1. Charles Hamby's Avatar
    Hey can anyone please tell me how or if i can root my Galaxy s5 at&t lollipop 5.0 phone. I have looked everywhere. Im new to all this so please take it easy on me. Lol BUT HELP

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    01-23-2016 05:29 AM
  2. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    Sorry but AT&T devices are firmly locked down
    ironass likes this.
    01-23-2016 05:45 AM
  3. Charles Hamby's Avatar
    Nothing is completely locked down

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-28-2016 04:20 AM
  4. ironass's Avatar
    Nothing is completely locked down

    Posted via the Android Central App
    You may believe that but the fact remains that AT&T's Android 4.4.4, released in 2014, and Android 5.0 and 5.1.1, released in 2015, have all been unrootable and no-one in the worldwide rooting community has found a root method apart from downgrading to the AT&T, Android 4.4.2, NCE, firmware/kernel... an exploit that AT&T closed off almost year ago with Android 5.0. Make no mistake, this is not Google or Samsung preventing you from rooting... it is all down to your carriers, AT&T and Verizon.

    See, also, 41 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide and Rooting the latest Samsung Galaxy S5 firmware
    01-28-2016 05:04 AM
  5. 2000androidluv's Avatar
    It is hard to find this info. I've been trying to downgrade so I could root....but this makes it sound like that option is no longer available either?

    It seems like it is best to root your phone when you can - even if you do NOT want a custom rom at the current time. I liked the samsung interface and thought I would just change it when they stopped updating. But the last update made it impossible to root. AT&T...sucks.
    08-26-2016 01:35 PM
  6. ironass's Avatar
    Correct!
    08-26-2016 02:56 PM
  7. dohc5spd2dr's Avatar
    Absolutely no way to recover deleted pictures and videos for my SM-G900A then?

    I have spent hours searching and it seems the only way is with the phone rooted?
    09-23-2016 04:49 PM
  8. ironass's Avatar
    Absolutely no way to recover deleted pictures and videos for my SM-G900A then?

    I have spent hours searching and it seems the only way is with the phone rooted?
    Hello and welcome to Android Central dohc5spd2dr!

    There are a number of non rooted recovery methods shown in post #13 of Backup! Backup! Backup! NOW!
    09-23-2016 09:46 PM

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