-How to we protect it to make sure VZW doesn't somehow patch it?
-Tethering without Foxfi now possible. See below.
-SuperSu info - see below.
-What will we need to do about updates?
Read below. I'm adding helpful info as it is collected.
GeoHot (and others), you are the man (men). Thanks guys. All bounty pledgers, pay up!
If you need to root your S5, go here. Donate as well! http://towelroot.com/
** No, Root does not allow us to unlock the bootloader. They are entirely different. I personally have not heard of anyone working on that. Most knowledgeable people I have heard say it would require a leak of the keys from Verizon. **
***Below are apps and/or tweaks (not obvious ones) known to work by me or someone else that has tested***
----X Tether (Free tethering)!
----Wanam Xposed - Free tethering option does NOT work for me. Others report it does.
-Super SU 2.0 in Play store now works. Link below no longer needed.
----use this version http://download.chainfire.eu/447/Sup...SU-v1.99r4.zip