Herodroid, 15 Oct 2016Lol, newbie here? Anyways, yes, bootloaders comes locked. But when you get pixel, you can enab... moresome phone bootloader locked with some sort security code. using ADB BOOTLOADER UNLOCK / forced unofficial unlocking may simply failed or even hardbrick your phone or even worse, totally brick it which need test point method to fix
Now I feel the urge to Install Ubuntu in it just for the sake of amusement.
And yet they have no removable batteries, no sd slots and no dual sim...So if they wanted to target power users, they should have started with the hardware. But it's nothing new, it's always been the same way with the nexus.
definitely not drunk, 15 Oct 2016so, is it locked or unlocked by default ? last time I read google advised that all newer andr... moreLol, newbie here? Anyways, yes, bootloaders comes locked. But when you get pixel, you can enable developer settigs, and enable the function whih allows to unlock bootloader. Then plug your phone in pc, through ADB type something like ADB BOOTLOADER UNLOCK or something like that (idk exactly) and then voila, bootloader is unlocked. Though, this will void software warranty i think, maybe after rooting warranty will be voided, so anyways, anything you do, you are responsible.
So basically they force other brand to lock their BL and now they unlock theirs ? Good job Google ...
Aspros, 15 Oct 2016The primarh reason to root your nexus would be to remove the huge ugly, intrusive and useless ... moreYou're the most pathetic alarmist ever!! Is what you're saying making any sense to you? Is the search bar and whatever nonsense you've whined about present in every app you open? Unless your use of the phone means staring all day at the first page (desktop).
AlluringRaja, 15 Oct 2016Uninstallable, then its unusable. G$$gledo you even understand?
"all of this is bound to be relevant for just a small number of Pixel buyers, those interested in such things." what kind of journalism is this gsmarena ?!
The primarh reason to root your nexus would be to remove the huge ugly, intrusive and useless searchbar that is about to get doubled in size(20% of the screen in every tab) and together with the trademark huge bezel ( more than 30% bezel of the total dimensions) on every nexus and now pixel and ultimately 10% less for the status bad and 10% less for the meny bar, after google has banned capacitive buttons on their devices, totals in about 50-60% of the frontal surface of your phone/tablet wasted, you carry a six inch brich, only to use less than 3 inch for your preferable content, the least they can do is offer us those open bootloaders so that we can try and risk or device, while voiding or quarantee, so that we can reclaim that 20% of our screen back...
so, is it locked or unlocked by default ?
last time I read google advised that all newer android devices should have their bootloader locked by default. wast it Xiami fans got angry because they phone bootloader locked and it was took up to 30 days to get unlock permission ( now it takes around 3 days).