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HTC Inspire 4G or Galaxy S II and a few?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Chris82, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Chris82

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    I want to buy one of these phones unlocked without contract which would you buy for ATT? I'm coming from a iPhone 4 really just want a larger screen and android.

    There's no need to root a unlocked phone is there? Is there a way to restore the phone to its stock firmware/original state kinda like itunes does with a restore?

    What if ATT pushes a over the air update will it do anything to the phone?

    Thanks!
     

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    I like my inspire but I miss the screen quality of my galaxy s captivate so I might try the gs2

    Unlocked means you can use it on like tmobile or another carrier not the same as rooting.

    And I think I read somewhere back when 2.2 was released for the captivate that the rooted people had to flash back to stock rom then update not sure if it unroots the phone
     
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    Guess there's really no reason to by a unlocked one then if i will only be using it on ATT but it should have no bloat ware on it if i buy one unlocked online?

    Don't you need to root it to un-install apps it came with?
     
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    Yeah, SG2 for sure. I want it baad! It is a beast, way better battery, gorgeous screen, forward facing camera, it is better in nearly every way.
     
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    If it has the att logo on it it will have the att bloatware. I don't think you can buy the phone unbranded and unlocked. There used to be phones sold unbranded like the razr I think but I don't think the inspire is.
    Yeah in order to remove att bloatware it has to be rooted.
     

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