1. colombo640's Avatar
    Hi all.

    I have a Samsung S4 and I want to move from Verizon to ATT.

    I know I can move it and there's some code I have to set in the phone (either or both), but I have some questions.

    First off, what happens to all the Verizon software that's on my phone? Do I have to root it or buy an app like root explorer to take it off? Do I need to remove it to transfer to ATT, or can I just leave it on?

    What about software updates from ATT? I'm not going to have all their software installed, so do I then need to manually update the OS, or is that all done from Google independently of the carrier?

    Will (or can they) ATT store wipe and install their software on my phone if I want?

    Thanks for any advice.
    05-16-2015 10:05 PM
  2. UJ95x's Avatar
    Hi all.

    I have a Samsung S4 and I want to move from Verizon to ATT.

    I know I can move it and there's some code I have to set in the phone (either or both), but I have some questions.

    First off, what happens to all the Verizon software that's on my phone? Do I have to root it or buy an app like root explorer to take it off? Do I need to remove it to transfer to ATT, or can I just leave it on?

    What about software updates from ATT? I'm not going to have all their software installed, so do I then need to manually update the OS, or is that all done from Google independently of the carrier?

    Will (or can they) ATT store wipe and install their software on my phone if I want?

    Thanks for any advice.
    1) It all stays there. You can't remove it without root access
    2) You can't get them over the air. You'll have to do it manually either via Kies or going to a Samsung experience store in Best Buy. Although, the S4 probably won't get more than 1 update at this point.
    3) No. All they need to do is activate the phone. Wiping it is unnecessary
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    05-16-2015 11:40 PM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    I should also mention that the Verizon s4 doesn't support att primary lte band so you probably won't get LTE.

    Some features like mms might not work.

    Sent from my Pearly White Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
    UJ95x likes this.
    05-17-2015 01:02 AM
  4. colombo640's Avatar
    Great, thanks for the response, it's about what I expected.
    05-17-2015 03:37 AM

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