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The Samsung Galaxy S24
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19 Messages

Friday, July 17th, 2015 3:09 PM

Anyone rooted their S6 to install 5.1.1?

Struggling with owning my first locked device in many years. It's amazing to me that I can't update the software on my phone.  Incredibly frustrated at the pace of updates by AT&T; especially the super long wait time for Android 5.1.1. I know others on this forum are frustrated because I've seen other post on this issue.  Also, I don't really care about voiding the warranty... right now all I'm getting from having the warranty is to be under the thumb of AT&T while they take their sweet time rolling out updates.

 

Next step is to find a way to root the phone and do my own install. Does anyone have experience using this method:{Inappropriate content removed}

If not the method listed above, are there other methods that work?  I know that in the past it's been nearly impossible to get to the ROM for AT&T phones, but for the S6, I see that a few sites already have techniques listed.  

 

If anyone can point me to a place with tested instructions, I'd be very grateful.  

ACE - Expert

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23.9K Messages

9 years ago

you need an unlocked bootloader to flash non ATT firmware......

 

Also if you took the last OTA your option for root is gone unless you odin back to the right files.

 

Also you will have to remove that link or a mod will for you.  You cant link rooting tools on the carrier boards.

 

 

Teacher

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19 Messages

9 years ago

Thanks Glimmerman76!  I know that I need an unlocked bootloader, or a way around it.  I see some early stage stuff available, but they don't look super stable at the moment.  I did take the last OTA and wasn't aware that rooting was blocked, however, I'm sure in the next few months a way around that will emerge.  

 

Regarding the link, it was almost instantly removed.  Kind of funny since it wouldn't exist if AT&T just did timely updates.  I get it though.  Didn't mean to violate protocol.    

 

I have to say, that coming to a carrier locked phone has now reminded me of the reason I was buying off contract for so many years.  

 

I'll keep searching the web and once something that relaible is available, I'm definitly going to use it.  I'm also sure that once my 18 month lock period expires, I'll just buy whatever latest and greatest handset is available for cash and not have this problem going forward. 

ACE - Expert

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23.9K Messages

9 years ago

just food for thought....

 

The note 4 still does not have root or an unlocked bootloader.  As exploits are found and patched it get harder and harder.

 

There is no way around the bootloader on the s6.

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