New phone with unlocked bootloader

Discussion in 'Galaxy Nexus Development' started by bryantjopplin, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. bryantjopplin
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    I bought my phone on launch day and I checked to see how to tell if bootloader was unlocked and out the box it is. Is there anybody else that has seen this?

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    Somebody else I think posted they bought a GN that was already unlocked. Somewhere in this forum.
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    Mine wasn't. But that doesn't bother me, since I'm not planning on rooting it in the foreseeable future. Stock ICS is fine for me.
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    That's very strange. The bootloader should not be unlocked out of the box. They've essentially sold you a device without a warranty. I'd take it back asap to cover yourself.

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    Where did you buy it from?
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    From a verizon store in Louisiana

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    Well from what I've read you can relock the boot leader

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    I was really just trying to figure out why mine is unlocked and if it is still rootable

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    How can you tell your boot loader is unlocked? I bought mine about a week ago, and when the cashier at Verizon powered it up when he opened it I noticed the lock on the boot up was unlocked. I just figured that was normal for the Nexus. Now after reading about how to unlock and root this thing I'm starting to wonder if its already unlocked? Should I return for a new one? When I boot up into the boot loader screen at the bottom it says bootloader unlocked in red. After watching a Droid-Life video on how to unlock it looks as though that means I'm unlocked but my Nexus never did a factory reset when I tryed to unlock using easy root instructions from Galaxy Nexus forum. Question is should I move to the next step a root or return this one for a new one before I move forward? Thanks for any help?!
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    You're phone was already unlocked. Your choice whether your decide to take it back or not. Personally, I'd take it back and start with a blank slate. It's BS for a phone to come unlocked like that, almost sounds like you got a refurb.

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    Yeah go ahead with it mine is kicking like Bruce lee. And I don't seem to have any issues what so ever like everyone else. Hands down phone has been the most perfect phone ever. Great battery pretty decent signal, and fast stock running 4.0.4 :D

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    As for a refurb I know mine wasn't I got it day one.

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    If he plans to root and rom then I would just keep it. However, if he's going to keep it stock, he needs to exchange it in my opinion.
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    I would see the date of manufacturing on the back if its old I would take it back

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    I agree, getting an unlocked phone out of the box means you are getting a phone with no warranty.
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