1. urbantea's Avatar
    What are the benefits of rooting the s8 but not unlocking the bloatloader?
    Can I sitll make my phone faster, block ads ?

    Reason I ask because I can get the unlcoked samsung 9 (when it's out) from samsung.com but from my research it can be rooted but can't unlock the bloat loader.

    ALso, if you know somewehre in the USA that I can get an international version of the s9, that might be good too. Ebay?
    02-28-2018 03:53 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Is the device a carrier model? If so, which one?
    02-28-2018 04:26 PM
  3. urbantea's Avatar
    I'm just asking hypothetically. I haven't bought anything yet. I am intersted to buy the new s9, so doing my research now. Considering to buy from samsung.com ...(unlocked but cna't get into bloatloader), or getting an international one from - i dont know, ebay?
    02-28-2018 04:29 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    Rooting doesn't make the phone faster, it just allows apps that need root to run. It has no effect on the apps that came with the phone.

    Unlocking the bootloader has no effect on the apps that came with the phone, it just allows you to install different ROMs and different kernels.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-28-2018 09:17 PM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    You do need root access to make changes to allow the phone to run faster, but the act itself won't be enough. Also, you would have to wait until someone figures out a root procedure. Since it will be based off N or O, this may be a difficult task, as a custom boot image is needed for stock Android.
    03-01-2018 02:14 PM

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