1. Redchigh's Avatar
    I'm super clumsy, and it's time to take this phone out to pasture.

    I'm not real picky with phones, anything at least quad core, 5.5 inch or bigger display.
    I want it to be easy to root, preferably. (I've been spoiled by one click roots)

    I'm okay with buying it used, I just want the best hardware I can get for the price.
    10-04-2018 01:00 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    New ("time to take this phone out to pasture"), easy to root and under $100? You'll have to give up at least one of the 3. If it's running Marshmallow and you can unlock the bootloader, Magisk, but that's not as easy as a one-click root. If you want good hardware for under $100, it's going to be a pretty old model.

    Any GSM unlocked phone or T-Mobile phone will work, but most one-click roots haven't caught up to the newer phones. (You have to find an exploit you can use to root a phone that way, and that takes a lot of people doing a lot of work - and most of those companies don't have them, so they rely on rooting exploits that others have discovered. And as soon as one is, the manufacturer or carrier patches the ROM so it can't be used.)
    10-04-2018 02:07 PM
  3. Redchigh's Avatar
    Ah, apologies. Yes, I know 'new' phones are expensive. I meant a new phone for me.
    This one's a moto e4 free phone from metro, and my last one was a G3 that was pretty good. Thinking about the G3 or G4 again honestly- it's great having used this e4 for months, my next phone will be great regardless in comparison.

    I'd been using phones that I researched, like the Optimus F6.

    There's several older phones that are absolute workhorses. I don't do VR or fortnite or anything, so I don't feel like I really need cutting edge. I also don't have a HD television so crisp images on like a galaxy s8 will just ruin me for my laptop and tv tbh lol.

    The G4 was on special for like $80 yesterday, I almost got it.
    10-05-2018 02:56 PM

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