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  1. They usually comp the ETF if they see that you are primarily roaming for long enough, I bet they'd work with you to comp it preemptively if you tell them you're moving out of USCC's home area.
  2. Try calling the number lol. If it says it's not in service, then there's a chance it'll be available on USCC! Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  3. Unfortunately, there is nothing Xposed can do about getting Netflix to show up in the Play Store on your device. But there is good news! You can always do the "so they blocked the app from appearing in the play store because I'm rooted" workaround - sideload the APK from APK Mirror and subscribe to the Pushbullet channel that will notify you when the app is updated. The Netflix and root issue is checking Google's DRM-Nazi integrity checker called Widevine DRM to block individual devices from seeing it or being able to install it from the Play Store, but the app works just fine when sideloaded. It's not like Android Pay or Super Mario Run that check SafetyNet each time it's launched. Some people who know much more about this than I do believe there is actually a SafetyNet check happening in the Play Store, which could mean bad news in the future. If they integrate SafetyNet checks into app launches, then Netflix will only work on devices with locked bootloaders or that are using Magisk Hide, just like Android Pay, Mario Run, Pokemon GO, etc. Here's a link to the spot on APK Mirror where you can download the apk to install manually on your device. Make sure you allow apps to be installed from Unknown Sources in Settings -> Security. If you don't use Pushbullet: it's freakin awesome, and now is as good as any time to start! Easily push files back and forth between your PC, any Chrome browser, phone, or tablet. It mirrors notifications too and you can reply to most of them (e.g. if I get an SMS, it pops up a notification on my PC and I can read it, dismiss it on the phone, snooze it, or even type out a reply and send it). It's great for sending a webpage from your PC to your phone so you can take what you're reading with you and get up from the desk (or vice versa, if you want to push it to a PC for a bigger screen/real keyboard). And it has Channels that you can subscribe to (or make) that send you notifications when things update. Or you could just check APK Mirror every so often to see if it got updated. Either way works fine.
  4. Yeah, you can't just pop a SIM into a phone with USCC and have it work. You have to either call or go to a store and have them put your IMEI/MEID and SIM ID # into their system.
  5. No, it is not. Magisk is moving towards using its own phh-SuperUser and isn't completely compatible with SuperSU anymore, and will continue to lose compatibility moving forward. Magisk is more of its own root method, not really a "root mod". Magisk requires a custom recovery to install. Trying to use FlashFire will softbrick your phone until you restore a backup or fresh install your OS. A custom recovery requires an unlocked bootloader, which isn't currently an option for the S7. Also, since this process inherently modifies the system partition (with a custom kernel and further system modification with the SuperSU package), it cannot pass SafetyNet (which is why Android Pay, Pokemon Go, and Super Mario Run won't work). Since it won't pass SafetyNet BEFORE installing Magisk, Magisk cannot hide root and spoof a false SafetyNet pass. What I'm getting at here is that if you can't use Magisk to pass SafetyNet and be able to have root and systemless symlinked modifications (like Xposed except Xposed does alter /system), then you're better off with just SU and Xposed. There's way more mods for Xposed than for Magisk at the moment and it's much more powerful of a framework. Finally, the only real advantage to Magisk is being able to hide root effectively and to be able to take OTA updates. Since hiding root is impossible, the only other benefit it would provide is not useful for your device either. You have to be on a certain firmware version to use the root method in this thread, and you can't update via OTA because /system is modified. TLDR: No, you can't use Magisk. Which is fine, you're much better off modding with Xposed as far as the availability of good mods. And you're literally not missing out on anything Magisk has to offer because the big 2 benefits *can't even* work on your device if you could get it to install properly -- it would be JUST LIKE like having root with Xposed and only 1/100th of the mod library. hahaha I hope I answered your very pointed question adequately!
  6. I disagree -- I like the jack on top. You can put it in your pocket normally with headphones attached, it fits my car dock setup perfectly, and if I'm hardwired to a system, I've wrangled all the cables neatly behind the table/desk/nightstand so the 3.5mm cable is coming from behind the furniture so the phone faces you when it's plugged in and laying on the table. But alas! It's the age-old battle that has gotten us where we are today. We keep bickering and arguing tooth and nail about such important things as this and what do we get? OEMs dropping the 3.5mm jack completely! I actually prefer Chromecast audio and Bluetooth myself. It's WAY cleaner looking than a cable. Plus you have mobility, you can stash your phone in your pocket and go about your business without having to baby it because it's attached to something. Potato, potato I reckon. /rant Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  7. Ewwwwww! On the bottom? That's gross Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  8. It will probably break Samsung Pay. Maybe not though, you should google it.
  9. You only need a kernel to root using the traditional "non-systemless" (systemfull?) mode. Installing any version of SuperSU above version 2.60 (most recent is v2.79 SR3) through TWRP will root systemlessly and does not need a special kernel, because the SuperSU zip will modify your boot.img (kernel) to set SELinux appropriately. If you'd rather, you can use CF AutoRoot. This will also root your device systemlessly, modifying your boot.img appropriately, but can be done through Odin. Download it here: Unzip the file, boot to download mode, launch Odin, connect your phone, put "CF-Auto-Root-noblelteusc-noblelteusc-smn920r4.tar.md5" into the AP slot (used to be PDA), and flash it. Easy peasy. I literally spent 3 minutes after googling "how to root note 5 xda" to find all of this information. It took me longer to type this up than it did to figure all that out about a device I've never even owned.
  10. You can connect your phone to a PC with a standard micro USB cable when booted to TWRP and transfer files just like you normally would when booted into the OS.
  11. Looks like just security updates. Samsung will usually brag about any new "features" or bug fixes for updates where they change anything more than just updating with Google's monthly security patches.
  12. You are correct. The current system does not need to be rooted in order to install a different system (OS). Odin and TWRP go way deeper than system root access. You may want to root Lineage after installing if it's not pre-rooted. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  13. Can you link to the sammobile file you downloaded? Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  14. Wow. I'm astounded by how not surprised I am! Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk