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    Default what's the first...

    Thing you're gonna do when you get your nexus?
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    Default Re: what's the first...

    The first thing I did was open the box.
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    And then and then and then
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    I will...

    decide if i like the sparkly back side and put on sexy carbon fiber decal if i don't.
    unlock and root
    and then program some NFC tags
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    Wait - so is it true that the ideal first thing to do would be to at least unlock the phone, because it'll wipe everything on internal SD? I unlocked and rooted my NS4G, but that was so long ago that I don't even remember. From what I recall, best is to unlock at a minimum when you first get the phone b/c there won't be anything on the SD, and that you can decide then or later to root because rooting won't wipe the internal SD. Is this right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by corolla90 View Post
    Wait - so is it true that the ideal first thing to do would be to at least unlock the phone, because it'll wipe everything on internal SD? I unlocked and rooted my NS4G, but that was so long ago that I don't even remember. From what I recall, best is to unlock at a minimum when you first get the phone b/c there won't be anything on the SD, and that you can decide then or later to root because rooting won't wipe the internal SD. Is this right?
    I have no idea what your talking about.


    Probably look at some porn. More serious of an answer.. I will play around with the camera and apps then put my sim into it.
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    unlock probably before first boot lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by corolla90 View Post
    Wait - so is it true that the ideal first thing to do would be to at least unlock the phone, because it'll wipe everything on internal SD? I unlocked and rooted my NS4G, but that was so long ago that I don't even remember. From what I recall, best is to unlock at a minimum when you first get the phone b/c there won't be anything on the SD, and that you can decide then or later to root because rooting won't wipe the internal SD. Is this right?
    That is correct. Unlocking wipes everything for security and then you can root later if you choose to and that will not wipe anything
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    Unlock bootloader, pull and unpack boot partition, adjust a few things, make Internet crap themselves with amazingly high and unrealistic benchmark scores.
    Then put it all back so it runs better
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    Quote Originally Posted by corance View Post
    Thing you're gonna do when you get your nexus?
    Open the box
    Take all stickers of the N4
    Power on N4
    Inspect device
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    If the N4 is in perfection out the box and software is running smoothing then...

    Clean the device
    Place Screen Protectors on front and back
    Connect my Nexus 4 to Nexus 7 through bluetooth so I can recieve my text messages on my N7.
    Admire my Nexus 4 for bit then place on charger and go back to my N7
    I will relish in the fact I have an N4 while on my N7 excited use my phone when I leave my house.
    I use case for my N4 at work and use a leather pouch everywhere else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand View Post
    Unlock bootloader, pull and unpack boot partition, adjust a few things, make Internet crap themselves with amazingly high and unrealistic benchmark scores.
    Then put it all back so it runs better
    Nice!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by corolla90 View Post
    Wait - so is it true that the ideal first thing to do would be to at least unlock the phone, because it'll wipe everything on internal SD? I unlocked and rooted my NS4G, but that was so long ago that I don't even remember. From what I recall, best is to unlock at a minimum when you first get the phone b/c there won't be anything on the SD, and that you can decide then or later to root because rooting won't wipe the internal SD. Is this right?
    Ill be getting the unlocked version for $349 if i decide to try a 16GB device. And the first thing ill do besides empty box, take off stickers, etc.....is see how much of my music i want to put on it if not all and then see how much room i have left (1270 songs)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayzaa View Post
    Ill be getting the unlocked version for $349 if i decide to try a 16GB device. What you are talking about, im not sure.
    When i say "unlock," I'm referring to unlocking the bootloader.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bunique4life05 View Post
    Open the box
    Take all stickers of the N4
    Power on N4
    Inspect device
    Login Account

    If the N4 is in perfection out the box and software is running smoothing then...

