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[Q] Advice on how to Proceed with my AT&T S5

29th May 2014, 09:57 PM   |  #1  
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Hi Everyone!

I just got a Samsung Galaxy S5 (4.4.2) this weekend and was excited to start using it. I was disappointed with all the "bloatware" that AT&T decided to load onto the phone. I decided to root it and get rid of what I wanted, however I was disappointed to learn that there was no file available for my version of the S5 for CF-Auto-Root. So I would like some advice on how to proceed!

1) What options are available to me for in terms of gaining additional access (i.e. rooting / jailbreaking)

2) My work email requires encryption on the device. I was unable to root my old phone (S3) because the encryption interfered with the process and actually there was really no way to reverse the encryption! I can't delay accessing my work email indefinitely, how long before a root option become available? Should I wait?

3) ATT put something called "My Magazine" where the google now pane should be (left of the home screen). Will rooting the device allow me to put google now there instead of leaving it blank by disabling "My Magazine"

Thanks for reading and any feedback would be appreciated!

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29th May 2014, 10:56 PM   |  #2  
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For some reason AT&T has no development threads. I'm curious as to know why.

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29th May 2014, 11:57 PM   |  #3  
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Att and Verizon don't have root yet. It's a waiting game for it with no eta. There is a direct forum here, it's at&t Samsung galaxy s5.

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30th May 2014, 01:25 AM   |  #4  
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Haha that sucks.

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AT&T and Verizon have a locked bootloader, so it's going to be a long time before root. There is like a $17,000+ bounty for the first developer to achieve it for the S5.

My honest opinion, get rid of AT&T if you are serious about development, or you can get some unlocked phones that work on AT&Ts network.

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AT&T and Verizon have a locked bootloader, so it's going to be a long time before root. There is like a $17,000+ bounty for the first developer to achieve it for the S5.

My honest opinion, get rid of AT&T if you are serious about development, or you can get some unlocked phones that work on AT&Ts network.

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Thank you for the informative reply! That clears up point #1 for me.

Do you (or anyone) have any advice about my encryption question (point #2)?

If its a long wait and I decide to use the encryption to check my work email. Will it be able to be reversed later?

Thanks,
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