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How To Delete Software Update For VZW Galaxy S4 That Blocks Root Access

Sprint, Verizon and AT&T have all pushed OTA updates for the Galaxy S4 that add Apps to SD functionality and some other enhancements. However, the update includes a new bootloader that can’t be reverted, which effectively makes it impossible to root your phone. I started getting the alert to install the system update on July [...]

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The Main Differences Between The New Upgrade Plans From Verizon, AT&T, And T-Mobile [INFOGRAPHIC]

Cell phone providers AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile have all announced plans to allow customers to upgrade their devices more frequently. T-Mobile was the first to announce such a program, debuting its “JUMP” program last week, which will allow customers to upgrade their devices every six months. AT&T and Verizon soon followed. There are some subtle [...]

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Rumors Suggest These Are The Release Dates For Verizon’s HTC One And Moto X

HTC One: August 1 Motorola Moto X: August 23 The screen shot above was originally posted by PhoneArena. —– You should follow Mike on Twitter for more great tech insights and good conversation. Be sure to say hello! You can also keep up with Mike on his personal blog: MikeBeauchamp.me, on Facebook, or on Google+.

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Google Wallet For The Verizon Galaxy S4

In the world of mobile payments – that is, using your smartphone to pay for things – Google Wallet is the king of the hill. If you’re not familiar with the service, it’s likely because most U.S. carriers don’t want you using it on their phones. They’ll tell you it’s because of a perceived security [...]

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How To Root Your Shiny New Verizon Galaxy S4

Verizon’s version of the Galaxy S4 has been available less than two weeks and already, the gurus over at XDA have it rooted. In fact, they had it done the very next day. The good news is: you don’t have to wipe your phone and reset all your data. The not-so-good news is: you have [...]

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Big News For Verizon Customers: The HTC One Is Coming

For all my fellow Verizon customers out there, the wait and speculation is finally over. Just this morning, Verizon announced (via Twitter) that the HTC One will be available “later this summer.” They declined to provide any other details, such as storage size variants, colors, or pricing, but hey, it’s a start. The HTC One [...]

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The Numbers Behind Verizon’s Massive 4G LTE Network

Verizon has finally released a complete list of all markets across the U.S. they currently cover with 4G LTE. It’s a lengthy list, just shy of 500 major cities (497 to be exact). In comparison, their closest competitor, AT&T, currently covers 207 major cities. Behind AT&T is Sprint, which currently has 88 markets covered with [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Will Go On Sale At Verizon On May 23rd

Verizon announced this morning that general availability of the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S4 will be next Thursday, May 23. The device will be available on that date for Verizon’s website and in their retail stores. Previously, the release date was scheduled for May 30. As a reminder, you can currently pre-order the Galaxy S4 for [...]

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The $99 Nokia Lumia 928 Is Verizon’s New Flagship WP8 Device

Fans of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 will be pleased to know: next week, beginning on May 16th, the Nokia Lumia 928 will be available for just $99 (with two-year contract and $50 mail-in rebate) from Verizon. The Lumia 928 is Nokia (and Verizon’s) new flagship WP8 device for 2013. Here’s a quick run down on [...]

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Do More People Use Free Messaging Apps Or Paid Text Plans?

“Dude, want to hang out tonight?” “Bro, I don’t text, these texts cost me 5 cents every time. You owe me 5 cents.” “Sorry.” “Now it’s 10 cents.” Remember these awkward conversations, circa 2009? Luckily for many of us, these anxious moments of pay per text are gone due to either unlimited texting plans or [...]

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