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... stress again, that it seems perfectly possible to run a custom firmware, this is purely about rooting the stock firmware. Disabling SELinux appears to be rather easy, though that in turn causes a lot of crashes in the firmware itself. Haven't really looked into those crashes, or if they're fixable, as we're still having problems simply running su. Again, it does appear that the su protection is not actually related to SELinux but to something else in the kernel. Next try, maybe. Or maybe I'll just wait for having a device in-hand and some kernel sauce :)
Kernel Sauce ;-)
Sure sounds tastier;-)
Aren't the real brainteasers the most satisfying to solve eventually?
Looking forward to your solution when you're all done with it, the S4 will be my next phone for sure! Excellent work as always, thank you!
Thanks for fighting the battle for those of us who can't. Posts like that should include a Paypal Donate link.
Why not just move over to Sony and the Xperia Z? :D
I'm afraid I won't miss Samsung after I got that one ;P
Kernel sauce...is that anything like Vsauce? :-) Maybe, just maybe, ~~HTC~~ Samsung will release source like they're supposed to under the GPL, and you can look at the SUID/SGID portions of the kernel and/or filesystem(s).
+Michael Hebo for funsies? I have a Z. It has it's own set of issues.
Ohhh, nice. So DSLR Controller will be compatible with it? :)
I haven't tested it with the Z yet. Loved it on my previous Samsung though!
Rooting part is great, but provided devs want to develop custom ROMs on the S4. Cyanogen Mod won't be supporting the S4. I also think the majority that'll buy a S4 would be the normal users who probably never even heard of rooting :/
The Cyanogen Mod support was cleared up this AM, they haven't said yes or no that was another tech source fueling that rumor.
Cm quote was from hacksung.
I admire your Insistence on your work, good luck in rooting the S4 :-)
The thing about you that I admire is the fact that you keep your loyal followers/users updated with your new "ventures". I bet a lot of our S4 purchasing decisions will depend on the eventual outcome of this ;-)
and also this one
+Paul Roberts I'm sure it's awesome news, but I'm gonna pass when it comes to the S4
Hope u get it rooted.. no root no s4.. i wil not get s4 if u cant root..
Can you get a S4 in the US yet? Can't remember if there will be a Verizon version?
Im ditching my pie'd n4 for the Sammy s4..... Already present ordered (rrg interest with voda uk.)
Look forward to your progress. As it'll be the 1st thing I do .
I cant wait till you figure it out. I definitely want to get one but i already have a Rooted Note2. I think i might wait on the Note3 instead.
+Johnny Ward I will be more than happy to take you N4 off your hands.
+Jason Gurd it will be for sale very soon if your interested ? Factory unlocked sp front and back . white brand skin .bumper case. cpw receipt ...
OK where you putting it up at so I can watch for it?
EBay if I don't have a private sale before hand.. I'd take £220 for it. I take it your UK based.?
Ah OK. I'd happily post over if your interested ?
That's OK couldn't use it till after September. Forgot N4 is GSM VZW is CDMA.
Thank you Chainfire for your contributions to the community. I am sure you will suceed in rootint it by the time I get my s4 lol.