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  1. Trimbaud

    Trimbaud Well-Known Member
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    If I get a Nexus, and put it on TMobiles no contract plan with a sim card, will i get any system upgrades? I hate to overthink things, but I'm guessing I won't, since the providers usually push those out, right?
    And, if that is the case, could I get the upgrade if Google goes to like, Krispy Kreme or whatever is next, without rooting?
    Thanks!
     

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  2. Tim K

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    The short answer is yes. The long answer is it may require a little work.

    If the nexus you get was purchased directly from Google it will get updates directly from Google. If it was originally bought from a carrier it may depend on carrier updates. HOWEVER, any gsm nexus can be flashed to the takju or yakju builds fairly easily.... they will then be identical to the Google variant and get direct from Google updates. The directions for flashing have been posted here a few times. I think to flash required you to unlock the phone but if you wanted to for some reason you can always relock it.
     
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  3. gtbarry

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    I bought my Galaxy Nexus from google in July and immediately put in my t-mobile non-contract SIM. I am one of the first to get all the newest Android updates direct from google.
     
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