You know what's awesome? You own a Nexus. That means, with Google's blessing, you have easier access and control over your device than other manufacturers allow. You can really dig in and do some interesting things if you root.
The big 'R' word can be intimidating for the new and uninitiated, but it doesn't have to be. The process is a breeze once you get down to it, and it's not as daunting as it seems.
In order to root and get into that fun stuff, though, the first thing you're going to have to do is unlock your bootloader. An unlocked bootloader is the first step on a journey toward full... more