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Worth buying a rooted S5 or will I have problems...later ?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by androidtvfan, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. androidtvfan

    androidtvfan Well-Known Member
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    I see a seller on ebay selling S5's unlocked and rooted. I just wonder what the risks are if any these days with a rooted version and apart from being able to save 3rd party apps to the SD card (big wow, not !) what benefits are there ?

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  2. androidtvfan

    androidtvfan Well-Known Member
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    I am surprised no one can or wants to answer this !
  3. acraftylady

    acraftylady Android Enthusiast

    Never had a rooted phone myself but what kind of feedback does the seller have? I have had good luck buying used phones on ebay but only from one person that is selling because they upgraded not sellers that deal in mass cell phones sales as they usually have horrible feedback. Mary
  4. JonathanWhitey

    JonathanWhitey Android Enthusiast

    Don't buy a pre-rooted phone. It may have issues and if you want root, it isn't that hard to do on your own. Root allows you to access permissions to do things that you wouldn't normally be able to do, such as better file management. It does void your warranty and can sometimes prevent the software from updating if the seller installed a custom recovery.
  5. androidtvfan

    androidtvfan Well-Known Member
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    Yes agree with what you say, I'll just buy an unlocked one thanks for response

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 release date was April 2014. Features and Specs include a 5.1" inch screen, 16MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 801 processor, and 2800mAh battery.

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