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I'm thinking of getting a 'fully unlocked' S5 from an auction site. The seller has AT&T (SMG-900A) and T-Mobile (SMG-900T) versions available. Which is best? How do they differ from the international version apart from the printed logo and some carrier specific apps? Can they both be rooted?
 
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The T-Mobile version has more bands of LTE support in the US. I am on ATT, and I bought a T-Mobile S5 a few days ago. I am loving the phone so far, and plan on getting it fully rooted and unlocked shortly. The international version that is sold doesn't have LTE band support. Both the ATT and T-Mobile versions can be rooted.
 
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After using the G900A with AT&T (twice lol) I decided to pick up T-Mobile's S5 last Friday. Already running a custom rom and kernel. Love it. Only wish LTE reception was better optimized for AT&T's band 17.
 
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The T-Mobile version has more bands of LTE support in the US. I am on ATT, and I bought a T-Mobile S5 a few days ago. I am loving the phone so far, and plan on getting it fully rooted and unlocked shortly. The international version that is sold doesn't have LTE band support. Both the ATT and T-Mobile versions can be rooted.
That's incorrect. the ATT version cannot be rooted as of right now and has a locked bootloader. Definitely go with the Tmobile version if you want rooting and flashing ROMS
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That's incorrect. the ATT version cannot be rooted as of right now and has a locked bootloader. Definitely go with the Tmobile version if you want rooting and flashing ROMS
How to check this on phone before buying?
LG Optimus 2x / ROM: Jelly Cream 1.4 /Baseband version: V30A / Kernel: Kowalski M1 / KoB 0.7
Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F / Stock ROM / Rooted
 
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How to check this on phone before buying?
You can see the phone model in settings>about phone

T-Mobile is SM-G900T

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[QUOTE=devoidx;52860977]You can see the phone model in settings>about phone

Thanks! Please, can you help little bit more...
In case that bootloader is unlockable what will be stated in section "About phone"?
LG Optimus 2x / ROM: Jelly Cream 1.4 /Baseband version: V30A / Kernel: Kowalski M1 / KoB 0.7
Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F / Stock ROM / Rooted

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