Last Updated: Dec 15,2011
Details and mistakes. That was pretty funny right on the face of it.
Welcome, Brightside! You are going to fit in great with the rest of us button refreshers
My yellow lab just had babies( well his lady friend did anyway lol) i can reserve one for you
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?
Welcome to the forums!
im new to root but i am definitely planning on doing it to gain tethering for sure if i have to
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.
No one said that you werent going to be in trouble.
thanks guys. these have got to be some of the friendliest forums out there...it's refreshing.
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.
Policy varies by carrier, even though that's a standard Android feature - it's easily shut out.
Verizon charges to tether, therefor if you root to tether that is illegally doing it.
oh, sorry, didnt realize using the data i pay for monthly through verizon how i choose to is against the law and illegal . thank you for clarifying that for me
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.
You know that statement caused some twisting, right?
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.
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...
Get a room!
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at&t does it to and will remove your unlimited data if they catch you doing it.
After 4 years with Verizon service I have yet to talk to an employee who knows much, but several who pretend to.
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?
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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