1. anon(9635687)'s Avatar
    Hi all!

    I just received my brand new, unlocked G850a. I'm a Net10 customer until the end of this month. Then I'm traveling the world for at least a year. I'm considering rooting the phone, but would like feedback. If I do root it, I would have a professional do it.

    My reasons for rooting:

    * I'd like to completely remove all AT&T related software. (Merely disabling it will not satisfy my needs.)

    * I'm considering upgrading to Lollipop. (Opinions welcome.)

    * I may need to use my phone as a free tethered mobile hotspot.

    Reasons not to root:

    * Less secure from hacking.

    * Much greater possibility of accidental bricking.

    * If "materials or workmanship" of the phone fail, the Samsung warranty will be voided.

    If you're a proponent of rooting, is there a person, service or software that you'd recommend to safely do it?

    Thanks in advance for any insights you can provide!
    09-06-2015 05:03 PM
  2. anon(9635687)'s Avatar
    AT&T has convinced me with their bloatware. I want to root NOW! Any recommendations on a service I can trust? I know this phone makes it tricky.
    09-07-2015 11:14 PM
  3. anon(9635687)'s Avatar
    Has anyone successfully used this method?

    theunlockr.com/2014/11/20/how-to-root-the-samsung-galaxy-alpha-att/
    09-08-2015 12:20 AM
  4. gjoseph14's Avatar
    It does not work. Nothing Ive tried works. SRSroot, TowelRoot nor Kingoroot.
    09-13-2015 04:24 PM

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