03-18-2016 04:02 PM
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  1. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    03-08-2016 06:47 PM
  2. dizzll's Avatar
    I'm for it. But I have ATT, so package disabler is my only option
    03-08-2016 07:49 PM
  3. 2swol's Avatar
    most definitely!! unl data plan use my hotspot as main source of wifi for all my devices
    sicario666 likes this.
    03-08-2016 08:07 PM
  4. xocomaox's Avatar
    I will if it is an option.
    03-08-2016 09:12 PM
  5. ironass's Avatar
    Rooting will not be an option for the AT&T and Verizon carrier minority variants as, if not initially, they will render their models, as per previous versions, unrootable, among other things.
    03-09-2016 06:34 AM
  6. xocomaox's Avatar
    Rooting will not be an option for the AT&T and Verizon carrier minority variants as, if not initially, they will render their models, as per previous versions, unrootable, among other things.
    Looking for an exploit.
    03-09-2016 11:50 AM
  7. Jelly Belly's Avatar
    No.

    Trying to get Call Recorder to work was the only reason I rooted my Note 3.

    The app worked perfectly with the S7E. I was very surprised.

    Unless something really big comes out that I like, I think I can cope with the phone as supplied. I don't even feel the need to use Nova Launcher.
    03-09-2016 03:53 PM
  8. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Since I discovered Adguard, there is no reason for me to Root my phone now.Blocking ads in apps and everywhere on my phone was why I rooted but Adguard does this without root.

    It's also nice that I won't void the warranty.
    03-11-2016 12:59 AM
  9. xocomaox's Avatar
    Since I discovered Adguard, there is no reason for me to Root my phone now.Blocking ads in apps and everywhere on my phone was why I rooted but Adguard does this without root.

    It's also nice that I won't void the warranty.
    Adguard has the drawback of a notification that you can't get rid of. That's my biggest complaint about it. It works very well, though.
    03-11-2016 09:35 AM
  10. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Adguard has the drawback of a notification that you can't get rid of. That's my biggest complaint about it. It works very well, though.
    I'll take that notification anyway. Adguard worth every dime.
    xocomaox and sicario666 like this.
    03-11-2016 01:34 PM
  11. DLKS's Avatar
    most definitely!! unl data plan use my hotspot as main source of wifi for all my devices

    I also have unlimited data and I use an app called FoxFi that is under $10 and does not require root access. It has worked perfectly and Verizon does not see it.
    Donnie Fawcett likes this.
    03-11-2016 04:36 PM
  12. lammy8's Avatar
    I'm on the fence. We don't have Samsung pay in the UK yet but I'll know that I'll really want to use it regularly. But there's some root features I want to use, like ES file explorer root options and xposed force use of 4G. Gah!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-13-2016 12:59 AM
  13. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I'm on the fence. We don't have Samsung pay in the UK yet but I'll know that I'll really want to use it regularly. But there's some root features I want to use, like ES file explorer root options and xposed force use of 4G. Gah!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    It's been confirmed on XDA that the bootloader is locked down on the T-Mobile and Sprint phones. This doesn't mean there can't be a root, it just means they have to look for vulnerabilities the same way they do with Apple devices and get in that way.
    KPMcClave likes this.
    03-13-2016 08:11 PM
  14. eneurysm's Avatar
    As soon as a root is available I will!!
    03-14-2016 01:56 PM
  15. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Looks like a few people have managed to root their S7 Edge over at XDA.
    03-15-2016 04:35 AM
  16. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Actually, the root they are talking about on XDA won't work on our Qualcomm S7 Edges.
    03-15-2016 06:55 AM
  17. LocationDudeNYC's Avatar
    I also have unlimited data and I use an app called FoxFi that is under $10 and does not require root access. It has worked perfectly and Verizon does not see it.
    Hahaha...wanna bet?
    03-15-2016 09:41 PM
  18. KPMcClave's Avatar
    Since I discovered Adguard, there is no reason for me to Root my phone now.Blocking ads in apps and everywhere on my phone was why I rooted but Adguard does this without root.

    It's also nice that I won't void the warranty.
    I'd been trying the Adguard free trial the past couple of weeks, based on seeing your earlier mentions of it.

    I'm not certain it is a battery saver, though it surely seems like it should be. What's your opinion on that?

    My experience is that Adguard was routinely showing as using around 2% (never less) of my battery each cycle. Chrome Dev is almost always the top app in that breakdwon, and it remained so. Other apps didn't seem like they noticeably dropped in battery use (though a small drop over many apps could obviously make a difference and be unnoticed in a quick look at the battery stats). I didn't perceive any obvious overall battery life bump, either.

    What has your experience been?

    Also, if I do purchase a single use license, is it locked to one phone, or one phone at a time? That is, could I use it on my G4 right now and switch it to my S7E when I receive it?

    Thanks for your help.
    03-16-2016 06:36 AM
  19. KPMcClave's Avatar
    If the method is reasonably simple I will root. I'm not holding my breath for a method at all for my Verizon version.
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    03-16-2016 06:39 AM
  20. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I'd been trying the Adguard free trial the past couple of weeks, based on seeing your earlier mentions of it.

    I'm not certain it is a battery saver, though it surely seems like it should be. What's your opinion on that?

