Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

AT&T and Verizon Galaxy S 4, Galaxy S 4 Active get safe ROM loading with Safestrap

Not all smartphones are created equal especially when it comes to being developer and modder friendly, and Samsung's latest smartphones, it's Galaxy S 4 flagship and hardy Galaxy S 4 Active, are definitely no exception. But now owners who purchased said devices under AT&T and Verizon have a safer resort with Safestrap, allowing them to boot custom ROMs without removing the stock image.

AT&T to begin replacing water-damaged Galaxy S 4 Active smartphones

AT&T and Samsung launched the Galaxy S 4 Active back in late-June. While the handset was never touted as a fully rugged device, it did arrive with some protection against water. Specifically the handset has an IP67 certification which means it should be able to withstand being submerged in up to 3 feet of water for 30 minutes time. The catch though, it seems the AT&T warranty didn't protect against water damage.

Samsung GALAXY S 4 Active now available in UK

The Samsung GALAXY S 4 Active has gone up for sale in the UK with the sim-free variety being found for about £465, with the price varying based on the retailer. Some retailers are showing a 1 week delay in shipping times, however, so some might find themselves having to wait a bit to nab it from their preferred store.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active rooted by Geohot

AT&T has had the Galaxy S4 Active available for a few weeks now, however the folks over on the xda-developer had still been searching for a way to root the handset. In fact, a thread was created in late-June that offered a bounty for the person that could root the handset and make the method available for other users. And well, it looks like famed iPhone and Sony hacker Geohot has done just that.

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active Review

Samsung originally announced the Galaxy S4 Active in early June. Since that point we have seen the handset shown off during the Samsung Premiere event which took place a few days earlier. We managed to spend a few minutes of hands-on time with the handset during that event, however that was just the start of our experience with the Active. We received an AT&T branded Galaxy S4 a short while back and as such we have been able to spend a bit more time playing around -- and yes, that includes testing the device in water.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active hands-on

Samsung previously announced the the Galaxy S4 Active, however that didn't stop them from showing the handset during the Premiere 2013 event which took place a bit earlier today. As a result of the Galaxy S4 Active being on display, we got to spend a bit of time checking it out in person. The Active is the dust and waterproof version of the Galaxy S4 and that was one of the highlights of the event.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active official: Rugged, waterproof with Aqua Mode camera

Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active, the ruggedized version of the Galaxy S 4, has been officially revealed, capable of surviving underwater as well as in dusty, bumpy conditions. Based largely on the S 4's specifications, though with a few notable changes, the Galaxy S4 Active has a 5-inch Full HD display though uses TFT LCD rather than AMOLED, while the rear camera steps down to 8-megapixels from 13-megapixels.
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