1. arachniac1's Avatar
    How can I get system updates (Ota or kies) or can I root this model yet? I read somewhere unlocked phones can't be updated, so I was just gonna root and do a custom room... But I just read in here the G900a can't be rooted. WTF? Am I just stuck with Lollipop 5.0?

    Thanks!
    05-24-2016 05:24 AM
  2. ironass's Avatar
    How can I get system updates (Ota or kies) or can I root this model yet? I read somewhere unlocked phones can't be updated, so I was just gonna root and do a custom room... But I just read in here the G900a can't be rooted. WTF? Am I just stuck with Lollipop 5.0?

    Thanks!
    Hello and welcome to Android Central arachniac!

    The latest release for your model is Android 5.1.1 which received a security update at the beginning of May.

    The AT&T carrier minority variant, G900A, is indeed unable to be rooted. See #1.6 of 42 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide

    Also, as they release their own updates instead of using Samsung, you will not be able to update your firmware unless you are registered on their network.
    05-24-2016 05:51 AM
  3. arachniac1's Avatar
    Thanks Iron ***, that's what I thought... What about towelroot? I just saw they can root the AT&T S5. I mostly just want to remove bloatware ect, and make some app tweets, no need for a custom room... Yet. Lol
    05-24-2016 06:24 AM
  4. ironass's Avatar
    Thanks Iron ***, that's what I thought... What about towelroot? I just saw they can root the AT&T S5. I mostly just want to remove bloatware ect, and make some app tweets, no need for a custom room... Yet. Lol
    Towelroot is long dead for the AT&T model as it only works on KitKat and AT&T have blocked downgrading your firmware.

    Try EZ Package Disabler (Samsung) or Package Disabler Samsung +, from the Play Store.
    05-24-2016 08:28 AM
  5. arachniac1's Avatar
    Will the two Samsung package disablers you listed also remove all the AT&T bloatware, too?
    05-24-2016 10:57 AM
  6. ironass's Avatar
    Will the two Samsung package disablers you listed also remove all the AT&T bloatware, too?
    I do not have the AT&T model and therefore cannot give you a definitive answer.
    05-24-2016 03:33 PM

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