    Clean the device
    Place Screen Protectors on front and back
    Connect my Nexus 4 to Nexus 7 through bluetooth so I can recieve my text messages on my N7.
    Admire my Nexus 4 for bit then place on charger and go back to my N7
    I will relish in the fact I have an N4 while on my N7 excited use my phone when I leave my house.
    I use case for my N4 at work and use a leather pouch everywhere else.
    Sounds pretty good, but not sure we are gonna find front and back screen protectors, back decals, or cases right away. Wouldn't we have seen some already?
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    Quote Originally Posted by corolla90 View Post
    When i say "unlock," I'm referring to unlocking the bootloader.
    What is the advantage of that?
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    Default Re: what's the first...

    And then....

    Anyone gonna do a real review? Like how real people use it. Phil did a good job. How will you do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by map1978 View Post
    Sounds pretty good, but not sure we are gonna find front and back screen protectors, back decals, or cases right away. Wouldn't we have seen some already?
    Who said I was getting Nexus 4 any time soon?
    I am going to wait to get my Nexus 4 after being first to pre-order a Nexus 7. I also holding out for possibility of getting a white version. I believe the cases will take a month or so for Nexus 4 but screen protectors may be sooner.

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    Default Re: what's the first...

    Open the box, turn it on and not put any details first. Test out wifi, camera, etc. When satisfied, will unlock bootloader then go through the start up process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayzaa View Post
    What is the advantage of that?
    Well, if you ever want to flash a custom ROM on your phone, then the first step is to "unlock" the bootloader so that you can thereafter "root" your phone. What I was confirming is that by "unlocking" your phone, you end up having to wipe your entire internal SD; meaning, it's best to do it initially before you fill up that entire internal SD with data, pictures, music, and other files that you would have to backup somewhere because they'd be lost by "unlocking" the bootloader. If you do it from the get-go, before you install all of those files, you won't have to worry about backing up and reinstalling all of those files later. Eventually if you root your phone, the rooting process won't wipe your internal SD, so you don't have to sweat losing anything or having to back that stuff up and then reinstalling again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by corolla90 View Post
    Well, if you ever want to flash a custom ROM on your phone, then the first step is to "unlock" the bootloader so that you can thereafter "root" your phone. What I was confirming is that by "unlocking" your phone, you end up having to wipe your entire internal SD; meaning, it's best to do it initially before you fill up that entire internal SD with data, pictures, music, and other files that you would have to backup somewhere because they'd be lost by "unlocking" the bootloader. If you do it from the get-go, before you install all of those files, you won't have to worry about backing up and reinstalling all of those files later. Eventually if you root your phone, the rooting process won't wipe your internal SD, so you don't have to sweat losing anything or having to back that stuff up and then reinstalling again.
    The ROMs ive flashed with my Vibrant, the ROMs themselves did all that. I didnt have to unlock any bootloaders myself. In fact the ROMs rooted the phone as well from flashing it. It was all so simple and within the ROMs i used. I take it not all are like that but i havent done it in some months now. Or maybe it was the clockwork recovery in ROM manager that did that prior too. I forget but i did not unlock any bootloaders manually myself.

    I have not flashed a ROM or rooted my GS3 as of yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayzaa View Post
    Ill be getting the unlocked version for $349 if i decide to try a 16GB device. And the first thing ill do besides empty box, take off stickers, etc.....is see how much of my music i want to put on it if not all and then see how much room i have left (1270 songs)
    I woulda thought youd have a much bigger music collection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by corance View Post
    Thing you're gonna do when you get your nexus?
    Inspect for defects in case I have to get an RMA for a replacement. Had to do this once with my Galaxy Nexus and once with my Nexus 7. Thankfully Google is very good about exchanges - they let you keep the device while they two-day ship you a replacement.
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    I WILL JUMP IN JOY FOR 15 MINUTES.

    then i will open it.
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    Pounce around like a girl, turn it on, flick around and start downloading apps. Oh and get phone credit. Call the misses to say i have a phone again.
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    I'm just going to re-use my answer to the question here in May 2010 about what the first thing I was going to do my new HTC EVO 4G?

    Find the nearest iPhone user, shove it in their face and scream, "WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW?!?!?!?"
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