method for flashing custom Rom's up to the ME7 build. He's supposed to be getting a MJ7 S4 sometime next week. My advice would be to wait and be patient until then.

    Here is the XDA thread link:

    [RECOVERY LOCKED/ME7/MI1] Safestrap Recovery v3.65 [2013-11-15] - xda-developers
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