Famed developer, geohot (with help from some friends), has done it. The Samsung Galaxy S5 on AT&T and Verizon has been rooted. So before we dive into this, I’ll just note that the bounty for achieving this task was well over $18,000. If you pledged some cash, it is time to pay up.
With that said, yep, root has come, my friends. The long wait is over. Freedom on some level is now a part of your Galaxy S5. Flip the bird to whoever you would like to at this point, because the good guys have won again. I should say, the guys who paid hundreds of dollars for a phone who want to feel like they actually own that phone, have won. (more…)
In case you are an AT&T customer who purchases discounted phones on new 2-year contracts, you should know that your activation fee is now $40 instead of $36 when upgrading phones. That’s right, AT&T has raised their activation fee, a fee that doesn’t exist if you buy phones through AT&T Next with a Mobile Share plan. The change went into effect June 8. (more…)
Were you one of the few customers that heard of the 6.3″ Samsung Galaxy Mega smartphone and immediately said “Yes, I need that”? If you were, today is your lucky day. AT&T is rolling out a massive update to the enormous phone over the next few days that not only brings Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat to the device, but a list of fixes and improvements as well. (more…)
AT&T told us that by the “end of this summer” it would be wrapping up its rollout of 4G LTE markets across the country. That date is only a few months away, and since AT&T already covers well over 500 markets and 280 million Americans, new markets getting lit up are hard to come by.
Only a short list of cities/towns are going live today, but who can complain about more people getting to access the great speed that LTE downloads can bring? (more…)
Starting today, owners of the LG G2 on AT&T can expect a 39 MB software update, firmware D80020u. It sadly isn’t Android 4.4.3, but the OTA does include a new way of protecting your lock screen: Knock Code.
For the uninitiated, the G2′s unique button arrangement necessitated LG’s Knock On, which lets you wake your device by simply tapping the display. Knock Code is the natural extension of this concept, allowing you to record a security pattern of taps to unlock your G2. Sound familiar? A third-party app enabled similar functionality two months ago. Still, it’s good to see such a feature officially incorporated into firmware. (more…)
As a company, HTC might not be in the best place right now, but the One (M8) is still a fantastic Android phone. Packed with specs, except for maybe the camera, and wrapped in a metal body, the M8 is one of the best phones on the market.
For the next week, HTC is letting you grab this year’s flagship for only $99. (more…)
According to a tweet published by @evleaks, AT&T retail locations will be one of the first places the public will be able to purchase Google Glass. The question, since Glass was first revealed, has been when can we get it, and for how much?
The Google Glass Explorer program is currently open to anyone willing to pay the $1500 entry fee, but the general public would do much better in waiting for Google to announce the finalized version of the hardware and software. (more…)
AT&T’s GoPhone plans are no-contract, 30-day, hassle-free plans that allow you to pay what you want, for exactly what you need. Starting this week, you can pick up a GoPhone plan for your tablet, as long as your tablet is compatible.
To set up a GoPhone plan is easy. Choose your plan, buy a SIM, then activate your account. The account is live for 30 days, then at the end of 30 days, you simply add more money to keep it alive. (more…)