T-Mobile's Latest Galaxy S4 OTA Update Brings Rooting Restriction Feature.

Discussion in 'Android News' started by DroidModderX, May 8, 2013.

  1. DroidModderX

    DroidModderX Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2011
    Messages:
    5,749
    Likes Received:
    2,120
    Trophy Points:
    478
    Ratings:
    +2,239
    A developer well known here on DroidForums "Mattlgroff" noticed yesterday that the latest OTA update for the T-Mobile variant of the Galaxy S4 includes a new Rooting Restriction Feature. LG has also began to put root restrictions in their devices as well. I am really hoping this is not the direction that carriers are going to go as a whole. In the end these root restricters are really just extra speed bumps for developers. Where there is a will there is a way.

    Matt posted his findings over at XDA. Here is what he found.


    Matt also posted his Root method that accounts for this new root restriction feature. This method is less preferable as it will cause wifi to not work, and will cause some force closes. Matt is working on a fix for this now, but suggest you only use this if you don't want to just flash the original firmware.

    Matt's Root Method

    Stock Frimware
     
  2. jspradling7

    jspradling7 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    801
    Likes Received:
    214
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +214
    The root restrictions are confusing to my little grey cells. On one hand they say the restrictions are to stop folks from returning rooted and damaged phones that are costing them millions. BUT, they say they're not worried about offending the 'rooters' because there are so few of them in the big picture... I guess reducing loss is the on going goal of all companies so I can't blame them for trying to cut down on user damaged devices, but honestly, how many people are returning bricked devices?
     
  3. ruvy01

    ruvy01 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Wastefield, New England
    Ratings:
    +4
    minus one for the Galaxy S4, plus one for the HTC one. i think im about to support the underdog this time around, although i love samsung :/ argh someone make the choice for me, just sold my note 2 and my droid 2 backup sucks on android 2.3.4 :(
     
  4. Dalvik_Cache

    Dalvik_Cache Super Moderator
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2013
    Messages:
    927
    Likes Received:
    125
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Central US
    Ratings:
    +125
    I would expect Verizon to do the same thing.

    Sent from my VZW Samsung Galaxy S4.
     
  5. droidbionicmaster

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2011
    Messages:
    468
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +4
    I don't why these companies won't allow rooting. The roots firmware builds never usually have issues. But when it comes to a ota through carriers the ota has many issues

    Sent from my DROID RAZR MAXX using Droid Forums
     
  6. Hugh Jass

    Hugh Jass Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,662
    Likes Received:
    121
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Ratings:
    +123
    It's all about control, and restriction of freedom.
     
  7. droidbionicmaster

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2011
    Messages:
    468
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +4
    I bet if rooter had controll android would be better. People complain about issues. I bet if they listen people won't switch to iOS

    Sent from my DROID RAZR MAXX using Droid Forums
     
Search tags for this page

how to root galaxy s4 tmobile

,

how to root tmobile galaxy s4

,

root galaxy s4 t mobile

,

root galaxy s4 tmobile

,
root samsung galaxy s4 tmobile
,
root t-mobile galaxy s4
,

root tmobile galaxy s4

,
s4 mobile
,
tmobile galaxy s4 ota update
,
tmobile s4 update