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[Verizon] Does unlocking/rootting wipe the entire device or just the SD part?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mistermojorizi, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. mistermojorizi

    mistermojorizi Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I am a total noob. I figured I'd get the device setup and running more or less stably before adding the root variable into the mix. If I unlock the bootloader / root now, is it going to reverse all my work up to this point?
     


  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Unlocking wipes the entire device SD card and all. Backup anything you need on a PC beforehand.
     
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  3. mistermojorizi

    mistermojorizi Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    so any customized widgets and apps and everything will be gone?
     
  4. ska.t73

    ska.t73 Android Expert

    Yes, you will have to re-customize them. However after you unlock the phone it will be just the exact same as when you first got it, so all of your market apps will start to download. You will just need to set up your preferences and screens again.

    This is why it is advisable to unlock and root early on before you get everything the way you want it. I can tell you though it is worth it, plus lets be honest having to set everything back up just gives you another excuse to play with the precious more... :)
     
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  5. mistermojorizi

    mistermojorizi Android Enthusiast
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    I did not hear that advisory before. That would be a good warning to put in the main gnex forum.

    I am honestly very torn at this point whether to root or not. It already seemed like a lot of work, and now it's just gonna be more work. I mostly want to flash the radio drivers. But lots of people saying they don't even help.
     
  6. ska.t73

    ska.t73 Android Expert

    I will be honest with you, on this phone you probably don't need to. I rooted because I do it to all of my phones. If you want to just do it for the radio drivers I would say just wait. Since this is a Nexus device we will be getting our updates straight from Google 4.0.3 is supposed to be pushed in about 2 weeks.

    I will say though, this is the easiest phone I have ever rooted... Every single other one has had to use an exploit to get root, this is cake compared to that. :)
     
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