1. ironass's Avatar
    Will AT&T and Verizon lock their bootloaders and make their models un-rootable?

    As usual, there are a number of minority carrier variants for the U.S. and chief among those are the AT&T models for the S7, SM-G930A, and the S7 Edge, SM-G935A and for the Verizon models for the S7, SM-G930V, and the S7 Edge, SM-G935V.

    In the past, these 2 carriers have issued their own, "cloneware", versions of the global stock Samsung Touchwiz firmware. These were not issued directly by Samsung, as other models are, but rather, directly from the carriers themselves and came laden with extra carrier bloatware that increased with each firmware update and these firmware updates were few and far between and lagged behind the stock Samsung global models. Also there were the carrier's own modifications to the stock, Samsung Touchwiz firmware, locked bootloaders for instance, leading to a totally disproportionate amount of complaints related to these 2 carriers and the incorrect assumption by their users that the rest of the world's Galaxy models were the same as theirs.

    However, the biggest problem for some, was the locking down of the phone's, in later firmware updates, that rendered them either difficult to root or, impossible to root.

    So, do you think that the AT&T and Verizon models will be suitable for rooters?
    02-23-2016 09:20 AM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    Well given that the note 5 was un root able on att and Verizon , I would bank on this being the same.

    If you plan to root, I would definitely wait until root is out (if it ever happens) before buying these variants
    ironass likes this.
    02-23-2016 09:34 AM

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