- Dec 23, 2009
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While I wait on the carriers to release the nexus 6 I have been checking various sites and forums and noticed a common thread of questions I would like to clear up.
- Carriers will try and lock down the bootloader: It is a Nexus.... To allow a carrier to lock down a device and control it would make it no longer a Google controlled device. Once the carriers are able to control updates and software then what's to keep them from slowing up updates in order to make their feature phone look better? By allowing the carriers to have even a bit of control will be galaxy nexus all over again. Google may be allowing the carriers to sell the phone and are even willing to allow carriers to install apps but Google is in complete control and they would not agree to allow carriers to control their product. For one the majority of people that buy nexus phones do it to unlock it. The moment someone buys a nexus from the carriers and "fastboot oem unlock" does not work they will make youtube videos and post articles blowing the whistle and people are not going to buy it through the carriers, which will be counterproductive of what Google is trying to do,
- The phone will be locked to one carrier: Hate to repeat myself but "It's a Nexus". There are only two nexus models the US version and the international version. If they were locked to one carrier it would be like the galaxy nexus where we had different models (ie sprint, verizon, gsm or gti9250, gti9250m, and gti9250t). The carriers will be selling the US Nexus 6 and by putting your carrier sim in it will work on their network.
- The phone will be too big: OK, you got me on this one. The reality is the phone is huge. If you want to get a feel for how big I recommend holding the iphone 6+ in hand and that will give you an idea what to expect. Shamu is perfect name for this phone and if you are wanting something smaller I suggest check out the forum for other devices that may better fit your style.
EDIT: Looks like to use the command "fastboot oem unlock" you will have to first turn the phone on and check the box in developer options which allows you to oem unlock the device.
PSA OEM Unlock On The Nexus 6 And 9 Requires Checking A Box In Developer Options