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No, Official or custom firmware are only to be used with the device specified in its name Using a different phone model may result in your hard bricking your phone Is there a reason why you want to use a different phone model firmware over your own?
Yes, it's normal. Think about what a rooting app does. It exploits a vulnerability in the operating system to get elevated privileges, and drops a new binary so that it will continue to have those privileges, completely subverting the security of the system. In a way, a rooting app is a virus. You certainly wouldn't want to install one by accident, so it's ...
It is as simple as running adb install -s someapp.apk. However, the app should be ready to run from external storage. adb resides in the path to ADT/sdk/platform-tools directory. Related question: Move to SD Card doesn't move everything
The file you downloaded "CF-Auto-Root-jflte-jfltexx-gti9505.tar.md5" is not designed for the device you are trying to use it on. GT-I9505 is the international model, and is different from your AT&T model SGH-I337. Any rooting methods must be tailored for your exact device model. I recommend heading to the section dedicated to your specific device on ...
If I could comment, I would, but yes, TowelRoot is a safe download. It is one of the most commonly used root methods for newer devices. Neither of the antivirus programs that I use have had any problem with it. (If someone has the ability to repost this as a comment on @IAmTheSquidward's answer, that would be awesome) EDIT: Several sites and forums state ...
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