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…)
After running through a quick overview and tour with the LG G3, here at one of the satellite press events, we also took a couple of minutes to compare the size of the device to most of the flagships currently available.
We somehow forgot to compare the G3 to the HTC One (M8), but did put it side-by-side with the LG G2, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3, and Nexus 5. (more…)
T-Mobile just announced that they are turning on VoLTE in Seattle. To make sure that they have phones which can take advantage of the new Voice-over-LTE feature, they are issuing updates to both the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and LG G Flex.
The updates appear to be minor, with each only listing that they are flipping the switch on VoLTE for Seattle.
The G Flex’s new software version will be D95920m. The Galaxy Note 3 will be on N900TUVUDNE6 following the update. (more…)
The Kit Kat (Android 4.4) update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on Verizon that was only available via PC yesterday, is now rolling out over-the-air (OTA). A handful of readers have been able to pull the update within the last few minutes, so if you held off from updating yesterday through Kies or Verizon’s Software Upgrade Assistant, now is your chance.
We are still waiting for Verizon to post the full changelog. Once we have it, this post will be updated.
To pull the update, head into Settings>About phone>Software updates>Check for updates.
Update: We finally have the full changelog from Verizon. The update is quite large, so the list of changes pushes onto to three full pages. The official build number is VRUCNC4. (more…)
The time has come, owners of the Verizon Galaxy Note 3. According to readers of ours, the Kit Kat (Android 4.4) update for your device is now available through either Kies or the Verizon Software Upgrade Assistant. (more…)
Starting today and ending on May 12, Verizon’s is hosting a Mother’s Day sale that will save you $100 off of premium smartphones priced above $199. The deal includes phones like the Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) for $99 on-contract, or the Galaxy Note 3 for as little as $199 on-contract. Those are some of the better prices you will find anywhere, just keep in mind that you will have to lock-in with Big Red for another two years in order to take advantage.
Full retail pricing has not changed. (more…)
Here is your ultimate deal of the weekend. AT&T is currently selling a “certified like-new” Galaxy Note 3 for $249 without a contract. Yes, we’re talking Note 3, not Note 2. This is the same Note 3 that typically runs $299 on-contract or $699 full retail when brand new.
Pretty tough to pass on, especially if you are in the market for a almost-new phone.
I should point out that AT&T’s website does require you to add a wireless plan in order to purchase the phone. If you are already on AT&T, though, might be worth a look.
Cheers Thomas and Scott!
An update is rolling out for the Galaxy Note 3 from Samsung to customers on Sprint, bringing the ability to make calls over WiFi. While it may not be anything too worthy of writing your mother about, this is still more than Note 3 owners on Verizon can talk about. Still no Android 4.4.2 for those poor folks. (more…)