December 5th, 2012, 07:51 PM
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Android virgin nervous about his first time
I am long time iOS user bored to tears with all things Apple. I've decided to make the switch to Android. The change is being brought on by the tinkering-esque aspects of Android with all the rooting and ROMing.
One of the things that has prevented me from making the switch is the puzzling epidemic of gigantism that is rampant with Android phones. In keeping up some faith, I have remained vigilant in my watch for a full featured, full powered phone in human size. I believe I've found it: Droid Razr M
This brings me to a noobish question. I am here in the frozen north of Canada and our mobile carriers are...let's just say, a little behind when it comes to phone availability. Having said that I believe I can purchase a Razr M on eBay. My question is: If I root a Razr M, can I install stock Android 4.1 or (preferably) 4.2 and run it on Rogers (GSM/HSPA+/LTE) network? If so, other than the obvious bricking/warranty voiding, are there any risks to doing this? If not, what am I missing in my limited understanding? They way I look at it, if I buy the Razr M, root it and install a stock 4.1 or 4.2 ROM it should function as a Nexus phone purchased from Google would.
Any help/guidance/psychiatrist/lobotomy suggestions would be most appreciated.