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Discussion in 'Android Rooting' started by greenghost, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. greenghost

    greenghost Newbie
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    Currently have a S5, with Verizon. I've rooted my phone for many years. I got a GS3 wayback because I saw that a lot of people had a Galaxy back then and was the easiest to find support for how to root my phone. Now I am thinking of upgrading to another phone. I'm thinking about the S7 when that comes out(I'm aware that it will probably take away to find a way to root the S7 after it comes out. So my question is, Are Galaxy phones still best to root? If not, what other phones should I look at? Also would it matter if I got a S7 edge instead of just a S7? Thanks

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  2. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User

    If you're looking for a phone Specifically to root, then it's hard to look past the Nexus devices, or something like the oneplus ones where the manufacturers actively encourage people to root them
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  3. Nexus devices are the way to go for rooting and such. Very easy to do and easy to restore if trouble occurs.

    Last time i checked (while ago), Verizon didn't allow some Nexus devices, such as first generation Nexus 5 models. They would work fine on the VZ network but some reason they don't want them on their grid. Check first.
    1. Hi all! I just got a galaxy s7 edge like a month ago. And I bought the phone outright from a friend for get this! $300! I know that was a great deal for that phone! But he is a good friend! So I'm not on a device plan. Now my phone carrier plan is prepaid verizon plan. So I'm with verizon. So since I fully own the phone. It's my phone. So I should be able to do what I want with my phone? So I want to root it. I'm fully aware of the risks of rooting a phone? And that it voids the warranty. But first of all? There are some factory apps on my phone that I want to uninstall? I don't care if samsung wants them to stay on the phone? I own the phone! Samsung don't own my phone. I do! So I tried and tried and tried to root my phone over the last few days? With no avail? Then I find out that I have to unlock the bootloader? And well I have to say that this is bs! Why is samsung like this? When I own this phone? So I would appreciate it if anyone here could give me advice on how to accomplishing rooting my phone? Now also I don't have a pc? But I may be able to use a friend's pc to root my phone? But I would prefer not to have to use a pc to root my phone? Thanks! God bless you all!

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