***Official Galaxy Nexus Pre-Release speculation thread**General

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  1. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Details and mistakes. That was pretty funny right on the face of it. :D

  2. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    UGH.... :p
  3. darejer

    darejer Well-Known Member

    Welcome, Brightside! You are going to fit in great with the rest of us button refreshers :p
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  4. My yellow lab just had babies( well his lady friend did anyway lol) i can reserve one for you:)
  5. Needz_Android

    Needz_Android Well-Known Member

    are there a lot of people planning to root this phone as soon as they get it?

    i want to root mine for the tethering capability, but i don't want to lose the OTA updates especially right after picking it up. i don't really want to flash custom roms or anything, just the tethering capability

    is anyone else worried about losing updates if they root?
  6. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Welcome to the forums! :)
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  7. zx10droid

    zx10droid Well-Known Member

    im new to root but i am definitely planning on doing it to gain tethering for sure if i have to
  8. I don't plan on rooting. I don't illegally tether and only rooted to get rid of the bloat on old phones and get the latest updates.
  9. Mach Droid

    Mach Droid Well-Known Member

    No one said that you werent going to be in trouble.
  10. brightside

    brightside Active Member

    thanks guys. these have got to be some of the friendliest forums out there...it's refreshing. :)
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  11. Maybe I'm confused. I have a Nexus One on T-Mobile, stock, and I can use the wired and wireless tethering for no charge.
  12. zx10droid

    zx10droid Well-Known Member

    ummm... what?
  13. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Policy varies by carrier, even though that's a standard Android feature - it's easily shut out.
  14. Verizon charges to tether, therefor if you root to tether that is illegally doing it.
  15. zx10droid

    zx10droid Well-Known Member

    oh, sorry, didnt realize using the data i pay for monthly through verizon how i choose to is against the law and illegal :confused:. thank you for clarifying that for me
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  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    There's been a whole moral debate about a commercial contract violation amounting to illegal net access.

    I come down on the side of it being an unconscionable contract, but AndroidForums now comes down hard in favor of that view with the carriers. (Despite no one yet explaining how you can go to jail for this - as in - illegal.)

    It was a topic of hot debate in the DX forum, and we spun that off to it's own thread.

    Imagine every possible view on this being repeated 10 times with neither side budging. Imagine every possible counter-argument being made repeatedly. (sigh)

    Really respectfully request we don't hijack this thread for that.

    It's after hours, ok to state views, but please - no arguing, it's always leads to tree, nail, jello.

    Cheers, thanks!
  17. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    You know that statement caused some twisting, right?
  18. Ninjak

    Ninjak Well-Known Member

    I'd definitely root it because I have data I need to copy off of my Droid 2, not just its associated apps. Until Google finds a way to allow people to backup data without rooting Android, it's root root root for the home team! :) Besides, one can always just unroot prior to getting an update.
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  19. burntorangefan

    burntorangefan Well-Known Member

    Nope. You don't lose updates simply by rooting. Installing custom ROMs is what normally blocks updates from the manufacturers. This will be my first experience with a Nexus device, so we'll see how the devs deal with that aspect. In the past, "updates" were always about 3 or 4 months behind because of carrier delays, but the devs had the code and baked them into their ROMs. Now that the updates are direct, I don't know how they'll be handled...
  20. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Get a room!

    Mmmmmpppphhhfffttt... ah hahahaahaha! ;) :D
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  21. at&t does it to and will remove your unlimited data if they catch you doing it.
  22. MoPhoMan

    MoPhoMan Well-Known Member

    After 4 years with Verizon service I have yet to talk to an employee who knows much, but several who pretend to.
  23. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    LMAO. Sowwy.
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  24. Needz_Android

    Needz_Android Well-Known Member

    i think its kind of crappy they make you pay for tethering now but that's just me..

    anyways, i want to root and i JUST rooted my incredible using unrevoked and it was pretty easy. do you think there will be an easy way to root the GNex once it comes out?
  25. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I think the point is that the carriers are not the law - it's over the word - illegal - that it all goes south. ;)
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