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  1. CriticalCritic

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    Hey guys, I've been gone and off the market for a couple years. Now I'm back and looking for a new device, but I just haven't been keeping up with which manufactures make a device that ticks the checkboxes that I'm looking for. I've been researching devices for the passed couple days to no avail.

    So... I'd greatly appreciate any help finding a device that fits my criteria below.

    Deal Makers/Breakers:
    - ROOTABLE
    - Decent developer support
    - At least 3gb RAM
    - Expandable memory
    - Screen >5"
    - Can be purchased out of contact for under $500
    - Current or 1 previous generation (e.g. S5 is too old)

    Highly Desirable Features:
    - Carrier Unlocked (planning to use on straight talk)
    - Permanent home/back/menu buttons
    - SAMOLED or greater
    - LED flash
    - IR Blaster
    - LED notification light on face
    - FM radio

    Wiggle Room:
    - Can be a refurbished model
    - Brand doesn't matter

    Thanks!
     

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  2. sherri

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    Have you looked at the Motorola X Pure? Except for the led, (which, from what I know, is actually "doable" with root.... It's hidden...) has what you are looking for.

    I had thought no led was a total deal breaker (search my posts here and elsewhere regarding blinking, colored led/lightflow) but I am not missing it at all. I keep my phone in a wallet/Folio type case. When I open cover, screen lights momentarily and shows me notifications. Missed calls /message /Facebook /mail... Etc..

    Carrier unlocked. Rootable. SD card. 16/32/64 GB standard. Large screen. Pretty good battery. Beautiful pictures... Always deals on it somewhere... Running MM 6.0.... Not huge development, but enough for me on XDA. Pretty much "pure", no bloatware.
     
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