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!