Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3 Active models tipped

Samsung has the Galaxy S 4 and the Galaxy S4 Active. Both sport many of the same features, however the latter is a model that is able to withstand some water. Aside from being fairly comfortable in water, the Galaxy S4 Active also has a different appearance. Based on reports of success from the S4 Active, it looks like Samsung will be bringing some additional Active models in the future.

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.
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