Hi everyone, Currently using my SM-N900 Note 3 with T-Mobile. Don't get me wrong, I am very satisfied with the service thus far. However, I have been hearing and seeing notes suggesting that AT&T and T-Mobile will be phasing out HSPA(+) support... which spells bad news for my Note 3, since it doesn't have LTE capability. While the phone still is more than satisfactory at handling the processing for apps and stuff I want to run, having a fast signal is forcing me to see the proverbial writing on the wall, in terms that I may have to start looking for another phone. Ideally, I would prefer to just be able to buy it outright, and I would naturally prefer a fully unlocked model that is free of carrier bloat. Though I suppose there is a consolation in that being part of some Advantage program with T-Mobile, I would get an automatic $25 rebate for any new phone I would purchase that is pre-set for T-Mobile. That said, I'd been a long time purchaser of Samsung phones, for the power user aspects... not least of which the ease of root, modification, and most importantly, being able to recover should things go wrong. How more recent Samsung phones had been discouraging downgrading already felt like a warning bell... but with their new flagship models dropping the ability to replace the battery or have SD storage is where I have to put my foot down and vote with my wallet. My mindset is to buy such things with staying power, so that I could still use them more than two years satisfactorily. And I've been spoiled with the likes of extended batteries, like the zerolemon one that allowed me to have my S3 running for as long as six days on a single charge cycle. So my requirements should be simple... It must be easily rootable. It must be able to allow a removable battery, and have extended batteries available... the last time I bought an HTC phone, it was a removable battery, but nobody would make one for it, and its 3-hour battery life had me return it the very next day. It damn well should have an SD slot; 32gigs for storage might be great now, but might not be so helpful say, three years from now, and would look like an Android Lollipop phone running with only 4GB of usable space does already (looking at the Xperia line for this one) Is it wrong to admit that I got spoiled with the benefits of the Xposed framework? Suffice to say, I would prefer if I knew beforehand that Xposed works on it properly. About the only phone I would consider that doesn't have a removable battery though, would admittedly be an iPhone. In part because at least it's easy as heck to jailbreak and to undo it if anything goes wrong. While the more readily available readiness of keyboard accessories does seem nice, I'm just inherently more familiar with Android phones, and would rather keep up with that. That, and there wouldn't be as much I could do with a jailbroken iPhone than a rooted Android - I'd get more use out of an iPod touch than an iPhone in that respect, since I wouldn't need the days-long battery life on an iPod over a phone. Ideas? Suggestions? Remarks? Experiences?