PakRatJR

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About PakRatJR

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  • Birthday 08/01/1973

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    LG V20
  1. Living with a non rooted phone...how to adjust.

    Thanks. I will look for that. So far I have actually been a tad impressed with this phone without root. One of the features I used a lot on previous phones was the dual window. The problem tho was the only two apps that I actually used wouldn't come up as usable without root. That really had me kinda bummed, but surprisingly dual window with those apps actually works on here without root. [emoji41] For the ad block so far, I have a couple apps that have the banner ads on them but only one of them is really used regularly. I am just having to be a bit more conscious about where I have my fingers when I use it. lol.. Sent from my LG-US996 using Tapatalk
  2. Living with a non rooted phone...how to adjust.

    Well, I guess i will be learning to live with a stock phone for a while. Went and got the LGV20 Will definitely be some getting used to. So far it is going "ok". Not installing ad block and titanium backup was a bit strange, and having tings like file explorer telling me "no root" was a bit cringe worthy lol but we'll see how it goes
  3. Living with a non rooted phone...how to adjust.

    Thanks. I do have my G3 rooted. I was hoping I would be able to find and use something like this for the G4 but it seems the more I look and read, the more it looks like it is not possibe to root a US cell G4 with marshmallow on it. Everything I am finding it seems, even with something like bump, still needs to have a lollipop downgrade for actual root and it is looking like basically any "new" G4 I would be able to get will have a version of marshmallow that can't be downgraded. [emoji20][emoji20] I am basically at the point now I think where I am trying to decide if I want to use the G4 unrooted or just go and pick up the V20. Sent from my LGUS990 using Tapatalk
  4. Living with a non rooted phone...how to adjust.

    Looking into the Magisk option over the last couple days.....and I think I hit th information overload point lol[emoji16] Being that it has been a couple years since I had to really "work" at a root solution....I did at one point know how to do things like getting boot images and whatnot, but with soooo many threads and posts on xda and sooo little for us cellular in general lately, I am pretty much lost to say the least [emoji20] It looks like Magisk should be what I would need but at this point it might be a while before I will be able to give it a try. I will defiantly need to do a lot more reading and sorting through things. [emoji4] Sent from my LGUS990 using Tapatalk
  5. Living with a non rooted phone...how to adjust.

    Thanks, looking into that now
  6. Living with a non rooted phone...how to adjust.

    Hehe...I run into that also. Find a no root option for something, get all excited and the find out it is only for a specific phone or it only works on wi-fi or something. I am looking around again for no root options for a few things right now and am starting to run int that again.[emoji16] Sent from my LGUS990 using Tapatalk
  7. Living with a non rooted phone...how to adjust.

    Bloat and ad block were my reasons for rooting initially as well way back when. I did mess with roms a couple times early on as well, but was never impressed enough to stay with any of them. I was perfectly happy with stock rooted. I had kinda forgot how long I actually had the G4 and never even considered that it might have been "updated" being that it always seemed kinda rare that we ever got much on that end. It wasn't until I had it in hand that I found out about Marshmallow. The V20 does sort of have root but only on specific models ad it's a tad sketchy it seems, but as usual, no root for us and best I can tell will never happen I am not a fan of Samsung and haven't actually looked into them at all. I had actually seriously considered the Nexus 6P but used ones are still going for way more than I am willing to pay for a used one, and no sd card kinda kills it for me anyway. My G3 is a bit more "quirky" that I remember it being but I can stay with it for now. I have more reading to do to see what is still available and rootable but their don't really seem to be a whole lot of good options anymore. [emoji52]
  8. I have had rooted phones for so long I literally can't remember the last phone I had that wasn't rooted. Rcently my rooted LGG4 up and died on me. I went back to my G3 rooted and set about finding a replacement G4. Finally found one new for a great price. Sadly it has Marshmallow on it and it seems that pretty much every one I am going to find in good condition will already be "upgraded" as well. [emoji19] After many hours of searching it seems that not only is their really no proper root for Marshmallow in general, it also seems that their is no hope for it ever, at least for us cellular anyway. So here I am with a nice shiny new G4 with no root and I am scratching my head somthing fearce trying to decide what to do. Do I just stay on my G3 with root or set up the G4 and try to learn to live with stock? With the way things seem to be going with anroid in general, root seems to be getting less and less doable with every update. If I decide to try to live with a stock phone, do I stay with the G4, which I did like but liked MUCH better with root, or do I break down and buy a actual new phone....most likely the V20....since I will probably never be able to root again anyway, and hand the G4 down to a family member for a bit of a upgrade. For those that went back to stock phones after root, what did you do to adjust. How did you learn to live with stock again....no more ad block, no more Titanium backup, no more "usability" tweaks....I am freaking out a bit LOL. [emoji16] What to do... Sent from my LGUS990 using Tapatalk
  9. Second opinion on G4 on ebay?

    Found another one for cheaper with a busted screen. I'm thinking pull the guts from that and put it in this new body. Still cheaper so far than buying a actual new one LOL
  10. Second opinion on G4 on ebay?

    Well.....Got the phone. Had Marshmallow 6.0 on it. Tried to revert back to Lollipop using LGUP. Looked like it was working. Said 100%. Apparently not so much. At the moment, computer sees that something is connected, but don't know what it is. Wont power up. Think I just bricked my first ever phone LOL Had it in my hands for a whole two hours. Never even got to the trying to activate it part. Hmmm
  11. Second opinion on G4 on ebay?

    That makes sense, thanks. I did buy it so we'll see how it does [emoji41] Sent from my LGUS990 using Tapatalk
  12. Second opinion on G4 on ebay?

    Even on LGs website it lists 991 US Cellular version and 991 Unlocked version. http://www.lg.com/us/search.lg?search=us991 I guess if it is showing US Cell on the boot screen it should be no problem, it just seemed a bit odd that their is a unlocked version with the same number.
  13. Second opinion on G4 on ebay?

    That's what I thought as well with the model number. I guess what I was worried about was that I have been seeing alot of 991s that are being listed as "unlocked" gsm on ebay and newegg. I actually found a listing for a white 991 unlocked for us cell. I don't remember having the option for white. It was only gold, grey or leather. Sent from my LGUS990 using Tapatalk
  14. I was under the impression that all US Cellular version phones were marked as such on the box. Did that change at some point or is this the unlocked version. Listing says he tried using it on Verizon but it kept trying to activate on US Cellular. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Thanks http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=172853459535&alt=web Sent from my LGUS990 using Tapatalk
  15. Thanks. I will give US cell a call for kicks and see what they say.[emoji4] Sent from my LGUS990 using Tapatalk