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    Root before or after activating on Verizon S4

    I bought a Galaxy S$ for Verizon on EBay. Am wondering if I should root it before or after I activate it on Verizon.

    Before a lot of people start giving me a hard time for buying a S4 for Verizon let me explain. I live alone and in a house in the city on an acre of land. Neighbors aren't real close, have no land line but I do have another cell phone on straight talk. I feel more comfortable have at least one phone on a national carrier. And, I already have a Verizon account (Treo phone, LOL) that will qualify for a good loyalty plan at a good rate and I will keep my number I have had for a while on the Verizon phone.

    So, root before or after activation on Verizon?

    Thanks in advance!

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    I guess the phone is used, since you got it off eBay?
    I would suggest that you activate it first and use it for a few days to make sure it works OK and that there are no problems with it...since it's used
    Then you can root the device.
    But even it it was new, I'd say activate it first, then root it..
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    Yep, it is used, in very good condition.

    Good reasoning. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by FAUguy View Post
    I guess the phone is used, since you got it off eBay?
    I would suggest that you activate it first and use it for a few days to make sure it works OK and that there are no problems with it...since it's used
    Then you can root the device.
    But even it it was new, I'd say activate it first, then root it..

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    Straight talk uses AT&T, TMO and Verizon in some areas, so it IS a national carrier

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