Have you unlocked the bootloader ?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by saquib, Feb 17, 2010.

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Unlocked the bootloader ?

  1. Yes

    8 vote(s)
    26.7%
  2. No

    22 vote(s)
    73.3%
  1. saquib

    saquib Member
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    Have you unlocked the bootloader on your Nexus ? I've started a poll here rather than xda-dev or Modaco as they are more hacking sites, and the results will always be in favour of a unlocked bootloader.

    I haven't yet, due to potential warranty issues.
     

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  2. MartinS

    MartinS Well-Known Member
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    No, really don't see the point unless you are a very advanced user.
     
  3. saquib

    saquib Member
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    Not sure - always rooted my previous phones for add-ons such as WiFi tether, themes etc. Only thing that is stopping me is the voiding of the warranty, just hope the devs can find a way to re-lock the bootloader.

     
  4. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member
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    No, although being the genius that I am, I stuck the leaked ERE36B on mine, so may have to in the future.
     
  5. saquib

    saquib Member
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    That makes 2 of us!

     
  6. oniongirl

    oniongirl Well-Known Member
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    At the moment, there's nothing I want my phone to do that it can't already without unlocking.

    Although I know for a fact that some people *cough*my brother*cough* who couldn't resist within days. There's something about having total control of your phone that's irresistible to some people!

    Plus there's the fact that there's a little dust under my screen. I'm waiting a few months to see if it becomes impossible to ignore (at the moment, it can only be seen in direct sunlight) - I'd hate to not be able to get that fixed under warranty.
     
  7. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member
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    You're not wrong, there is some good stuff in custom images too.
     
  8. SnotF

    SnotF Well-Known Member
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    Boston Baby!
    I've been saying I wouldn't till my warranty was up since I bought the thing... but with each passing day there are new reasons... including my beat friend overclocking his droid to a whopping 1.2....
     
  9. finesta101

    finesta101 Active Member
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    I unlocked it and installed the cyanogen ROM 5.02 and my phone seems to be working much better. It also has a few cool features.
     
  10. chaz_uk

    chaz_uk Well-Known Member
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    I haven't because that two year warranty is more important for me. :)
     
  11. SnotF

    SnotF Well-Known Member
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    Boston Baby!
    tell me all about it. :eek:
     
  12. saquib

    saquib Member
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    As posted on another thread, Paul @ Modaco has got a HTC Desire rom working on the Nexus, including HTC Sense UI!

    Not released yet, but I think that would seriously make me consider unlocking.

    On the warranty thing, apparently if it is an obvious hardware fault HTC are repairing phones with unlocked bootloaders.
     
  13. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member
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    Was going to say the same thing, not just repairing, but also exchanging.
     
  14. AnotherFatalEpic

    AnotherFatalEpic Well-Known Member
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    Well that might give us the the OK. That would make a WHOLE lot more sense, "we'll still fix the phone if its a hardware issue, but if you unlocked your phone and it's bricked now and it's your fault, you deal with it"

    This is a lot better than "ohh no you touched your phones software, now I don't have to fix it if anything else malfunctions!!"
     
  15. FLT

    FLT Well-Known Member
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    Unlocked is a must. Custom roms & themes, can't live without :)
     
  16. kaotix

    kaotix Well-Known Member
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    I unlocked roughly 4 hours after receiving it. After using the stock ROM prior and then one of Cyanogen's ROMs I'm very happy that I did unlock. I also baked a custom ROM on Modaco to remove certain apps I don't use which take up system resources and use my battery when I don't want them to.

    Plus you get that warm fuzzy feeling when you see the open padlock on your boot screen when turning on the phone :D
     
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