I'm not too familiar with this community or android rooting in general but I still want to see what I can do. I want to know more than just the state of rooting, is there a way to unlock the boot loader, is there a way I can remove some (if not all) of the preinstalled spyware and replace it, what can I do to better protect my privacy? I figured I'd check out this community as this is where I was lead when I wanted to root my old Kindle Fire and since this community doesn't just direct to sketchy proprietary tools like kingroot (or maybe you all do, IDK I haven't been here very long). If I could remove alot of the spyware/bloatware I wouldn't be as concerned with rooting or flashing a custom rom as those would be just nice to have if I could get the preinstalled OS to be more privacy focused. I know I can't really escape google since they're embedded right into android but what can I do about Samsung? If I can't do anything on the device I would still like to know if there is a list of domains I could block using a pi-hole. Thanks if anyone has any info, also my phone is from the T-Mobile distribution, I feel like that probably matters.