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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by marctronixx, Nov 17, 2013.

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Are you going to buy the nexus 6?

  1. Yes! Take my money! (Off- Contract)

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  2. Yes! With carrier subsidy/payment plan

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  3. No - Was going to buy, but now out of my price range

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  4. No- Was not going to buy

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  5. Undecided

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  1. jj14x

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    AT&T gets it on 11/7, Sprint will get it on 11/14. Other carriers will get it too, but date/pricing is unknown.

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    Probably worth booting the device once WITHOUT the sim card in it to check this and then fastboot oem unlock it, just in case Verizon decides to disallow checking that option ;)
     
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    Yeah, I don't have a problem with this. It would suck to unlock the bootloader without booting he device up and realize you have a dud that won't boot properly. :p
     
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    Oh, I agree and I like this security feature.

    However, it now opens the door for carriers to disable/remove the option (*cough* verizon *cough*) if they so choose. And in using their new "sim based post-setup/configuration" it would mean an unlockable Nexus 6 from the play store would get "locked down" when you boot it with a Verizon sim. Whether you can get into stock recovery to undo that I dunno. But to err on the side of caution, if you plan to unlock the bootloader and you're on Verizon, I'd boot it up without the Verizon sim card first, check that option, fastboot oem unlock it, then boot with the Verizon sim card.
     
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    The more I see and read about android 5.0 the more excited I am about the N6. It looks like this version of the OS is going to be awesome. Calendar and Gmail are getting a makeover. It's good to be an Android fan.
     
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    It's back. Still no phones, of course, so it's really a moot point but the free 6 months of Google Play Music for phones ordered prior to the end of the year is back up. My rational side is desperately trying to reign in my super-optimistic side to not read too much into this . . . such as having a big lot of phones that they'll be releasing to the Play store real soon. :rolleyes:
     
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    I still think people will be able to walk into a T-mobile store and buy one before my pre-order ships haha
     
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    So how do you "Fastboot OEM unlock" Terminal emulator? I plan on buying from the V-store. Would be nice to say "hang on, before you sim and boot, can I see it real quick? [unlock] OK, now you can activate it" :)
     
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    The device needs to be in fastboot (bootloader) mode tethered to a computer, then using the fastboot sdk tool provided by Google and use the command line/terminal in order to execute the command.
     
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    Not anymore. I'll have to dig up the article, but apparently you can now unlock the bootloader from the developer options menu in settings.
     
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    You need to enable that option in developer options before the unlock command will work. It doesn't actually unlock it from what I've heard. Unless there's something new that I've missed.
     
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    That is what I heard initially, too. But there was an article yesterday indicating it could be done without fastboot.

    Found it: http://www.androidheadlines.com/page/2

    Sounds like that person doesn't know what they're doing. It's just be a way to ALLOW use of fastboot oem unlock as we thought. I think that author is just confused.
     
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    Google support was as clueless as everyone else and was probably confused with the nexus 9.

    According to a UK tweet their release is Dec. 1st.
     
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    Agreed. Mine still shows a ship date of 11/21.

    I think T-Mobile folks will have theirs before I do lol.

    The good news is that it should leave plenty of time for the people buying T-mobile ones and taking them to Verizon to iron out any issues there so when I get mine, I'll be able to just walk into the Verizon store, ask for a nano sim, pop it in and be on my way. :p
     
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    I wasn't planning on getting it at launch anyways because I don't know if I can take a phone this big. I really hope T-Mobile or another carrier has some floor models soon to see if I can handle the size.
     
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    I am actually thinking about picking one up on contract from at&t since I have an upgrade. And I've broken two n5s and have a third. I should of had gotten insurance and with this big chunky device and its cost it may be a good idea for Mr butterfingers here.

    About that check box, well when you set the device up first thing you still need to enable dev options so I don't think one extra check box is going to be that much of an issue.
     
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    Did anyone else just try to get the Nexus 9 deal from HTC for half off.

    I tried.

    Guess how well that went?

    I couldn't help but laugh.
     
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    Didn't even hear of that deal. I would buy that tab for half off, but not 400+

    Edit: Found the article about the deal, but only got the $50 off when I tried it
     
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    As much as I'd like to see pre-orders shipping this week, I just don't think it'll happen. I really, REALLY hope I'm wrong. lol... I'd love to get mine this week.

    What WILL annoy me though, is if it isn't here by the 12th when t-mobile starts selling them. What's the point of a pre-order (which was horrible) if you don't receive your phone before, or at the very least at the same time as in the stores?

    :shrugs: I've set my mind that I won't see mine until the 21st or so. If it comes sooner? Christmas early! lol :)

    Have a great day all!
     
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    It went live at 12est. I saw it just when it was tweeted and still couldn't get one. They are now $50 off until midnight.
     
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    Mark my words, it's going to happen. I'll be a little peeved, too, but it's worth it IMHO to get it through the play store due to their excellent support and ease of RMA/returns.

    But I really do think T-mobile stores will have them first. Didn't that happen with the Nexus 4, too?
     
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    I guess I can't upgrade till the 18th so that may be good with what I am seeing with this pre-order mystery.

    But getting excited. Hopefully all will go well in 2 weeks and orders will be shipping quick by then. Hope they don't sell out before my upgrade date.

    But looking at the first impression vids out there. WOW!!!
     
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    Great point, play store is a MUCH better place to buy them from, even if you have to wait.
     
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