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[Q] Why unlock BootLoader?

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By adamtan, Senior Member on 23rd March 2014, 04:08 AM
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3 Questions regarding unlocking bootloader

1. Is there a reason why do we unlock bootloader for the Nexus7 (2013)?
We can use custom kernels etc, but anything else?

2. Any implications of unlocking bootloader? I understand for Sony, if you unlock bootloader, you will lose DRM keys, X-Reality, Bravia Engine etc.
How about for Nexus 7 (2013)?

3. Can I still root without unlocking bootloader?

Many thanks in advanced!
 
 
23rd March 2014, 02:18 PM |#2  
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Here's a link to the sticky in this forum which should help you: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2380721

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23rd March 2014, 04:17 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by Jhall8

Here's a link to the sticky in this forum which should help you: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2380721

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thanks Jhal, being in XDA for sometime i know always look for FAQ first.
But only part of my questions were answered.

The part regarding the implications/disadvantages arent answered.
Thanks for your time!
23rd March 2014, 06:08 PM |#4  
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You're welcome. I can't think of any disadvantage to unlocking the bootloader on the Nexus 7. Even if you need to return it under the warranty, you can relock the bootloader. With an unlocked device, you can unroot/reroot and flash custom ROMs. I ran my Nexus 7 stock unrooted for a few days, but then unlocked and rooted. I backed up my stock 4.4.2 system, and then flashed Paranoid Android, PA Gapps, and Supersu.

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24th March 2014, 08:56 AM |#5  
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You can't flash some of the best roms out there, including cyanogenmod or paranoidandroid. For stock based roms should be fine without it.
25th March 2014, 05:08 AM |#6  
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Don't unlock if you are not going to install custom room, not worth the trouble

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25th March 2014, 06:47 AM |#7  
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Can't root a Nexus 7 without unlocking the bootloader first either. If stock is fine for you then leave it locked. Otherwise fastboot oem unlock.

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