1. Mike_786's Avatar
    Are we allowed to talk about rooting on here? Just wondering
    01-06-2016 11:36 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Definitely! Which variant do you have?
    01-06-2016 11:48 PM
  3. dennisharrison's Avatar
    I have the SM-N920V - is that worth rooting?!
    01-07-2016 12:59 AM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I have the SM-N920V - is that worth rooting?!
    There is no root for the Verizon variant, which you have.
    01-07-2016 01:03 AM
  5. Mike_786's Avatar
    I have the SM-N920i. It's the international version so I felt like I was never going to get Samsung pay thats why I rooted my device. The only thing I miss is private mode but the other features with root make up for it.
    01-07-2016 01:16 AM
  6. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I have the SM-N920V - is that worth rooting?!
    Verizon and AT&T have built in something that will keep the phone from booting if you ever root it. I would be shocked if they find a way around that.
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    01-07-2016 12:32 PM
  7. Mike_786's Avatar
    Alright so I'm trying to get xposed on my phone and I have all the files already downloaded. The only question I have is can you flash that file on top of stock touchwiz. The only thing I've changed is my kernel.
    01-07-2016 02:14 PM
  8. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Alright so I'm trying to get xposed on my phone and I have all the files already downloaded. The only question I have is can you flash that file on top of stock touchwiz. The only thing I've changed is my kernel.
    Never mind, I wasn't paying close enough attention and was thinking only one person on here was thinking about rooting.

    You have the international version.
    01-07-2016 02:22 PM
  9. LeoRex's Avatar
    Yeah... for Xposed to work, you will need to have your phone rooted. You might be able to flash Xposed, but without root access, you won't be able to do anything with it.

    As for the instructions, you will need to find the exact steps specific to your model. I don't have a Note 5, so I have no personal experience loading Xposed on it, so I am not going to make any assumptions.
    01-07-2016 02:30 PM
  10. Mike_786's Avatar
    Alright thanks
    01-07-2016 02:58 PM
  11. bls8195's Avatar
    What is the benefit of rooting your phone?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-08-2016 11:26 PM
  12. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    What is the benefit of rooting your phone?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    For me the only benefit is to be able to disable carrier bloat. Now that Package Disabler Pro is available for Samsung phones, there is no reason for root for me. I can disable anything really with that. Some people like root for ad blocking apps. Some like to tweak and use a custom ROM that looks like a newer version of Android.

    A negative to rooting now is Android Pay and Samsung Pay won't work on rooted phones, unless they found a way around it. Even if they did find a way around it, I wouldn't put my bank info on a rooted phone, there can be security exposures with rooted phones.
    01-08-2016 11:32 PM
  13. bls8195's Avatar
    So the disabler pro is pretty good app, it's worth the $1.95?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-09-2016 12:20 AM
  14. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    So the disabler pro is pretty good app, it's worth the $1.95?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Oh yes it is worth it, even if you just only have one Samsung device.. 2 bucks to be able to disable carrier bloat.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-09-2016 12:22 AM
  15. odb9014's Avatar
    So the disabler pro is pretty good app, it's worth the $1.95?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    It's worth $10.95 if you ask me. And, you can disable software updates (ie: AT&T automatically pushing and updating your phone to new OS version while you sleep).
    01-09-2016 08:12 AM
  16. dennisharrison's Avatar
    There is no root for the Verizon variant, which you have.
    Bummer
    01-09-2016 09:37 PM

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