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By rmm1110, Junior Member on 14th June 2017, 02:06 PM
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Hello, First post, my apologies in advance if this is the wrong place but i have spent some time researching this question but i want to be sure before i brick a $850 phone...i have rooted a few Samsung phones but i think a lot of it was luck and part of it was being able to read instructions (from here, i might add)...i have read enough to believe i can safely root a G955USQU1ACQ9 android 7.0 Kernel 4.4.16-10895874 build NRD90M.G955USQU1AQC9 Knox 2.8

the reason i hesitate to do it myself is the above mentioned cost of this phone and, i saw a "one click root" type thing and used the function that allowed to see if the program can unlock my phone and it says it is not available yet.. i imagine they simply have not updated the program to include my phone but the phone itself is able to be rooted using the methods i see here at XDA for the G955U in general.

so my question is, is this particular phone root-able following the instructions found elsewhere on this site? thank you in advance
 
 
14th June 2017, 02:11 PM |#2  
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No, you can't.
14th June 2017, 03:26 PM |#3  
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No, you can't.

thank you for the fast reply..can you please elaborate? are the XDA developers able to root it remotely? i found some $$ service here that says they can root your phone..does not say if they can this one or not. thanks
14th June 2017, 10:16 PM |#4  
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thank you for the fast reply..can you please elaborate? are the XDA developers able to root it remotely? i found some $$ service here that says they can root your phone..does not say if they can this one or not. thanks

Root on any USA models is IMPOSSIBLE. Most likely will never happen. Save your money.
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15th June 2017, 09:04 AM |#5  
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Root on any USA models is IMPOSSIBLE. Most likely will never happen. Save your money.

thanks for the reply.... yes, good old free USA, we're so free, we now have an idiot for president...anyway, thanks for your help..sucks to be an american..we're owned by corporations, this is why they block the root...they want to force this crap on us
15th June 2017, 01:44 PM |#6  
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thanks for the reply.... yes, good old free USA, we're so free, we now have an idiot for president...anyway, thanks for your help..sucks to be an american..we're owned by corporations, this is why they block the root...they want to force this crap on us

From my own personal experience root is blocked in the USA for 2 main reasons.

1.) Corporate contracts - most companies will not allow root access on company phone. In order to steal contracts away from Apple corporations asked to have the phones be locked down tighter. This why even Tmobile locks their bootloaders now. A big part of this is government contracts as well. The USA government is extremely strick on which phone hardware anyone who contracts for them can use.

2.) Samsung Pay - (or tap and pay in general) It will never be allowed to work on a rooted of bootloader unlocked device. And in the USA they are pushing it hard because it is more secure than a physical credit card. Credit card companies lose Billions each year to stolen/lost cards and fraudulent charges. If they force everyone over to a tap and pay solution on your phone they will limit much of that liability.

Honestly I don't think it's a bad thing. The key really is that Google (Android) and OEMs (Samsung) need to continue to roll out the features users want. There should be no need for root anymore. The phone should have all of the features built in, or non root solutions should be found.

To be honest the only thing I miss from root is Viper4Android and even that there are comparable features built in now. I do think Support for older devices should be required as well, but I think Android is addressing that in 8.0 by segmenting out the system from the OEM over lays and drivers, basically allowing Google to push system updates straight to devices.
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15th June 2017, 03:07 PM |#7  
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From my own personal experience root is blocked in the USA for 2 main reasons.

1.) Corporate contracts - most companies will not allow root access on company phone. In order to steal contracts away from Apple corporations asked to have the phones be locked down tighter. This why even Tmobile locks their bootloaders now. A big part of this is government contracts as well. The USA government is extremely strick on which phone hardware anyone who contracts for them can use.

2.) Samsung Pay - (or tap and pay in general) It will never be allowed to work on a rooted of bootloader unlocked device. And in the USA they are pushing it hard because it is more secure than a physical credit card. Credit card companies lose Billions each year to stolen/lost cards and fraudulent charges. If they force everyone over to a tap and pay solution on your phone they will limit much of that liability.

Honestly I don't think it's a bad thing. The key really is that Google (Android) and OEMs (Samsung) need to continue to roll out the features users want. There should be no need for root anymore. The phone should have all of the features built in, or non root solutions should be found.

To be honest the only thing I miss from root is Viper4Android and even that there are comparable features built in now. I do think Support for older devices should be required as well, but I think Android is addressing that in 8.0 by segmenting out the system from the OEM over lays and drivers, basically allowing Google to push system updates straight to devices.

thank you for enlightening me. interesting stuff. i have an app that has some control....here it is package disabler pro... ...and you made me feel better about having this phone..thanks
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Honestly only thing I miss about root is flashing custom roms like miui. I wish the phone had root but I won't complain as the phone is smooth overall.
16th June 2017, 04:11 AM |#9  
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thanks for the reply.... yes, good old free USA, we're so free, we now have an idiot for president...anyway, thanks for your help..sucks to be an american..we're owned by corporations, this is why they block the root...they want to force this crap on us

From the worst president in the history of our country to an "idiot" ....... Dramatic step up imo
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From the worst president in the history of our country to an "idiot" ....... Dramatic step up imo

When you have an election between a Giant Douche and a Turd Sandwich one of them ends up being your president for at least 4 years. πŸ‘πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‘
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i am not going to get into a political discussion here...but i will tell you, you are also an idiot if you believe your own BS. says a lot about you to support a racist man making fun of the handicapped and attacking gold star families....biggest mistake the USA ever made and if you are too stupid to realize that..well..i do not need to be a member here
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