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I unlocked and rooted my phone today!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by harsaphes, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. harsaphes

    harsaphes Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Smooth. No problems. Went to the XDA site and followed the instructions. Also installed a recovery program. Sweet.
     


  2. nyfinest32

    nyfinest32 Member

    Cool. ATM I'm too scared to try this
     
  3. harsaphes

    harsaphes Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Pretty straight forward. I got hung up on one part but figured it out.
     
  4. chaoscentral

    chaoscentral Well-Known Member

    should probably change the title lol it comes pre unlocked so you just rooted it ;)
     
  5. JSchu22

    JSchu22 Android Enthusiast

    Maybe he/she found a way to actually lock it first?
     
  6. chaoscentral

    chaoscentral Well-Known Member

    I doubt it lol since they don't sell a locked version, and if I remember correctly harsaphes got the phone before it was released, if a subsidy lock is not built into the OS, which it wouldn't in this case there really is no way to lock it unless you recompile the OS and lock it lol
     
  7. T-Mobile

    T-Mobile Newbie

    If you buy the contract Nexus One for $180 I believe it is locked... no?


     
  8. lionelhuts

    lionelhuts Newbie

    You are locked into your contract, but the phone itself is not locked.
     
  9. illutionz

    illutionz Well-Known Member

    No. Find Engadget interview with Erick Tseng, the Android Product Manager, he said the phone is not locked even if you buy it using 2 yrs contract.

    What the OP means is probably unlocking the bootloader :eek:
     
  10. 3rd-Geer

    3rd-Geer Android Enthusiast

    What did this add to your phone, if anything at all? Have you found any other issues with it in this state?
     
  11. lionelhuts

    lionelhuts Newbie

    In a recent thread here, someone wrote that Tseng said it was unlocked in that video.
     
  12. huntington

    huntington Newbie

    what does rooting do?

    and link to the XDA site?
     
  13. illutionz

    illutionz Well-Known Member

    that's what I said... Tseng said it's NOT LOCKED even if you buy it with 2 years contract :eek:
     
  14. lionelhuts

    lionelhuts Newbie

    Whoops. I've been up late doing work and I completely misread that. Sorry. +rep for not being a jerk about it.

    EDIT - Can't rep right now - have to spread it around first.
     

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The Nexus One release date was January 2010. Features and Specs include a 1400mAh battery, 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, and Snapdragon S1 processor.

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