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Unrooted Galaxy S 5

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The AT&T version of the Galaxy S5 can't be rooted.

Not knowing this, and having just got one, what are my best options for
>privacy
>customization
>bloatware removal
that I can achieve without being rooted?

Thanks,/g/
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return it, retard. you might as well have gotten an iPhone
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You can root it, but there is tons of shit you have to go through
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>>51586630
Shoulda gotten a hacking-approved nexus you idiot
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Just use it as a glorified 4chan browser senpai
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>>51586630
Give the phone back Tyrone
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>>51586645

like what? I tried flashing firmware from kitkat, but it put me in a soft lock. towelhead isn't working. Point me in the right direction, please.
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>>51586630
Just install kingroot app and root it
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I'm pretty goddamn sure towelroot works for all versions of the s5, and it's pretty easy to use. literally just tap a button. Might be worth checking into.
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>>51586771

>pretty goddammit sure
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>>51586852
Ah, sorry. Tad of an old issue. Forgot that it required a workaround. Don't have an s5 myself, but might want to look into this http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=55133105&postcount=1. If towelroot ain't gonna cut it, I'm sure some other bastard on the XDA forums has it figured out by now.
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>>51586852
>>51586964
For the record, pretty much any way of rooting is gonna require a PC, so if for some reason you literally can't use one, you're screwed.
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>>51586985
Ah, shit. Sorry. Was unaware that any methods only work pre-lollipop. If you've already got it, I got nothing.
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>>51586964

yep, as suspected, i'm fucked. that workaround is for phones on 4.4.2. Mine came with 5.1.1.

I got an android to customize, and this is what happens. Moral of the story: do your research before buying the phone, don't assume root is possible. Also, fuck AT&T
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>>51586985

I have a PC, but apparently the bootloader is locked after 5.1.1

Maybe if I wait for marshmallow, the XDA guys will find something that works then...
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Well, sorry for the false hope there. On the note of debloating, that should be fairly straightforward -- if I recall, debloater doesn't require root. As for customization, I think the most you can do is install custom launchers, icon packs, and the like.
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