Question about unlocked nexus

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zico, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. zico

    zico New Member
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    Hi, I'm a newbie to the android scene. I would like to purchase a nexus one. I have a few questions.
    If it's unlocked is it also rooted or does that need to be done separately?
    Will it work on Rogers network and in Europe on Tim?
    Thanks in advance for your help
     

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  2. Bob Loblaw1

    Bob Loblaw1 Well-Known Member
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    Unlocked just means that it's not tied to any specific carrier. Rooted is something else entirely. It voids your warranty but allows you install your own custom ROM's (or more likely ones that other developers make available). If your a newb I would stay away from that for now.

    Don't know about the carrier questions.
     
  3. 1080p

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    In North America, it will only work on T-Mobile USA's 3G... any other carrier will be limited to EDGE. In Europe you will get 3G from most carriers.
     
  4. darkLuke

    darkLuke Active Member
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    When I root phone I will lost my warranty?? :thinking:
     
  5. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member
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    Officially yes, however HTC seem to be repairing/replacing phones with unlocked boot loaders anyway.
     
  6. Bob Loblaw1

    Bob Loblaw1 Well-Known Member
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    No offense but judging by your questions, rooting would be the last thing on my mind.
    My advice, get the phone and spend A LOT of time playing with it and getting to know it well. Try replacing the stock home screen, stock keyboard, adding customizable widgets and stuff like that first. There is a lot you can do to customize this phone without rooting right away. There are a lot of users here who feel the Nexus doesn't need to be rooted.
     
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  7. darkLuke

    darkLuke Active Member
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    I'm not afraid of bricking phone - i'm susre i'll do it succesfully, but I didn't know if that will affect my warranty (eg. on my Viewty I can change whatever I want - even if i brick phone I still hace warranty.)
     
  8. Bob Loblaw1

    Bob Loblaw1 Well-Known Member
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    I told you it will void your warranty. So did another member. Good luck.
     
  9. SnotF

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    You referred to needing to root to get on a carrier. You didn't know it would void your warranty. You aren't properly informed. Don't root.
     
  10. oniongirl

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    Absolutely agree with Bob. This phone is customisable beyond what other phones offer, all without rooting.
     
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