[kwlug-disc] Android: rooting and carrier locking

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Sun Aug 5 17:04:18 EDT 2012



On 08/05/2012 10:32 AM, Colin wrote:
> The nexus series of phones are by far the best Android experience from my
> point of view they are unlocked by default.

I'm guessing, then, that you're not buying them from local carriers?

> I need to add that when I had a galaxy s 1 I had to sim unlock first before
> I could root.

Same question / how irritating was the process of unlocking the sim? 
Carrier or web 'shady character' or ?

> On Jul 31, 2012 3:13 PM, "Adam Glauser" <adamglauser at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Thanks everyone for your comments. I think I've got a grip on how carrier
>> locking works now.
>>
>> Fortunately, the device I'm looking at seems to be sold unlocked by all of
>> the carriers I've been checking out.



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