1. Whatleys_Wifey00's Avatar
    I tried all the apps... Well the free ones.... I don't have a pc... Help! Please!!
    05-06-2017 03:11 PM
  2. underway99's Avatar
    Hmm. I don't know of an app that you can load to get full root. And I've never rooted a Samsung device without a PC.

    If you have a US carrier version, the bootloader may be locked, which makes full root impossible. Verizon's bootloader is locked. You may be able to get root access on another carrier's device though.

    The place to find all kinds of information on root is at XDA. Do your research though. It's an easy process, but it's also very easy to screw it up. Understand before you start what you're doing and why the process works as it does, and understand how to recover if it doesn't work.
    05-06-2017 04:13 PM
  3. Whatleys_Wifey00's Avatar
    Ahhh gahhh!!!! Can't someone really smart just do it for me remotely or something....
    05-06-2017 06:43 PM
  4. pduffer's Avatar
    05-06-2017 07:44 PM
  5. underway99's Avatar
    A lot of smart people have tried, but a locked bootloader is just that.

    As recently as just a few years ago, root was almost required to optimize the devices and make them truly run well. Today, users have a lot more control over what they can do with their phones than they used to have. Just what is it that you're wanting to do that you think requires root?
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    05-06-2017 07:57 PM
  6. Whatleys_Wifey00's Avatar
    How do i know if mines locked??...and really idk exacly what i want to bedside delete system apps and customize my phone... i just recently learned about rooting phones... but i never tried doing it cuz i was afraid it would brick my phone and i couldnt get ANYONE to help me.... so i just left it alone untill recently my husband comes home with his phone rooted. Now... im back on the root thing...
    05-06-2017 09:09 PM
  7. underway99's Avatar
    If you're using a US carrier device, you're likely limited to T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular (maybe). Those are the carriers that I can think of at the moment, but it's been a while since I looked. Verizon is locked tight, and the last I read AT&T was too. I don't know if the US unbranded devices are locked. Some of the devices made for outside the US are unlocked as well.

    Even if you are able to get full root, deleting system apps can brick your phone. It's about knowing which ones are safe to get rid of. And if this phone is like some of the others that I have used (I haven't rooted a phone in some time), you won't actually get to use the minimal space that you free up. System apps normally reside on a protected system partition in the phone's memory that user apps can't get to. So even if you clear some of that, you won't be able to use it for anything else.

    Another thing about root is that you won't be able to use Samsung Pay on a rooted device. I've read that some other apps (like Pokemon Go) won't run on rooted devices either.

    For handling apps, try a package disabler app. There are several in the Play Store. I use Package Disabler Pro
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...agedisablerpro They work by giving you access to the entire system partition, including all of the bloat apps. If you're familiar with root applications, this is similar to the "freeze" function built into root utilities like Titanium Backup.

    Disabling (or freezing) apps won't delete them, but they won't run. That means that they're not consuming resources like power and data. Pay attention to the app colors in the app list in PDP. Hit the ? to see the color key (legend) and identify which apps are relatively safe to disable. Be careful though, it's easy to cause yourself lots of grief by disabling something that you shouldn't. Sometimes, the only fix is the dreaded factory data reset.

    For customization, try a third-party launcher and a theme. There are lots of themes in the Samsung Galaxy Theme store, and many are free. A launcher will let you customize just about anything on your device and let you make it your own. App drawers, backgrounds, menus, icons and spacing, etc. Good launchers are all over the Play store. Some of the best are Nova, Action Launcher 3, and Google Launcher. Try several, most are free to try.

    Good luck.
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    05-06-2017 09:58 PM
  8. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    I was under the impression that the Verizon Note 5 cannot be rooted.
    05-07-2017 04:05 PM
  9. underway99's Avatar
    You're correct. The Verizon model has the locked bootloader, so root isn't possible.
    05-07-2017 04:30 PM

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