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You don't need a custom ROM to get root. Geohot's towelroot works for all S4 variants except your I9500 which has a different chipset. So if your firmware is I9500XXUFNB3 or older, then try: 1) Go and Download the " philz_touch_6.12.8-i9500.tar.md5 " located on this website http://goo.im/devs/philz_touch/CWM_Advanced_Edition/i9500 2) Download and extract ...


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Note: Techicnally you probably couled use a FAT32 partition but I've had issues on several devices. For Link2SD you need 2 partitions: 1) FAT32 this is your file storage, photos, media etc. 2) EXT3 (Or EXT2 or EXT4, but 3 has always worked for me) partition. This is the part this will be recognised as new 'internal memory'. There is a full tutorial on ...


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Official OTA's from HTC could only be installed if you posses the stock recovery. You can download the right one for you from XDA here. When you have downloaded it you can just flash it by typing this (with your phone connected in fastboot mode): fastboot flash recovery path/to/recovery.img Disclaimer: Probably the update won't work if you have a custom ...


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Manufacturer OTAs can only be flashed using the recovery that came with your device, which is (more often than not) 3e recovery. I would recommend that you find a stock recovery.img, fastboot flash recovery recovery.img, then apply the OTA.


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Yes, you can root it without installing a custom ROM. The rooting instructions on this site just tell you to install a custom recovery, which can install su for you.


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You can! You just need to backup your data! Which phone are using? brand? In sony there is a app called backup and restore, by backing up your data you can get back your data incase if you lose it!! I think there is a way not losing data while rooting your phone.


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Since Google Now isn't actually available in my country, I did some looking around, and found this "hack" in a blog : http://thenepalidroidguy.blogspot.com/2014/02/how-to-enable-google-now_6.html In case that the link dies, these are the steps described there : Make sure you have an active internet connection and follow all the steps below carefully. ...



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