[Q] Is it possible to get the GS4 i9505 on Att with CM?
So due to circumstances I am going to be moving to AT&T phone service. Right now I have a nexus 4 which is great. I love how open it is and that I have Cyanogenmod on it and many other things. But I will have the ability to get a new phone when I switch to AT&T. The GS4 is better in a lot of way (cpu, gpu, screen, sd slot) and the same size (essentially) as my Nexus 4. The problem is it isn't as open an environment.
In doing my research if I were to use the AT&T variant I wouldn't be able to even install a custom recovery. I am looking for other options. One I thought of was to sell the AT&T variant and pick up an international one. From what I can see if I picked up the snapdragon GS4 I9505, i would be able to install CM on it and use in on AT&T without much trouble.
From what I've seen in these forums it should be a problem to use the international version. I can just root and install a recovery and CM. I may need to SIM unlock it but that would be it. I wanted to confirm that and ask a few other specific questions.
Does it work with AT&T LTE?
Is the bootloader unlocked?
Are there stock recovery images?
If there is anything in the process that would be a problem?
Thanks for the help.
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