1. Jdroids's Avatar
    As the title says, I am going to unlock, move S5 from at&t to Cricket once I'm done with Next payment in a month. I guess there won't be any major OS update after 6.01, and MM is probably the last one on S5. But I'm curious about security update from Samsung after unlocking and switching to different carrier.
    09-05-2016 08:34 PM
  2. ironass's Avatar
    No, you will no longer receive updates for the carrier minority variant, G900A, if you switch from AT&T. See #1.6 of 42 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide. You also cannot root it or flash alternative firmwares to it.
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    09-05-2016 09:21 PM
  3. Jdroids's Avatar
    No, you will no longer receive updates for the carrier minority variant, G900A, if you switch from AT&T. See #1.6 of 42 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide. You also cannot root it or flash alternative firmwares to it.
    Yes, that's what I guessed too. But would it matter much if I don't care about getting the latest OS or rooting? I don't think there would be any significant updates for S5 after 6.01 anyway. As long as phone is working without issue, I'm fine.
    09-07-2016 11:22 PM
  4. ironass's Avatar
    You are correct that Android 6.0.1 will be the last official update for the Galaxy S5. Having said that, there will continue to be security updates issued in the foreseeable future to cover any exploits in the Android system. Also, this is the time in a phone's life cycle when we see an upsurge in rooting and the installation of custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod, that will be updated with the security patches and run on Nougat and beyond. To give you some idea, my 5.5 year old Galaxy S2, originally released on Gingerbread, Android 2.3.4, is still running and now on Marshmallow, Android 6.0.1.
    09-07-2016 11:53 PM
  5. rootsman64's Avatar
    I have an unlocked G900A on Cricket. I get the Samsung security updates but not OS updates. For those I go to the Samsung store in Best Buy.
    09-08-2016 02:24 PM

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