12-16-2011 01:28 AM
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  1. Snareman's Avatar
    I'm not sure if its even possible yet for the Nexus, but I'm sure its coming if its not. I rooted my Fascinate and I do think that its way better, especially with all of the bloatware off of it (perhaps the best part) but it seems to be getting more and more buggy. Things like the camera often lock up, bluetooth keeps unlinking from the car, random reboots, etc. So the Nexus is coming sans most bloatware with a cool new OS and I'm thinking that maybe if I keep it stock that the phone will stay nice and stable.

    What's everyone else's thoughts?
    12-08-2011 08:57 AM
  2. zer0vette's Avatar
    absolutely. I tend to run stock roms though to avoid any type of issues.
    12-08-2011 08:59 AM
  3. DaPoets's Avatar
    I just rooted and put vanilla Gingerbread 7 (2.3.5) last night and with all the bloatware gone it's fast as hell and completely stable. I can actually wait a while longer w/ no complaints for the Gnexus now. I will not be rooting my Gnexus as I want to use certain programs for work on it that won't work on rooted devices... at least for the 1st couple months I will just run stock.
    12-08-2011 09:01 AM
  4. wtherrell's Avatar
    Same here. Rooted, Rom'd my Fascinate. Love it now! On the GN I will use a different Launcher and Browser and see how it goes for a while before looking for new Roms or an excuse to root.
    12-08-2011 09:04 AM
  5. belniente's Avatar
    I won't root until I run into a compelling need to root. As it is, it'll be my first Android device, so I figure I'll get to know it as it was made before fiddling with things I don't understand. I've seen lots of reasons to root, but none that I think will be necessary for me within the first few months at least.
    12-08-2011 09:04 AM
  6. DaPoets's Avatar
    rooting the Fascinate was annoying as hell... the OGdroid was so much easier and the Gnexus will obviously be very easy to root. It will be fun times for all.
    12-08-2011 09:07 AM
  7. wes008's Avatar
    I'm rooting. Bootloader unlock from day one, and root once it's stable. I'm hoping that the VZW apps can be removed without rooting, but I'm still rooting to install Tegra 2 drivers. None of the ROM crap that I did with my Thunderbolt, though.
    12-08-2011 09:07 AM
  8. smitty24's Avatar
    gonna root here after about a week, just to ensure hardware isnt flaking out
    12-08-2011 09:09 AM
  9. mysterx's Avatar
    I will unlock the bootloader before I do anything else, since that is supposed to wipe all the phone data. But I don't know if I'll root yet. I don't care to run a custom ROM. I'd only be interested in root to run other apps that require root (e.g. setcpu, titanium backup, etc.). But I'm leary about rooting because I don't want to be constantly messing with re-rooting or possibly bricking after OTA updates, which I suspect will come much more often directly from Google. If I knew that OTA updates wouldn't pucker up root (or worse brick the phone), I'd be much more apt to root.

    -me
    12-08-2011 09:15 AM
  10. MRW1215's Avatar
    Not sure yet. The only reasons I really rooted my Thunderbolt were to get rid of bloatware/ HTC Sense, and for a few other little features (screenshots, etc.), but none of that will really be a factor with the Nexus.
    tony bag o donuts likes this.
    12-08-2011 09:23 AM
  11. Z Fury's Avatar
    I'll be staying stock for the foreseeable future.
    12-08-2011 09:33 AM
  12. ohiomoto's Avatar
    12-08-2011 09:42 AM
  13. deadlyv2's Avatar
    Im rooting mine at the store i buy it at.
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    12-08-2011 09:48 AM
  14. ScottiePP7's Avatar
    I want to wait and see how the first update to codebase goes.

    I have a feeling after all we have seen from Verizon mucking up the pure google experience we might not be getting code updates as fast as the rest of the world. If that is the case, I will root this puppy about 10 seconds after I find out that information.
    12-08-2011 10:24 AM
  15. Snareman's Avatar
    Im rooting mine at the store i buy it at.
    Maybe ask the sales rep to do it for you after they put Advanced Task Killer on the phone
    12-08-2011 01:35 PM
  16. digitalslacker's Avatar
    I will root and unlock before I do anything else.
    12-10-2011 02:57 PM
  17. qnet's Avatar
    I probably won't root for quite a while if at all. I did unlock the bootoader on my GSM Nexus, just to learn how to do it just in case. I will unlock the bootloader on the Verizon model as soon as a get it.
    12-10-2011 06:55 PM
  18. bluesboss2's Avatar
    I probably won't root for quite a while if at all. I did unlock the bootoader on my GSM Nexus, just to learn how to do it just in case. I will unlock the bootloader on the Verizon model as soon as a get it.
    I've heard that Google Music won't work after unlocking the bootloader. Is that correct? Thanks.
    12-12-2011 08:02 AM
  19. davey11's Avatar
    Who will or won't root their Nexus?

    I will on the first day.

    There is so much you can do when rooted.

    Load custom boot anis and shutdown anis
    Change system sounds.
    Install custom fonts
    Install and use useful root only apps
    Use themes
    Way more stuff, but you get the point.
    12-13-2011 12:26 PM
  20. terpitude71's Avatar
    Unlock bootloader and root? Within the first hour!

    That said, I'm gonna run stock for a while before flashing the eventual cm9 on the device. Very excited to put ICS through its paces
    12-13-2011 11:18 PM
  21. digitalslacker's Avatar
    Unlock bootloader and root? Within the first hour!

    That said, I'm gonna run stock for a while before flashing the eventual cm9 on the device. Very excited to put ICS through its paces
    I'll probably run stock until I see something surface that's good enough for a daily driver. I'm sure it won't be too long.
    12-14-2011 06:13 AM
  22. BrianTX's Avatar
    Another unlocked and rooted nexus here, kind of the point of a dev phone no?
    12-15-2011 11:33 PM
  23. NewAge's Avatar
    Unlocked by three and rooted for a couple hours now. Cant do much of the cool stuff without it!
    12-15-2011 11:53 PM
  24. blueshoes9001's Avatar
    Unlocked, Rooted and Google Wallet installed...all good here
    12-16-2011 12:28 AM
  25. DanSan's Avatar
    unlocked boot loader, loaded clockwork and rooted in the first 20 minutes i got it.
    12-16-2011 01:02 AM
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