Chainfire roots T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge prior to official release

samsung_galaxy_s6_front_flat_whiteIt’s pretty rare to see an Android device that doesn’t get rooted at some point in it’s life cycle, and it looks like Samsung’s Galaxy S6 isn’t going to escape that fate. Chainfire’s famous root method has already been confirmed to work on T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and its Edge variant, and those devices aren’t publicly available yet. Read more

T-Mobile now rolling out Lollipop update for the HTC One (M7)

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Next in line for the much-anticipated Lollipop update are T-Mobile-branded models of the One (M7) located in the United Kingdom. The 1.3GB upgrade, which is currently being pushed out by HTC carries version number 7.18.531.2 and transports the latest build of the Android operating system to the handset, in addition to a handful of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations

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T-Mobile customers with the HTC One (M7) to get Lollipop on March 10

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This Tuesday, owners of the HTC One (M7) from T-Mobile will see a software update arrive on their handsets. Mo Versi, HTC Vice President of Product Management, announced on Twitter that the Lollipop update is coming on March 10. The over-the-air (OTA) update received technical approval from the carrier which allowed its rollout to be scheduled.

Source: @moversi (Twitter)

T-Mobile hosting its next event on March 18

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The next phase for T-Mobile and its Un-carrier strategy will be revealed in less than two weeks. The carrier sent out invites for an event taking place on March 18 at 1:00PM EST, saying that “this one’s a real piece of work.” There are actual hints included with the invite, but the use of “work” could indicate something relating to business consumers. That is unlikely, though, because T-Mobile really enjoys rallying ordinary consumers.

We will just have to wait and see what John Legere & Co. have coming on March 18.

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Google’s new wireless plan might only be compatible with the Nexus 6

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Well here’s a Debbie Downer for today. Google’s new wireless MVNO plan could be announced in a few weeks, but according to the Wall Street Journal, only the Nexus 6 will be able to use it.

This does seem crazy at first, but if you think about it, it doesn’t seem all that surprising when you consider how Google’s new service will work. It’s rumored to work with both Sprint and T-Mobile as in automatically switching to the best available network along with Wi-Fi. It appears that Google and Motorola were planning on this when building the phone. Motorola already has similar experience with Republic Wireless’ feature of auto-switching between Wi-Fi and Sprint’s network when Wi-Fi isn’t available.

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