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Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by skratch77, Oct 29, 2014.
For all the people complaining about Verizon locking things down here you go!!!
For those that might have wanted more info:
Hmmmm, interesting. I had all but given up hope on the Note 4 in favor of the Nexus 6 but this definitely changes things.
Links no good. What was the gist of the article?
Edit - nevermind, I believe this is the Note 4 developer edition and not the mainstream device.
What's the difference between developer and regular editions?
believe the difference is only the unlockable bootloader
in the past developer models are up front purchase only, no subsidy
This ...... it'll run you upwards of $700 for the developer edition. The only problem is, not many will purchase this device so development for it will be non existent to middling.
Aye, very true.. its best use is probably guaranteed root, rather than hope for roms.
With unlocked boot loader you can flash international snapdragon roms on it
Just keep the Verizon modem firmware on it or go 100% google edition if they release a gpe ROM for the snapdragon note 4
this is speaking from gs4 experience but
an originally touchwiz GS4 cannot go full GPE, like the HTC M7 and M8 can
something about the partitioning being different.
But yes, the roms are compatible between the two devices (like I can use international s4 roms on my GPE provided the system isnt larger than my phone's smaller system partition.) Have a feeling you only meant roms though since no way in hell there will be an official note 4 gpe
Knox is basically embedded into the CPU. So flashing root and roms might still be an issue for those that hate the warranty counter.
Yeah I ment asop Roms lol but I'm thinking with a fully unlocked boot loader you can flash any bootloader kernel from and international snapdragon rom
I wasn't aware you could flash international roms on the developer edition. That does increase its value since most of the good developers are developing for international devices.
This is a developer cell so I'm sure it has no warranty to begin with.
Its made to be tinkered with
Samsung's initial Warranty does apply to GPE versions.
I'm not familiar with the gpe phones.do they come with an unlockable boot loader? Or just asop google ROM installed and still enforcing the locked boot loader the regular phones get.
We are not cracking or hacking the Dev phone and its allowing us to run custom software since its a Dev phone so it should still get the same warranty right?
I'm personally not familiar with GPE neither. I just know my co-worker had an S4 GPE and had to send off by 1 year warranty to Samsung for the camera flash not working.
Whether Samsung is strict or not about the Knox counter is something I have no clue about. I just mentioned about Knox cause I know some people are anal about having the counter tripped.
I wouldn't worry about it on this particular cell as it comes from the factory with a non encrypted boot loader and Knox is compromised out the gate allowing full access to the phones hardware.