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  1. NZtechfreak

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    Just Rooting it now, back to field queries later :)

    Been posting to twitter about it earlier today @NZtechfreak
     

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    When did you order?? And from where??
     
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    Last week, purchased from an I/O attendee :)
     
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    Oh..thought you got a production unit that you ordered from Google...got my hopes up :D
     
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    Ah, sorry, didn't even think about that. Thread title changed.

    :eek:
     
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    The only question I have is about redeeming the credit and then proceeding to unlock the boot loader...but I'm assuming since you bought it preowned you didn't get the credit correct?
     
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    Haha yes that's a more fitting title
     
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    Ya, no credit for me!
     
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    Oh here's a question. Was the device reset to it's original state when you got it? If it was, did you quickly receive the 4.1.1 OTA?
     
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    It was reset, checked for 4.1.1 and got it immediately.
     
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    Awesome. Because I want to unlock it and put ClockWorkMod on it, and you can't take the OTA with custom recovery. So I plan to 1. Power it on and get Play Store credit 2. Unlock 3. Power on and take the OTA 4. Install CWMR 5. Root
     
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    Is this the correct order to do it? I was thinking of powering it on and rooting it first, then doing everything else. Would I be better updating it and then rooting?
     
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    Well unless you use Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper you would lose root after taking the OTA anyway so there isn't really much of a point to do it first
     
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    Cheers bud. I've not rooted anything for a while...been toying with doing my S2, but as I use it for work I can't afford to not be without it if I mess it up. The new Root Toolkit looks pretty idiot proof tho so will defo do my Nexus when I get it.
     
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    Doesn't matter which order you do it in. I restored the device to 4.1 stock to try and help one of the one-click method devs out, then Rooted it and flashed 4.1.1 in CWM recovery.
     
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    Ah you flashed it. I wanted to take the OTA though
     
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    Either way is fine.
     
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    You got the one from xda I'm assuming?
     
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    The 4.1.1? Yeah.
     
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    And that's completely stock 4.1.1? Its exactly the same as OTA? Not noticing anything not working?
     
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    I preordered my Nexus 7 from Gamestop, was told I was going to be part of the "Second Wave" for shipments listed as 8/7 and was surprised/thrilled to get a phone call this morning saying I could come pick it up!

    Nexus 7.jpg
     
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    You have just made a lot of Play Store buyers very VERY jealous.
     
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    I was totally taken back. I didn't think I was going to be receiving it until August being apart of the "Second Wave". As an FYI I traded in my iPad 2 towards the Nexus 7 so I have a frame of reference as well. I'm all yours guys for any questions you may have!
     
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    First impressions? Speed? Any lag from screen to screen? Is the screen bright? .... Um... OH! Check to see if you get that image impression "ghosting" if you leave a bright image on the screen for a minute them change screens. LOL sorry just tired of reading "blogger" crap. Looking for info from a user ;) .
     
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    After playing with it for awhile, are you glad you traded in the Ipad 2 for it?

    And how do the apps look on the device if you've tried any?
     

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