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If I root my phone will I have any carrier problems? Towelroot seems to be the right program, but is towelroot.com safe? Virustotal said Dr. Web doesn't trust it. Is towelroot the right way to do it root it anyway? If I want to install Cyanogenmod what are my options.

Thanks

References: https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/46f8ce8a82ae707f6d951e528e4fb55514d55e929c3063ea9f3054003fa6d953/analysis/

When I scan the apk file itself, it has several hits as risk ware or exploit. Does this mean it is not dangerous?

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/5aa19d58ccda518979ecec97db9ee7a6a1de606fd661ef9238e65f3b533f170c/analysis/

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The most reliable root for the Sprint S4 is CF-Auto-Root, which requires a computer. Instructions

If you found an article saying Towelroot will work, then Towelroot will work as well. I have an S5 and I used Towelroot. It's definitely trustworthy.

When it comes to one-click-root apps, it's as easy as just trying them, if they work they work, if they don't move on to the next one. The only exception is when you have to flash a systemless root kernel for that specific device, which applies to some of the latest flagships

Of course I don't know your specific model number, so it's always good to google search your model number, android version, and the word "root".

Hope this helps

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  • My apologies I meant s4. So, with it working on your s5 I should be fine? Thanks for sharing! Jan 20, 2016 at 21:55
  • Updated my answer. Yes. Millions of Android peeps have used Towelroot, including me. I trust it, Android security freaks haven't found anything wrong with it, so there's that. And no problem. Jan 20, 2016 at 22:04
  • Ok, I will try those two thanks so much! I sadly can't up-vote your answer yet. Jan 20, 2016 at 22:09
  • Try Towelroot first, it's the easiest for sure. Jan 20, 2016 at 22:18

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