If you were hoping to root or tinker around with your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, you might be disappointed to learn that T-Mobile’s version of the handset apparently comes with its bootloaders locked, but the good news is that T-Mobile is working with Samsung to address it and hopefully unlock it for customers.
This was confirmed by T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere in which he tweeted, “I’m aware some are upset. It’s under Samsung’s control, but my engineers are asking them for a solution that they can support.” Now this is probably a big deal to those who want to do more with their smartphones than what Samsung already offers.
There are many users who might appreciate the phone’s design and hardware, but not necessarily the version of Android bundled with it, which is why an unlocked bootloader means that users can flash custom ROMs, like CyanogenMod, onto it and gain access to features that aren’t typically bundled with smartphones.
In any case we’re not sure how long it is until T-Mobile and Samsung are able to address this issue, if at all, so in the meantime if you are considering a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge and want an unlocked bootloader, we suggest you look elsewhere for now.
|Product Name||Galaxy S7||Galaxy S7 Edge|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||3000 mAh||3600 mAh|
|Processor Name||Snapdragon 820/ Exynos 8||Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890|
|Street Price||$350 Galaxy S7 on Amazon||$560 Galaxy S7 Edge on Amazon|
|Link to full specs||Galaxy S7 Full specs and details||Galaxy S7 Edge Full specs and details|