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27th January 2015, 03:03 PM |#61  
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YouTube is unbearable without that!
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1st February 2015, 06:48 AM |#62  
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Originally Posted by Swimguy14

YouTube is unbearable without that!

2nd February 2015, 04:30 AM |#63  
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In response to the OP, I've detoxed myself from rooting as well, and I'm happy. Not to say I won't ever root again, but this new wave of material designing all the google apps from google themselves and being able to use them already has really been the reason I haven't rooted. I'm more interested in theming and always have been, so the freedom to customize plenty without root is a great thing for me personally. Also I'm just really happy with KitKat in general.

With that said, I might root sometime and flash away, but only when I get another device to do my daily stuff (calls, emails, text) so I can have some real fun with my S5!
7th April 2015, 01:30 AM |#64  
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So, it's been 9 months and 13 days since I started this thread. I have been root-free ever since. I'm not gonna was hard in the beginning, but once I was completely detoxed....well, it was kind of NICE. Sure, I missed a few tethering mostly....but all in all, kind of happy I'm not rooted. Looking forward to seeing what the S6/S6 Edge is going to be like, even though I'm SUPER pissed that there's no removable battery, no microsd, and no IP rating...kind of seems silly to regress on those kinds of features just to be like an iphone knock-off....but *sigh*
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9th April 2015, 07:05 PM |#65  
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Originally Posted by Swimguy14

What is difficult about installing an app and tapping your finger on the screen literally ONE time?

I had this phone rooted within two minutes of purchasing it, i hadnt even walked out of the store yet. In 10 years of hacking phones this was literally the quickest, easiest, toddler-could-do-it mod ive ever encountered.

Even if your firmware is incompatible w/towelroot youre looking at 5mins max using a computer & odin.

.................... I know its been awhile since you commented on my post but just wanted to say you were right @Swimguy14 , I was just nervous about learning a new device but its really as easy as you said. Thank you for letting me know............
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