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By samteeee, Senior Member on 10th July 2014, 03:01 PM
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GREETINGS:

I'm about to buy my very first HTC phone(M8) and need some input from fellow HTCiers.
I use "Prepaid"(diff. Canadian Sims) and am wondering if I should buy one of the Canadian Carriers
and then unlock/root/debrand or should I bite the bullet and buy a "Dev Edition" and then use
Canadian Radio/Roms? I need to make a decision, quickly!!

I'd appreciate any input.
 
 
10th July 2014, 03:11 PM |#2  
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GREETINGS:

I'm about to buy my very first HTC phone(M8) and need some input from fellow HTCiers.
I use "Prepaid"(diff. Canadian Sims) and am wondering if I should buy one of the Canadian Carriers
and then unlock/root/debrand or should I bite the bullet and buy a "Dev Edition" and then use
Canadian Radio/Roms? I need to make a decision, quickly!!

I'd appreciate any input.

Buying Canadian you could always convert to international/dev and still get updates straight from HTC.
Buying International/dev you can convert to Carrier but I'm not sure if you'll get the OTA's, might have to flash them.

Why on earth would you want carrier anyways, what, apart from bloatware, does carrier ROMs bring to the table? Radio's should be fine even if you buy an international one. I'm not sure about developer edition for radios, seeing as it's US I don't know how it'll work locally for you or for that matter anyone else internationally.

Personally I went with international model and imported it to South Africa, radio works perfectly, in comparison with other carrier users who think going 17mbps with LTE(In the city!!!) is awesome, I get 25mbps on H+ and I live way out in the middle of nowhere So there is no problem with the international radios, and it's clean no bloatware, no waiting 6months for the latest updates. All better this way.
10th July 2014, 03:23 PM |#3  
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Buying Canadian you could always convert to international/dev and still get updates straight from HTC.
Buying International/dev you can convert to Carrier but I'm not sure if you'll get the OTA's, might have to flash them.

Why on earth would you want carrier anyways, what, apart from bloatware, does carrier ROMs bring to the table? Radio's should be fine even if you buy an international one. I'm not sure about developer edition for radios, seeing as it's US I don't know how it'll work locally for you or for that matter anyone else internationally.

Personally I went with international model and imported it to South Africa, radio works perfectly, in comparison with other carrier users who think going 17mbps with LTE(In the city!!!) is awesome, I get 25mbps on H+ and I live way out in the middle of nowhere So there is no problem with the international radios, and it's clean no bloatware, no waiting 6months for the latest updates. All better this way.


Thank you for replying.
I think from what you said, the best way for me is to buy a Canadian Variant and unlock/root/debrand and flash any Roms out there, right?
10th July 2014, 08:39 PM |#4  
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Thank you for replying.
I think from what you said, the best way for me is to buy a Canadian Variant and unlock/root/debrand and flash any Roms out there, right?

Sure you can, if that's your choice.
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