vzw whats best for rooting?

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  1. greystoker

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    I plan on buying a new phone very soon and need to know which 1 will be the best for rooting. I plan on uninstalling all of the crap crap so I will not useand downloading an app to allow me to use the tethering or wifi sharing. with all of the verizon phones which 1 would be best for this around 100 dollars with new contract? please note I will not buy a samsung ;)

    tia
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    Galaxy nexus definitely. I know you don't wanna buy a Samsung but this is THE phone for all your root/flashing needs.
     
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    Why no Samsung?

    I agree with Robot Cow. If youre into /ROMs, it is the phone to have aznd comes with pretty much no bloatware already
     
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    I was a Motorola only person and I was stuck between the RAZR and the gnex. I already knew I wanted to root and ROM it and I knew that the RAZR had a locked bootloader. I really like the razrs build quality and feel over the gnex but in the end I went with the gnex and I'm 100% satisfied. Its such a relief to have a nexus since its fully unlockable. Coming from a droid 2 it was so awesome to unlock the bootloader. But this is my take on it
     
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    not many choices under 100.
    using Verizon's site for pricing You can get the following
    [h=3]Galaxy Nexus by Samsung
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    [h=3]DROID RAZR by Motorola (Certified Pre-Owned)[/h]
    Id get a Nexus. Considering I paid 300 for mine. It was money well spent.
    My daughter has a Razr. Also paid 300 for it. Glad its not my phone.
     
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    Damn it!!! >.< I said no Nexus because every time I serviced my phone (Droid X or 2) they'd give me that thing. I hate the feel of it. That and I hear the new version has a sub-par camera. That being said, it looks like there's overwhelming support for the Nexus over everything else. Maybe I'll get to like the thing. Thanks for advice all.
     
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    You asked for phone that is the best for rooting. Of course the Nexus will win. Its the only phone with an unlocked bootloader. and it now falls within in your low price point.
     
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    How did you unlock the bootloader?
     
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    I think he was just contrasting between the pain that the D2 bootloader was in comparison to the ease of the Galaxy Nexus bootloader. I don't think he was claiming to have unlocked the D2 bootloader.
     
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    Oh haha sorry bout that. I didn't unlock the bootloader on the d2. It was something that I always wished I could do though. What I ment to say was that I felt so amazed when I unlocked the bootloader on my nexus.
     
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    Well your question was very specific and there is a very specific answer, unfortunately it's not the one you wanted to hear :D

    Honestly, all the phones have some quality ROMs, but the advantage is Nexus already had JB ROMs and off the cdma aosp. So if you want the latest and greatest, it's really hard to ignore getting a Nexus specifically for rooting. Not to mention it's also going for $99 with contract renewal, so it falls even more into your requirements:D

    If you hate the feel of the thing, try adding a case to it. We all admit the phone can be a bit slippery, but a case, even a cheap TPU one like mine, will certainly solve that issue. I don't like my case, but I use it when I do outdoor activites.
     
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    Here we go again, no love for the Rezound. You CAN unlock the bootloader on the Rezound. So if that is one of your requirements you might want to look into it. It's a solid phone all the way around.

    Sent from my HTC Rezound infused with ice cream goodness using Droid Forums.