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3rd April 2014, 07:54 PM   |  #1  
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I believe my question is very simple.

I'm about to buy an HTC One M8.

I've noticed that there a 4 flavors of the same phone. The two choices I have are the standard unlocked edition and the developers edition.

If I am correct, the developers edition comes without stock android and only with HTC Sense 6.0.

So, what should I get, normal 32gb edition or 32gb Developers edition. Knowing that I am new to HTC (I have always used Galaxy's) what is my best option?

Or should I get the galaxy S5 lol
3rd April 2014, 08:36 PM   |  #2  
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The standard unlocked and dev edition are exactly the same phones except for unlocked bootloader on dev edition. I'm going for the dev because it's the same price. The big thing is making sure the carrier works with this particular model. The unlocked/dev phones are AT&T models which are missing AWS on 3G/HSPA. In North America, this means you won't be getting 3G/HSPA connections with T-Mobile or Wind Mobile.
3rd April 2014, 08:55 PM   |  #3  
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This is the correct forums for the developer edition m8 from htc'a website right?
Just checking before I start flashing stuff
3rd April 2014, 08:58 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by pinktheater

I believe my question is very simple.

I'm about to buy an HTC One M8.

I've noticed that there a 4 flavors of the same phone. The two choices I have are the standard unlocked edition and the developers edition.

If I am correct, the developers edition comes without stock android and only with HTC Sense 6.0.

So, what should I get, normal 32gb edition or 32gb Developers edition. Knowing that I am new to HTC (I have always used Galaxy's) what is my best option?

Or should I get the galaxy S5 lol

The Google play edition (GPE) comes with stock android. The developer edition comes with Sense I believe!

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3rd April 2014, 09:38 PM   |  #5  
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So basically, if I buy the developer edition, I would have it rooted already?

And what does it mean that it doesn't have Android? Does it mean I would have to put a custom ROM to make the phone work? Sorry, I'm just new to the HTC freedom

I know that HTC Sense is like the Touchwiz for a Samsung, so not having stock android what do I have ?
3rd April 2014, 09:44 PM   |  #6  
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No I think the developer edition is exactly the same as the AT&T version, except the bootloader can be unlocked via htcdev, but the standard AT&T one can't?

It does have android, just the HTC Sense version of Android. Sense is HTC's touchwiz!

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

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3rd April 2014, 10:13 PM   |  #7  
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Developer Edition = Unlocked bootloader, carrier unlocked and full warranty
Unlocked Edition = Locked bootloader (unlockable via HTC Dev), carrier unlocked, and full warranty (unless you unlock the bootloader)
Google Play edition = Stock Android (No sense)
AT&T Edition = Locked bootloader (unlockable via HTC Dev), carrier locked to ATT, full of AT&T bloat and Carrier IQ

Go with Dev Edition since same price as Unlocked and is now in stock. Get it soon since at midnight it goes from $649 to $699
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3rd April 2014, 11:09 PM   |  #8  
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Developer Edition = Unlocked bootloader, carrier unlocked and full warranty
Unlocked Edition = Locked bootloader (unlockable via HTC Dev), carrier unlocked, and full warranty (unless you unlock the bootloader)
Google Play edition = Stock Android (No sense)
AT&T Edition = Locked bootloader (unlockable via HTC Dev), carrier locked to ATT, full of AT&T bloat and Carrier IQ

Go with Dev Edition since same price as Unlocked and is now in stock. Get it soon since at midnight it goes from $649 to $699

I just bought it but I went with the Unlocked version

Now i just need to play with it (root, cwm etc). It seems that it's a little bit harder than the Samsung but I am sure I did the best purchased phone-wise and I will learn how to do it.

You'll see me more on this side of XDA now

Thanks guys, I think this thread is done unless someone else need it of course.

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