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AT&T went out of its way to make the Nexus 6 worse – here’s how to fix it

AT&T Nexus 6 Problems

If you bought a Nexus 6 from AT&T, you may have noticed a few unwelcome additions to the device such as assorted bloatware programs and default ringtones that you don’t want. MashMobility.TV has created a terrific video that tells you how to fix all of the unwanted changes that AT&T made to the Nexus 6, including how to reset default ringtones, how to reenable tethering, how to remove AT&T bloatware and how to get past AT&T’s SIM card lock on the device.

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First, the video shows you how to remove the AT&T logo on the back of the device using nail polish remover, a q-tip and a coin. After this, it shows how rooting your phone can help you delete the AT&T boot animation and ringtones that come preloaded onto the device. What’s more, it seems that rooting your device can also help you reenable tethering by letting you manually change code in your system files. Finally, the video gives you advice for finding third-party sites that will help you unlock your device for a price in the neighborhood of $10 or so.

Check out the full video below.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.