    My experience is that Adguard was routinely showing as using around 2% (never less) of my battery each cycle. Chrome Dev is almost always the top app in that breakdwon, and it remained so. Other apps didn't seem like they noticeably dropped in battery use (though a small drop over many apps could obviously make a difference and be unnoticed in a quick look at the battery stats). I didn't perceive any obvious overall battery life bump, either.

    What has your experience been?

    Also, if I do purchase a single use license, is it locked to one phone, or one phone at a time? That is, could I use it on my G4 right now and switch it to my S7E when I receive it?

    Thanks for your help.
    I think people are reading too much into the battery stats where they think the top 2-3 items listed there are killing the battery. I have two phones here using Adguard. One lists Adguard at 23% using 417 mAh, the other is at 40% with 1007 mAh and Android OS is up there at 31% at 734 mAh. Both of these phones last me more than a day on standby and give me between 3-5 hrs screen time. I don't think the amount of battery being used by Adgurd is anything to worry about considering it's always running. You can turn to on and off and use it only when you are using a browser or wanting to block ads in a certain app. Nothing says you have to keep it on 24/7. I just don't think it uses enough of my battery to worry about considering what it's doing for me.

    You can also start using it on one phone and when you get a new phone, transfer it to that new phone. You have to login to the website at adguard.com and where it lists your phone model, click unbind and then you can install and run Adguard on the new phone. I have two licenses for two phones. I only paid for a year on each because it's hard to say what will happen next year.

    Stop worrying about what the battery stats say too much and if the phone is giving you the hours of use that you need, isn't that good enough?
    03-16-2016 07:07 AM
  21. KPMcClave's Avatar
    I think people are reading too much into the battery stats where they think the top 2-3 items listed there are killing the battery. I have two phones here using Adguard. One lists Adguard at 23% using 417 mAh, the other is at 40% with 1007 mAh and Android OS is up there at 31% at 734 mAh. Both of these phones last me more than a day on standby and give me between 3-5 hrs screen time. I don't think the amount of battery being used by Adgurd is anything to worry about considering it's always running. You can turn to on and off and use it only when you are using a browser or wanting to block ads in a certain app. Nothing says you have to keep it on 24/7. I just don't think it uses enough of my battery to worry about considering what it's doing for me.

    You can also start using it on one phone and when you get a new phone, transfer it to that new phone. You have to login to the website at adguard.com and where it lists your phone model, click unbind and then you can install and run Adguard on the new phone. I have two licenses for two phones. I only paid for a year on each because it's hard to say what will happen next year.

    Stop worrying about what the battery stats say too much and if the phone is giving you the hours of use that you need, isn't that good enough?
    Thanks for the reply.

    Given that my primary reason for blocking ads (and for buying the pro versions of aps that are ad supported) is to save battery, yes, it matters to me. If it cost $0.99 instead of $9.99 for a year (and I don't like the subscription model as a rule), I'd probably not be as concerned. For that price, it damn well better save me some battery given what it does, though. It certainly shouldn't use more of my battery than it saves, and I suspect that may even be the case.

    To compare and contrast, I use Chrome Dev instead of some other browser that likely would use less battery because of the benefits of the baked in Chrome experience. So, I'm not for saving battery life at all costs, but for an ad blocker to not save me at least a little bit of battery doesn't make sense in my hierarchy of things. Especially for the price in this case.

    ...but I'm not certain that my perceptions of Adguard are accurate. Keeping an open mind for now.
    03-16-2016 07:47 AM
  22. xocomaox's Avatar
    I'd been trying the Adguard free trial the past couple of weeks, based on seeing your earlier mentions of it.

    I'm not certain it is a battery saver, though it surely seems like it should be. What's your opinion on that?
    Adguard has only impacted my battery life marginally. I still get just over 7 hours screen on time over 24 hours usage.
    KPMcClave likes this.
    03-16-2016 07:47 AM
  23. 3daki's Avatar
    Since both phones have such a large battery the 2% is not significant is it? for a 24hr cycle I dont think it makes such a difference. Anyone experience cycle drop for wireless charging or is it too early to say?
    03-18-2016 12:29 AM
  24. KPMcClave's Avatar
    Since both phones have such a large battery the 2% is not significant is it? for a 24hr cycle I dont think it makes such a difference. Anyone experience cycle drop for wireless charging or is it too early to say?
    I'm still on the LG G4. My S7E arrives today. At this point I'm deciding if I want to outfit the Edge with an Adguard subscription or not.

    The issue isn't so much the percentage of drain of Adguard itself, but that it doesn't seem to save battery overall within other apps in which it's blocking ads.

    Again, that's more my perception than a scientific data point. If that perception is correct, any additional battery drain for this type of app, especially at its price point, isn't acceptable for me. Seems counter-productive to whatever degree.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-18-2016 06:23 AM
  25. xocomaox's Avatar
    The issue isn't so much the percentage of drain of Adguard itself, but that it doesn't seem to save battery overall within other apps in which it's blocking ads.

    Again, that's more my perception than a scientific data point. If that perception is correct, any additional battery drain for this type of app, especially at its price point, isn't acceptable for me. Seems counter-productive to whatever degree.
    The purpose of the app isn't to save battery life, though. So i'm not sure where your reasoning is coming from?
    03-18-2016 12:27 PM
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