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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Termin8, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. Termin8

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    Have gotten to a point where internal memory is not enough to even do an update without removing a bunch of apps. Thanks to At&t I can't move apps to the SD card either, so I'm considering rooting since I still love the phone.
    What are my options?
     

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    I am afraid that AT&T have their own firmware with a mega locked down bootloader and is unrootable.
     
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    I saw an article online that mentioned an app called Towelroot that could root ANY Samsung S5, even At&t and Verizon. Ever hear of that?
     
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    Yes I have. It will not work on the latest firmware releases from AT&T.
     
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    Ok, so rooting is not a possibility. Any other ideas that could help me? Or am I just a victim of planned obsolescence?
     
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    That's a shame. I really like my S5 Active but the lack of storage is a huge problem. Is it feasible to not do anymore updates? Dumping most, if not all of my apps just so I can do an update is a pain.
     
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    Just an FYI, it turns out this is a "known issue" for the S5. Had to take it to the at&t store and they got at&t service to remote program my phone. So now I’m updated to 5.1.1 and I didn’t even have to take any apps off my phone!
     

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