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02:29 PM on 10/28/13 
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Is anyone here interested in the Nexus 5?
11:17 AM on 10/31/13 
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Supposed to be announced this morning....and of course it wasn't.

I have the Nexus 4 now and debating on getting the 5 or not.
11:41 AM on 10/31/13 
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Well shit, it's out now!

google.com/nexus

$349/16gb
$399/32gb

Both white/black available.

I wonder if Google learned from the inventory debacle from the Nexus 4.
06:20 AM on 04/11/14 
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I pre ordered the S5, will be here today for T-Mobile...the bootloader might be locked so that means no rooting or custom roms/kernels. If this is the case, I'll be selling/trading for an HTC M8.
06:42 AM on 04/11/14 
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I got the M8 earlier today. It's so good.
Did you own the HTC One? the M7 I mean? the thing that bothered me about that phone is that it was too narrow for how tall it was. I have a Nexus 5 and it's very noticeably wider than the HTC One.
10:19 AM on 04/11/14 
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What about the S5 makes it a big deal? Other than the curved design or whatever
It's not curved, what makes it a big deal is that is has the latest/greatest hardware inside of it. Thats what I look for, the casual customer just says "look, its a new galaxy S phone".
01:10 PM on 04/11/14 
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Turns out that you CAN root the T-Mobile variant of the S5, same will probably be said about ATT and Sprint, not sure about Verizon. But that is a big plus.
01:19 PM on 04/11/14 
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I'm sure people will be able to root their S5s on verizon, but I'll bet you anything the bootloader will be locked, so you can't actually load up custom ROMs. I have that issue with my S4. I feel like android's at a point where all you really need is a custom launcher, anyway, though, so it doesn't bother me as much as it would pre-ICS
The TMO variant is confirmed to have the bootloader UNLOCKED...thats the only way for the root to work and Knox to be tripped. There are screenshots of people using Odin to flash the Chainfire root, and the results on the phone's screen.

Since the root works, next is CWM or TWPR to come out with a recovery for the carrier variants then all is well from that point.
01:27 PM on 04/11/14 
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Ehh, this is false. My galaxy s4 is rooted with Knox uninstalled (thanks to TitaniumBackup Pro) and my bootloader is still locked thanks to a shitty upgrade from Verizon. I cannot load custom ROMs or a recovery, but I can at least give apps root access
But that's the thing, the bootloader is NOT locked with the TMO variant.
01:33 PM on 04/11/14 
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Ohh okay, I thought you were saying that a Samsung Android device cannot be rooted at all without unlocking the bootloader without tripping KNOX, which you can quite easily get rid of as soon as you have root. Must've misunderstood.
For some reason, the Dev's on XDA are saying that since the root worked, that means the bootloader is unlocked. Bottom line if it was locked, root wouldn't stick.

We'll see when the recoveries come out and someone develops a AOSP rom, which is what I'm hoping for.



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