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Samsung Galaxy S4 root appears, but just for the rare Exynos 5 Octa version

Samsung Galaxy S4 root appears, but just for the rare Exynos 5 Octa version
The enterprising folks over at the XDA-Devs forums seemingly have managed to root the Samsung Galaxy S4, as usual before it is even released, like it is becoming customary these days for red-hot flagship handsets.

The ROM is packaged with ROOT&Busybox into an image flashable via Odin. The catch is that this is only for the Exynos 5 Octa version of the handset, and we just wrote a piece on why these won't be widespread any time soon. Most of the Galaxy S4 units will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 chipset, and for this one root is yet to come. 

Some devs already hinted that they won't give such high priority on the S4 as they used to with Samsung's previous Galaxy line flagships, but if the sales pan out as usual, the handset could again become the most hacked and modded Android phone for the year.

source: XDA-Devs

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posted on 01 Apr 2013, 05:50 3

1. MrJerry (Posts: 393; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Exciting!

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 06:14 2

2. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4006; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


That's nice to hear, or read. If I do pick up the GS4, it would definitely be the Exynos model, and it's nice to know I have the option to root. Now that I know the Exynos model can run on T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42 and LTE, it's gotten more appealing for me to have as my next device. Final decisions will be made after Google I/O however, if the Motorola X phone makes an appearance.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 07:13

4. PhoenixWright (Posts: 99; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


"NOOOOOOOOOOOOO, you should wait for Apple's iPhone 5S!"

-Haven't seen that phrase for a while :D

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 07:45

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8260; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You never will.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 07:47

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8260; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'm planning on doing the same! Craigslist is going to be my best friend for awhile.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 15:41

8. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Yup unless something new comes out before I can preorder a GS4 international I am getting it and getting unlimited everything on T-mobile for $70 a month. Hopefully its on a site like Amazon in 2-3 weeks.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 06:42 1

3. ama3654 (Posts: 249; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


Very excited! Success brings developers. Anyone have any idea if Galaxy S4 support UHS-I micro sdcard speed at 70 mb/s?

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 08:06

7. naveenstuns (Posts: 172; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


This is April fool !!!!

look at the source link :P :P

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