I want to root my phone so I can use mobile hotspot. However, I am afraid to do it because after I've used it for 3 months, I can call T-mobile to unlock it so I can use the phone overseas when I go on vacation. I am afraid that if I root my phone, T-mobile won't be able to unlock it for me or they will find out and refuse to unlock it.
Thanks to this post http://androidforums.com/galaxy-s2-boost-mobile-all-things-root/711411-b... I had my easiest rooting experience but all that method gives you is root access. Other rooting methods seem to require you to change the kernel and install CWM but my phone didn't seem to appreciate the kernel:mad: Do I have to replace the kernel just to get the bootloader changed?
I'm obviously new to the world of rooting and I just have some questions I would like to get clarified! Well I currently use the Samsung Galaxy S3 on T-Mobile and I'd like to root my device to be able to run CyanogenMod or another ROM that would let me run a close to vanilla Android experience.
So recently I had read this guide on how to root my S3 (How to Root Any Samsung Galaxy S3! ~ Android Rootz | Source for Android Rooting, ROMS, Tricks and more!), and it had seemed easy enough. Now my phone is from Windmobile, a relatively new Canadian mobile phone company.
I recently upgraded to Android 4.4.4 and lost root that I had with Android 4.2.2, and I tried rooting my phone using Towelroot, but when I hit the "Make it Rain" button it tells me "This phone isn't currently supported." So is their a way to root a T-Mobile S4 running Android 4.4.4 that doesn't change the Device Status from Official?
I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S4 used. The previous owner rooted the phone with wicked3 rooting software, so he could use the phone on T-Mobile service. It is a AT&T phone, and I am on AT&T service. The phone and WiFi works, but the mobile data does not work. Mobile data is turned on in the phone, and AT&T has upgraded my account to LTE and added the phone to my account.