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Hi all
I'm new to this site
I'd like to have some info
my nexus 5 is coming from US tomorrow , i 'm told by google that the phone is unlocked so i could use it on any carrier in Canada .
Id like to know that do i need to Unlock Bootloader, Install Custom Recovery and Root ?
I'm going to use it for call , internet , play some game ...
Thanks for your time
 
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Hi all
I'm new to this site
I'd like to have some info
my nexus 5 is coming from US tomorrow , i 'm told by google that the phone is unlocked so i could use it on any carrier in Canada .
Id like to know that do i need to Unlock Bootloader, Install Custom Recovery and Root ?
I'm going to use it for call , internet , play some game ...
Thanks for your time
Do you NEED to? No, and most certainly not for the uses you've just mentioned.


Should you?


Decide for yourself!


http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2508292
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Hi all
I'm new to this site
I'd like to have some info
my nexus 5 is coming from US tomorrow , i 'm told by google that the phone is unlocked so i could use it on any carrier in Canada .
Id like to know that do i need to Unlock Bootloader, Install Custom Recovery and Root ?
I'm going to use it for call , internet , play some game ...
Thanks for your time
I am sure there are plenty of people that have bought the phone that don't even know xda exist or what rooting/ unlocking the boot loader means which is fine. But since you are here yes do it you won't be sorry.
Follow the above URL instead of using chainfire or whatever Google comes up with in the first search results. It has been causing problems and goofy things.

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Id like to know that do i need to Unlock Bootloader, Install Custom Recovery and Root ?
No you don't and also, no you shouldn't. Not unless you identify the need to. People jump into root for no reason and without understanding. These people often break their phones. Don't let this be you.



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I think that i have to know the phone first , then will decide what to do ,
sure that i'll have more question in future about the phone
Thanks for your time to help me
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I think that i have to know the phone first , then will decide what to do ,
sure that i'll have more question in future about the phone
Thanks for your time to help me
Even if you don't decide to root right away, I would suggest at the very least unlocking the bootloader before setting up your phone. When you unlock, it wipes all your data so it's best to get it out of the way before you invest too much time setting up your phone. If you unlock but never decide to root, it's no big deal, but at least you're covered if you do decide to take the plunge.
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