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By draexo, Senior Member on 4th May 2014, 03:44 PM
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I've had my phone long enough that I am no longer on contract with Verizon.

I have been checking coverage maps and talking to lots of people who use the phones and it seems my only viable options in my area if I want good coverage are: AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. I know AT&T and Verizon lock down the bootloaders. I know nothing about Sprint's policies. Coverage map looks good in my area and the areas I travel to and from. I would gladly switch to Sprint to avoid locked bootloaders.

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4th May 2014, 05:30 PM |#2  
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I've had my phone long enough that I am no longer on contract with Verizon.

I have been checking coverage maps and talking to lots of people who use the phones and it seems my only viable options in my area if I want good coverage are: AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. I know AT&T and Verizon lock down the bootloaders. I know nothing about Sprint's policies. Coverage map looks good in my area and the areas I travel to and from. I would gladly switch to Sprint to avoid locked bootloaders.

Any input?

Tell me the phone model and installed bootloader / firmware version
4th May 2014, 06:10 PM |#3  
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Tell me the phone model and installed bootloader / firmware version

Galaxy S5 for Sprint. Or even the Nexus 5

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4th May 2014, 06:13 PM |#4  
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Galaxy S5 for Sprint. Or even the Nexus 5

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Could you be a little more specific? The phone model (e.g SG-i9505) and the installed firmware was a relly usefull info
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model number SM-G900P


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