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I'm thinking of getting a 'fully unlocked' S5 from an auction site. The seller has AT&T (SMG-900A) and T-Mobile (SMG-900T) versions available. Which is best? How do they differ from the international version apart from the printed logo and some carrier specific apps? Can they both be rooted?
20th May 2014, 10:20 PM |#2  
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The T-Mobile version has more bands of LTE support in the US. I am on ATT, and I bought a T-Mobile S5 a few days ago. I am loving the phone so far, and plan on getting it fully rooted and unlocked shortly. The international version that is sold doesn't have LTE band support. Both the ATT and T-Mobile versions can be rooted.
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The T-Mobile version has more bands of LTE support in the US. I am on ATT, and I bought a T-Mobile S5 a few days ago. I am loving the phone so far, and plan on getting it fully rooted and unlocked shortly. The international version that is sold doesn't have LTE band support. Both the ATT and T-Mobile versions can be rooted.

That's incorrect. the ATT version cannot be rooted as of right now and has a locked bootloader. Definitely go with the Tmobile version if you want rooting and flashing ROMS
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22nd May 2014, 06:17 PM |#4  
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That's incorrect. the ATT version cannot be rooted as of right now and has a locked bootloader. Definitely go with the Tmobile version if you want rooting and flashing ROMS

How to check this on phone before buying?
23rd May 2014, 04:39 AM |#5  
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How to check this on phone before buying?

You can see the phone model in settings>about phone

T-Mobile is SM-G900T

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23rd May 2014, 09:10 AM |#6  
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[QUOTE=devoidx;52860977]You can see the phone model in settings>about phone

Thanks! Please, can you help little bit more...
In case that bootloader is unlockable what will be stated in section "About phone"?
21st May 2014, 02:08 AM |#7  
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After using the G900A with AT&T (twice lol) I decided to pick up T-Mobile's S5 last Friday. Already running a custom rom and kernel. Love it. Only wish LTE reception was better optimized for AT&T's band 17.
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