Author: Max Lee

How to Backup/Restore ROM on Galaxy S4 with Root! [CWM Recovery] 22

How to Backup/Restore ROM on Galaxy S4 with Root! [CWM Recovery]

After rooting your Galaxy S4 with CWM method, I highly suggest you to make a backup ROM before you start installing a custom ROM or anything else.

What is a backup ROM?

Backing up your ROM will back up your whole system including your apps, app settings, and everything except your personal media such as photos and videos.  Having a backup ROM makes it easy to recover your phone when something goes wrong such as bootloops.

Does Rooting Galaxy S4 Void My Warranty? 4

Does Rooting Galaxy S4 Void My Warranty?

Probably one of the most common questions I get is, “does rooting Galaxy S4 void my warranty?”.

And the short answer is yes and no. Rooting by itself does not void warranty. But if you root your Galaxy S4 by installing a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM Recovery, you will increase your binary counter (What is Binary Counter?), which in essence voids your warranty.

Why Root Galaxy S4? 7

Why Root Galaxy S4?

First, what does rooting Galaxy S4 mean?

Rooting Galaxy S4 means that you gain admin access to your phone, sorta like having admin access/username for your Windows/Mac/Linux computer. ¬†In layman’s terms, you are basically getting 100% control over the Galaxy S4 you already paid for.

What does rooting Galaxy S4 do for you?